The Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre

The Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre (BEIC) at Tyseley Energy Park, is designed to promote innovation in waste, energy, and low carbon vehicle systems. Funded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, the BEIC supports the delivery of a greener and cleaner ecosystem for Birmingham and the West Midlands.

The BEIC focuses particularly on the work of the University of Birmingham’s Birmingham Energy Institute. The institute is a nationally recognised centre of excellence in hydrogen and fuel cells, energy storage, magnet and battery recycling and converting waste to fuels and energy. Innovations developed at the Centre are spun out into the city and region, national and international markets.

How it can help businesses

With a strong focus on transport and energy system decarbonisation, the BEIC at Tyseley Energy Park offers companies:

  • Access to a variety of energy and related technologies
  • Testing and validating materials and components for hydrogen and alternative fuel production or fuel cell systems, where components can be tested and evaluated within a real system environment
  • Opportunities to consult with academic experts in:
    • fuel cell and hydrogen production
    • smart grids
    • decarbonisation of heating and cooling
    • recycling critical materials such as rare earth metals
    • influencing and shaping regional policy to support clean growth

What’s on offer?

Birmingham University can offer the use of equipment and laboratories, as well as expertise, advice and training.

The Tyseley Energy Park Demonstrator

Tyseley Energy Park is committed to delivering low and zero carbon power, transport, heat, waste and recycling solutions for a greener, cleaner, healthier Birmingham. Harnessing the vision, passion and innovation of industry, academics, local government and located on the site of a 300 year-old business, TEP is focused on:

  • Generating low and zero carbon energy and fuels from waste
  • Producing low and zero carbon transport fuels including Hydrogen, Electric charging, Biogas and Bio Diesel / GTL
  • Innovating clean technology business through direct access to world class, research, testing and laboratory facilities at the University of Birmingham’s Energy Innovation Centre
  • Leading the low carbon heating agenda via the National Centre for the Decarbonisation of Heat
  • Incubating companies/technologies through the Energy Incubation Hub


Dr Yousif Al-Sgheer, Research Fellow Email:
Dr Artur Majewski, Research Fellow Email:
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham

Find out More

The Centre for Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Research

Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre

Tyseley Energy Park