Date lodged: 5 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how much public funding has been invested in biorefining projects in each of the last three years.
Answered by: Ivan McKee 5 March 2019
The National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology, first published in 2013 and refreshed in 2019, notes the progress that has been made and the variety of funding streams that contribute to the success of the sector. This includes the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, funded by Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council, investment of over £50m for innovation and £25m of private investment. In addition, there are a number of partner organisations including Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, and the Forestry Commission who provide expertise and knowledge transfer.