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

13th-14th September
IPPS Master Class
Back to Basics: Wood structure and its influence on board properties, durability and fibre quality

12th-16th December
Nano-biomaterials for Water Purification
Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop
Kerala, India

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

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.


Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network Universities

BC has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network Universities. This programme aims to enable collaborative ventures and knowledge exchange across policy makers, business and academia outside the Foundation’s formal programmes by showcasing relevant academic work globally. Read more...

Nano-biomaterials for Water Purification Workshop

R.T. Durai Prabhakaran, currently working as part of our NRN-LCEE Plants & Architecture team, has won Newton Funding to run a Researcher Links workshop in Kerala, India. Read more...

Wild Forest Products Fair

BC had a display at the StarTree Wild Forest Products Fair at Glynllifon North Wales. The event aimed to educate communities about resources found in woodland and forest areas. Read more...

Successful kick-off meeting for Innovate UK funded project

The kick-off meeting for a feasibility study looking at Innovative Wood Composite Poles was held at the BC in Bangor. Read more...

Project collaboration with the Met office

On 5th of May the Met Office hosted a fact finding workshop for the NRN-LCEE at their state of the art facility in Exeter. Read more...

BC contribute to new book

Several members of BC have contributed to a new book: 'Environmental Impacts of Traditional and Innovative Forest-based Bioproducts'. Read more...

Young Researcher's Forum III

Elie Mansour, PhD student at BC talked about his work looking at insulation material and its contribution on indoor air quality. Read more...

Short Term Scientific Mission to Norway

Graham Ormondroyd is on a STSM at NIBIO to learn DNA sequencing methods to assess very early decay in timber. Read more...

BREAD4PLA Nominated for Best LIFE Environmental Award

BC’s BREAD4PLA project has been shortlisted as one of the ‘Best LIFE Environmental projects’ by a panel of EU experts. Closed loop recycling could utilize 175,000 tonnes of excess bakery residue currently produced in Europe. Read more...

BC at Woodbuild Wales

BC exhibited at Woodbuild Wales in Cardiff on 17th March. It was an opportunity to promote recent research on construction related materials to an audience of architects, construction & building companies. Read more...

BC at Hidden Worlds

BC exhibited at the Hidden Worlds Exhibition at Bangor University as part of British Science Week. Read more...

BC at EcoBuild 2016

BC exhibited at EcoBuild, 8-9th March 2016, as part of the ECO-SEE project. Our display highlighted the work to date. Read more...

New Wood Composites book out

Members of the BC materials group have recently contributed to a new book ‘Wood Composites’ edited by Dr. Martin Ansell and published by Woodhead Publishing. Read more...

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