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October 2019
8th & 9th October
IPPS 2019
Llandudno, North Wales
Read the review and find out more IPPS 2019
July 2019
3rd & 4th July
Timber 2019, London
Organised by the Wood Technology Society
Follow the link to find out more Timber 2019

BioComposites Centre
Annual Report

Annual Report 2019
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.

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.


Completed KTP Associateship

BC staff celebrated with Bronia Stefanowski as she completed her two-year KTP Associateship with Lignia Wood Company Ltd. Her work during the placement successfully embedded knowledge and new technical methods into the company ... Read more...

IPPS 2019 a great success

The BioComposites Centre welcomed delegates and speakers from far and wide to IPPS 2019 in Llandudno on 8-9 October 2019. A short review and other information can be found on the IPPS website Read more...

Journal paper from STSM with Cost Action FP1407

We're pleased to see a paper by Dr Magdalena Broda from Poznań University of Life Sciences in Poland published this month. Dr Broda visited BC during a Short Term Scientific Mission ... Read more...


BioComposites Centre is now launching a new platform of research on crop biostimulants and biofungicides, using marine resources (seaweeds, microalgae, marine plants, etc), and terrestrial biomass that would grow in coastal regions, in the BioNASPA project. Read more...

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...

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...

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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