Energy Crops course

Crops for Energy were commissioned by LANTRA Awards to produce a two day accredited course on energy crops. The course is highly interactive and covers all aspects of energy crop growing, processing, supply and end use. Energy crops covered include short rotation coppice (SRC) willow, miscanthus and other energy grasses, broadleaved coppice and short rotation forestry (SRF). It is of particular interest to farmers, estate owners and organisations with farm holdings. The course enables farmers and landowners to:
  • make informed decisions about the best energy crop to grow on their land
  • gain up-to-date knowledge on planting, harvesting and processing methods
  • gain knowledge of end-use markets and evaluate the potential financial returns from SRC and Miscanthus cultivation
  • gain knowledge about growing energy crops for their own use.
The course involves group exercises, flipchart exercises, a crop walk and worksheet, a visit to a biomass boiler and concludes with a short exam. If you would like Crops for Energy to deliver a course in your area please contact us or call 0117 9089057.