Reviews

EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class

EBRI works with a number of SMEs across the West Midlands. Below is a selection of short films featuring attendees of the EBRI Bioenergy Master Class, held at EBRI in Birmingham, the CoRE building at Stoke-on-Trent, and the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub.

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

Business Reviews

David Thompson, Agripellets Ltd

Agripellets Ltd process agricultural residues, primarily straw and Miscanthus grass grown in the West Midlands area, into pellets. Here David Thompson describes how historically Agripellets have supplied these pellets for power generation and commercial heat, and by attending the EBRI Bioenergy Master Class at Aston University has helped him explore other ways of adding value to these products.

Donna Galt, Marketing & Sustainability Consultant

Sustainability and Marketing Consultant, Donna Galt helps businesses to understand the value of becoming more sustainable and how that can lead to new product and service design. Having attended the EBRI Bioenergy Master Class at Aston University, she explains how it enlightened her about the breadth of potential growth areas for business.

Eva Martinez, EST Translations

Eva Martinez of EST Translations provides environmental translational services to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) on both a local and international basis. She attended the two-day EBRI Bioenergy Master Class to get a better understanding of the technology and processes used in this area, and to engage with Aston University, as well as other businesses.

Fabion Wasa, Ariise Technologies Ltd

Fabion’s company Ariise Technologies, is a start-up business which supplies technology solutions to help improve people’s lives in third world countries, particularly in the areas of preparing food, accessing energy and cleaner water, as well as hospital equipment. He attended the EBRI Master Class to gain a better understanding of bioenergy, and for guidance and ideas on how to take his prototype to market.

Hadrian Garner, Severn Group Ltd

Hadrian Garner of Severn Group, a mechanical engineering and commercial gas company based in Stourport, talks about his company’s involvement in bioenergy and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants. Following on from attending the EBRI Bioenergy Master Class at Aston University, he is thinking ahead about future commercial opportunities in the areas of bioenergy and biodigestion.

Jaymish Patel and Viral Patel, Biofuel Evolution Ltd

Aston University graduates and business partners Jaymish Patel and Viral Patel are exploring ways to convert waste streams into liquid biofuels. Their start-up company Biofuel Evolution is looking to convert food waste from restaurants and cafes etc. into bioethanol utilising the pyrolysis process. Here they describe how the EBRI Bioenergy Master Class has helped inspire their business vision.