WBE has deep links to the business and industrial community in Wales. We believe cooperation and our partnerships are crucial to creating the large-scale change needed to meet the UK’s environmental targets.

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South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC)

The South Wales Industrial Cluster is a group of diverse industrial companies and sites across South Wales who have come together to collaboratively tackle the challenges of decarbonisation and support the development of a circular restorative economy. We are an active collaborator in SWIC and aspire to be one of the forerunners in the construction and implementation of Carbon capture technologies within the group.

Wales has a long and rich industrial heritage, leading the way in the development of the  industrial revolution. South Wales is the second largest industrial emitter in the UK, releasing the equivalent of 16 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year across industry and energy generation. Now, Wales plans to be a leader of the green energy revolution.

In 2019, the UK became one of the first countries in the world to legislate that it will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. If the UK is to hit this target, we need new ways of heating homes, powering businesses and heavy industry and fuelling transport. This requires reducing emissions as far as possible using methods such as energy efficiency, fuel switching and carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS), plus offsetting the residual carbon dioxide by other means. 

Welsh BioEnterprises is a proud collaborator in the group and is actively supporting SWIC’s decarbonisation ambitions.

Neath Port Talbot Council

The nominated Leader of Neath and Port Talbot council is Steve Hunt, who runs the office with help from Deputy Leader, Councillor Alun Llewelyn.

Together they lead a new coalition which is set to lead Neath Port Talbot Council after representatives from the Independent, Plaid Cymru and Dyffryn Independent groups made an agreement to share power. The Welsh Liberal Democrats and Green Party members will support the coalition via a confidence and supply agreement.

This local council is committed to supporting green science and movement from fossil fuels into a more sustainable future

Confederation of Forest Industries UK (Confor)

Confor is a membership organisation for sustainable forestry and wood-using businesses. They provide a single, powerful voice to ensure our industries thrive long into the future.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW)

The role of Natural Resources Wales as it pertains to Welsh BioEnterprises is in the capacity of forestry management and sustainability.

NRW works with the Welsh government in order to protect people and the environment –  including forest and waste industries, and prosecuting those who breach the regulations  for which they are responsible.

Their sustainable forestry management will be undertaken in partnership with others to realise economic potential of this woodland resource and bring more of the native woodland into management.