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Working with business and industry

  • The bioenergy sector is set to generate £12 billion of new market opportunities in the UK supply chain by 2020, combined with a £5 billion investment opportunity in energy recovery from waste after recycling.
  • The UK smart grid market is forecast to generate an estimated £13 billion of GVA (Gross Value Added), including £5 billion of potential exports to 2050; and 9,000 jobs by 2030.

At EBRI, we bring together world-leading scientists and state-of-the-art research facilities to offer industry partners the opportunity to develop the next generation of bioenergy and energy systems solutions. Examples of the types of businesses EBRI is working with includes:   

  • Manufacturing and Engineering firms interested in supply chain opportunities

  • ‘Clean-Tech’ businesses interested in developing new technologies

  • Process industries looking to generate value from their waste streams

  • Chemical industries interested in bio-based components and precursors

  • Information Technology firms interested in ‘smart’ solutions for energy supply and logistics

  • Rural businesses interested in harnessing the value of agricultural residues.

To see a selection of companies we are working with click here.

With a range of world-class laboratories, testing facilities and industrial-scale demonstration technologies, EBRI provides a unique and accessible resource for industry to help ‘bridge’ the gap between cutting-edge university research and industry application.

Whether your business is a leading multinational or a micro-sized start-up, EBRI can provide you with a range of expertise and services:

  • Industrial-scale gasification and pyrolysis testing and demonstration facilities

  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment

  • Renewable fuels testing and analysis

  • Techno-economic modelling

  • CFD modelling and simulation

  • Business strategy and financial risk assessment 

  • Collaborative research opportunities - a cost-effective way for your company to undertake research
  • An extensive workshop and seminar series to bring academic, research, industry and business networks together.
       

Funding for Innovation, Research & Development

EBRI can support your company to apply for collaborative research funding to develop new products, processes and technologies and take them to market. 

Contact us to find out how your business can work with EBRI:

Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3383
Email: bioenergy@aston.ac.uk

Practical help for businesses

Practical help for businesses

EBRI provides a wide range of business solutions including technology business support, economic feasibility studies, plus a variety of tailor-made events for entrepreneurs and business leaders.

EBRI Bioenergy Master Class

EBRI Bioenergy Master Class

Are you looking for new market opportunities? EBRI's new series of Master Class Courses provides exclusive content for businesses, covering the technical and commercial fundamentals of bioenergy and energy systems. Call 0121 204 3383 for further details.

Feedstock analysis

Feedstock analysis

EBRI can help businesses with feedstock analysis. For further information email bioenergy@aston.ac.uk

EBRI Power Plant
Ian Forsyth, Business Development Manager, 
Cofely District Energy

It is great to be able to say to future clients that we are working with EBRI to develop renewable, low carbon energy solutions, as the Institute is known for being at the leading edge of bioenergy technology development."