The Green Renewable Environmental and Associated Technologies (GREAT) project held a special breakfast event to promote Energy from Waste and how the Project can help businesses with sustainability and renewable energy issues.
GREAT is a £5m business advisory service, being led by the Grimsby Institute Group and delivered in partnership with HCF Ltd, and the project will support the development of renewables and environmental technology businesses in North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and West & North Yorkshire, with the aim of building a supply chain to the renewable energy sector.
The project is designed to address the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) priorities to develop the ‘Energy Estuary’, as well as support existing Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to improve productivity, innovation and development through this ambitious knowledge transfer project.
The Energy from Waste event took place at Grimsby Golf Club and saw local SMEs, invited by Dr Victoria Dunn, Director of the GREAT Project, to hear about the ways in which Energy from Waste can benefit a business from Andrew Gadd, Business Manager at Link2Energy and a specialist in the field working from the Centre for the Assessment of Technical Competence – Humber (CATCH) in Stallingborough.
Andrew talked about a variety of issues including industrial symbiosis, the process of one company’s waste product being another industry’s feedstock. Andrew said:
“Energy production has an important role to play in the treatment of waste but each waste stream needs an objective assessment of the most appropriate end use and opportunity so take advantage of the offer being made by the GREAT Project to increase your resource efficiency.”
For more information about the GREAT Project and how they can help you and your business, completely free of charge, simply contact the GREAT Project team by emailing GREAT@grimsby.ac.uk or visit www.great-project.co.uk