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Dr. Bui Ba Bong and David Boxer

Vietnamese delegation fostering collaboration

The Institute of Food Research hosted visitors from Vietnam, lead by the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Bui Ba Bong. The delegation was interested in IFR’s research into food safety, food bioactives and exploitation of co-products from the food chain, with a view to future collaborations and learning from […]

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UK-Vietnam Workshop on Biofuels

Professor Keith Waldron has attended a UK-Vietnam Workshop on Biofuels, sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the British Embassy. Vietnam is a centre of rice growing and production, and the waste rice straw from this could represent a significant source of biofuels. To help in exploiting this, BBSRC set up […]

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From food waste to fuel in 6 days to give zero to 60 in 3.9sec

A Biorefinery Centre was launched at the UK’s Institute of Food Research on Friday 30th September, where scientists will explore new ways to make use of residual plant material from food processing and agriculture. In collaboration with Lotus Engineering and other partners, they are addressing the challenge of producing fuel with a lower carbon footprint. […]

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Prof Keith Waldron receiving the BBSRC Most Promising Innovator Award from Minister for Universities and Science, the Right Hon. David Willetts MP

IFR scientist is ‘Most Promising Innovator’ of 2011

A patented process to control the degradation of plant material during composting has earned Professor Keith Waldron from the Institute of Food research the award of Most Promising Innovator in a national competition recognising bioscience research. The annual competition is organised by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. There were six finalists and winners […]

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New composting process recognised in Grower of the Year award

A patented process to control the degradation of plant material during composting has been short-listed as a finalist in the Technical Product category in this year’s Grower of the Year awards. The process was invented by Professor Keith Waldron from the Institute of Food Research and developed with the help of industry partners, Defra, the […]

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