Bioenergy and Innovation

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS


Description A successful international workshop has been held on 2-4 November 2015 at National Cheng-Chi University (NCCU), Taiwan. It has achieved the original plan to assemble the relevant researchers and scientists in the multidisciplinary area of bioenergy and innovation to advance the research on innovation and bioenergy.

Several key developments have resulted from the activities, so far, of this award:-

(1) A research proposal has been submitted to Royal Society/Newton Advanced fellowship 2016/R2 "Study of genotype and environment (GxE) interaction in the bioenergy crop Miscanthus" (value: £105,500).
(2) Propose to joint PhD supervision between IBERS, Aberystwyth University and NCCU to develop a case study of bioenergy and innovation for MBA study at NCCU.
(3) A signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Aberystwyth University, UK and National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan on 10 November 2015 to provide a platform for sustainable research collaboration.

Further development of grant proposals to EU, BBSRC and Leverhulme Trust are under discussion in the area of greenhouse gas (GHG) modelling, applying innovation methodologies on bioenergy, and using innovation to address global challenge etc. The output and results will be reported regularly after this grant ends 17 May 2016.
Exploitation Route The findings resulted from this award will create international synergy to collaborate in the area of innovation and bioenergy research. Data from the collaboration can be shared and further integrated and analysed. It is anticipated that the articles/results resulted from this award will be published in open access journals and data will be deposited into public information repository to be further used by others.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Energy,Environment

Description Registering the new Miscanthus varieties in EU have been submitted
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
Impact Types Economic

Description Since January 2019, the PI of this project become Head of IBERS's Biobank, a £7M investment from BBSRC. IBERS is also a partners of UKPGR (UK Plant Genetic Resources Group) coordinated by Defra. UKPGR advice UK policies related to genetic resources and biodiversity. IBERS is also managing the UK plant genetic resources database and UKPGR's annual submission to EURISCO database
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Description BBSRC Taiwan-UK International Parnering Awards
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2020
Description New partnership with World vegetable Centre in the area of green infrastructure 
Organisation World Vegetable Center
Country Taiwan, Province of China 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The partnering award has resutled in establishing new link with international renowned research organisation World Vegetable Centre (AVRDC) We had visited the hedquerater of AVRDC based in Taiwan twice and has reseulted in being awarded a joint GCRF grant application.
Collaborator Contribution This international workshop awards has facilicated in establishing this new link.
Impact We had visit the hedquerater of AVRDC in Taiwan twice and has reseulted in being awarded a joint GCRF grant application on green infrsaturcture. It is a multidisciplinary project.
Start Year 2016