Huge congratulations to colleagues from the BEACON project who, on Monday evening won the prestigious European Commission RegioStars Award 2014.

A prestigious European Commission RegioStars Award 2014 has been won by the BEACON Biorefining Centre of Excellence, an innovative Welsh research partnership dedicated to developing industrial products from plants to reduce reliance on fossil-based resources such as coal and gas.

BEACON is a Welsh Government EU funded collaboration between Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea universities. Professor Diane Kelly and Professor Steve Kelly who lead the project here at Swansea, were amongst the BEACON team when they received their award for Sustainable Growth at the awards ceremony in Brussels this week.