The Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme aims to scale up future supply of UK sustainable biomass and accelerate the commercialisation of innovative clean energy technologies.
The programme will be carried out in two phases.
Phase 1 – suppliers will be full funded to produce robust innovation project plans which, if implemented, would make a positive material contribution to UK feedstock supply
Phase 2 – successful Phase 1 projects will progress to execution of their project plans. This will include successful constructing, operating, testing, refining and evaluating with a clear commercialisation route for deployment.
Projects will receive government funding of up to £200k to increase UK biomass production for use as a green energy source. Projects include growing algae from whisky manufacturing, increasing yields of grass varieties and accelerating the breeding of willow trees.
Biomass is used for low-carbon renewable energy generation and is a key component in the UK’s commitment to tackle climate change.
Adapted from a UK Government press release