Building the bioeconomy.


BioVale is a UK-based innovation cluster which aims to develop and promote innovation for the bioeconomy across Yorkshire and the Humber. It draws together Yorkshire and the Humber’s strengths of world-class research, bio-based industry and diverse agriculture to facilitate innovation. The region is home to:

  • Europe’s largest biomass-fuelled power station.
  • the UK’s largest concentration of food and drink companies.
  • internationally recognised research centres & scale-up facilities that specialise in biorenewables & agri-tech.

BioVale provides the support needed to build the region’s capability and reputation as an innovation cluster for the bioeconomy and ensure that it fully exploits new business opportunities in this sector. The interventions needed have been identified through extensive consultation with the region’s bioeconomy stakeholders.

We give regional businesses access to the latest bioeconomy research and expertise and help to provide them with specialised training, facilities, funding and other support.

We facilitate networking, dialogue and partnerships amongst the region’s bio-based innovators and their supply chains.

We promote the region’s bioeconomy assets to export markets, investors, policy makers, and funders.

We support the developing agri-tech innovation cluster at the National Agri-food Innovation Campus.



Main topics

Valorisation of biowastes; high value chemicals from plant and microbes; lignocellulosic fuels and chemicals; and agri-tech innovation.

Main markets

The region has particular strengths in the bioenergy, bio-based chemicals and food and drink sectors.




1 Hassacarr Close
Chessingham Park
YO19 5SN

t : +44 (0)1904 328045