Biotech Biome signs knowledge transfer agreement with Warwick.

Industrial biotech research firm Biome Bioplastics has secured a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with the University of Warwick.

The two will be exploring bio-based alternatives in the manufacture of bioplastics, as opposed to oil-derived organic chemicals currently used. Warwick will be transferring research into deriving the bio-based chemicals from paper industry waste product lignin.

The project will have a budget of £244k ($394k), backed in part by £164k from government agency the Technology Strategy Board, which will fund a postdoctoral…

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