BioVale is a not-for-profit company, supported and steered by regional industry, research organisations, higher education and government.

BioVale wants to build on Yorkshire and the Humber’s world-class strengths in the bioeconomy and establish it as an internationally recognised centre for bio-based innovation, focusing on renewable raw materials and agricultural technology to stimulate sustainable economic growth and encourage inward investment.

BioVale provides the support needed to build the region’s capability and reputation as an innovation cluster for the bioeconomy and ensure that it fully exploits new business opportunities in this sector.

The interventions needed have been identified through extensive consultation with the region’s bioeconomy stakeholders:

  • give regional businesses access to the latest bioeconomy research and expertise and help to provide them with specialised training, facilities, funding and other support.
  • facilitate networking, dialogue and partnerships amongst the region’s bio-based innovators and their supply chains.
  • promote the region’s bioeconomy assets to export markets, investors, policy makers, and funders.
  • support the developing agri-tech innovation cluster at the National Agri-food Innovation Campus.

Our focus areas are:

  • value from biowastes and by-products of agri-food supply chains,
  • high-value chemicals and advanced fuels from plants and microbes,
  • smart collaboration between agri-tech and industrial biotech.

BioVale is a partner in the BBI JU project ‘AgriMax’ (Agri and food waste valorisation co-ops based on flexible multi-feedstocks biorefinery processing technologies for new high added value applications) that is developing and demonstrating the production of multiple, high-value products from crop and food-processing waste.