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Dr Steve Fish Director of Enterprise Dr Mike Morris Business Development Manager Dr Elaine Jensen Research Scientist. Biorefining at Aberystwyth University. What is BEACON. £20M biorefining initiative Aberystwyth, Swansea and Bangor University collaboration on innovation R&D

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Dr Steve Fish Director of EnterpriseDr Mike Morris Business Development ManagerDr Elaine Jensen Research Scientist

Biorefining at Aberystwyth University

what is beacon
What is BEACON
  • £20M biorefining initiative
  • Aberystwyth, Swansea and Bangor University collaboration on innovation R&D
  • Aberystwyth University is the lead partner
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Petro-chemical Industry

Renewable feed stocks

Sustainably

aims and objectives
Aims and Objectives
  • Establish links between the business community and academia within Wales
  • Develop new products and processes that will support bio-economic growth and mitigate climate change
  • Creation of highly skilled jobs in the area of green biotech
  • Supporting inward investment
  • Promoting science excellence
beacon entrepreneurial outputs
BEACON entrepreneurial outputs
  • Enterprises assisted 202 May 2015
  • Collaborative R&D 25 May 2015
  • Gross jobs created 67 May 2017
  • Enterprises created 3 May 2017
  • Profit benefit £1,680,000 May 2017
  • Investment induced £3,360,000 May 2017
  • Products registered 7 May 2017
  • Products launched 16 May 2017
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Pre-treated biomass

from the flash tank

30 L reaction vessel

High pressure boiler (to 35 bar)

SE is common scalable pre-treatment for lignocellulosic biomass. Above material will liquefy in under 1 hour with standard cellulosic enzymes.

Flash tank

Collection point

market sectors of companies interacting with beacon based on sic codes
Market sectors of companies interacting with BEACON (based on SIC codes)
  • 56 Different companies
  • 44 different SIC codes (some companies >1 SIC)
the aberystwyth team
The Aberystwyth team

Entrepreneurial/ Business Development Team

Innovation Team

Iain Donnison

Joe Gallagher

David Bryant

Ed Hodgson

Colin Jackson

Trish Toop

David Thomas

Paul Wyn Jones

Sian Jones Thomas

Ana Winters

Athole Marshall

Gordon Alison

John Norris

Elaine Jensen

  • Steve Fish
  • Mike Morris
  • Selwyn Owen
  • Melissa Mason
  • Nia George
  • Ruth Rowbotham

Education

  • 6 Ph.D. students
low carbon energy and the environment kep
Low Carbon Energy and the Environment KEP
  • What does this grand challenge mean and how can we innovate associated with it
climate kic
Climate KIC
  • Education
  • Innovation
  • Pathfinder
  • Entrepreneurs

Integration of the Knowledge Triangle:

The link between all three sides and the effective transmission and sharing of knowledge, information and skills for joint exploitation is crucial to delivering the jobs and growth opportunities that Europe is seeking

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Questions?