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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IPPS 2015
7th & 8th October 2015
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales

CALL FOR PAPERS
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Deadline 31st March 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS
March
April
22nd April
NRN-LCEE Public Lecture, Bangor University
'What does 160 years of energy use tell us about sustained development?'
Dr. Andrew Jarvis, Lancaster University
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June
8-10th June
COST Action FP1303
Mould Training School. More details...

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

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...

BC SCIENTISTS HONOURED WITH FELLOWSHIPS OF THE INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS, MINERALS AND MINING

Two members of the Materials Research group, Drs Morwenna Spear and Simon Curling were accepted to the highest grade of membership to the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Read more...

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WITH WOOLCOOL

We recently worked with WOOLCOOL in their research to develop innovative, sustainable, passive insulated packaging that allows extended controlled temperature management for food and pharmaceutical distribution. Read more...

NEW BOOK PUBLISHED - 'CHEMICAL PROCESSES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE'

Prof Ray Marriott from BC has contributed a chapter in a new book ‘Chemical Processes for a Sustainable Future.’ The book is about chemical processes aimed at sustainability with a focus on developments in new technologies and on processes using renewable materials as chemical feedstocks. Read more...

BC JOINS WELSH MISSION TO CHINA

Adam Charlton joined Prof Dave Chadwick (SENRGy) to represent Bangor University as part of a Welsh Government mission to Beijing to the Beijing Capital Agri-Business Group. Read more...

STARS GRASS PACKAGING ON DISPLAY AT WAITROSE

Prototype green packaging, developed and produced as part of the STARS project, was on display at Waitrose, Menai Bridge on 18th November 2014. The Waitrose store hosted a display showing a variety of food items packed in the grass packaging product range, which currently includes food trays, fruit punnets and egg boxes. Read more...

BEACON INVITED SPEAKERS AT 3rd BIOECONOMY STAKEHOLDERS' CONFERENCE

The BEACON project as invited to present at the recent 3rd Bioeconomy Stakeholders' Conference, Turin, October 8 and 9, 2014. The theme of the conference session was ‘Connecting the biomass: illustrating the bioeconomy system in action by following the flows of biomass and residues’ and BEACON was presenting as a Regiostars 2014 winner. More details..

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