EBRI can help you:

Meet your Net Zero goals

Develop high value products from your waste materials

Implement sustainable technologies

Develop research collaborations


Benefits of Low Carbon Business

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As customer demand for low carbon goods and services is rising, it is becoming increasingly important for suppliers to demonstrate their carbon footprint. More and more businesses are reviewing their supply chain emissions.

As well as this, many organisations have the potential to develop profitable new revenue streams by re-processing waste materials into high value products. For example, different types of organic waste could be processed into oils for pharmaceutical use or biochar for clean energy generation.

Whatever waste materials a business produces, there is a good chance it could be re-purposed for environmental and financial gain. Redundant material such as sawdust, plastic offcuts, rubber, used tyres, waste oils, food waste, cardboard boxes, manure, hay straw, sugar beet residue, and breweries' spent grain waste are only a few examples that could potentially open up fresh possibilities for your business. See our Case Studies for more examples.

All of these factors are driving growth in low carbon market sectors including bioenergy, energy-from-waste, energy systems, and bioproducts.



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Support We Offer

The Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University provides support to companies to explore and maximise opportunities in these increasingly important, vibrant markets, and the opportunities they offer. 

We have helped businesses from a wide range of industry sectors including agricultural, engineering, waste management, construction, financial services and food manufacturing.