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

Derek Jones, SER Technologies

Specialising in renewable energy solutions, Derek Jones from SER Technologies, discusses his interest in the waste to energy sector and how relevant to their business the EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class proved to be, particularly the sessions on combustion, gasification and pyrolysis. He plans to continue working with EBRI to discover more about pyrolysis plants.

Cath Edwards, Credibly Green Ltd

Credibly Green helps businesses to look at their waste, as well as energy and water use to save money. Here, Cath Edwards of Credibly Green describes the current drivers for companies to look at the need to measure their environmental impact, and how she has benefited from attending the ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class at EBRI, Aston University.

Oliver Lloyd, Waste Cure Ltd

Oliver Lloyd’s company Waste Cure, based in Stourbridge collects local business and residential waste. Their main objective is to divert waste from the landfill process and put it back into the community, through the most efficient process. Here he gives an overview of how the EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class has helped him broaden his knowledge of the various state-of–the–art technologies available to process different types of waste.

Andrew Goddard, Freeland Horticulture Ltd

Andrew, of Freeland Horticulture, a nationwide producer and supplier of soils, talks about the challenges of converting waste streams containing plastics into viable material that can be put into soil. He attended the EBRI Master Class to gain an insight into the various thermochemical technologies and processes which could help his business meet this challenge

Arun Luther, Genesis Innovations Ltd

Arun Luther of Genesis Innovations in Birmingham provides help to SMEs, including start-up companies, to develop technology solutions and to raise finance for their business growth needs. One of his current projects, for instance, revolves around plastic recycling, and he is looking at ways that ‘end-of-life’ plastic can be converted into fuel. The EBRI Master Class provided Arun with the opportunity to meet other businesses and to explore potential opportunities for him to provide assistance in his specialist area.

Colin Oakley, Ozone Efficiency

Colin Oakley, Managing Director of Ozone Efficiency specialises in reducing problems for other companies, including cutting chemical bills, energy bills and reducing waste. Here he explains how he found the EBRI Bioenergy Master Class enlightening, and how it has given him ideas about new markets for his product, which he previously would not have considered.