Environment & Agriculture

Greater Birmingham is increasingly becoming a preferred location for business within the Environmental Technologies sector

Agriculture

Overview

Already a leader in renewable energy, from low carbon fuels to waste management and bio-energy to solar photovoltaic, Greater Birmingham aims to become one of the world’s leading green regions.

The area is already starting to benefit from investement in its integrated transport infrastructure and the largest domestic retrofit programme in the UK; paving the way as a sustainable, future-proof place to live and work.

Key Facts

  • Greater Birmingham is a global centre of academic research excellence in low carbon and transport technologies with help and expertise from leading universities, science parks and colleges
  • The world's first affordable hydrogen fuel-cell powered mass transport vehicle was developed at Birmingham University
  • Greater Birmingham is durrently delivering the largest domestic retrofit programme in the UK

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Strengths

A global centre of academic research excellence in low carbon and transport technologies with leading universities, colleges and science parks providing valuable expertise and technology transfer opportunities.

The city of Birmingham is already ahead of its CO2 reduction targets; with a strategy successfully underway to reduce CO2 emissions by 60% come 2026 with some major investments in waste infrastructure.

Key Companies

Below is a list of the Top 10 strategic companies in and around Birmingham, representing the biggest and best of the region's Environmental & Agriculture thriving local industry:

Veolia Environmental
Severn Trent
Techemet
South Staffordshire Water
Nexterra Systems
Vinci Industries
Sotkon
Juwi Renewable Energies
Babcock and Wilcox Volund
Envitec Biogas

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Membership Organisations

Midlands Environmental Business Company Ltd (MEBC)
MEBC promotes the business and economic benefits and opportunities arising from the implementation of sustainable development principles and the transformation to a sustainable Low Carbon society.

MEBC is a member of a number of key organisations working in the Low Carbon sector such as the West Midlands Environmental Technologies Cluster Group, Birmingham Science City’s Low Carbon Group, the Green Commission and NiTC MayDay Leaders Group.

Sustainability West Midlands
Sustainability West Midlands are a not-for-profit company that works with members in the business, public and voluntary sectors and acts as a catalyst for change through advice to leaders, to develop practical solutions with members and share success through communications.

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Skills & Talent
Birmingham’s universities produce world class research, including bio-energy, hydrogen materials and supply chain, and future power systems. Birmingham City University is a national centre for excellence for learning, innovation and technology transfer, and the University of Birmingham hosts the Energy Technologies Institute as part of the Midlands Energy Consortium. This strength at university level ensures Birmingham has a good base of suitably skilled graduates for potential investors to recruit from.

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