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Welsh Potato Day

The Inaugural Welsh Potato day took place on the 8th November at the Cleddau Bridge Hotel, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire. A range of topical issues were addressed to help producers tackle new legislation and production techniques to meet the ever-increasing demands for quality and...

Welsh Potato Day

Flintshire Business Week

Mike Morris presented an overview of the BEACON project on the final day of the Flintshire Business Week event at the Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC) at the Tata steel works in Shotton, North Wales.

Flintshire Business Week

Amsterdam

Steve Fish and Dave Bryant travelled to Amsterdam to meet with Martin Patel, Utrecht University, for discussions on new projects.

Amsterdam

BEACON helps Welsh business to support the green economy

Deputy Minister for European Programmes, Alun Davies, will today meet businesses collaborating with universities through a £20m EU-backed programme to develop sustainable products and services using plant crops grown in Wales. Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological,...

BEACON helps Welsh business to support the green economy

Climate-KIC Innovation Festival

Climate-KIC Innovation Festival, Bologna was attended by Dr Steve Fish, Dr Ed Hodgson and Dr Dave Bryant. They gave a presentation to the bioeconomy platform and successfully identified a number of future collaborations and partners. 

Climate-KIC Innovation Festival

Visit by Zsolt Gemesi

Zsolt Gemesi, Innovation Leader, Climate-KIC UK, visited IBERS and gave a departmental presentation on Climate-KIC and opportunities for the Insitute to collaborate on new projects.

Visit by Zsolt Gemesi

Visit by Ponterwyd Gardening Club

Elaine Jensen and Mike Morris gave the gardening club a tour and overview of the BEACON project.

Visit by Ponterwyd Gardening Club

Industrial Biotechnology KTN Presentation

Mike Morris presented an overview of the BEACON project and an introduction to grass based biorefining at the IB KTN event held at Aston University.

Industrial Biotechnology KTN Presentation

An early introduction to Miscanthus

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!

An early introduction to Miscanthus

Visit to Belfast

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. 

Visit to Belfast