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Indian scientists visit

Indian scientists Dr Venkata Mohan and Dr Satyanarayana and group from IICT (Indian Institute of Chemical Technology), Hyderabad, and Mr Sankara Rao from Gayatri Sugars Limited visited the BEACON Biorefining facility as part of the BioReview project.  They were hosted by Dr Sreenivas...

Indian scientists visit

Downstream processing

Downstream processing taking place in new BEACON labs in AberInnovation.  (Click Read More for photos)

  

Downstream processing

Apple Pressing!

BEACON's Jessica Adams, along with Chris Letchford-Jones and Laura, had a great time giving an apple-pressing demo to some of the children at Gogerddan Childcare.  The children thoroughly enjoyed observing the whole process and the best bit was tasting the apple juice at the end of the...

Apple Pressing!

Cynnal y Cardi visit

A group from the Cynnal y Cardi project visited IBERS Gogerddan today and had a very enjoyable and informative tour of the BEACON facilities.  The Cynnal y Cardi project aims to stimulate innovations that increase the value and variety of sustainalbe economic opportunity for the people...

Cynnal y Cardi visit

Move almost complete

The moving of BEACON kit to new location in AberInnovation is almost complete.  Just a few minor adjustments and moving around to be done but looking good so far!

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Move almost complete

More equipment moving

    

 

The Screw Press on the move and in its new location! (click Read More for photos)

More equipment moving

Move to the AberInnovation Biorefining Centre begins!

The equipment move to the new AberInnovation Biorefining Centre has begun and looking good in new location!  (Click Read More below for photos)

   

 

 

 

   

Move to the AberInnovation Biorefining Centre begins!

New Biorefining Centre

Exciting times ahead for BEACON.  Rhian Hayward MBE, CEO AberInnovation, received the keys for the new Biorefining Centre from the contractors, Willmott Dixon.  Equipment move will begin soon!

      

New Biorefining Centre

Building Sustainability - Growing the perfect insulation

Listen to the new podcast by our low carbon expert, Judith Thornton - click here

Building Sustainability - Growing the perfect insulation

How Scientists Can Predict the Properties of Energy Crops for Biomass Feedstock

Analytical Biochemist and BEACON scientist, Dr Gordon Allison, discusses his work on profiling energy crops using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and vibrational spectroscopy, including infrared and Raman techniques, in an editorial article published in the May edition...

How Scientists Can Predict the Properties of Energy Crops for Biomass Feedstock