About BioPilotsUK

BioPilotsUK is a collaboration created by five established biorefining open-access centres who recognise the importance of partnerships to develop UK bio-based value chains. Together, we de-risk the commercialisation of bio-based products and processes by trialling new technologies to ensure our partners are investing in the right technologies for their business.

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Our vision

The UK as a global leader in biorefining technology development and bio-based product manufacture within a sustainable high-value bioeconomy.

Our mission

  • Provide a stable, integrated, cost-effective pilot and process development service linked to the higher education (HE) sector for the benefit of bio-based industries and the bioeconomy
  • Work collectively and internationally to increase knowledge and capabilities in biorefining and industrial biotechnology (IB)
  • Nurture the development of SMEs and larger companies to support the growth of bio-based value chains

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“BEACON is an invaluable resource to our company. At Clifford Jones Timber we always try to be imaginative whilst adding value to our processes. Without BEACON’s scientific knowledge and research facilities we would not have been able to explore such wide-ranging and innovative concepts.”

– Alan Jones, Chairman, Clifford Jones Timber