Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Aston hosts bioenergy research European Bioenergy Research Institute launched

by Claudia Flavell-While

ASTON UNIVERSITY, BIRMINGHAM, has opened the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI), which aims to carry out world class research in all aspects of bioenergy.
Andreas Hornung, professor of chemical engineering at Aston and former head of the pyrolysis and gas treatment department at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe Research Institute in Germany, will lead EBRI’s work.

EBRI’s remit ranges from fundamental research to collaborations with industry on specific bioenergy technologies. The centre will carry out consultancy work on behalf of companies and governments, including analyses and testing, assessing biomass conversion opportunities, and hosting training. Additionally, it will develop and operate a demonstration-scale combined heat and power (CHP) plant, both for training purposes and to evaluate the properties of different types of biomass.

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