Exciting new developments at the School of Chemistry…

The School of Chemistry is proud to announce that we have recently been successful in securing two very significant funding bids.

The first of these will go towards the £20M BEACON project, which is a partnership project between the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea. BEACON will exploit the combined academic expertise in plant biosciences, microbiology, chemistry, biocomposites and life cycle assessment. The project will use non-food crop material to develop innovative products which will have the added advantages of renewability and reduced environmental footprint and will provide local plant based alternatives to reduce our reliance on products now obtained from petroleum.

The second success is WINNS, a €2.6 million project to develop and sustain jobs in the sector at the interface between chemistry and life sciences. Funded under the Ireland Wales 2007-2013 INTERREG IVA programme and managed in Wales by the School of Chemistry. The “Wales Ireland Network for Scientific Skills” (WINSS) will assist companies that work across chemistry, life sciences and material sciences. The project will provide a range of specialist skills training to develop the expertise needed by the sector.

Publication date: 22 August 2012