Farm bioenergy workshops for the Midlands

The European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI), based at Aston University, Birmingham, is joining forces with farm energy consultants Greenwatt Technology to run a programme of free workshops designed to help West Midlands farmers and landowners make the most of the range of bioenergy opportunities available.

The workshops will take place on Tuesday, November 5 (Grosvenor Centre, Gnosall, Staffordshire ST20 0EX); Thursday, November 7 (The Hop Kiln, Risbury Court, Leominster HR6 0NG); and Tuesday, November 12n (Pleasance Farm, Kenilworth CV8 1PR).

Each workshop will run from 10:00-15:00, followed by an optional local visit to see a bioenergy plant (AD or biomass) in operation.

The workshops will focus on the applications of bioenergy technologies for farms providing a real opportunity to turn ideas into practice. Workshops will cover anaerobic digestion, biomass, biofuels for transport and will also investigate local bioenergy distribution options.

They will also cover common barriers such as planning restrictions, project finance and grid connectivity. Those farmers and landowners wishing to take their ideas forward will be offered on-farm feasibility studies and one-to-one discussions with EBRI bioenergy specialists during November and December.

For more information and to sign up, visit: http://bioenergy-midlands.org/calendar

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