The use of renewable energy is on the increase and there’s lots of research into increasing and finding out the causes of the changes in biomass to help the sustainably of feedstock. If we can understand these properties, then biomass may become cheaper and will help more people to use sustainable energy.
The energy technology institute has said that forest research, which is the woodlands and forestry research centre, who develop ideas every day to find the best suitable forests possible, will be with one of the world’s largest power and gas companies E.ON. They will be sent samples to analyse why there are so many changes in biomass. They will be analysing the planting of trees (testing different types of soil), growing conditions, harvesting and storage conditions. This should then help us understand more about the different impacts production has on biomass properties to get the best sustainable feedstock.
Improving the understanding of sustainably grown domestic biomass could provide up to 10% of UK energy needs by 2050 and is therefore an exciting prospect. - Steve Croxton, Senior Technical Consultant For Bioenergy Crops at E.ON Technologies
Blog Post Written By Felicity Lawrence at Lion Containers (Biomass) Ltd