14 June 1996

Biotech LINKcash

RESEARCH into crops for industrial use is to be funded by a £8m LINK research project.

MAFF expects to contribute £1m-£1.5m and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council £2.5m over five years with matching finding from industrial sponsors.

The project aims to increase the industrial use of renewable raw materials including fibres, starches and oils derived from crops.