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EBRI, Aston University

Find out more about its world-leading research

The Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University is an international centre of expertise in technologies able to replace traditional sources of energy and materials for products with low carbon alternatives.

EBRI carries out world-leading research into new and innovative ways of converting biomass into sources of sustainable energy, using thermochemical, biological and catalytic processes. We’re home to both academic and industry-facing teams that aim to accelerate the commercial development of emerging renewable energy, bioenergy, bioproducts and supporting technologies.

EBRI is a result of a £20 million investment designed to support the development of a regional bioenergy supply chain and promote the uptake of innovative new bioenergy technologies across the West Midlands region.

As a result of the work the Institute is now recognised as a major science and technical asset to the city of Birmingham and the region, helping to reduce its carbon footprint and increase its energy efficiency. Our impact is not only environmental however, with a track record in attracting inward investment from around the world and generating value for the local manufacturing and service sectors as a result.

As part of our commitment to the environment and the local area, the Institute is currently supporting the development of a regional supply chain to bring wider benefits to the region, in addition to helping create new and exciting high-growth sectors in the field of Smart Cities, unlocking opportunities nationally and internationally.

"The Institute plays an important role in the life and work of the University as a whole, Birmingham and the West Midlands. Collaboration with bodies like Energy Capital is so helpful in plugging us into the right partners to support the development of our programmes."

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Tim Miller

Director of Engagement

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