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Cynnal y Cardi visit

Tuesday, 24th September 2019

A group from the Cynnal y Cardi project visited IBERS Gogerddan today and had a very enjoyable and informative tour of the BEACON facilities.  The Cynnal y Cardi project aims to stimulate innovations that increase the value and variety of sustainalbe economic opportunity for the people...

Cynnal y Cardi visit

Move almost complete

Wednesday, 21st August 2019

The moving of BEACON kit to new location in AberInnovation is almost complete.  Just a few minor adjustments and moving around to be done but looking good so far!

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Move almost complete

More equipment moving

Wednesday, 14th August 2019

    

 

The Screw Press on the move and in its new location! (click Read More for photos)

More equipment moving

Move to the AberInnovation Biorefining Centre begins!

Wednesday, 14th August 2019

The equipment move to the new AberInnovation Biorefining Centre has begun and looking good in new location!  (Click Read More below for photos)

   

 

 

 

   

Move to the AberInnovation Biorefining Centre begins!

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?