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Wetland Biomass to Bioenergy Competition - Early Market Engagement


DECC is considering launching a competition - in collaboration with UK wetland managers - to encourage the use of biomass arisings from ongoing wetland management activities for bio-energy.


Land management is important for habitat conservation purposes, but is labour intensive and gives rise to a large amount of waste biomass eg reeds, rushes, grasses and fen. By developing an efficient process for harvesting and conversion of biomass arisings into bio-energy DECC aim to address the requirement for increased provision of sustainable bio-energy feed-stocks whilst avoiding conflicts with land use change and food production activities.


At this stage DECC is exploring:

  • the extent of industry / academia interest in the prospective competition
  • details on the markets current capability to deliver the requirement
  • any additional capability that can be offered
  • any further relevant feedback on the requirement that will ensure a successful outcome

Expressions of Interest received by the 20th September will be invited to a briefing event hosted by DECC later in the year.


For further information, and to submit a response, click here to download the document:


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