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20th-22nd July.
SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS CONFERENCE
Registration and Call for Abstracts is now open.
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Save the Date
16th & 17th September

IPPS MASTER CLASS AND 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF BC

UPCOMING EVENTS

April
2nd April
SBBC Meeting
Sustainable Buildings Breakfast Club: “Cartref cyfoes i fyfyrwyr :: Modern student living”. Mark McNamee from City Heart on the new development at Santes Fair, Bangor More details
May
7th May
SBBC Meeting
Sustainable Buildings Breakfast Club: “An eco-build timber frame extension on a quarryman’s cottage in Bethesda, North Wales”
July
20th-22
nd July
SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS CONFERENCE
Registration and Call for Abstracts are now open.
More details.
September
16th -17th September

IPPS Master Class and 25th Anniversary Celebration of BC

Paper published in Journal of Material Science, March 2014
Journal of Materials Science
"The water vapour sorption behaviour of acetylated birch wood: how acetylation affects the sorption isotherm and accessible hydroxyl content. "

 

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO BEACON

BEACON is the winner of the prestigious European Commission RegioStars Award 2014. This is fantastic recognition of the great achievement and impact of the project. Initially 19 finalist were chosen from 80 projects supported by EU Cohesion Policy funds on the basis of four key criteria: innovation, impact, sustainability and partnership. Read more...

IPPS MASTER CLASS AND 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The IPPS Master Class will be held on 16th and 17th September in Bangor. The planning stages are well under way. This year we are combining the event with a special gala dinner and prestigious lecture to celebrate 25 years in business.

BANGOR SCIENCE FESTIVAL

BC staff will be helping at Hidden Worlds on Saturday 15 March. A display of various natural based materials including bio-based insulation products will be available. See Bangor Science Festival Website for further details.

BEACON CASE STUDY LAUNCH

Finance Minister Jane Hutt launched a BEACON publication, ‘Progress through Partnership’ at a business breakfast held during UK Climate Week [3-9 March] and BioWales 2014. The booklet highlights some of the innovative work underway in the £20m EU-backed BEACON project between companies and Universities in helping to establish Wales as a Biorefining Centre of Excellence. Read more...

ECO-SEE

BC are part of a consortium working on a new EU FP7 project looking to improve the indoor environmental quality of energy efficient buildings through the use of innovative eco-materials that will not only contribute to improved indoor spaces but also have lower embodied energy and carbon compared to existing solutions. Read more...

LIMNet WORKSHOP- SMART MATERIALS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

A workshop, on Monday 31st March 2014, in Carnarfon, Gwynedd, will give an overview of smart materials in general and then more specifically look at the use of smart materials in textile related products. Read more...

LIMNet

BC is involved in a new A4B (Academia for Business) Knowledge Exchange Partnership funded by the Welsh Government. LIMNet, the Low Impact Materials Network, covers the following different sectors, smart and biomimetic materials, 3D printing and fabrication and building and construction. Read more...

SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS CONFERENCE

BC are hosting a Supercritical Fluids Conference on 20th-22nd July at Bangor University. The conference will bring together both academic researchers and industry to promote the application of supercritical fluids and to identify new opportunities to replace traditional solvent based processes with cleaner and greener technologies. Read more...

BEACON SEMINAR

BEACON are hosting a half day seminar on life cycle analysis and process optimisation at Bangor University on 25th February. Read more...

BC FEATURE IN WOOD BASED PANELS ARTICLE

BC feature in a three page spread in WBP International magazine as we mark our celebration of 25 years in business. The article features an overview of how BC was established in 1989 and gives a brief history of the Centre and its activities past and present. Read more...

JOB OPPORTUNITY

WINR are currently advertising for a Research Officer to work with the BioComposites Centre and Bangor University Chemistry Department. The work involves providing technical support to develop a biomass liquefaction reactor, and the use of the products of the reaction in chemical synthesis. Read more...

NREL RELEASE NEW LAND USE MODEL

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the USA has released a new land use model, BioLUC, aimed at modelling the effects of bio-feedstock production scenarios on global land use change. Read more...

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING BREAKFAST CLUB

On January 16th a site visit has been arranged to view two properties being developed locally by Gary Newman, designed by Rachel Bevan Architects and being built by Williams Homes. Read more...

WELSH SOFTWOODS IN CONSTRUCTION REPORT

Wales Forest Business Partnership and Wood Knowledge Wales have produced a report about Welsh Softwoods in Construction. The report covers background information of welsh timber, construction design and methods for utilizing softwood. Read more...

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