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The first Green Great Britain (GB) Week will take place 15-19 October 2018. This is a government-led week and UK Research and Innovation is a key partner, with a number of events and activities planned across the country.

Polluting waste generated during coffee production could be turned into electricity, thanks to research at the University of Surrey. Dr Claudio Avignone Rossa and his team discovered that the community of microbes found in a wastewater treatment plant could hold the key to degrading coffee waste, which is highly damaging to the environment.

Scientists and businesses from the UK and India are joining forces to combat global challenges through two new collaborative research and development programmes. The two programmes, worth over £15 million, aim to tackle the reduction and repurposing of industrial waste, and improve and increase pulse and oilseed crop productivity.