Patricia Thornley (Director of EBRI)

Tackling climate change | The Aston Angle

Posted on Monday 30th August, 2021

Tackling climate change: why we need to commit resources across geographical and professional borders.

By Professor Patricia Thornley, Director of the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI), August 2021

Achieving our climate targets requires total transformation of our energy system. Read More >>

R&D Tax Credits

Posted on Monday 26th April, 2021

Did you know 55% of businesses in Germany make a claim for the equivalent of the UK Research & Development (R&D) tax credit, but only 35% claim in the UK? Read More >>

Why climate change mitigation is an economic opportunity not a restriction

Posted on Thursday 28th January, 2021

By Tim Miller, Director of Engagement, Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI), Aston University.

After long and bitter rearguard action by vested interests the evidence of climate change emergency has been accepted and the growth of ethical movements along with the impact of a crippling pandemic has turned the world on its axis. Read More >>

Cork recycling

Recorked UK – the UK’s first cork recycling scheme

Posted on Wednesday 16th May, 2018

Consumption of sparkling wine and champagne is rapidly on the rise in the UK

In 2017, the UK consumed 1.62m hectolitres of sparkling wine – that is the equivalent of 162 Olympic-size swimming pools

For every bottle popped there is a cork stopper, which up until recently in the UK had no immediate use other than to go into the waste bin. Read More >>

Helen Carr, PNO Consultants

Top Tips for Grant Funding Applications

Posted on Monday 27th October, 2014

On 7th November and 2nd December EBRI is hosting two events, working with PNO Consultants, to help SMEs in the West Midlands gain access to grant funding for their innovative ideas. Read More >>