Biomass Connect: Biomass Innovation and Information Platform – Multi-site Feedstocks Demonstrator
The Biomass Innovation and Information Platform 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.
Eight demonstration sites 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.
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.