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UK’s BDC bio-based grants to help SMEs

The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a not-for-profit company based at the University of York, has a new funding opportunity, the Biorenewables Capital Grant Scheme (BCGS), for Yorkshire and Humber-based small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to explore commercial feasibility of bio-based projects.

The BCGS is available to eligible SMEs to implement pilot-technologies in the biorenewables area and provides 64% of the funding towards the purchase of capital equipment (up to £32,000 per SME), with the additional 36% to be matched privately by the SME. Available in three funding calls in 2014, the BCGS is a competitive grant scheme and expects to fund around 26 projects, with a combined project value of £1M.

About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.

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