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

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.

Simon Ighofose, PyroGenesys

Simon Ighofose’s company PyroGenesys Ltd is a start-up company which came out of Aston University in Birmingham. During this film footage, Simon highlights the benefits of working with bioenergy centre-of-excellence, the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI), and the collaboration opportunities that are available for his business.

Tony Pickess, Gemidan Ltd

Gemidan have developed a high performance pre-treatment technology for food waste for use in the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) sector. Tony attended the EBRI Master Class to learn more about the broader bioenergy sector. Here he gives an overview of the scale of food waste in the UK, and how renewable energy can play a part in making better use of it.