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The Wealth in Waste: Australia’s Advantage in Advanced Biomanufacturing and Synthetic Biology
2, May 2024

The Wealth in Waste: Australia’s Advantage in Advanced Biomanufacturing and Synthetic Biology

The Prime Minister’s call for a stronger Australian advanced manufacturing sector has been applauded by scientists and start-ups driving innovation through synthetic biology. But with strong global competition for our best...

Adding value to industry
8, Apr 2024

Adding value to industry

 Much is being said about the opportunities in precision fermentation, and its potential to benefit the food and chemical industries. But how do we make these technologies more streamlined,...

Sweetener for the sugar industry
21, Feb 2024

Sweetener for the sugar industry

Nothing says northern Australia like fields of lush, waving sugar cane. Yet only a third of the tropical harvest becomes valuable sugar products. The rest is considered waste. That 30...

Microbial marvels turn waste gases into green gold
15, Feb 2024

Microbial marvels turn waste gases into green gold

What if we could encourage microbes to eat greenhouse gases being pumped into our atmosphere at alarming levels and create sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials instead? In essence, that’s what...

Seed grants: Biotextiles to biosensors
28, Nov 2023

Seed grants: Biotextiles to biosensors

The Centre offers rounds of seed fund grants for early to mid career researchers. The idea is to encourage innovative research projects that are highly ambitious, have good gender balance...

Decarbonising the economy with synthetic biology
5, Sep 2023

Decarbonising the economy with synthetic biology

Synthetic biology offers a likely way to accelerate this decarbonisation of the global economy while simultaneously building new industries and jobs, writes Centre Director Professor Ian Paulsen in an article...

Industrial potential for Kombucha waste product
6, Jun 2023

Industrial potential for Kombucha waste product

Next time you sip a kombucha, think not just of the health benefits of this fermented drink but the possibilities for one of its waste products. Joachim Larsen, of the...

The future of oil and gas could depend on microbes
16, Jan 2023

The future of oil and gas could depend on microbes

Opinion piece by Thom Dixon  One of the most important moves a fossil fuel company has made in decades has escaped notice. Late last year Woodside Energy, Australia’s biggest independent oil and gas...