File: Wolfson Biomass Unit

Scope and Content

During the 1970s and 1980s the Wolfson Foundation supported several research units at the University which were concerned with industrial and commercial applications of University's research work. The Biomass Unit was established in 1974 to research feed-grade biomass from food waste, as well as environmental pollution work, anaerobic digestion systems, water denitfrication and fermentation alcohol production. The file includes a paper by Dr J D Bu'Lock (department of chemistry), "Biotechnology at Manchester: an outline proposal", dated July 1981, which reviews the University's activities in this area and proposing a Biotechnology Centre and a spin-off company Bioservices Ltd.

Former reference: 1073

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