Biochar Workshop: 11 March 2020

Posted on Tuesday 14th January, 2020

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. Read More >>

New 2020 dates announced – EBRI Value from Waste Master Class

Posted on Tuesday 10th December, 2019

Redundant material such as food waste, cardboard boxes, plastic waste, 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. Read More >>

Ministers must commit to 16% bioenergy to safeguard UK energy security

Posted on Monday 9th September, 2019

Bioenergy’s contribution must more than double by 2032 in order to meet demand across heat, power and transport in line with net zero Report provides pathway for realising UK bioenergy potential and addressing growing policy gap

Researchers from Aston University’s Supergen Bioenergy Hub and the Renewable Energy Association (REA) are urging ministers to commit to 16-per cent of the UK’s primary energy supply to come from bioenergy by 2032 – in order to sustain UK’s energy security following the launch of a report in Westminster this week. Read More >>

EBRI launches new business guide – Fusion

Posted on Thursday 29th August, 2019

Linking your business into the Energy-from-Waste and Bioproducts supply chains, and beyond

Inside this publication you can find a selection of companies we have supported through the EBRI ERDF project which ran from May 2016 to June 2019.  Read More >>

EBRI’s business support boosts the low carbon economy

Posted on Friday 2nd August, 2019

A study, conducted by Focus Consultants, has forecast that the work of Aston University’s European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) will create more than 150 jobs over the next two years EBRI’s work will also generate nearly £20 million gross added value for the West Midlands economy

An independent assessment and evaluation of the work of the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University in Birmingham – undertaken by Focus Consultants – has forecast the creation of more than 150 jobs and the generation of nearly £20 million gross added value (GVA) for the West Midlands economy over the next two years. Read More >>

Company born out of university project to tackle ‘stubble burning’ wins prestigious award

Posted on Friday 19th July, 2019

An energy start-up in India, formed out of an Aston University scheme, has won a prestigious award for its work A2P Energy Solution, which harnesses technology and expertise developed through the Energy Harvest initiative, converts rice straw waste into energy products including pellets, oil, gas and biochar By establishing a market for rice straw waste, A2P helps to improve air quality by eliminating open field burning

An energy start-up in India, born out of an Aston University scheme aiming to tackle the international challenge of dealing with agricultural waste, has won first prize in a prestigious award ceremony in Russia. Read More >>

Mayor Andy Street opens new Bioenergy research facilities

Posted on Tuesday 30th October, 2018

European Bioenergy Research Institute at Aston hosts industry showcase West Midlands Mayor opens new £1.5-million labs

Aston University welcomed West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to open new facilities at the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI), Aston University on Thursday (25thOctober). 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 >>