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 Value from Waste Master Class, held at EBRI in Birmingham, the CoRE building at Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre, the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub, the Hereford Business Solutions Centre and the University Centre Shrewsbury.

Click here to see short film about the EBRI Master Class.

97% of attendees of the EBRI Master Class have rated it ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’.

Business Reviews

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.

Paul Eaton, Phoenix Wood Pellets

Phoenix Wood Pellets in Cradley Heath, West Midlands manufacture Grade A and B wood pellets for biomass markets to be used in various heating products. Here, Paul Eaton describes his interest in renewable energy, and recommends the two-day EBRI Master Class as a good grounding for anyone joining the bioenergy industry.

Sanjay Aggarwal, Spice Kitchen and Recorked UK

Sanjay Aggarwal, based in Birmingham runs two businesses: Spice Kitchen, a spice and tea manufacturer; and Recorked UK, the leading UK cork recycling scheme, predominantly from used wine stoppers. He attended the EBRI Bioenergy Master Class event to gain an understanding of alternative potential uses of the corks, e.g. as a biomass feedstock and a biofuel.