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Sustainability is no longer a fringe issue but a key corporate responsibility for businesses seeking to develop and grow. BC Technologies will help you meet your environmental obligations... and your commercial objectives
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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.
Beacon and the Alliance for Sustainable Building Porducts (ASBP) organised a successful half day seminar on 28th November 2013 on 'Biobased materials for the construction industry using Welsh natural resources'. Read more...
Work at the BC was featured in the publications 'Food & Drink Technology' online and 'The Fresh Produce Journal'. The articles describe the new 'STARS' project which will use the newly purchased pulp molding equipment. The industry-led project is looking at the potential to convert Welsh ryegrass into sustainable food packaging. Read more...
Dr. Rob Elias will be presenting at a business event promoting the use of timber in the constructIon industry on 20th November 2013. The event is organised by the Welsh Government Construction Sector in association with the Structural Timber Association. Other speakers include Edwina Hart, Minister of Economy, Science and Transport and Peter Davies, Sustainable Futures Commissioner for Wales. **Flyer**
Work at the BioComposites Centre was featured in the Daily Post and on ITV Wales on 12th November 2013. Ivy is being investigated for potential fine chemicals and other valuable extracts and the fibres which it contains. Read more...
BEACON is a finalist in the RegioStars 2014 awards which honour Europe's most inspirational and innovative regional projects. The award is given to projects supported by EU cohesion policy funds on the basis of four key criteria: innovation, impact, sustainability and partnership. Read more...
There will be a Beacon half-day seminar on 'Product commercialisation and Intellectual Property (IP) rights' on 23rd October. The event will be held at IBERS, Aberwstyth. Read more...
BC and SENRGy are recruiting a student for a MRes on "Established and Novel Recovery Route for Ligno-cellulosic Waste". The project will investigate the enviromental impacts of incinerating wood treated with modern preservatives currently classed as Category 3 wood waste, which is resticted by legislation. Closing date 21/10/13. Read more...