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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.


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...


Our PhD student Elie Mansour presented his work on the absorption of formaldehyde and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) by wool and natural fibres at FEMS 2015. Read more...

ESBP 2015

Viacheslav Tverezovskiy presented at the 8th European Symposium on Biopolymers (ESBP 2015). Interest in biopolymers production & application has significantly increased worldwide. Read more..

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