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AM visits Mona

Monday, 20th November 2017

Rhun ap Iorwerth, AM for Ynys Mon, visited the pilot facilities at Mona, Anglesey, on Friday 17 November to hear about recent collaborative projects with industry and how support from the BioComposites Centre and the BEACON initiative were helping companies in Wales with innovation. ...

AM visits Mona

2nd International Bioeconomy Congress

Wednesday, 13th September 2017

The 2nd International Bioeconomy Congress took place on 12-13 September 2017 at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart.

In the session on New Crops for a Sustainable Biomass Supply, Professor John Clifton Brown gave a presentation on miscanthus entitled "The Role of Breeding in...

2nd International Bioeconomy Congress

Building the world’s first miscanthus bale house!

Wednesday, 30th August 2017

   

Low carbon manager, Dr Judith Thornton, featured on the BBC Wales news today as she helped build the first ever miscanthus bale house near Machynlleth, Powys. Working with the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Judith is exploring the potential to use miscanthus or Asian...

Building the world’s first miscanthus bale house!

Relocation of the pyrolysis rig

Thursday, 17th August 2017

  

Summer 2017 saw the relocation of the pyrolysis rig from its original site by the seed bank at IBERS, Gogerddan, to a new site to make way for construction of the new Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AIEC).  The three main sections of the rig were carefully...

Relocation of the pyrolysis rig

MP for Aberconwy visits BEACON

Wednesday, 26th July 2017

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...

MP for Aberconwy visits BEACON

Welsh Government Minister for Skills and Science vists Mona

Wednesday, 19th July 2017

Julie James AM, Welsh Government Minister for Skills and Science (pictured above with Deputy Director of BEACON, Dr Rob Elias, second right) visited the Mona facility on Anglesey recently to learn more about the innovative work being undertaken into sustainable packaging by BEACON...

Welsh Government Minister for Skills and Science vists Mona

BEACON Conference 2017

Thursday, 25th May 2017

 

The BEACON Conference 2017 was held on 24th & 25th May at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.

Titled "Developing a Sustainable Bioeconomy for Wales: A Future Roadmap", the conference featured a wide range of presentations under the themes of Strategy, Funding and Incubating Businesses, with...

BEACON Conference 2017

Vice Chancellor visits BEACON facility

Thursday, 20th April 2017

 

The newly-appointed Vice Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, Professor Elizabeth Treasure, visited the BEACON facility at Gogerddan today. Accompanied by Professor Iain Donnison, Director of BEACON, she was given a brief introduction to the plot scale projects undertaken by...

Vice Chancellor visits BEACON facility

Waste stream valorisation: online training for the biotech industry

Wednesday, 19th April 2017

Waste crab shells

One of the emerging concepts behind sustainability is ‘waste stream’ valorisation. Waste biomass is produced by any industry making a commodity from biomass. Landfill is one fate for such waste material, but clearly this is not only wasteful but also polluting due...

Waste stream valorisation: online training for the biotech industry

Visit by Baroness Eluned Morgan AM

Thursday, 02nd March 2017

 

Baroness Eluned Morgan, Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales, visited IBERS on 2nd March, ahead of her keynote speech on Brexit at Aberystwyth University.

As part of her visit to Gogerddan campus, the Baroness visited the BEACON laboratory, where much of the secondary processing...

Visit by Baroness Eluned Morgan AM