The UK Department of Business and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) proposes
to publish a new biomass strategy in 2022. This refreshed strategy is expected
to build on the 2012 UK bioenergy strategy and will aim to bring together many government
departments whose policies for net-zero involve the use of sustainable biomass.
BEIS has also said it will take into account the CCC’s recommendations, which
called for the UK’s bioenergy strategy to be refreshed, and will set out more
details in its energy white paper. The 15th of June saw the close of
a BEIS call for evidence in the role of biomass in achieving net-zero, to
support development of the strategy, and a progress update has been published this month.
Types of feedstock vary widely. It includes agricultural and
agricultural by-products, processing residues from industry, and waste. Some
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