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Net Zero Willow – peat free compost and mulch

Net Zero Willow logo

We’re thrilled to announce the official launch of Net Zero Willow! For the past year, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes on this exciting project, and now we’re ready to share it with the world. Net Zero Willow is your one-stop shop for high-quality, peat-free, eco-friendly mulch and compost products. We’re convinced that gardeners […]

Maximising biodiversity in your Biomass crop plantation

Siskin in SRC willow crop

Over the years I have been trying very hard to get policy makers and representatives of environmental NGOs to appreciate the many biodiversity benefits of biomass crops. For me, it seems unfathomable that productive crops such as short rotation coppice (SRC) willow and miscanthus, that can offer many ecosystem services and Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) […]

A Way Forward for Biomass Crops – Industry Response to the UK Biomass Strategy

UK Biomass Strategy front cover

Background Climate change is progressing at an alarming pace. Every day there are new facts emerging: Hottest June (in the UK) on record, hottest year on record, wettest July (in many places in the UK) on record, hottest ocean temperature, wild fires in southern Europe and North America. Various organisations including the Intergovernmental Panel on […]

Biomass Connect – everything you ever wanted to know about Biomass crops, and more!

Biomass Connect logo

There has never been a better time to find out all there is to know about biomass crops such as Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) willow, Short Rotation Forestry poplar and Eucalyptus and perennial grasses such as Miscanthus and Reed Canary Grass. The Biomass Connect project is all about knowledge exchange on these crops and informing […]

Play Cropper – our all new Envirocrops STEM game

Cropper Game

As part of the Envirocrops project, C4E and our partners (Calvium, AFBI and NFU Energy) have devised a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) game called Cropper. This is aimed at young people, agricultural students and biomass rookies who want to understand what it takes to succeed in growing willow and miscanthus. The aim of […]

EnviroCrops invites you to two Farm Walks

Farm walk

Tuesday 13 December 1100-1400 (Includes refreshments and lunch) Miscanthus Nursery – led by Mike Cooper – Lower Marsh Farm, Kingston St Mary, Taunton TA2 8AB (What 3 words double.cities.windy) Are you interested in planting miscanthus on your land? Or do you already have a miscanthus crop and want to know more about its management, harvesting and the potential markets?   […]

Net Zero Willow – funding achieved for project that will transform the home-grown biomass supply industry

Conceptual design of the Willow Bot and Rod Harvesting Attachment devised by Willow Energy

A ground-breaking new project that could help the UK meet its Net Zero targets, has been awarded £3.99 million of funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation (BFI) Programme. The aim of the Net Zero Willow (NZW) project is to construct, test and develop to full […]