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Funding secured to develop an integrated biorefinery for converting paper mill waste into chemical wealth

C3 Biotechnologies Ltd in partnership with the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, based at The University of Manchester, has secured funding from the Newton-Bhabha Fund to develop an integrated biorefinery for the conversion of paper mill waste into chemical wealth (waste-2-wealth).  The Newton-Bhabha Fund brings together UK and Indian scientific research and innovation sectors to find joint solutions to global challenges.

This project will develop a sustainable, scalable and modularised biorefinery for conversion of waste streams from Indian paper/pulp mills to high value fragrance compounds.

C3 Biotechnologies Ltd is the UK industry partner responsible for the commercial development of these production strains in partnership with Indian industry/urban government.

The programme will generate new tools, services and process technologies that will create new IP for the consortium, which will be exploited to drive inward investment and/or licensing of technologies to industrial partners. The consortium will pursue IP protection and seek to exploit new optimisation tools licensed through C3 Biotechnologies Ltd.