Biotechnology uses microorganisms like bacteria or yeasts, or biological substances such as enzymes, to perform specific industrial or manufacturing processes. Biorefining is the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of bio-based products and bioenergy (biofuels, power and/or heat).

Biotechnology and Biorefining

There is much happening in the field of Biotechnology and Biorefining, taking the UK a step further towards establishing an increasingly biobased economy. As the Biotechnology industry becomes more ambitious in terms of scale-up activities of both biobased chemical and advanced biofuel plants around the world, the more traditional chemicals producers are making a shift towards renewable feedstocks.

CPI provides assets and resources to support innovation in Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining through a range of technology development services and at an Industrial Biotechnology facility.

Our Biotechnology research and development

CPI can help biotechnology firms and partners to de-risk process development and provide proof-of-concept testing at scale. CPI’s core competency lies in assisting in the development of novel bio-based concepts into robust and economic processes, using our state-of-the-art industrial biotechnology facility.

From initial program scoping and planning through to techno-economic modelling, process demonstration and scale-up, we have a range of services to help you commercialise your innovative products and ideas and bring them to market faster.


Find more information on our Biologics technology capability here.