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

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.

Jenny Rohde, Jones Newton Ltd

Jenny gives advice and support to companies regarding strategic marketing to help them improve their competitive positioning. Her clients include engineering companies in the environmental, manufacturing and water sectors. She attended the EBRI Master Class to gain an insight into the bioenergy market and the potential opportunities it could provide to her clients.

John Seaward, Tudor Griffiths Group

Tudor Griffiths Group, based in North Shropshire is a leading supplier of construction materials and building supplies, ready mixed concrete, waste management and recycling. The company’s Finance Director, John Seaward gives an overview of the company’s biomass project, and how attending the EBRI Master Class held at the unique CoRE building in Stoke has broadened his understanding of bioenergy and how everything fits together.

Lesley-Jane and Robin Powell, Landmark Associates Ltd

Miscanthus growers Lesley-Jane and Robin Powell talk about the potential benefits of growing this grass bioenergy crop on brown field sites in the West Midlands, and how it could benefit local communities. They describe how the EBRI Bioenergy Class which they attended has provided them with a central point of contact for advice and useful network links, and how the experience gained can help them develop their ideas.

Martin Mullan, The Big Changes Company

Martin’s company helps organisations improve value in the eyes of their own individual customers. This includes helping businesses identify areas of waste, both on a physical and practical basis. Here he describes how by attending the EBRI Bioenergy Master Class has brought value to him, in terms of gaining knowledge and networking opportunities.

Peter Francis, Midland Automation Technology Ltd

Peter runs Midland Automation Technology which designs and builds control systems for process plants including gasification plants, and biomass handling. He is working on a joint project with Concertive Engineering Services Ltd in Sedgley, West Midlands, and by attending the EBRI Master Class he was able to find out more about bioenergy, resources and practices, and to get ideas about process benefits they can introduce to the project.