Bideford startup wins £50,000 Innovate UK grant

Bideford-based Earthly Biochar has been awarded a £50,000 Innovate UK grant as part of the Young Innovators Next Steps Awards. Founded by two innovators in their 20s in 2018, Earthly Biochar helps farmers and gardeners to use less water and feed, and grow bigger, healthier plants using an organic soil supplement that also sequesters carbon. Earthly Biochar will use … Read more

Biosphere seeks business partners

North Devon Biosphere launched its Biosphere Business Partner (BBP) Eco-Accreditation Scheme last year (with a focus on tourism businesses) as part of the EU-funded BioCultural Heritage Tourism project. Following its success, the Biosphere is now opening membership up to all businesses across North Devon. Unique selling point The UNESCO World Biosphere designation is a unique selling point … Read more