Research and Development

Keeping ahead of the game

Waste and recycled product research
Crop yield research


ORA has a successful track record in seeking and securing research and development funding, both on our own and as part of multi-partner projects. We are a team of highly qualified individuals who maintain close links in the academic and commercial worlds. Since its inception, ORA has obtained funding from a wide range of sources. ORA has been particularly effective at securing funding through Landfill Tax Credit (LTC) opportunities and has delivered many useful projects. Recently ORA has been proactive in tendering for a range of work with WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme). In addition ORA has experience as partners both in DEFRA funded work and EU co-ordination action projects. ORA keeps a watching brief over existing sources of funding and are constantly looking for new opportunities and ‘research calls’ in relevant subject areas.

Like its other main services, the R&D subject areas where ORA has most expertise and experience is in the field of sustainable biological waste management and recycling. Together with its partners ORA has an established track record in research into:

ORA are always keen to liaise with other potential partners to open up new areas of research and collaborate where appropriate with bids for funding either in a management role or as a partner providing a relevant technical input.