Based at Aston University in Birmingham, UK EBRI has a leading academic and business facing team working on bioenergy research and technology development. EBRI provides the practical bioenergy solutions for companies and local authorities in the West Midlands, UK, Europe and beyond, to explore the growing bioenergy market and the opportunities it offers.
Led by Professor Andreas Hornung, EBRI is an EU Centre of Excellence in applied bioenergy technology. It is a focus for pan-European activities on scientific and technological aspects of bioenergy production, conversion and utilisation of waste products for renewable power, heat, transport fuels, hydrogen and chemicals.
EBRI performs research and knowledge transfer in all aspects of bioenergy. The EBRI building on the Aston University campus in Birmingham is a demonstrator of these technologies; its own bioenergy technologies provide the heat, electricity and cooling needed to power the building. EBRI provides collaboration opportunities for businesses to run trials and tests, evaluate waste sources and study combinations of bioenergy processes prior to investment.
EBRI Research Areas
Research and technology demonstration for innovative pyrolysis processes.
Testing and analysis of biochar for enhancing poor and high-quality soils.
Testing and analysis of feedstocks for fuel production.
Experiments and testing undertaken by EBRI researchers and technicians.
Combined heat and power (CHP) engines
Optimisation of CHP engines for bioenergy provision.
Research and technology demonstration for gasification applications.
Green hydrogen production
Low carbon production of H2 for applications in the hydrogen economy.
Optimising the business strategy for the bioenergy sector.
Exploring the exploitation of microalgae for waste remediation and bioenergy production.
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