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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)

BBSRC Meeting

Wednesday, 20th June 2012

A meeting with BBSRC was held at Celtic Manor regarding Industrial Biotechnology.  Steve Fish, Iain Donnison and Wayne Powell attended.

BBSRC Meeting

Meeting at Park Place, Cardiff

Tuesday, 19th June 2012

Steve Fish and Mike Morris attended a meeting at Park Place, Cardiff aimed at developing potential new projects with a number of commercial partners including Celbius and Biosep.  The meeting was also attended by representatives of Welsh Government.  

Meeting at Park Place, Cardiff

Praxis Conference

Monday, 18th June 2012

Selwyn Owen and Steve Fish went to Southampton to attend the Praxis Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Universities.  As a result they were both able to build business links.

Praxis Conference

Urdd Eisteddfod

Monday, 04th June 2012

Gethin Allen and Selwyn Owen manned the BEACON stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod which was held near Caernarfon.  They demonstrated alternatives to oil based products.

       

Urdd Eisteddfod

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Monday, 30th April 2012

In April Steve Fish, Trisha Toop, Adam Charlton and Ray Marriott visited NREL, Golden, and attended the International Biomass Conference and Dinner.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

£20m green boost

Friday, 30th March 2012

The BEACON biorefining centre at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), today (Thursday 29 March) unveiled new research facilities as part of a £20m initiative.

The research, officially opened by the Deputy Minister for European...

£20m green boost

Delivery of some big toys

Wednesday, 28th March 2012

Yesterday we had a big day on site and achieved a major milestone in the BEACON Pilot Facility build and installation programme; we took delivery of all of the pilot-scale equipment from Axium Process Ltd!

This included the two membrane filtration skids, the pasteuriser skid and last...

Delivery of some big toys