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

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.

Eric Dauleu, Edenviro Biomass

Eric Dauleu is from a recently established company Edenviro Biomass based in Ludlow. The business produces sustainable and quality biomass fuel and provides a consultancy service. Here he discusses the challenge of being part of a new business and how the EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class highlighted areas he has not previously considered, made him aware of new technologies and allowed him to meet local businesses.

Maurice Bottomley, Lodge Cottrell

Maurice Bottomley of Lodge Cottrell supplies flue gas treatment systems and develops energy from waste projects. He talks about his passion for the industry and highlights the breadth and scope of pursuing a career in the bioenergy resource management sector. He’s keen to develop his knowledge and points out how his attendance at the EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class has enhanced this, in addition to providing a valuable networking opportunity with the other attendees.