Innovation Projects

Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme Lot 1
Phase 2: Successful Projects

£32million of funding was awarded for the project demonstration stage of the Programme, with up to £4million of funding awarded per lot 1 project and £5 million for the lot 2 multi-site demonstrator platform.

The funding enabled 12 organisations, including 7 small- and medium-sized enterprises, to deliver commercially viable innovations in biomass production.

The competition was separated into 2 lots:

  • lot 1 – innovation projects
  • lot 2 – multi-site demonstrator platform designed to showcase the variety of lot 1 innovation projects in a range of UK locations
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Accelerating Willow Breeding and Deployment (AWBD)
Rothamsted Research
Demonstration of on-farm pelletisation technology: Developing and constructing a robust mobile pelletiser enabling farms to process a range of feedstocks
White Horse Energy
Technologies to Enhance the Multiplication and Propagation of Energy Crops (TEMPEC)
New Energy Farms
EnviroCrops – Perennial Energy Crops Decision Support System (PEC-DSS)
Miscanspeed – accelerating Miscanthus breeding using genomic selection
Aberystwyth University
Net Zero Willow
Rickerby Estates Ltd Trading as Willow Energy
Optimising Miscanthus Establishment through improved mechanisation and data capture to meet Net Zero targets (OMENZ)
Project BIOFORCE (BIOmass FORestry CrEation): Creating geospatial data systems to upscale national forestry-based biomass production
Verna Earth Solutions Ltd (formerly Forest Creation Partners Limited)
Taeda Tech Project – Soilless Cultivation for Rapid Biomass Feedstock Production
University of Surrey
Teesdale Moorland Biomass Project
Transforming UK offshore marine algae biomass production
SeaGrown Limited