A focal point for the community to support ambitious scaling up of the bioenergy industry and scale of planting

Demonstration and knowledge-sharing hubs to showcase best practice and innovations in land-based biomass feedstock production

Robust, independent information on biomass feedstock performance, agronomy, economics and environmental benefits

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Pioneer Winner 2023

Biomass Connect has been named the winner of the prestigious Pioneer Award at the British Renewable Energy Awards.

Building a UK wide, cohesive, regionally based community to develop and operate the platform

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Low Carbon Agriculture Show 2024

Location: NAEC Stoneleigh

Biomass Connect and a number of the Innovation Projects will be presenting at the Low Carbon Agriculture Show in 2024. We'll have a busy Biomass Connect stand at the show and will also be hosting the Innovation Projects as part of a Biomass Feedstocks Innovation gathering.

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Event Report: Western Bio Energy Industry Stakeholders Visit “Field to Furnace.”

Date: February 22nd, 2024 Location: Western Bio Energy Plant, Port Talbot A cohort of industry stakeholders from Wales and England, comprising potential growers, consultants, farming union representatives, researchers, plant breeders, […]

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Presentation: Crops to Products

Slides from a recent Biomass Connect presentation by Jeanette Whitaker from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

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Biomass Connect: Biomass Innovation and Information Platform

Biomass Connect is a demonstration and knowledge-sharing initiative to showcase best practice and innovations in land-based biomass feedstock production.

Biomass crops are non-food plants cultivated for the purposes of energy production. Sometimes referred to as energy crops, they have a high potential energy content or calorific value. The project compares how well different crops and varieties grow in regions across the UK and demonstrates innovations which have the potential to maximise their economic and environmental benefits.

Low Carbon Agriculture 2024

 

We cordially invite you to visit the Biomass Connect stand at the Low Carbon Agriculture event on the 6th and 7th of March 2024 in Hall 2 at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

Our knowledgeable Biomass Connect team will be available to engage in discussions and address your biomass-related inquiries. Explore the latest advancements in technical agronomy, environmental considerations, and economic aspects to make informed decisions for the future of your business. There will be a hands-on experience, where you can explore various materials, from planting stock to growing crops and end-use products relating to different stages of the biomass lifecycle.

Additionally, we are excited to share our stand with a variety of innovative projects that are part of the Biomass Feedstock Innovation (BFI) programme, which focus on pioneering sustainable practices in collaboration with academic institutions and commercial companies. Join us in discovering the cutting-edge developments shaping the future of biomass at our stand.​

Eight demonstration hubs are located across the UK, in Ceredigion, South Ayrshire, Buckinghamshire, Devon, Edinburgh, County Down, Tyne & Wear and Yorkshire.

Biomass Feedstocks Innovation

£32m of funding has enabled 12 organisations, including 7 small and medium-sized enterprises, to deliver commercially viable innovations in biomass production.

Crop information

Biomass crops are typically herbaceous or woody plants with very high growth rates, limited requirements for nutrient input or heavily managed cultivation, with a high potential energy content or calorific value.

What’s On

Check out our diary of events and demos.

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Biomass Connect and a number of the Innovation Projects will be presenting at the Low Carbon Agriculture Show in 2024. We'll have a busy Biomass Connect stand at the show and will also be hosting the Innovation Projects as part of a Biomass Feedstocks Innovation gathering.
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The Green Energy Awards ceremony and dinner will be back in 2024 as a night of celebration and a chance to recognise the fantastic work that will be undertaken in the […]
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Argus brings back one of the largest global biomass events with the 14th annual Argus Biomass Conference 2024, taking place on 23-25 April at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Centre in the […]
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What we’ve been doing

News
February 29, 2024
Event Report: Western Bio Energy Industry Stakeholders Visit “Field to Furnace.”
Date: February 22nd, 2024 Location: Western Bio Energy Plant, Port Talbot A cohort of industry stakeholders from Wales and England, comprising potential growers, consultants, farming union representatives, researchers, plant breeders, […]
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News from the Biomass World
February 22, 2024
Deploying Purpose-Grown Energy Crops for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Workshop: Summary Report
The Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) workshop, organised by the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), convened various stakeholders from industry, government bodies, DOE national laboratories, academia, and more. Its focus was on devising a research strategy for cultivating purpose-grown biomass energy crops at a large scale to supply feedstocks for biofuels and bioproducts.
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News
February 21, 2024
Biomass Connect in the NFU British Farmer & Grower Magazine
Check out our 'Fuelling the path to Net Zero' article in this month's NFU British Farmer & Grower Magazine. Read how Biomass Connect unites organisations from across the UK with our Demonstrator Hubs and the BFI innovation projects,  "forming a collaborative force with the aim of providing robust and independent information to support growers that plan to adopt these novel crops, and supporting the industry sector as it develops."
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News from the Biomass World
February 14, 2024
PBC4GGR Proof of Concept Grants – Call for Proposals
The Perennial Biomass Crops for Greenhouse Gas Removal (PBC4GGR) project is offering proof of concept grants for projects up to 9 months in duration, and with a total value not exceeding £50,000. Projects should address key knowledge gaps in perennial biomass crops.
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