Developing the bioenergy leaders of the future

Tom Anderson, EBRI's Business Development Manager

On 19th – 20th November EBRI is holding an exclusive 2-day Bioenergy Master Class Course for entrepreneurs and business leaders in the West Midlands. Below, EBRI’s Business Development Manager – Tom Anderson – explains why this FREE course should be an essential date in the diary for anyone looking to get ahead in the bioenergy sector.

“Feedstocks. Technologies. Permits. CapeEx. Incentives. Tax. Debt.  Regulation. Return-on-Investment…

With so many factors to consider, it is no wonder that at times, developing a bioenergy project can seem like a complex and daunting task.

But it’s also an opportunity that could be too good for your business to miss out on.

Bioenergy is one of the fastest growing and most attractive emerging markets for entrepreneurs and businesses in the UK, Europe and beyond. By the end of the decade the bioenergy sector is forecast to be worth more than £12 billion in the UK alone – that’s more than 50 times the size of the UK market for electric vehicles by the same date!

With such a rewarding – but complex – opportunity, it is essential that today’s forward-thinking business leaders build-up their knowledge and get to grips with this dynamic and changing market.

EBRI’s world-leading scientists and researchers have designed the EBRI Bioenergy Master Class to be a concise, two-day introductory course for entrepreneurs and business leaders. It will introduce the practical skills, concepts and strategies your business needs to achieve success in the bioenergy sector.  The course covers what EBRI believes to be the ‘Four Fundamentals’ of bioenergy. These are: bioenergy projects; bioenergy technologies; policies & incentives; planning & permitting.

1. Bioenergy Projects
This first session will cover all you need to know about how to structure a successful bioenergy project, secure investment and boost your business plan.

2. Bioenergy Technologies
This session will increase your knowledge of the core bioenergy technology options, how they work and how to choose the right technology for your project.

3. Policy & Incentives
Gain an understanding of what’s driving the growth of the sector and how you can maximise your profits by accessing lucrative incentive schemes.

4. Planning & Permitting
During this session you’ll learn to navigate the complex path of planning and permitting regulations associated with all the key bioenergy technologies and feedstocks.

Whether you’re a project developer, investor, technology provider or engineering firm we’re certain that this course will provide a great opportunity to share the latest knowledge and perspectives on how become a bioenergy success story.

And it’s free for businesses in the West Midlands! If your business is located in the West Midlands then you are eligible to attend our exclusive Master Class course for free. There are just 15 places available for the course so please book your place now to avoid disappointment. Overnight accommodation can be provided.

Register to attend the EBRI Bioenergy Master Class on 19th – 20th November 2014.

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