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BioComposites Centre
Annual Report

BioComposites Centre Annual Report 2014

Paper published in Environment International, Volume 73 pp 402-412 December 2014
Cover image Environment International
Assessment of health implications related to processing and use of natural wool insulation products.
Mansour E., Loxton C., Elias R.M. & Ormondroyd G.A.

BEACON finalist for RegioStars Award

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

AU REVOIR ANTOINE

Antoine Stéphan, from the School of Wood Science and Timber Engineering (ENSTIB), Epinal, France, has been an intern, with the materials research group, for 8 weeks this summer. Read more...

FP1303 COST Action MOULD TRAINING SCHOOL

BC hosted a 3 day training school, 8th-10th June at Bangor University, on the evaluation of mould risk in buildings and on materials. Read more...

BRIGIT 3RD PROJECT NEWSLETTER

BRIGIT project producing biopolymers from waste-derived lignocelullosic sugar feedstock liquor of wood sulphite pulping process 3rd newsletter out now. Read more...

CO2 WELCOMES ERASMUS+ STUDENTS

The CO2 lab welcomed Giovanni Salvatore and Camilla Milano, two Erasmus+ research students, from the University of Salerno, Italy. Read more...

COST Action FP1006 CONFERENCE

Thanasis Dimitriou presented at the final meeting of COST Action FP1006 'Advances in modified and functional surfaces' conference. Read more...

HARRY EARL SCHOLARSHIP

The BioComposites Centre and Kronospan are launching a new scholarship fund to commemorate the life of Dr Harry Earl. More details..

BC FEATURES ON BBC RADIO WALES SCIENCE CAFE

Work at the BioComposites Centre was featured on BBC Radio Wales Science Cafe on Tuesday 10th March in a 30 minute programme dedicated to Bangor University's Hidden Worlds Exhibition. Read more...

WALES-CHINA PARTNERSHIP STRENGTHENS

The BioComposites Centre has just been awarded a 2 year project with a total value of £593K. The project is funded through Innovate UK and aims to develop a novel biotech approach to produce a range of products based on straw. Read more...

PRINCESS ROYAL SHOWN STARS PRODUCTS

Princess Anne was shown a range of sustainable packaging products made from ryegrass, which were the successful result of the A4B STARS project. Read more...

RESEARCH SCIENTIST WANTED

We are recruiting a materials scientist to work on the development of new and novel materials from bio-based resources through the use of biomimicry and architectural principles. Read more...

BC COLLABORATION WITH UGANDA

Graham Ormondroyd visited Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda (MUK) as part of a five-year collaboration deal. BC will provide expertise in the field of biobased materials advising on the development of processes to utilize resources such as waste from agriculture. Read more...

BC PRESENTS AT COIR KERALA FAIR

Rob Elias gave a presentation on ‘Use of Natural Fibres in Construction and Packaging Applications’ on 3rd February 2015 the Coir Kerala fair. Read more...

NEW EQUIPMENT - ACCELERATED SOLVENT EXTRACTOR

BC has just purchased a Dionex ASE 350 Accelerated Solvent Extractor system. Suitable for pesticide residue analysis, soils analysis, and of course plant extraction. Read more...

PhD STUDENT WINS RON COCKROFT AWARD

Bronia Stefanowski has been granted the Ron Cockcroft Award (RCA) from the International Research Group on Wood Protection (IRG/WP). This award enables Bronia to attend and present her work at the 46th IRG annual conference in Viña del Mar, Chile, in May. Read more...

 

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