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Radio Four PM Programme

Prof Iain Donnison was interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 PM Programme broadcast on Friday 11 March, following a recent YouGov poll of 80,000 Britons which found Ceredigion was the most enthusiastically pro-EU of all 188 areas surveyed.

Radio Four PM Programme

New uses and applications for frankincense

BEACON scientists from Bangor University’s School of Chemistry and BioComposites Centre are working with the Compton Group, based in Swansea, in the commercial development of new products derived from frankincense. They are particularly interested in a species of frankincense...

New uses and applications for frankincense

National Botanic Garden of Wales

BEACON are currently working with the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire, to transform the space pictured below into a splendid 'Power of Grass' display.  Further updates to come!


  

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Secret off-roading and beautiful Botanics brightened the shortest day

Elaine's enormously soggy trip to South Wales was well worthwhile as it included some very cool off-roading (all in the name of science), made all the more exciting by atrocious weather and flooding.  The details have to remain secret at present but watch this space for an exciting...

Secret off-roading and beautiful Botanics brightened the shortest day

IBioIC - Realising the Opportunity

Rob Elias will be speaking at the IBioIC Annual Conference being held in Glasgow on 28th and 29th January 2016.

The Conference aims to attract over two hundred biobased professionals, academics and students from across the UK and is set to showcase and exemplify IBioIC's current and...

IBioIC - Realising the Opportunity

Innovation Opportunities from Waste

BEACON staff have been invited to attend the "Innovation Opportunities from Waste" workshop hosted by KTN and Innovate UK to be held on 14th January 2016 at the Studio in Manchester.

The aim of this scoping workshop is to identify innovation challenges or opportunities related to the...

Innovation Opportunities from Waste

BEACON Secures Further £12 Million Investment

The award winning BEACON green technology operation has secured an additional £12m funding via Welsh Government to continue developing the green economy in Wales over the next four years.

The new £12 million investment is announced today (Thursday 3 December) by Welsh Government...

BEACON Secures Further £12 Million Investment

BEACON Exhibits at VentureFest Wales SWALEC Stadium Cardiff

This years’ VentureFest Wales was held in the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff City Centre on Tuesday 29th September.

With over 900 delegates registered to attend the event, VentureFest brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and innovative companies to inspire business growth. A free...

BEACON Exhibits at VentureFest Wales SWALEC Stadium Cardiff

Collaboration with University of Windsor, Canada

We are happy to share the news about receipt of Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships. These prestigious three-year scholarships are funded through the Community Foundations of Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation and the Association of Universities and Colleges of...

Collaboration with University of Windsor, Canada

11th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries

The 11th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries this year took place on June 3-5 2015, in York. The conference attracted a range of delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers presenting...

11th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries