EBRI delivers World-class research into all aspects of bioenergy, ranging from fundamental research through development, to deployment of innovative technologies, in collaboration with industry.
The bioenergy industry is growing rapidly, driven by policies promoting the use of low carbon energy and waste recycling. Significant barriers to market exploitation remain for many renewable technologies however, and further investment in R&D is necessary to achieve cost parity with non-renewable technologies.
Led by Professor Andreas Hornung, EBRI acts as a focus for pan-European activities on scientific and technological aspects of biomass production, conversion and utilization of products used for renewable power, heat, transport fuels, hydrogen and chemicals.
To accelerate the adoption and exploitation of biomass thermal conversion technologies, EBRI performs research and knowledge transfer in all aspects of bioenergy, by acting as a demonstrator of these technologies and by providing industrial research collaborators the opportunity to run process trials, evaluate feed materials and study combinations of processes prior to investment.
Major European Projects
Bioenergy Research and Industrial Development in the West Midlands
EBRI is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to develop a new centre of excellent in Bioenergy technologies and a focal point for supporting regional business with technology transfer and growth opportunities. More >
Delivering Local Bioenergy to North West Europe
EBRI is leading an ambitious international project to promote the wider adoption of bioenergy in regions of North West Europe to reduce carbon emissions, increase energy security and employment opportunities. More >