Oakdene Hollins

Oakdene Hollins

Oakdene Hollins is an SME environmental consultancy with a focus on science-led research and evidence-based outputs. Their key areas of expertise are sustainability and circular economy, in which they have 25 years’ experience.

The Oakdene Hollins team all have excellent academic qualifications, complemented by a wide range of commercial and industrial backgrounds including chemistry, manufacturing, materials and engineering. Alongside delivering technical and sustainability support to clients, they also have a depth of experience in project management.

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Fiberight Limited is a UK-based SME who has developed an innovative and novel process to recover value from residual waste. The business offers a complete circular economy solution for recycling and valorisation of waste.

Fiberight provide fully integrated waste management solutions, creating value from waste by generating high-value and sustainable products such as fibres, second-generation sugars, dry recyclables, low-carbon fuels and biogas.

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Celignis Analytical

Celignis is a spin-out company from the University of Limerick in Ireland. It was formed to commercialise the rapid biomass analysis methods developed under the EU FP7 project DIBANET (

Celginis has a well-equipped laboratory and highly trained personnel able to provide high throughput and accurate biomass analysis services for bioenergy and biorefinery industry clients across the globe.

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EW Biotech

EW Biotech

In 2006 Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS) established a biotech division with the objective of developing a feasible Lactic Acid process. At the end of 2016 TKIS sold their Biotech Division to the EW Group, operating now under the name of EW Biotech GmbH (EWB).

EWB owns and operates both a biotech and an analytical laboratory, a pilot facility and a multi-purpose demonstration plant with a capacity to produce up to 1,000 mt/year of organic acids.

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AEP Polymers

AEP Polymers

AEP Polymers is an innovation-based company, focused on applied R&D in the field of industrial polymers and intelligent formulations from non-edible biobased sources.

Founded in 2013, and with four highly trained employees, AEP has special expertise in numerous industrial fields including fibre-reinforced composites, epoxy resins and polyurethanes.

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Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik GmbH (TCKT)

Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik GmbH

TCKT is an application-oriented research centre for plastic-technology and composites. It has a great deal of experience in producing polymer matrix composites with all types of fillers and in testing the produced compositions. Since 2004, TCKT is a test laboratory accredited by ISO 17025.

Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik GmbH (TCKT) website

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (IFEU)

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg

ifeu conducts research and provides a worldwide consultancy service in relation to all major environmental and sustainability issues. With more than 40 years of experience, ifeu is one of the most important ecological research institutes in Germany. Our work is characterised by experience and independence combined with a practical and target-based approach. ifeu currently employs 80 staff with a background in natural sciences, engineering and social sciences at its sites in Heidelberg and Berlin.

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (IFEU) website

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University consists of seven Institutes, the largest being the Institute of Biological, Rural and Environmental Sciences (IBERS). IBERS is an internationally recognised research and teaching centre providing a unique base for research in response to global challenges such as food security, bioenergy and sustainability, and the impacts of climate change.

Aberystwyth University website

Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines.

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Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, Novozymes improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping to build better lives. Novozymes currently markets over 700 biotechnology products on a global scale (130 countries).

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Knauf Insulation

Knauf Insulation

Part of the Knauf Group, Knauf Insulation is a leading manufacturer of mineral wool insulation materials. Providing solutions for commercial and residential buildings, for both new build and refurbishment projects. Knauf Insulation is dedicated to sustainable products and improvements in their manufacturing and supply chain operations.

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CPI’s capabilities fall into three main themes:

  • Healthcare innovation, including medicine manufacturing innovation for multi-modalities such as small molecules, biologics, microbiome therapeutics and nucleic acid therapeutics.
  • Innovations to support net-zero, including the development and scale-up of sustainable materials, including bio-derived food, feed and agrichemicals, battery materials and formulated products, manufactured goods and packaging.
  • Digital and data-enabled innovation.

CPI has delivered 1,200+ R&D projects worth over £444m, collaborating with 1,400+ businesses (60% SMEs) and generating >£2bn additional GDP. 1 in 5 projects involved a collaboration with an academic institution, helping to drive academic inventions into industrial applications.

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