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New Biorefining Centre

Tuesday, 06th August 2019

Exciting times ahead for BEACON.  Rhian Hayward MBE, CEO AberInnovation, received the keys for the new Biorefining Centre from the contractors, Willmott Dixon.  Equipment move will begin soon!

      

New Biorefining Centre

Building Sustainability - Growing the perfect insulation

Wednesday, 19th June 2019

Listen to the new podcast by our low carbon expert, Judith Thornton - click here

Building Sustainability - Growing the perfect insulation

How Scientists Can Predict the Properties of Energy Crops for Biomass Feedstock

Tuesday, 11th June 2019

Analytical Biochemist and BEACON scientist, Dr Gordon Allison, discusses his work on profiling energy crops using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and vibrational spectroscopy, including infrared and Raman techniques, in an editorial article published in the May edition...

How Scientists Can Predict the Properties of Energy Crops for Biomass Feedstock

Chief Scientific Adviser visits BEACON

Friday, 07th June 2019

 

Professor Peter Halligan, Welsh Government Chief Science Adviser, visited the BEACON facility today as part of a visit to the opening of the brand new Seed BioBank facility at AberInnovation. Professor Iain Donnison, Director of BEACON, and Dr Judith Thornton, Low Carbon Manager...

Chief Scientific Adviser visits BEACON

Stairway to Excellence

Thursday, 06th June 2019

The BioComposites Centre, Bangor University, and BEACON have been highlighted in a new technical report from the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, published this month. The publication forms part of the Stairway to Excellence...

Stairway to Excellence

Opportunities for Welsh agriculture in the future?

Tuesday, 28th May 2019

BEACON Low Carbon Manager, Dr Judith Thornton, and BEACON Director, Professor Iain Donnison, have been writing in The Conversation recently on the difficulties of decarbonizing agriculture in Wales, with the vast numbers of sheep and cattle producing large quantities of methane, a...

Opportunities for Welsh agriculture in the future?

Visit of Chief Scientific Officer of Wales & Team

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Welsh Government Officers Robert Hoyle (Chief Scientific Officer), Adam Wadding (Science Policy Officer) and Luci Collingwood (Senior Science Officer) visited the BEACON pilot scale biorefining facility at IBERS today as part of an Aberystwyth University Industry/Academic...

Visit of Chief Scientific Officer of Wales & Team

Another successful workshop on Sustainable Packaging and Waste!

Thursday, 14th March 2019

 

BEACON, in conjunction with AberInnovation (Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus), hosted a very successful workshop on Sustainable Packaging and Waste at IBERS Gogerddan, Aberystwyth University on Wednesday 13th March. The workshop informed delegates of the latest...

Another successful workshop on Sustainable Packaging and Waste!

Hosting a Sustainable Packaging and Waste Workshop

Wednesday, 06th February 2019

BEACON, in conjunction with Cywain (Menter a Busnes), hosted a very successful workshop on Sustainable Packaging and Waste at Tŷ Menai, Parc Menai, Bangor on Tuesday 29th January. The workshop was aimed at the Welsh food and drink industry to inform delegates of the latest developments...

Hosting a Sustainable Packaging and Waste Workshop

Visit of Professors from National Taiwan University

Tuesday, 29th January 2019

 

As part of the BBSRC Taiwan-UK International Partnering Awards, two professors from National Taiwan University visited the BEACON pilot-scale facility at IBERS, Aberystwyth University today.

Professor Chun-Yen Chang from the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture,...

Visit of Professors from National Taiwan University