This amazing and innovative project would not happen without the support of some incredible people and some amazing companies who share our passion and wish to create a lifelong legacy for our region.
The following support our project with technology support, equipment donations, financial contributions, resources and sometimes invaluable volunteers.
We are very grateful and hope that all our service users and visitors will acknowledge their contribution.
Construction began on the 480-acre site at South Killingholme on the Humber Estuary in 1966 and was completed three years later at a cost of £50 million.
Phillips 66 is committed to protecting the environment.
In all the company’s operations, the highest environmental standards are implemented to ensure that the company’s actions today will not only provide energy but will also secure a stable environment for tomorrow. Phillips 66 supports many schools and local environmental projects including our Positive Activities Charity.
GBTF is an international, not-for-profit organisation with a mission of promoting awareness of the potential for biotechnology to support sustainable, long-term, socio-economic development both in the UK and across the African and Asian continents.
GBTF has 3 platforms to achieve its mission:
1) Education: develop and build an awareness of the potential for biotechnology to foster economic development across the entire value chain, from agricultural production and manufacturing, to material recycling and waste management. To achieve this, the Foundation provides education through the provision of UK-based formal courses, training workshops and demonstrations, in association with an international network of leading research institutes. Courses are accredited, customisable and tailored to cover the four principle areas of biotechnology, namely agricultural (green), marine (blue), pharmaceutical (red), industrial (white).
2) Implementation: design and implementation of projects supporting sustainable socio-economic development and driving the evolution of a bio-based economy. In addition, GBTF offers a complete and comprehensive range of consultancy services to support the successful implementation of biotechnology and its related fields.
3) Demonstration: Provision of a wide range of services to allow the evaluation, selection, development and demonstration of biotechnological solutions within the agricultural, bio-processing, industrial, manufacturing and biofuels sectors. It’s a unique opportunity to see ‘biotechnology in action’, as GBTF provides direct links to companies and institutes which have already developed the technology. In addition, a demonstration/brokerage service allows clients to fully acquire the necessary technology.
ISABEL is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under the HORIZON 2020 programme aiming to:
1) Re-position biogas energy by re-branding it as a “public good”.
2) Enable the development of regional Biogas Communities.
3) Utilize the created momentum through Social Innovation and Public Participation activities that will provide to the Communities all the necessary support to govern the local Biogas production and consumption system.
4) Assess the local interventions and draft lessons and guidelines to ensure that the established practices will be used to improve policies and create a favourable environment that will sustain the regional Biogas Communities.
5) Maximise impact through transfer and replication by communicating the gathered experience, success stories and best practices through ISABEL networks across Europe and supporting their replication in other areas ISABEL is focused on local and small-scale production and consumption of biogas and operates under the assumption that local biogas supply chains are best organised when all stakeholders, including citizens, are involved in the governance and decision-making processes. In support to this vision, ISABEL launches local interventions with the aim to create new and support existing biogas communities in co-developing and testing different cooperative models, tailored to local contexts.
Positive Activities signed a MOU with the ISABEL project in August 2018
NEPAD is the implementing agency of the African Union, facilitating and coordinating the development of continent-wide programmes and projects, mobilising resources and engaging the global community, regional economic communities and countries in transforming Africa.
Cliff Spencer is the UN Ambassador to the African Nations and supports Positive Activities. Clifford is the CEO of the new National Aquaculture Centre based at the Seafood Institute Europarc Grimsby.
The Aquaculture Centre is to donate a full range of the latest equipment to the charity which will be sited on their new 15-acre Eco Conservation Project in Humberston Grimsby.
During a distinguished farming career Clifford has achieved several UK crop yield records and acted as the leading nucleus seed producer to all the major European plant breeders. He is a UK Institute of Directors ‘Director of the Month’ and is currently an Honorary Member of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Clifford is currently a senior Agriculture and Bioenergy adviser to the United Nations Foundation (UNF)
H2AD A new 3rd generation Anaerobic Digestion is a new process and unit developed by Nottingham based Lindhurst Engineering and Nottingham University as part of a HORIZON 2020 EEC funded 3-year programme.
After successful trials, the H2AD team at Lindhurst is now able to promote and provide an innovative cost-effective and scalable waste to energy unit to the smaller business sector or for community groups who which to recycle waste & recover energy for community purpose.
The H2AD affords
A fast rate anaerobic digestion
Easy & cost effective to maintain
Produces renewable energy from waste
Scalable to suit all company sizes
Affords de-centralised energy production
Small foot print
Reduces cost of waste disposal
Positive Activities early in 2019 will launch a community led waste to energy project which uses a Lindhurst H2AD unit on their new Eco Conservation Site in Humberston Grimsby.
E.ON is a global provider of energy with an aim to lead the global shift towards new technology to create a better tomorrow for everyone.
Working with customers, companies and across communities to make energy simpler, smarter and more sustainable.
Around 4.3 million customers in the UK choose to get their energy from E.ON, making E.ON one of the leading energy providers in the UK and one of the leading energy companies in the world.
Positive Activities values the partnership with E.ON and the company is supporting Positive Activities with vital logistics support. Positive Activities are also delighted to have provided a corporate team building event at Healing Manor.
The Grimsby Renewables Partnership is a local group which has formed in order to promote local companies to the rapidly increasing offshore wind activity in the area.
Positive Activities is an active member
Activities of the Grimsby Renewables Partnership include:
Showcasing the North East Lincolnshire’s local business offer to the industry
Regular networking events bringing together companies who can do business throughout all levels of the offshore wind supply chain.
Seminars and informative sessions on understanding the supply chain and opportunities arising
Notifications of key developments in the industry for which local companies could benefit from
Working with top tier companies to understand their requirements and help promote member companies to satisfy that demand
Supporting strategic projects which will enable growth in the local area around the offshore wind opportunity
Aura is an initiative of the University of Hull, working with a group of key industry partners, academia, national, local and regional government as well as other key supporters.
Our vision is to create a world leading offshore wind research, talent and innovation hub. The main aim of the hub is supporting the developing offshore wind sector towards sustainability, establishing it as a vibrant industry in the Humber – the UK’s Energy Estuary, for the benefit of the region and the country.
The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower our students for personal and professional success.
Through our world-class research and innovation, we deliver transformational impact on society and shape future digital economy through agile collaboration and partnership with businesses, governments and communities. The University of Surrey is continually developing to piece together a visionary future. Our collaborations touch on many different worlds, forming the bigger picture. They start with us, extend to our local community, to our whole world, to space, to other worlds of our imagination, and ultimately to the world of things yet to come. These worlds are ever-changing, seeking broader and better solutions to all kinds of problems.
Grimsby Institute offers a vast array of training options include Further and Higher Education choices offering apprenticeships, community provision, business training, work-based training and commercial activities. The Nuns Corner Campus is home to the Engineering and Renewable Energy Centre, a £6-million Sports Centre and the Grimsby School of Art, a £4-million home for our Creative Arts courses.
It is also home to the £20-million University Centre Grimsby, which opened its doors in 2011 and offers a dedicated home for our Higher Education programmes, offered in partnership with the University of Hull and Teesside University, alongside our own suite of Foundation Degree programmes.
Whether you are deciding on a career route or looking for the right training for your perfect career, the Grimsby Institute is a great place to start. We offer an outstanding range of full-time, adult and degree courses to suit you.
Qudos Energy Limited was established in 2010. We are passionate about what we do and strive to find the best electrical solutions to help move into the future for a more efficient way of life.
Our MD Mark has been in the business from the beginning, watching the industry change and grow into what it is today. We now employ 6 qualified and friendly staff who are here to help with your every electrical need. Based in the historic town of Beverley we take on projects of all types and sizes, not just in the local area but across the UK, and will always rise to a new challenge.
Ace Containers have over 20 years’ experience in the shipping container industry. We supply new and used shipping and storage containers for hire nationwide. We also have a range of storage containers for sale that you can view at any of our depots across the UK. Check out our depot page to find your nearest supplier.
Their experience, service and reputation in the container storage industry are second to none. Ace Containers supply shipping containers for a variety of purposes including use for both business and domestic storage. No matter your requirement, our range of hire, purchase, new, refurbished and refrigerated containers can be modified to suit your needs. Contact us today for the sale of shipping containers or for your storage container conversions.
Our vision is to create the ‘keystone’ to all aquaculture activities in the UK and enable organisations to engage through sharing knowledge, information, technology and operational know-how through demonstration
The National Aquaculture Centre is co-owned by Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF), a charitable incorporated organisation and the Global Biotechnology Transfer Foundation a not-for-profit company. AwF promotes and supports responsible and sustainable aquaculture to assist in poverty alleviation through improving rural livelihoods in developing and transition countries. The Global Biotechnology Transfer Foundation was founded under the auspices of the United Nations Foundation to promote awareness of the potential for biotechnology to support sustainable, long-term, socio-economic development. Its aims are achieved by the use education, demonstration and implementation projects and programmes.
M4L is a registered UK charity, their goal being:
“To promote sustainable development for the benefit of the public by the relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities through the development of food and feed milling processes and storage and agriculture.”
The concept of the Charity was developed by the milling industry’s oldest, still-in-print monthly magazine, Milling and Grain (first published in 1891). Working with other industry media, the publisher and those supporting the magazine, believe that by coordinating the milling industry’s various sectors, millers and companies supplying the milling industry can make a unique and valuable contribution to the way transitional countries and communities can provide not only nutritious and safe food and feed to their communities, but also food and feed that is affordable and meets the demand of their growing populations.
AMG is a small highly effective practice that delivers on time within budget. We have assisted hundreds of small businesses to achieve their goals, be that in new product development, identifying new markets and opportunities or simply acting as a critical friend to bounce ideas off. Our depth of knowledge and understanding of the issues facing business owners is backed up by what our clients say about us. Investments made with us are based upon results and not unfulfilled promises.
AMG’s work can be categorised into three key areas:
- Innovation – Research, design and development to help you bring a new product or service to market.
- Management – Providing guidance and advice as a critical friend. AMG responds rapidly to your changing needs 24/7.
- Evaluation & Assessment – AMG conducts evaluation and assessment activities on behalf of Public and Private clients. Professional, diplomatic and effective.
We are delighted that the Scaffolding Supplies Limited team have supported our eco project with donations of scaffolding supplies which will be used for our wildlife observation towers and our portable archery net.
Thanks to funding raised by @PostcodeLottery players, we’ve been awarded a grant to help us start a beekeeping programme on our new site. We will be purchasing traditional Langstroth https://www.thorne.co.uk/hives-and-bees/hives/langstroth-hives/langstroth-hive-assembled and the new https://eu.honeyflow.com/ hives so that our volunteer team can monitor the differences which helps to educate our visitors. Our ambition is also to “live stream” the bees activities through via the internet so people who are socially distanced, can enjoy viewing their incredible work rate and see the great contribution the bees make to our ecosystem. If you want to be involved or know more about how you and your family can be involved please register http://humberston-ecc.org/newsletter to join our E newsfeed.