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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 […]

Hear me speak at Cereals Live 2020 – early doors on Thurs 11 June

I’m speaking at the Cereals Live 2020 online event this Thursday 11 June in the New Specialist Crop Markets webinar (8.00-8.45 am). I’ll be focussing on diversification opportunities that energy crops (such as willow, miscanthus and short rotation forestry) and agricultural residues afford arable farmers. It’s a 7 minute slot so a real whiz through […]

Don’t fall foul of an RHI audit – get your biomass fuel records in order

Under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) around 19,000 biomass boilers have been installed in Great Britain. Any Government scheme giving grants or rebates has a requirement for compliance and ongoing obligations and this is certainly the case for RHI participants with biomass systems. However, from our own experience and talking with colleagues and Ofgem […]