With the push towards a more sustainable world, the importance of nature inspired innovation or biomimicry, is finally being recognised by the wider population.
Several examples illustrating how our clients have refocussed upon sustainable challenges in the last year.
The BDC is an open-access scale-up R&D centre providing industry with innovative ideas to convert plants, microbes and biowastes into high-value bio-based products. Their vision is a world where the economy is a bioeconomy.
Last year, the coronavirus pandemic impacted commercial operations on a scale never seen before. In this article we illustrate how organisations had to learn to innovate and quickly adopt new digital strategies and tools, in many cases with a high degree of success.
FMCG company developing a range of nutraceutical products containing functional ingredients wished to work with scientists, consultants and CROs with expertise in nutraceutical formulations.
The client, committed to improving the sustainability of their operations, required partners with expertise in the mild (sustainable and/or solvent- free) processing of plant-based raw materials, in addition to new crop sources to enable the future production of oils/fats and proteins for the food industry.
Premium food producing client seeking alternatives to traditional curing techniques due to emerging research suggesting that the use of nitrates / nitrites can cause potential health issues.
Aimed at the small scale farm, BioNomadTM allows farm waste to be transformed into biogas for cooking, heating or electricity as well as a high-grade organic fertiliser that can be sold or spread on crops, reducing the need for chemicals.
Barton Blakeley’s carbon conversion system, Hyper Xi, is designed to use waste industrial emissions, such as carbon dioxide to produce products like XICOzA (a Barton Blakeley product), that replaces common industrial materials like Silica, Alumina and Titania. All materials which normally possess high energy and CO2 costs to manufacture.