Biomass Biorefinery Network

Welcome to the Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet), a phase II BBSRC NIBB. Our aim is to act as a focal point to build and sustain a dynamic community of industrial and academic practitioners who will work together to develop new and improved processes for the conversion of non-food biomass into sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials. To support this aim, BBNet will offer research funding and organise events. BBNet membership is free and open to all. If you would like to join us, please register now!


Funding Opportunities

Proof of Concept (PoC) funds; Business Interaction Vouchers (BIV); BioPilots UK funding; New investigators POC funds; Consortium Building Funds; Developing International Opportunities

Our Funding

Our Events

Sandpit Workshops leading to POC funds; Early Stage Career Workshops; Subject-Specific Workshops; Annual International Meetings

Our Events

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BBNet Membership is free and open to all. If you would like to register as a member, please click the "Join Us" button below and fill in your details.

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This is a Phase II NIBB which amalgamates the Phase I NIBBs: LBNet, P2P and FoodWasteNet.

These networks have built strong research communities and resources covering many aspects of biomass biorefining. BBNet brings these communities together in a single network to build a cohesive and dynamic community that draws on the respective strengths and experiences developed during Phase I.

The latest news from the Biomass Biorefinery Network

Published on 09/03/21

New POC call up to £50K. Deadline to submit the 1-page application form 23/04/21

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Published on 24/02/21

New Report: “Pre-treatments to enhance the enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulose: technological and economic aspects” Available here!

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Published on 20/02/21

1st BBNet Conference 13-15/10/2021 hold the dates!

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Published on 05/05/19

LBNet/BBNet report: “Plastics in the Bioeconomy” is now available

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Published on 31/05/18

Highlights from the “UK Top Bio-based Chemicals Opportunities” report

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Upcoming Event

Zoom launch of a new BBNet Pre-treatments report

16 June 2021, 14:00–17:00, Zoom Launch Meeting

We recently commissioned a report looking at biomass pretreatment from a techno-economic perspective. This report reviews the literature on the wide-range of pre-treatment technologies available, in relation to their functionalities and efficacies and relative economic benefits indicated from techno-economic assessments (TEAs). Download the report here. To launch the report we have organised a virtual meeting […]

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Funding to kick-start innovation in the sector

Creating economic value by developing novel chemicals, materials and bio-fuels.


In "Business Interaction Vouchers" to encourage initial collaborations between industry and academia


In project initiation funding to help identify and scope commercial and scientific challenges

Funds Awarded

From the Industrial Catalyst Seeding fund to support proof of concept projects