26th April 2012
The Energy Technologies Institute welcomes today’s announcement of the UK's bioenergy strategy by DECC, Defra and DfT.
ETI Chief Executive Dr David Clarke, said: “Our modelling and design work has shown that bioenergy should be a key component of any future UK energy system mix to provide affordable, clean and secure energy. Therefore it is a key development priority for the UK now. This strategy will help by providing a framework and understanding of policy objectives for operators in the bioenergy field. The ETI has already undertaken significant project activity over the last few years in bioenergy, focused on creating a better understanding of the developments required for new technology advancement in this field. We will continue to focus on this area to help address the energy challenges ahead.”
The ETI is focused on the acceleration of the development of affordable, clean and secure technologies that will help the UK meet its 2050 climate change targets.
Notes to Editors
For further information, please call Richard Robinson at the ETI on 01509 202026 or 07500 049626
The ETI has commissioned and funded three projects worth almost £5 million
• To develop an in-depth field trial to study ecosystem and sustainability when converting land to bioenergy crop production
• To explore the key challenges in developing sustainable UK bioenergy supply chains for heat, power, and transport fuels production.
• Explore at an engineering level, the cost-effectiveness, technology challenges and technology developments required for biomass to power combined with Carbon Capture and Storage.
• The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is a public-private partnership between global industries – BP, Caterpillar, EDF, E.ON, Rolls-Royce and Shell – and the UK Government
• Public sector representation is through the administration of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with funding channelled through the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The Department of Energy and Climate Change are observers on the Board
• The ETI is focused on accelerating the deployment of affordable, secure low-carbon energy systems for 2020 to 2050 by demonstrating technologies, developing knowledge, skills and supply-chains and informing the development of regulation, standards and policy.