Funding Opportunities

Thanks to BBSRC funding, The Carbon Recycling Network has been awarded a number of flexible funding opportunities over the lifetime of the Network.



Business Interaction Vouchers (BIV) – Round 1 – CLOSED

BBSRC NIBB Business Interaction Vouchers – Now CLOSED

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Proof of Concept (POC) – Round 2 – CLOSED

This call has now CLOSED

Call Title: ‘Towards Net Zero with waste gas utilization’

Reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require extensive technological advances across the UK. The challenge can be assisted, by investment into the utilisation of waste gases by chemoautotrophic bacteria. This Carbon Recycling Network POC call, aims to support projects that can develop processes for the re-use and exploitation of single carbon greenhouse gases and will contribute to this UK challenge. Applications centred on chemoautotrophs, that focus on gas fermentation or seek the potential of anaerobic digestion as a gas fermentation feedstock are encouraged to apply.

FUNDS AVAILABLE: UP TO 4 X £50,000, is for research which is at Technology Readiness Levels 1-4

ELIGIBILTY: The Carbon Recycling Network membership & UKRI-BBSRC eligible 

  • POCs are awarded at 80% fEC. The awardee at the academic institution MUST be willing to provide the remaining 20% fEC. 
  • Although an industrial partner is not required for POC funding, it is encouraged.
  • You MUST demonstrate clearly COVID-19 response/risk assessment and flexibility of the project start date.



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Undergraduate Summer Studentships – CLOSED

The Carbon Recycling Network has funds available for summer studentships to fund undergraduate students who wish to gain experience in the field of C1 gas fermentation, primarily using chemoautotrophs, and exploring the potential of anaerobic digestion (AD) as a gas fermentation feedstock generator.

now closed

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