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Since 1989, BC (or The BioComposites Centre) has been at the forefront of research, development and the commercial application of bio-based alternatives to synthetic materials in manufacturing and industry.

Today, in a world where sustainability and the environment are moving to the top of the agenda, we offer businesses of all kinds the knowledge and the technical means to put those alternatives into practice, helping them lower costs, increase productivity and make their activities more environmentally and socially responsible.

CURRENT NEWS ITEMS

Short Term Scientific Mission to Norway

Graham Ormondroyd is on a STSM at NIBIO to learn DNA sequencing methods to assess very early decay in timber. Read more...

BREAD4PLA Nominated for Best LIFE Environmental Award

BC’s BREAD4PLA project has been shortlisted as one of the ‘Best LIFE Environmental projects’ by a panel of EU experts. Closed loop recycling could utilize 175,000 tonnes of excess bakery residue currently produced in Europe. Read more...

BC at Woodbuild Wales

BC exhibited at Woodbuild Wales in Cardiff on 17th March. It was an opportunity to promote recent research on construction related materials to an audience of architects, construction & building companies. Read more...

BC at Hidden Worlds

BC exhibited at the Hidden Worlds Exhibition at Bangor University as part of British Science Week. Read more...

BC at EcoBuild 2016

BC exhibited at EcoBuild, 8-9th March 2016, as part of the ECO-SEE project. Our display highlighted the work to date. Read more...

New Wood Composites book out

Members of the BC materials group have recently contributed to a new book ‘Wood Composites’ edited by Dr. Martin Ansell and published by Woodhead Publishing. Read more...

Hidden Worlds Exhibition

As part of British Science Week 2016 we have put together a demonstration to show just how amazing wood is. Come and join us on 12th March at Bangor University. Hidden Worlds Exhibition information.

59th SWST International Conference

Morwenna Spear will be presenting her work on mild thermal modification of UK timber on 7th March in Curitiba, Brazil. From project conception, through testing development and route to market. Conference website

Job Vacancy - Research Scientist, The CO2 Lab

We are currently looking for a recent PhD graduate with a strong interest in supercritical CO2 processing. You will have excellent practical/technical skills and leadership potential to develop your research skills. Read more…

Frankincense - fit for a king and new applications

Epiphany, marks the arrival of the three kings with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the infant Jesus. Frankincense was greatly valued in the ancient world. Today new techniques may allow use in new applications. Read more...

£12m EU backed bio-refining research and innovation project gets the ‘green’ light

A new £12 million investment in Wales’ ‘green’ economy has been announced by Welsh Government Finance and Government Business Minister, Jane Hutt. Backed by £8 million of EU funds, the BEACON+ project will see scientists from Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea Universities continue to work with industry to develop renewable materials, fuels and chemicals. Read more...

Cost Action & 60th LCA Discussion Forum

Campbell Skinner travelled to Zurich this week to attend two pan-European LCA-based discussions forums. Read more...

BC Annual Report 2014-15

The BC Annual Report has just been published. It contains details of recently completed projects, together with a variety of events and networks with which we are involved. Read report (pdf)...

BC Post Doc Awarded Scientific Exchange Funding

Luis Martin, from The CO2 Lab, BC, Bangor University was recently awarded £500 to fund a short scientific exchange with the Università degli Studi di Salerno in Italy to study the counter current fractionation of glycolipids. Read more...

IPPS 2015

Over 90 people attended IPPS 2015 at LLandudno 7th-8th October. Key Note speaker Prof Phil Evans, University of British Columbia, gave a fantastic presentation on the structure of wood composites using X-ray micro-computed tomography. More soon...

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