MP for Aberconwy visits BEACON

Guto Bebb, Member of Parliament for Aberconwy, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office, visited IBERS today to see the cutting-edge research undertaken by BEACON scientists. Dr Joe Gallagher, Head of Industrial Biotechnology and Director of Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation at IBERS and BEACON Projects Manager, informed the minister of the ways in which BEACON supports the green economy in Wales, helping companies bring new products to market, and developing and testing new processes which can help grow their businesses faster and more economically. The minister saw science in (somewhat noisy!) action as birch was steam-exploded as part of a project for Natural Resources Wales.