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Bioenergy in the Highlands

On the 19th and 20th March 2014 AMW IBERS, in collaboration with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Environmental Sustainability KTN and Wetland Managers consortium held the last of four ‘Wetland Biomass to Bioenergy’ demonstrations in Scotland.

The event was based at the Dell of Killiehuntly in Kingussie, in the Highlands. AMW IBERS demonstrated their newly developed method of harvesting using the Softtrak harvester, their screw press for drying the biomass, together with an anaerobic digester, pyrolysis unit and briquetter for conversion into energy. Both days were well attended, with a good cross-section of participants, including representatives from nature conservation organisations, farming and local councils.

The presentations from the morning session can be viewed at the links below

1. An overview of the DECC Competition which funded the project being demonstrated - Megan Cooper, DECC

2. An introduction to the AMW IBERS project – Jonathan Walker and John Corton

There are also video links of the harvesting technologies available through Youtube.

AMW Harvesting

If you have any questions about the events or the technologies being demonstrated please get in touch

Jenni McDonnell

KTN Co

jenni.mcdonnell@ktn-uk.org

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