Dr Elaine Jensen had a chat with the holiday club as part of their recycling week activities. Armed with a variety of props, she introduced them to grass juice, various packaging produced from renewable resources and some very tall Miscanthus!
Dr Steve Fish, Dr Joe Gallagher and Dr David Bryant visited the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in Belfast to discuss potential collaborations between AFBI, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and BEACON.
Ed Hodgson and Mike Morris visited Andreas Hornung's EBRI (European Bioenergy Research Institute) pilot scale gasifier at Harper Adams University College.
The Board visited the pilot plant facility and received a presentation from Dr Steve Fish on the excellent progress of the project in the last year.
Members of the External Advisory Board are:
• Professor Russell L Jones, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of...
BEACON Business Development Manager, Selwyn Owen, busy working at the Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells, Powys.
Steve Fish and Ed Hodgson travelled to Brussels for a meeting with Climate-KIC representatives from across Europe regarding new project initiatives. Present were representatives from Holland, Spain, France, Hungary as well as the UK.
A £1M industrial facility, operated by the BioComposites Centre (Bangor University) on the Llangefni Industrial Estate at Mona, has been helping local companies test new eco-friendly alternatives to existing products.
New equipment at the facility, purchased as part of a £20M BEACON...
Dr Mike Morris conducted a tour of the BEACON pilot plant facility for a visit by farmers and researchers from the Republic of Ireland with Germinal Ireland – to demonstrate that grass can have different, novel uses.
Mike Morris and Steve Fish attended a meeting in the Visualisation Centre, UWA. Mike has had a feasibility study funded to look at the biorefining potential of IBERS crops.
A meeting took place with representatives from CPI, Wilton, regarding building collaboration and potential synergy between IBERS and CPI.