Organization profile

Transforming biorenewable and sustainable materials for the future through the integration across-disciplines.

Conducting research that enables innovative synthesis, processing and manufacturing technologies, with net-zero emission, for a natural bioeconomy with key focus on the science and engineering of innovative materials into research, education, and public outreach initiatives.

At the Biorefining & Advanced Materials Research Centre (BAMRC) we work closely with governments across the UK, national and international research partners, and industrial partners, on the development of sustainable, innovative and environmental solutions for the global circular bioeconomy challenges.

We aim to improve the fundamental knowledge of the synthesis, bioprocessing, properties, and biomanufacturing of bio-based and functional materials, as well as to develop trustworthy materials characteristics data for industrial partners and support large-scale industrial implementation of renewable materials.

Our research efforts enable innovative synthesis, bioprocessing, manufacturing and recycling technologies. We apply different chemical, mechanical and biotechnological approaches to identify best strategies and build optimal synthesis and manufacturing technologies.

The current and future research include establishing new methods to design and develop functional and sustainable materials that meet performance requirements with increasing recyclability.

Our research is multi-disciplinary and involve faculty, both graduate and undergraduate students from a spectrum of disciplines.

Our research

We approach different challenges through following interrelated grand challenge areas:

  • Synthesis and manufacturing of next-generation sustainable monomers, polymers and composite materials
  • Rational design of biomass feedstocks, economic, green and efficient transformation of biomass to innovative materials including speciality biofuels and bioproducts
  • Sustainable materials degradation, recycling, and compatibilization
  • Enhance feedstock sustainability by harnessing natural diversity and beneficial plant-microbe interactions to realise effective enhanced water and nutrient utilization, and enhanced microbial interactions.
  • Transforming dairy waste and other by-products into high value materials
  • Integration of sustainable chemistry with biotechnology for the valorisation of biomass
  • Generate new technology models, innovative research and development opportunities, and value-added products from biorenewable resources leading to reduced dependence on fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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