How into bales is Judith? Well, she just bought her own baling machine to play with!
Name: Judith Thornton
Company: Aberystwyth University
Talk title: What’s in a bale and why it matters
Talk description: General discussion on what affects straw bale degradability, alternative straws, potential for bale redesign.
Judith’s Bio: Judith is Low Carbon Manager in the BEACON project at Aberystwyth University. She works with companies on innovations relating to plant-based building materials. In 2017 she was part of the team building the world’s first straw bale house built out of Miscanthus. She is interested in the relative merits of different straw types, and in optimising bale production for the straw bale building industry.