Tag: University of York

University of York researchers lead discovery of valuable enzyme to break down lignocellulose

University of York researchers lead discovery of valuable enzyme to break down lignocellulose

May 5, 2021 |

In the UK, discovery of a novel enzyme that releases a valuable chemical from agricultural waste could provide an important breakthrough in the upscaling of renewable fuels and chemicals, a new study shows. Researchers – led by the University of York – have discovered an enzyme in a fungus which can act as a catalyst […]

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University of York secures nearly $1.3M for bioeconomy research

University of York secures nearly $1.3M for bioeconomy research

February 17, 2020 |

In the UK, a project using waste from pea processing to clean water is one of seven projects which have just received funding from the THYME project to boost the region’s bioeconomy. These projects join 13 THYME projects already funded in 2019, bringing the total research funded by the project to almost £1 million (nearly […]

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University of York awarded grant to boost bioeconomy of local SMEs

University of York awarded grant to boost bioeconomy of local SMEs

January 17, 2019 |

In the UK, University of York has been awarded GBP1.5 million to support the growth of Yorkshire businesses that deliver innovative products, processes or services related to renewable, biological resources. The funding has been awarded to the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a University of York subsidiary, from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The BDC […]

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Bugging out over exciting enzymes found in ancient insects

Bugging out over exciting enzymes found in ancient insects

February 25, 2018 |

Ancient insects’ digestion could boost biofuel development In the United Kingdom, researchers at the University of York found that the ability of some insects to efficiently digest cellulose could be exploited for industrial processes, such as the production of sustainable low carbon fuels to cut greenhouse gas emissions associated with fossil fuel use. According to […]

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International research team make enzyme breakthrough

International research team make enzyme breakthrough

March 2, 2016 |

In the UK, Scientists at the University of York are part of an international research team that has made a significant step forward in understanding the processes naturally occurring enzymes use to degrade microbe-resistant biomass, a key aim in the development of biofuels. The research is part of ongoing study of a recently discovered family of […]

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University of York investigating how enzymes use oxygen

University of York investigating how enzymes use oxygen

June 9, 2014 |

In the UK, researchers led by the University of York carried out a detailed investigation of how the enzymes use oxygen from the air to create a very reactive entity. This oxygen species then chips away at cellulose, allowing the difficult-to-degrade biomass to be broken down. The on-going York research into LPMOs, which is led […]

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