A new research hub to accelerate the use of sustainable bioenergy announced

David Willetts, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science, has announced the formation of the SUPERGEN bioenergy hub, to investigate various bioenergy approaches and accelerate the deployment of sustainable bioenergy. The new hub is funded by a £3.5 million grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and involves six research institutions and 10 industrial partners.

The hub will start work on 1 August this year and will be directed by Patricia Thornley of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester.