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An early introduction to Miscanthus

Thursday, 23rd August 2012

Dr Elaine Jensen had a chat with the holiday club as part of their recycling week activities. Armed with a variety of props, she introduced them to grass juice, various packaging produced from renewable resources and some very tall Miscanthus!

An early introduction to Miscanthus

Visit to Belfast

Wednesday, 22nd August 2012

Dr Steve Fish, Dr Joe Gallagher and Dr David Bryant visited the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in Belfast to discuss potential collaborations between AFBI, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and BEACON. 

Visit to Belfast

EBRI Visit

Wednesday, 08th August 2012

Ed Hodgson and Mike Morris visited Andreas Hornung's EBRI (European Bioenergy Research Institute) pilot scale gasifier at Harper Adams University College.

EBRI Visit

External Advisory Board

Thursday, 02nd August 2012

The Board visited the pilot plant facility and received a presentation from Dr Steve Fish on the excellent progress of the project in the last year.

Members of the External Advisory Board are:
• Professor Russell L Jones, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of...

External Advisory Board

Royal Welsh Show

Friday, 27th July 2012

 BEACON Business Development Manager, Selwyn Owen, busy working at the Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells, Powys. 

 

 

Royal Welsh Show

Climate-KIC

Friday, 06th July 2012

Steve Fish and Ed Hodgson travelled to Brussels for a meeting with Climate-KIC representatives from across Europe regarding new project initiatives.  Present were representatives from Holland, Spain, France, Hungary as well as the UK.

Climate-KIC

State of the Art Research Facility assists ‘Green’ industry

Wednesday, 04th July 2012

A £1M industrial facility, operated by the BioComposites Centre (Bangor University) on the Llangefni Industrial Estate at Mona, has been helping local companies test new eco-friendly alternatives to existing products. 

New equipment at the facility, purchased as part of a £20M BEACON...

State of the Art Research Facility assists ‘Green’ industry

Farmers’ Visit

Thursday, 28th June 2012

Dr Mike Morris conducted a tour of the BEACON pilot plant facility for a visit by farmers and researchers from the Republic of Ireland with Germinal Ireland – to demonstrate that grass can have different, novel uses.

Farmers’ Visit

Feasibility Study

Tuesday, 26th June 2012

Mike Morris and Steve Fish attended a meeting in the Visualisation Centre, UWA.  Mike has had a feasibility study funded to look at the biorefining potential of IBERS crops.

Feasibility Study

Meeting with Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)

Thursday, 21st June 2012

A meeting took place with representatives from CPI, Wilton, regarding building collaboration and potential synergy between IBERS and CPI.

Meeting with Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)