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

Welcome to BC

26th & 27th June
Timber 2018
IOM3, 297 Euston Road, London
More details to follow Download the call for papers

October 2017
4th & 5th October
IPPS 2017
Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Full programme and details here

Best LIFE Environment Projects Award
Our highly sucessful Bread4PLA project received an Enviroment LIFE Programme
LIFE Citizens Award .
The project demonstrated that 175,000 tonnes of bakery waste can be made into biodegradable film in closed loop recycling.

BioComposites Centre
Annual Report

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.


New book about natural materials and design

A new book Designing with Natural Materials, has been written and edited by members of the BC team. Read more...

Success for BC PhD students

Two of our PhD students successfully defended their theses in viva-voce examinations in December and January. Read more...

New project: using lasers to improve the modification of wood

BC is collaborating with Fibre 7 Ltd, Millennium Lasers Ltd and Coventry University in an Innovate UK funded research project to improve the permeability of wood. Read more...

Bangor science project wins EU award

BREAD4PLA, a green science and technology project in which Bangor University's research played a significant role, has been awarded one of the two ''Green Awards'' as one of the best LIFE Environment Projects of the last 25 years. Read more...

BC host COST Action FP 1407: Modwoodlife

The BioComposites Centre recently hosted 15 Phd students and early career researchers from across Europe at a training school organised for COST Action FP 1407: Modwoodlife. Read more...

BC Senior Process Engineer recruitment

Applications are invited for a full time post of Senior Process Engineer to work in the BC Pilot Plant facility located on Anglesey.  Read more...

Algae-based Materials and Products Workshop

As part of the ongoing BISIGODOS project, BC are presenting at the upcoming University of Warwick workshop which will discuss the exploitation of algae as a feedstock. The Workshop will be held on Thursday, 20 April 2017. Read more...

Celebrating Bangor University's contributions to the United Nations

Bangor University has been awarded a prestigious plaque in recognition of its contributions to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). Dr Rob Elias, Director of the BioComposites Centre accepted the plaque on behalf of Bangor University. Read more...

BEACON Conference 2017 "Developing a Sustainable Bioeconomy for Wales: A Future Roadmap"

Registration is now open for the BEACON Conference 2017 which will be held in Venue Cymru, Llandudno on 24th & 25th May 2017. Read more...

Bio-composite wood product offers a green alternative

Pollywood, in collaboration with the BioComposites Centre, are developing a new range of green electricity or telephone transmission poles. Read more…

MDF Recovery work on solution to recycling MDF is gaining recognition

MDF Recovery, who have been working closely with the BioComposites Centre at Bangor University to develop their innovative technology for recycling MDF, are making the national news. Read more...


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