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News and Updates

Keep up to date with the latest announcements at Sun Bear Biofuture and in the precision fermentation world.


Sun Bear Fest 2024

We invited our partners and collaborators to spend an evening celebrating all of our success to date at our inaugural Sun Bear Fest. It was fantastic fun, and a lovely way to pause and say thank you to all that have helped us in the last two years.

We’ll be making it even bigger and better next year so watch this space.


The Bears head to Germany

Ailsa, Jose and Tawni enjoyed a trip to Germany to take part in the Yeast Lipid Conference. Ailsa presented about our work and we had the chance to share knowledge and to learn from others within the oleaginous yeast community. We found the conference very informative, and loved the chance to meet other start-ups and academics targeting similar scientific challenges, so we’re looking forward to the next one in 2026.


Welcoming Kwong: Our Continued Support for Sun Bears

We're thrilled to announce that we've extended our commitment to sun bear conservation by sponsoring a Sun Bear for a second year – meet Kwong. As we bid farewell to Panda, who has found a new adoptive home, we eagerly welcome Kwong into our Sun Bear Biofuture family.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to Siew Te Wong and the dedicated team at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre for their unwavering dedication to the well-being of these remarkable animals. Their tireless efforts provide care for sun bears and strive to reintroduce them into their natural habitats.

We look forward to sharing updates on Kwong's journey throughout the year and continuing our support for the conservation of sun bears. Stay tuned for more updates! 🐾🌿


​The First Mouthful Never Tasted So Good

With all our safety testing results back we’re very excited to announce that we’ve enjoyed the taste of our oil for the first time ever this week. Baked into a delicious chocolate chip cookie, it was the perfect way to finish the first phase of our mission to prevent 100 millions tonnes of CO2 annually within 10 years.


Sun Bear Biofuture at IBiolC Conference

We're thrilled to share our recent participation at the IBiolC 10th Annual Conference held at the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre. Our CTO Ben Williams, exchanged insights with our collaborators, delved into transformative technologies and research partnerships, and even learned about seaweed in biotech. The event served as a platform to showcase our commitment to sustainable solutions.

With a focus on waste-to-resource innovations and discussions on emerging trends like automation and AI, the event underscored Scotland's dedication to fostering a robust bioeconomy. As the bioeconomy gains momentum, we remain committed to driving positive change through our pioneering endeavours.


Sun Bear Biofuture Receives UK Research and Innovation Funding

We're thrilled that Sun Bear Biofuture has been selected as one of the recipients of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding. This prestigious grant, provided through the UKRI Technology Missions Fund and delivered by Innovate UK, will support 48 engineering biology R&D projects to address health, environment, food production, and sustainability challenges.

This recognition underscores our commitment to driving innovation and sustainability in the biotechnology sector. We're honoured to be among the esteemed winners and look forward to leveraging this funding to advance our research and development efforts in our strain and fermentation process. Congratulations to all the winners, and we're excited to embark on this journey of scientific discovery and positive impact!

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