In 2013, EBRI moved into brand new facilities on the Aston University campus. The new building was officially opened in October 2013 by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
EBRI has seven laboratories including two industrial laboratories to allow EBRI to work with businesses to tackle industry issues. It means that EBRI is able to offer a full cycle – analytical scale research through to semi-industrial demonstrator level. Each laboratory is dedicated to a different area of research and includes: algae, catalysis, high pressure processing and upgrading of fuels, thermal processing of biomass and waste materials, and the characterisation of novel biofuels. These laboratories are available for feedstock, power and equipment tests.
The EBRI building is powered by innovative technology developed by its researchers and contains the first Pyroformer™/Gasifier demonstration (0.5MW) power plant. The plant is able to provide the heat, electricity and cooling needed to power the building and also part of the Aston University campus.
EBRI’s laboratory and test equipment includes:
Download EBRI's latest brochure which gives an overview of its facilities,research projects and business support initiatives.