Bioenergy Business Briefings


The European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) based at Aston University is looking for a range of local industries to join the regional bioenergy supply chain that we are forming. EBRI needs a whole host of industries to support bioenergy projects in the West Midlands ranging from architects through engineers to logistic experts and from I.T. support through sign makers to printers. 

Membership is free and your company will be given the exclusive opportunity to become a supplier to bioenergy projects around the region.

Bioenergy is a high growth market and this is your chance to become part of it.

EBRI has received a grant from the European Regional Development Fund to promote bioenergy and ensure that the work generated by these bioenergy projects stays within the West Midlands; specifically with local SMEs. If you are accepted to be part of the supply chain it would mean a substantial amount of new business for your company as well as access to a range of European grants to support your work.

EBRI is in talks with multi-national electricity suppliers, food manufacturers and agricultural industries who are interested in building their own bioenergy reactors in the region and beyond.  Additionally, Birmingham has a commitment to reduce its CO2 emissions by 60% by 2026 and will be building a ring of bioenergy plants around the city at a cost of £24m each. 

Later this month EBRI will be holding a series of regional business briefings at Aston University this month. If you attend one of these events you will hear about:

  • EBRI’s innovative bioenergy applications and how they fit in with the West Midlands’ commitment to reducing CO2 emissions
  • The rapid growth of the bioenergy market throughout the UK
  • The benefit from being part of the bioenergy supply chain in the West Midlands and beyond
  • The European funding opportunities available to you

An Executive Briefing will be held on Wednesday 21st March followed by a Funding Opportunities Briefing on Friday 23rd March.  Both sessions will run from 9am to 1pm at Aston University.

You can reserve your place by contacting Wendy Griffiths on 0121 204 3584 at w.griffiths@aston.ac.uk  

If you are unable to attend but would like to be kept informed of similar events in the future, please get in touch with Wendy to be added to the mailing list.


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