Meet Betty the Baler!

Thursday, 20th September 2018

Meet Betty! Betty is BEACON's baling machine, and Low Carbon Manager, Judith Thornton's favourite toy of the moment! Betty is used to harvest Miscanthus at IBERS for use in our strawbale building projects. Last summer Judith worked with the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) at Machynlleth, Powys, to build the first ever Miscanthus bale house (read more on that here). Since then there has been ongoing work to test the performance and properties of Miscanthus as a sustainable building material with the potential to decarbonize the building industry.

Read more here.