EBRI launches new project website

The Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University has launched its updated website to promote its new Biochar CleanTech Accelerator project.

You will notice that the look and feel of this site has changed to reflect the new project which provides help to organisations looking to be key players in the biochar and bioproducts market.

West Midlands companies are invited to join us to develop new low carbon products for growing markets such as:

  • Low carbon fuel for boilers and engines.
  • Soil conditioners and products for improved plant, tree and animal health.
  • Biochar for carbon capture and credits.
  • Biochar for water treatment and odour control.
  • Biochar for building and composite materials.
  • Bioliquids for low carbon weedkiller, fungicide and plant growth enhancer.

Empowering local clusters

The project will build on research facilities at Aston University to develop growth potential targeting commercial orders worth over £200 million of low carbon products produced by a regional industrial cluster.

Our technology uses sustainable tree residues to reduce emissions by replacing fossil fuels, creating natural carbon sinks and producing low carbon products including building materials, better soils, vinegar-based weed killers and plant growth enhancers. Future developments include advanced filters, 3D printing and nanotechnology products.

The Biochar CleanTech Accelerator will accelerate business growth through commercial application of new technology, developing investment readiness as well as integrating the expertise of a range of engineering disciplines.

West Midlands Innovation Accelerator

Aston University has been awarded funding for this Biochar CleanTech Accelerator project as part of the West Midlands Innovation Accelerator to bolster the region’s innovation and R&D capability and capacity to spark commercial growth and investment.

First announced in the Government’s 2022 Levelling Up White Paper, the West Midlands Innovation Accelerator commenced in May 2023, funded through a share of a £100m fund from Innovate UK, to be divided by three regional Innovation Accelerators over the next two years.

Aims of the Innovation Accelerator include accelerating the region’s engineering research & development, boosting inward investment, and reinforcing the West Midlands’ position at the frontier of the UK innovation revolution by enabling businesses to develop new products, processes and services.

The West Midlands Innovation Board has targeted investment on projects enabling new solutions around Medical and Clean Technologies, following initial expressions of interest in June 2022.

How to connect

To find out more about joining the industrial cluster and how you can benefit email [email protected]

To see how EBRI has helped businesses in past projects click here.