The University of Birmingham has invested £2.5m in the Tyseley Energy Park (TEP) to work towards overcoming challenges such as energy poverty and poor air quality in the West Midlands.
Tyseley Energy Park, developed by Webster and Horsfall’s 300 year old manufacturing business, will aim to become the energy and waste nexus for the city of Birmingham, showing how novel energy technologies can form an innovative industrial ecology.
It will aim to help shape the way the City of Birmingham develops infrastructure for renewable heat and power, energy storage, clean transport fuels in combination with advanced waste processing.
Professor Martin Freer, from the University of Birmingham, director of the Birmingham Energy Institute, said: “We are extremely excited by the opportunity of working with Webster and Horsfall in the development of Tyseley Energy Park. This is a fantastic opportunity for the University to put back into the City of Birmingham as it develops as a place which is at the centre of the energy transition in the UK; the Energy Capital.”
David Horsfall of Webster and Horsfall, added: “We are delighted to welcome the University of Birmingham to Tyseley Energy Park and by working together we have a great opportunity to create clean energy technologies and infrastructure.
“We recognise that the University of Birmingham is one of the top Universities in the UK and by working in collaboration with the both the public and private sector as well as a work class academic institution, Tyseley Energy Park will drive forward change and attract major investment into this region.
“The potential of this site is huge and by working in collaboration with world class partners Tyseley Energy Park will develop a Distributed Energy System that includes renewable and low carbon generation that marks a shift away from fossil fuels for energy generation delivering a greener and cleaner ecosystem for Birmingham and the West Midlands.”