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FAPESP and BBSRC announce result of call for proposals

FAPESP and BBSRC announce result of call for proposals

Two collaborative approaches for the manufacture of advanced biofuels were selected (photo: Wikimedia)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in São Paulo, Brazil and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in the UK announce the result of a joint call for collaborative research proposals issued in October 2015.

Two proposals that underpin integrated biorefinery approaches for the manufacture of advanced biofuels were selected.

The purpose of this call is to build on the strengths of academic research groups in Brazil and the UK and allow them to work together on collaborative, cross-disciplinary projects relevant to the biological processes that underpin integrated biorefinery approaches.

Selected proposals:

Researchers

Research project

Fabio Marcio Squina
Centro Nacional Pesquisa Energia Materiais / MCTI

Tim David Howard Bugg
University of Warwick/UK

Lignin valorization in cellulosic ethanol plants: Biocatalytic conversion via ferulic acid to high value chemicals

FAPESP grant: 2015/50590-4

Area: Biology

Telma Teixeira Franco
Núcleo Interdisciplinar Planejamento Energético / UNICAMP

David Leak
University of Bath/UK

An integrated approach to explore a novel paradigm for biofuel production from lignocellulosic feedstocks

FAPESP grant: 2015/50612-8

Area: Engineering

The call for proposals can be read at: www.fapesp.br/9759.