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Aston University bioenergy expert leads on green change at Climate Expo talk

Patricia Thornley

A leading academic on bioenergy from Aston University has spoken at an international conference on climate change ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

Aston University atmospheric chemist praises introduction of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone

Car Exhaust

A leading atmospheric chemist from Aston University has welcomed the introduction of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) from 1 June 2021 and has said it will be an important step in tackling air pollution.

Aston University accredited for sustainable development by student-led programme

Campus Ext

The Responsible Futures framework is a whole-institution approach to embedding social responsibility and sustainability across the formal and informal curriculum in further and higher education. It is a support change programme and accreditation mark that works to put sustainability at the heart of student learning.

Free bioenergy tool launching at Aston University to accelerate bioenergy production in Global South

EBRI Bioenergy

A simple tool which allows users to easily calculate how much bioenergy they can produce from biomass is being launched this week by researchers from the Energy and Biproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University.

New Biochar technology installed by Aston University to combat climate change in Birmingham

Tim Millar biochar plant

The project is being delivered by the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) based at Aston University after being granted Local Growth Fund (LGF) funding from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP)

Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood visits Aston University for Energy Research Accelerator demonstration


MP Shabana Mahmood toured the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University and was introduced to the Energy Research Accelerator programme partnered to the University.

Making Small and Medium Sized Enterprises ‘Net Zero’ | Aston Angle


Prasanta Dey

Low Carbon SMEs (LCSMEs), a project led by academics at Aston University, is proud to have supported over 85 businesses from September 2017 represented by diverse sectors from small commercial outfits to energy intensive foundries.

Aston University pollution expert praises Clean Air Zone roll out plans across UK

Dr Stephen Worrall

Dr Stephen Worrall believes Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone is encouraging fewer drivers into city centre. The pollution expert said statistics show motorists are ‘changing their behaviour’. He praised other cities for following suit but says changes need to come more quickly.

Birmingham and Solihull Businesses invited to trial new climate change technology



Ten businesses within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull areas to be picked to live trial new biochar technology to help combat climate change. The project is linked to the new Urban Biochar greenhouse gas reduction and sustainable materials demonstrator which is now installed at horticultural nursery site on outskirts of Birmingham