Environmental Biotechnology Network

1st International Conference on Novel Photorefineries for Resource Recovery

PHOTOREFINERIES 2024 will be held in Valladolid, Spain, 9-11 September 2024. In the global quest for sustainability in all anthropogenic activities, the potential of sun radiation to power resource recovery from solid, liquid and gaseous emissions has been underestimated. Novel photorefineries, based on the combined action of solar radiation and …

FEMS-JENSEN AWARD

Deadline: 1 March 2024 The FEMS-Jensen Award was established to support Early Career Scientists and microbiologists in particular. The award comprises a fellowship for spending at least half a year in an outstanding research laboratory chosen by the student. The maximum award amounts to EUR 10,000. See here.

Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) event – Economic and environmental benefits of a transformative UK bioeconomy

13:00-16:00 GMT, Thursday 22nd February 2024, House of CommonsJoin the BBIA and Lord Deben for a frank discussion about the role of the bioeconomy in creating a sustainable future for the UK. As they launch their BBIA Strategy: 2024-2027, they invite key stakeholders from across the bioeconomy to join them …

Carbon Technology Research Foundation funding – Intent to Submit deadline: 26 February 2024

CTRF are inviting applications for funding into new methods of carbon sequestration, which have their roots in nature, but which could be scaled significantly using biotechnology. They are interested in projects targeting greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere into both terrestrial and ocean systems and believe the application of innovative …

£13 million for biotechnology research to address environmental challenges announced

New Environmental Biotechnology Innovation Centre (EBIC) The EB Network is pleased to be supporting the new¬†Environmental Biotechnology Innovation Centre¬†(EBIC), led by Cranfield University. The Hub brings together scientists from ten UK universities to advance the abilities of micro-organisms to monitor the environment and remove pollutants. It‚Äôs the first research group …

Webinar: Stakeholder engagement for low carbon wastewater treatment solutions

12.00-13.30, Tuesday, 27 February 2024 Hosted by the CIWEM Tyne and Humber branch, this event will showcase examples of where working with the regulators, Yorkshire Water in partnership with Stantec, have developed low carbon solutions for waste water treatment consent compliance. Part of the CIWEM Climate Emergency Adaption and Resilience …

Biochar in Environmental Biotechnology: Webinar, 12 Feb 24, 10:00-11:00 am (GMT)

View Meredith’s working group introduction here. Download Professor Coulon’s presentation here and Distinguished Professor Ball’s presentation here. Full video coming soon. The webinar, hosted by Dr Meredith Barr from the EB Network Biochar Working Group, features Professor Andy Ball , Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Professor Fred Coulon, Cranfield …

AD Modelling Demystified: Essential Fundamentals and Hands-on Applications

Thursday, 8th February at 12:00 ‚Äď 2:00 pm UK Time. View the recording here. In this webinar, we will describe the modelling fundamentals and highlight the benefits associated with its practice. We will break down the two main approaches to modelling anaerobic digestion, mechanistic and data-driven alternatives, along with their …

The 16th International Adhesion conference, 3-5th September 2024, University of Oxford.

The next triennial conference in the Adhesion series will be held 3-5th September 2024. Are you working on ‘Bio-adhesion’ or ‘Adhesion in the marine environment’? Send your abstracts by: 6 March 2024. Adhesion 2024Held since 1980, the series of international conferences will offer a mix of presentations chosen from peer-reviewed …

Post-doc position available – Juan de la Cierva, State Plan for Scientific Research and Technical Innovation, Spain

Brief description: The work would fall within the scientific interests of the group, focused on bioremediation and bioavailability. Specifically, it is proposed to contribute to the AEI project entitled ‚ÄúRisk-based design of bioremediation of sites contaminated by hydrocarbons to deliver resilient soils: bioavailability‚ÄĚ (Ref PID2022-139732OBC21). The 4-year project began on …

EBNet Webinar: Unlocking AI and Machine Learning’s Potential for Environmental Biotechnology

13:30-15:00, Wednesday, 21 February 2024, online, register here NOTE: If the registration link is full, email us using this link and we will send you registration details and pop you on the attendee list. The webinar, led by Dr Oliver Fisher and Professor Rachel Gomes from the University of Nottingham, …

Environmental Monitoring Innovation: Consortium Building Event and Funding Opportunity

Webinar: 31 January 2024, 10am-12pm. Funding competition deadline: 6 March 2024.UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to ¬£5 million for collaborative projects to develop innovative solutions in environmental monitoring. If you have a project focused on developing biodiversity, soil health, water quality and emission reduction monitoring …