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UK bioenergy institute visited by royal appointment

The European Biomass Research Institute (EBRI) welcomed a very prestigious visitor in October.

HRH Princess Anne toured the EBRI’s Pyroformer demonstration plant in Shropshire, which is also part of a European Union project named BioenNW. The Pyroformer facility uses waste products to generate cost-effective heat and power.

Speaking from his office at Aston University, head of EBRI Andreas Hornung says: ‘I am delighted that we were able to show this sustainable energy solution to the Princess. As well as the provision of cost effective CHP, we believe our technology could be a key stimulator of growth and jobs in the region and dramatically reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.’

The princess also opened a new £1.6 million (€2 million) student residence and visited the site of a new National Centre for Precision Farming facility.