Launch of BioenNW 29.3.12


The field of bioenergy is expanding rapidly with successful installations, innovative applications and new investment opportunities appearing on a regular basis.

The European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) based at Aston University in Birmingham is the lead partner of BioenNW (Bioenergy North West Europe) - an EU funded interreg IVB project - which is focused on promoting the use of innovative bioenergy power facilities fuelled by waste materials across five regions of North West Europe:

  • West Midlands, UK

  • Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • Ile-de-France, France

  • North Rheine Westphalia, Germany

  • Wallonia, Belgium

A launch event on Thursday 29th March 2012 will be hosted at Harper Adams University College, and will include talks by EBRI, Aston University, Harper Adams University College and Birmingham City Council, a tour of bioenergy technology plus a networking lunch. The event starts at 11am and will finish at approximately 1pm.

As part of the project, innovative Bioenergy Support Centres will be created in these regions to support companies, organisations and local authorities to deliver local bioenergy more efficiently and cost-effectively. The West Midlands’ Bioenergy Support Centre will be based at EBRI and will also be launched on the 29th March.

One of the new technologies developed by EBRI researchers is a Pyroformer which combines pyrolysis and gasification. The equipment is currently being tested at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire before moving to Aston University later this year. You will be able to see the Pyroformer working at the event.

This is your opportunity to explore how your organisation can access leading edge bioenergy demonstration plants, scientific demonstration facilities, bioenergy decision support tools, a comprehensive document library, training and educational materials.


Transport to and from the event at Harper Adams University College will be provided and will leave Aston University promptly at 9:45am. Please RSVP to Wendy Griffiths on 0121 204 3584 or at by Friday 23rd March.   

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