European environmental targets have been set for 2020, and investment is a key part of reaching these targets. Thanks to its high concentration of food, drink and agricultural businesses (we account for around 12% of the UK employment in this area), England’s East Midlands offers huge potential for investors in the area of waste to energy.

There is also a very large farming community here, with particular emphasis on horticulture, which offers a receptive market for the digestate produced by biomass plants.
Key sectors > Energy and environment > Waste to energy