- Types of Biomass
- Energy conversion technology
- Farming Technology for Biomass
- Biomass in action
- Making Biomass a reality
MAKING BIOMASS A REALITY
GENERATE ENERGY AND INCOME WITH BIOMASS
There are large under-utilised resources of farm by-products (straw, tree thinnings, prunings and other wood residues) available as potential biomass fuels. Purpose-grown energy crops and industrial wood waste and by-products can also be used. Currently there are only a small number of on-farm biogas plants in England compared to other EU countries. With over 100 million tons of organic material suitable for anaerobic digestion produced in the UK, 30% of the food we eat ending up in the bin and a string of economic incentives on the horizon, now is a great time to think about an investment. Electricity prices from biogas are at 14p/kWh (current as of November 2011). These prices certainly provide incentives and reassurance for anyone concerned about the commercially viable potential of on-farm biogas projects. Income is derived from electricity production as well as from gate-fees from diverted waste streams that would have potentially ended up in landfills.