About EBRI- Bringing Bioenergy to the West Midlands.
The European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) is responsible for the development of innovative, practical and efficient “bioenergy from waste” reactors. EBRI is interested in working with UK companies and local authorities who want to avail themselves of the benefits that “bioenergy from waste” solutions provide. We are also looking for investors, academic partners and West Midlands based SMEs to become involved in this high growth market place.
EBRI is based at Aston University in Birmingham city centre. The Institute was launched in June 2008 and has grown rapidly. Since its launch EBRI’s initiatives have been producing great results, with many of them being reported in local and national media. In January 2012, a new bioenergy reactor will be installed at Harper Adams University College in Newport, Shropshire. This will increase the efficiency of their already successful anaerobic digester and provide a demonstrator for future projects.
- Wood waste (i.e. chippings) and leaves
- Energy grass
- Residues from Agricultural Waste
- Residues from Industrial Waste (including plastics)
- Household waste
All of these fuels can be used for the production of heating, power, synthetic natural gas and biochar (a form of charcoal). The biochar can then be used as fertiliser, in the production of bio-hydrogen which can be used to fuel hydrogen-powered vehicles or even in the food industry. It can also be used as a coke substitute in a co-firing power station.
The European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University has won ‘Best Technological Breakthrough’ for its innovative bioenergy technology, which transforms multiple wasteread more...