By the end of 2013 the United Kingdom had risen to 4th position in the league table of the World’s most attractive renewable energy markets – and the North East of England is at the forefront.
Boosting strong positions in all phases of the invention, innovation, development, engineering and operations supply chain, the region has long had a vision of being an internationally significant hub for bioresources and renewables.
The region possesses process industry businesses that are continuously improving their operations; large companies investing in new bio and waste based technologies and SMEs developing new technology and investing in production plant.
This is coupled with engineering consulting businesses that design and build plants both in the region and across the world; nationally and internationally significant innovation facilities for industrial biotechnology, anaerobic reactions and high temperature processes and a strong university research base.
It is these such facilities, teamed with outstanding utilities and infrastructure and an extremely strong skills base, that ensure North East England is a key location for all aspects of the development of a lower carbon economy, greener and more sustainable chemicals, energy and processing sector.