EBRI provides a focal point for business support, technology transfer and growth opportunities, and offers business support and advice to companies throughout the UK and beyond.
We have helped companies from a wide range of industry sectors including automotive, bioproducts, chemical, construction, energy, engineering services, finance, food and drink, legal, manufacturing, marketing, technology developers, transport, utilities and waste management.
# Benefits of bioenergy for businesses
How EBRI can help you
Redundant material such as food waste, cardboard boxes, plastic waste, textile residues, sawdust, waste oils, manure, hay straw, sugar beet residue, spent grain waste from breweries are only a few examples of waste that could potentially open up fresh possibilities for your business.
There are a number of ways EBRI can support your organisation to maximise opportunities in the bioenergy, energy-from-waste and bioproducts markets. The following services are available:
Seminars and briefings
EBRI offers a regular series of events designed to meet the needs of businesses and to help you explore how bioenergy and bioproducts could benefit your business. Events include expert insights into the local market, technology updates, funding workshops, supply chains and sector specific market snap shots.
The EBRI ‘Value from Waste’ Master Class has been highly acclaimed by the business community. 96% of attendees rated it ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’.
See business testimonial short film to the right
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Access to EBRI demonstrator facilities
EBRI can illustrate how different bioenergy applications and technologies can be used to benefit your organisation using the range of industry level demonstration equipment housed within the EBRI building. Also available to visit is the Urban Biochar & Sustainable Materials Demonstrator at Cofton Nursery, Birmingham, which shows the benefits of biochar for the local region both environmentally and economically.
Collaboration and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are collaborative projects between businesses and universities that enable businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance. KTPs are part-funded by the UK Government and are a cost effective way to gain access to expert knowledge.
Access to graduates and placement students
Gain access to Aston University students. A student working for your organisation on a year-long placement scheme is an opportunity to introduce new ideas, up-to-date technical skills and fresh enthusiasm to your business. Final year students can also undertake short-term research projects that can add significant value to your business for minimal financial outlay.
Testing and research facilities
EBRI has six energy and bioproduct research laboratories:
- New biomass:
These laboratories are available for feedstock, power and equipment tests. Research equipment includes giant photo bioreactors harnessing algae, thermal reactors, bench and laboratory scale pyrolysers, gasifiers, combustors, catalytic refiners for biorefinery and the synthesis of fuels, and fluidised bed reformers.
You can gain access to EBRI’s internationally renowned experts in the field of bioenergy. Receive advice and support from EBRI for both building the business case for bioenergy in your organisation and in its implementation. You will be given the information you need to hit your targets through seminars, briefings and one-to-one meetings.
Access to funding
At Aston University we are running a number of programmes that can help companies get funding to develop new products and services.
Access best practice and research information
EBRI is a knowledge hub for bioenergy throughout the UK and beyond. The technology of producing bioenergy from waste is rapidly spreading across the globe. EBRI is constantly evolving best practices, greater efficiencies and ways to effectively process different types of waste.