This research area covers the thermochemical conversion of biomass to energy vectors – for example, heat, electricity and liquid fuels.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) interests are focused on supporting research projects that will deliver greenhouse gas emission savings through the biologic production of sustainable, advanced biofuels and other low carbon fuels.
This research area focuses on understanding information processing in biological systems.
The application of engineering methods to create environments and or materials that promote cell or tissue growth and function, in vitro and in vivo.
Biophysics combines approaches from physics with biological questions and hypotheses. Soft matter physics investigates soft condensed matter systems.
This programme holds a major role in supporting the development of new biological processes, strains of organisms and feedstocks. These can be used to support:
- novel, bio-based and low carbon manufacturing processes
- the production of more sustainable products
- the development of remediation processes.
Quantitative engineering research into the design and operation of buildings and the construction processes involved.
This research area covers the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced, for example, by power stations and energy-intensive industry and its secure long-term storage.
This research area focuses on the development of new catalysis concepts and catalytic processes, preparation of new or improved catalysts and studies to understand catalytic mechanisms.
This research area focuses on the development of novel chemical tools and technologies for the understanding of biology and the synthesis of biological and biologically active molecules.