Business Services

Ambitious government targets to increase the security of energy supply and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will drive growth in 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.


EBRI offers expert support to businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint, diversify into new markets with sustainable products, or collaborate to develop new technologies.

Business opportunities – industry partnerships

The growth of these sectors is forecast to generate a wealth of opportunities in the UK including design, construction, new business technologies and supply chain.

Organisations of any size and industry sector can benefit from being involved.

The Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University is leading in the challenge to share knowledge and support collaboration with companies in across the UK, Europe and beyond.

Business support

EBRI provides practical bioenergy and energy systems solutions for businesses to explore the growing Energy-from-Waste (EfW) and bioproducts markets, and the opportunities they offer. It offers specialist support, cutting-edge technologies and bespoke events, including the highly acclaimed EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class.

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# Low carbon opportunities for your business

Helping your business on the path to Net Zero

If you are looking to develop new, sustainable products and services, or simply looking for guidance on low carbon market sectors to help you diversify, here’s how we can support you:

  • Specialist advice and guidance
    • Biochar
    • Bioenergy
    • Biological processes
    • Bioproducts
    • Energy from waste
    • Energy systems
    • Thermal processes
    • Value Chain
  • Virtual consultations
    • Sustainability health check
    • Low carbon challenge consultation and surgery
  • Tailored reports
  • Technology advice and assessment
  • Process modelling

We are looking for industry partnerships with:

  • SMEs
  • Local authorities
  • Regional organisations
  • Energy and Waste Management companies
  • Businesses and organisations interested in adopting bioenergy, energy-from-waste and energy systems
  • Companies interested in developing bioproducts
  • Investors looking for a green and ethical investment opportunity
  • Academic Institutes and businesses interested in research collaborations in this field


Bioenergy offers many opportunities for businesses. Find the answers to commonly asked questions.

# FAQs for businesses

Simply drop us a line to let us know how we can help.

Click ‘Contact EBRI’ to complete our online enquiry form.
Alternatively email [email protected] or call us on
0121 204 3383.