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Harper takes part in Project Start

Posted 10 September 2010

Dr Jim Huntington explains the Harper anaerobic digestion plant.

Harper Adams is delighted to have taken part in a special sustainability event organised by Start - a new national initiative led by The Prince of Wales' Charities Foundation.

The University College was invited by Business in the Community (West Midlands) to take part in the 'Working towards a Smarter Future' event at Millennium Point, Birmingham, held yesterday.

HRH, The Prince of Wales visited the exhibition on the fourth day of his national Start tour, celebrating sustainable community living to make a more energy efficient, cleaner and healthier future a reality.

Harper Adams provided information for community groups, businesses and individuals on anaerobic digestion, as well as answering questions on its own experience of sustainable energy sources, including photovoltaic cells and biomass. There was also an opportunity to showcase the University College's research and knowledge transfer activities in that field.

Delegates showed significant interest in Harper Adams' renewable energy short courses as well as the work undertaken on other aspects of sustainability, including the 'farm to fork' ethos and recycling of food waste. The work of ReedNet in offering high quality training and development for a wide range of businesses was also highlighted during the event.

The Working towards a Smarter Future event was organised by Business in the Community (BITC), BT, Sustainability West Midlands (SWM), Smarter Working West Midlands and Thinktank.

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