Reviews

EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class

During 2017 and 2018, EBRI ran a roadshow of its Value from Waste Master Class across the West Midlands region.

Devised to help local companies to develop new products and services from unwanted material such as manufacturing, agricultural and food waste, the two-day course has been highly acclaimed by the business community.

96% of attendees of the EBRI Master Class have rated it ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’.

 

Click here to see a short film from a cross-section of attendees from a variety of industries including engineering services, manufacturing, energy, marketing and waste.

Business Reviews

Russ Taylor, Velorim Ltd

Velorim based in Cannock, Staffordshire was spun out of a charity that recycles bicycles – specifically the rubber waste. In the UK, 30 million bicycle tyres, and 150 million inner tubes are disposed of per year, going straight into landfill.

Velorim Director, Russ Taylor is exploring alternative markets to reprocess these waste materials into bare constituent products that can be used in manufacturing. By attending the EBRI Value from Waste Master Class he discovered more about pyrolysis –  a process that can generate energy from waste, and how it compares economically to remanufacturing rubber waste.

Darren Bland, CQA International Ltd

CQA International based in Staffordshire specialises in environmental engineering solutions for the waste management and mining industries. One of the biggest challenges the company faces is dealing with the sheer quantities of waste.

According to Darren Bland of CQA, “Although technologies are moving forward, they are not moving forward as fast as waste streams are changing”. He attended the EBRI Value from Waste Master Class to get a broader understanding of general bioenergy technologies and where they are at currently.

Andrew Emery, Orca Enviro Systems (UK)

Andrew Emery of Orca Enviro Systems (UK) talks about the challenges of bringing their new patented waste management technology to the UK market.

His attendance of the EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class held in Lichfield, West Midlands has allowed him the opportunity to get a high level of understanding of the current environment, and to network with other people in the same arena.

Oladimeji Ogunjimi, Boldstep Resources

Boldstep Resources, founded by Oladimeji Ogunjimi, specialises in managing waste items that can be reused, including metals such as aluminium. Oladimeji attended the EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class, held in Lichfield, to enhance his understanding of opportunities in the energy from waste market.

Here he highlights what he sees as the two main challenges in waste management – technology and funding.

Helen Holman, Biomass and Sustainability Business Development

Helen Holman’s company provides a whole range of specialist marketing skills to the bioenergy sector. Here she gives an insight into how the two-day EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class has helped broaden her knowledge in this area.

She points out that that although end users are becoming more conscious of the sustainability angle, industry leaders haven’t quite fully cottoned onto this.

Anthony Walters, Spookfish

Anthony Walters from Spookfish, a small consultancy, helps businesses to identify cost savings and ultimately grow. Here he outlines the sectors he has engaged with and explains his commitment to low carbon voluntary work in his local area of Lichfield. He believes this has helped enhance his knowledge of the bioenergy sector and would like to see local communities taking control of their own future.