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Profit from your waste: Introducing WRAP's new valorisation tool

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Biorenewables Development Centre

1 Hassacarr Close

Chessingham Park

Dunnington

YO19 5SN

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A one-day workshop to explore how to turn costly wastes into an income stream for your business.

According to WRAP figures, 1.7 Mt of food waste are generated each year by the UK’s manufacturing companies – some of which is unavoidable, think tomato leaves or egg shells. While these types of manufacturing by-products are often considered a waste, they could generate income, rather than disposal costs. New technologies are now providing interesting alternatives, such as: converting bread waste into pharmaceuticals, potato starch into batteries or household waste into high-value chemicals.

Join BDC specialists to discover how your wastes and by-products could be put to good use. Working in a close group of no more than five companies this intensive, practical workshop will provide an opportunity for you to:

  • Explore how to derive value from your bio-based wastes and by-products with help from BDC experts
  • Consider different options for converting waste to products, and compare the potential revenue and reduced costs associated with those options
  • Learn how to use the “Value from Waste and By-Products” analysis tool, for developing ideas into commercial propositions; designed to:
    o Help companies compare and decide between different value from waste options
    o Provide a structured process for building a business case by evaluating the technical,
    commercial and business parameters for each option
  • Find out about additional support and funding available and plan your next steps to make feasible ideas happen


What you will take away:

  • Understanding of possible routes to derive value from your wastes and by-products
  • The analysis tool, and how to use it
  • Knowledge of support and funding available
  • An action plan for moving forwards
  • Eligible attendees will also receive a £500 voucher to continue their evaluation with BDC staff (details below)


Who should attend:

  • Companies with a bio-based waste stream that incurs disposal costs, or generates little or no revenue.
  • The person responsible for any or all of the following:
    o Waste management
    o Sustainability
    o Lean or continuous improvements
    o R&D/technology
    o Facility Managers


Costs:

  • Yorkshire businesses: pre-funded (+ £200 VAT)

For many local companies, this workshop is pre-funded through our ERDF Project. Use the registration button to send us your details - our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility for a funded spot based on your company size ( ~ up to 250 employees) and location (based on York, North Yorkshire and East Riding or Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership areas).

  • Large or non-Yorkshire businesses: £1000 (+ £200 VAT)

If you are part of a larger organisation, or based outside of Yorkshire, but would like to attend, please use the registration button to send us your details. We will find a solution for you, which may be joining an existing date, or alternatively hosting a tailored event for your company. .



FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Our site is best accessed by car and there is ample parking in front of our building. For more information about how to reach us, download our directions.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Dion Griffith, Business Development Manager, who will gladly answer any queries.
Email: dion.griffith@york.ac.uk; Phone: +44 (0)7384 238980


What does the £500 voucher entail?

Eligible* companies attending these BDC workshops will receive a £500 voucher that can be redeemed against BDC staff time to support further work on your company specific waste valorisation project. Please note there is no cash equivalent and the voucher must be redeemed by 31st July 2018.
*Please enquire with Dion to discuss eligibility.


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