BEACON Conference

  • Beacon Event

    Cynhadledd BEACON

    Dydd Mercher, 12th Mehefin 2013

    Conference Programme


    I N V I T A T I O N
    You are invited to attend the First Annual BEACON Conference
    Biorefining from Plants to Products
    Wednesday June 12th from 9.15 am
    Venue Cymru, The Promenade  Llandudno,  Conwy  LL30 1BB

    The BEACON Biorefining  Centre of Excellence
    A partnership between Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea Universities

    Confronting and mitigating  climate change is a world-wide  challenge. One way of tackling this is
    to make products from renewable feedstocks such as ryegrass, oats and miscanthus  rather than oil.
    BEACON is a £20M Welsh Biorefining initiative supported by the EU and tasked to innovate with
    businesses to develop low carbon solutions.

    Markets sectors ripe for development include agriculture, natural cosmetics, forest and natural
    products, natural fibres, health and medical, bio-based polymers, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical.

    The conference will appeal to micro  businesses, start-up companies, SMEs and large corporates,
    academics and researchers active in the bio-economy in Wales.

    Opening address from Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance

    Other speakers including:

    Dr Tim Davies (Green Biologics Ltd) -Bringing Renewable Chemicals to Market: Challenges and
    Opportunities
    Dr Zsolt Gemesi (Deputy Director of the UK Climate-KIC) – The Climate-KIC’s role in Building a
    Better Bioeconomy
    Dr Adrian Higson (Head of Biorefining at NNFCC) – Bridging the Bioeconomy Innovation Gap - The Bio
    Base NWE Project
    Dr David Randall (Chemoxy International  Ltd) – Industrial Biotechnology – How did an SME Become
    Involved?

    Numerous networking opportunities
    Places are limited

    For further information and to register for this free event by 1st June
    Sign up on line at : http://beaconwales.org/en/events/booking-form/
    Or phone 01970 823099

    G W A H O D D I A D
    Fe’ch gwahoddir i fynychu Cynhadledd Flynyddol Gyntaf BEACON

    Bioburo o Blanhigion i Gynhyrchion
    Dydd Mercher 12 Mehefin i ddechrau am 9.15 yb
    Venue Cymru, Y Promenad, Llandudno,  Conwy  LL30 1BB

    Y Ganolfan Ragoriaeth Bioburo BEACON
    Partneriaeth rhwng Prifysgolion Aberystwyth, Bangor ac Abertawe
    Her i’r byd i gyd yw mynd i’r afael â newid yn yr hinsawdd a lliniaru effeithiau’r newid hwnnw. Un
    ffordd o fynd ati yw gwneud cynnyrch o ddeunydd adnewyddadwy megis rhygwellt, ceirch a miscanthus
    yn hytrach nag olew. Menter Bioburo Gymreig yw BEACON, werth £20M, a gefnogir gan arian yr UE, a’i
    nod yw arloesi gyda busnesau i ddatblygu atebion isel eu carbon.

    Sectorau Marchnadoedd aeddfed i’w datblygu yn cynnwys amaethyddiaeth, cosmetigau naturiol,
    coedwigoedd a chynnyrch naturiol, ffibrau naturiol, iechyd a pholymerau, faethegol a fferyllol
    meddygol, yn seiliedig ar bio.

    Bydd y gynhadledd yn apelio at fusnesau micro, cwmnïau, busnesau bach a chanolig a chorfforaethau
    mawr, academyddion ac ymchwilwyr gweithredol yn y bio-economi yng Nghymru yn dechrau i fyny.

    Agor anerchiad gan Jane Hutt AC, y Gweinidog dros Cyllid

    Siaradwyr eraill, gan gynnwys:

    Dr Tim Davies (Green Biologics Ltd) -Bringing Renewable Chemicals to Market: Challenges and
    Opportunities
    Dr Zsolt Gemesi (Deputy Director of the UK Climate-KIC) – The Climate-KIC’s role in Building a
    Better Bioeconomy
    Dr Adrian Higson (Head of Biorefining at NNFCC) – Bridging the Bioeconomy Innovation Gap - The Bio
    Base NWE Project
    Dr David Randall (Chemoxy International  Ltd) – Industrial Biotechnology – How did an SME Become
    Involved?
    Nifer o gyfleoedd rhwydweithio

    Mae llefydd yn gyfyngedig
    Am fwy o wybodaeth ac i gofrestru ar gyfer y digwyddiad rhad ac am ddim yma erbyn 1 Mehefin
    Gellid cofrestru ar-lein ar http://beaconwales.org/en/events/booking-form/
    Neu ffoniwch 01970 823099