Written and researched by BEAMZ founder and director Nick Coates this blog charts his research into discovering the CO2 equivalent of aluminium, and uncover how much CO2 is produced during its manufacturing.
In this blog about his cycling youth BEAMZ director Hugh Milner talks about his adventures on a bicycle, the joy of travelling under your own steam, and that no matter where you work (almost) cycling lets you see the world.
We always thought BEAMZ was forward thinking but we didn't expect that wood technology would become part of space exploration.
According to this article: "Wooden satellites would burn up without releasing harmful substances into the atmosphere or raining debris on the ground when they plunge back to Earth."
Admittedly this was in 2019 at Bespoked, but you've got to celebrate the good news and we were delighted that Nick received this accolade from the exhibitors, who wrote...
"This week we meet Nick Coates of Beamz, possibly the only framebuilder making bikes from coppiced woodland poles. A truly sustainable material, these poles are made into high performance bicycles with a unique natural beauty and feel. "
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Is Carbon Capture Now Essential?
There is some hope in this article, but if carbon capture has become vital, then protecting a woods and forests is essential, and the BEAMZ project can help be part of the solution.
"Randers says it’s urgent that larger organizations, like NASA and NOAA, check that their climate models address the self-sustained melting he and Goluke saw in their model. “Their models are much bigger than ours, and may reveal counteracting forces that can stop the melting we observe,” he says. " Read more here...
Bike Security Gets Tracking
Interesting story here from the BBC News website about protecting bicycles using technology and great service. The team at BEAMZ is also working on security methods to ensure that your wooden bike remains yours forever. More details to follow, sign up to the mailing list for regular updates.
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