University of Wolverhampton experts have secured a
£51,000 grant to undertake research into bioenergy.
The research project will look into the financial viability of
using sources of bioenergy in the West Midlands.
The University of Wolverhampton Business School was awarded
£51,000 over three years by the John Oldacre Foundation, which is
an educational charity.
The aim of the research is to help enterprising people in rural
areas look at sources of energy, such as wind power, biomass and
the growth of crops to generate energy.
Director of Studies, Dr Graham Tate, said: “We are delighted to
have received this grant to undertake research into this important
and topical area. It puts the University of Wolverhampton at the
cutting edge of this type of research and will assist bioenergy
producers to meet UK targets for green power generation.”
The research will be carried out in partnership with the
University’s School of Applied Sciences and the field work will be
undertaken by Aurelian Mbzibain, from Cameroon, who was appointed
specifically for the project.
He will visit farmers to interview them about what they are
doing currently and to ascertain their aspirations in terms of
renewable energy. A further phase of the research will examine the
costs and returns of the various bioenergy enterprises and this
will lead to financial data being made available via the web to
aspiring renewable energy producers.
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