Land use, and how best to manage
the limited space and resources available, is a common debate in the
bioeconomy. The ‘food versus fuel’ debate as an example is perhaps the first
thing to spring to mind. In order to advise the UK’s agricultural industry on
how to manage land use and reduce emissions, the CCC (Committee on Climate
Change) has produced a report titled ‘Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK’.
There are multiple aspects, but part of this report suggests expanding the UK’s
bioenergy crops area. This includes miscanthus, short rotation coppice and
short rotation forestry.
Interestingly, recent statistics from DEFRA also include details on the
land use of bioenergy crops in the UK. In 2018, just over 1.6% of the UK’s
agricultural land was used for bioenergy crops, and this further..........
Other News this Month Includes:
- Agriculture Bill progresses
- China tightening of waste plastic import
regulations affects EFW plants
- Coal power end brought forward one year
- Reducing waste plastic export and policing
- UK GHG emissions continue to fall, but
- State of the industry from biomass leaders
- Pellet production grant for Skeena Bioenergy
Research & Development
- 1.6% UK agriculture for bioenergy crops
- Cyanobacteria analysis
- CCC on UK bioenergy crops land use
Wood & Crop
- Waste biomass towards net-zero in California
- Changing pellet demand in Japan
- Sugar beet again in Scotland?
- Barry Biomass in final commissioning phase
- Biobased adhesives analysis
- £27.5m plastic recycling plant
- Closed loop recycling