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ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge

The long awaited details of the support to be made available through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund have been announced. A briefing session organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and UKRI will take place in London on 5th December, ahead of the competition opening on 9th December. More competition details and registration for the event are available through the UK Circular Plastics Network.

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Industrial Collaborator

The LifesCO2R workshop held at the University of Oxford Begbroke Science Park saw presentations from the partner universities of Newcastle, Oxford, Surrey, South Wales and Sheffield. Significant progress towards the production of useful chemicals from captured CO2 was reported. Following an invitaton to join as an industrial partner, FuturePack was delighted to be able to present at the meeting and contribute to the discussions on future sustainable fuels and packaging.

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LifesCO2R Project

We are pleased to be participating at the forthcoming LifesCO2R workshop in Oxford on 2nd December 2019. The use of CO2 from, or captured in industrial processes, has applications in sustainable fuel production and reducing green house gas emissions. It also has potential for the production of non-fossil carbon-based biodegradable packaging. LifesCO2R is an EPSRC funded research project led by Dr Eileen Yu at Newcastle University and more details can be found here.

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Thank You!

We would like to thank all the businesses and higher education institutes that attended the recent innovation day with our colleagues from AB IN-Bev. We would also like to thank the BDC for hosting the event and Biovale for helping to showcase activities in the region.

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Solutions wanted!

If you are an SME (especially a start-up) or an academic with a means of converting brewers spent grain or cereal by-products into bioplastics we would like to hear from you. One of our clients would like to meet representatives with solutions that can be implemented at a commercial scale in the next two years. The event will take place at the Biorenewables Development Centre in York on September 4th 2019.  

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FuturePack at the Northern Design Centre

Following the presentation at Newcastle University Urban Science Centre, we were happy to be invited to provide some advice on sustainable solutions to Claudiu Popescu and his fellow design students at Northumbria University.

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Newcastle University Cafe Scientifique

Newcastle University Urban Sciences Building provided a great venue for a presentation on packaging and the circular bioeconomy, with a lively and engaged audience. Many thanks to Brett Cherry for the invitation and excellent hosting.

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