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A world-class bioenergy research institute, based at Aston University, developing solutions to meet the needs of businesses and local authorities in the UK and beyond.

About EBRI


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Biochar Workshop

The rising demand for this sustainable material could open up exciting opportunities for your business

Discover more about biochar, its wide variety of benefits and uses including carbon capture, water treatment, fuel source, odour control, soil improvement and industrial applications.

11 March 2020

Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Aston University, Birmingham


  • Benefits & Properties
  • Market Overview
  • Applications & Feedstocks
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Case Study
  • Tour of EBRI
  • Networking Opportunities

Who should attend

  • Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Industry
  • Arboretums & Arborologists
  • Biochar Manufacturers
  • Estate Managers
  • Foresters
  • Horticulturists & Nurseries
  • Landscapers & Gardening Companies
  • Property Developers
  • Soil & Compost Companies
  • Water Treatment Companies
  • Wood Industry

As customer demand for low carbon goods and services is rising, it is becoming increasingly important for suppliers to demonstrate their carbon footprint. More and more businesses are reviewing their supply chain emissions. All of these factors will drive growth in the low carbon market sectors including bioenergy, energy-from-waste, energy systems and bioproducts. 

The Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University provides practical solutions for businesses to explore these increasingly important, vibrant markets.

 Helping you on the path to Net Zero

During this event, you will have the opportunity to meet EBRI’s world leading team of scientists, researchers and business specialists.

Discover more about how we can help your business develop new products and services in the growing biochar market, and beyond.

You will also have the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art laboratories and power plant.

Register Now

T: 0121 204 3383
E: bioenergy@aston.ac.uk

There is no charge for eligible companies to attend*

* SME businesses located within the following West Midlands Local Enterprise (LEP) areas: Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, the Marches, and Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

**  Science News: DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. August 12, 2010

Business support from EBRI

  • Feedstock Analysis—we can provide you with laboratory analysis of a whole range of different waste materials
  • Technology Business Support—gain access to EBRI’s pyrolysis and gasification test facilities
  • Bespoke Reports—on the viability of your new product or service
  • Economic Feasibility Studies—we can provide you with an assessment of your proposed technology, including risk and return
  • Other Events—including the highly acclaimed EBRI ‘Value from Waste‘ Master Class, seminars and workshops



Book a place

Value from Waste Master Class

Is your business seeking new market opportunities?
Designed specifically for entrepreneurs and business leaders, this tailor-made course can help you transfer knowledge and skills directly to your business.

Ambitious government targets to increase the security of energy supply and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will drive growth of the bioenergy, energy-from-waste, energy systems and bioproducts sectors over the next ten years.

According to the Committee on Climate Change, bioenergy alone could provide up to 15% of UK energy demand in a low carbon economy by 2050. It is now the largest contributing renewable technology in the UK, providing 7.4% of primary energy supply.

Course programme
EBRI’s world-leading scientists and researchers have designed a tailor-made course to introduce the practical skills, concepts and strategies your business needs to achieve success in these increasingly important, vibrant market sectors.

Topics covered
– Technologies & Feedstock
– Supply Chains
– Business Opportunities
– Carbon Reduction

Who should attend
SME business leaders and entrepreneurs in the West Midlands seeking:
– New opportunities in the bioeconomy marketplace including biomass, biorefining, bioenergy, biofuels and biobased products and services
– Expert advice and guidance to help develop solutions that are right for their organisation

Register now

To book your place email bioenergy@aston.ac.uk or call 0121 204 3383.

There will be no charge for eligible* companies to attend this event.

Download EBRI Master Class flyer here

*SME businesses located within the following West Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas: Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, the Marches and Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

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