- Research project linking bioenergy crop growth with technology options for logistics, pre-processing and final use as heat, power or transport fuel
- Development of a value chain model
- Examination of the economic and carbon impact of sustainably developing UK biomass resources whilst converting them to various energy vectors
Led by E4Tech with Agra Ceas Consulting, EDF, Eifer, this project was delivered by a consortium from academia and industry, with Forest Research, Imperial College London, Rothamstead Research and The University of Southampton
This project has developed a spatial model that links bioenergy crop production with the technology options required for logistics, pre-processing and final use as heat, power or transport fuel.
It has developed a value chain optimisation framework and has looked at the economic and carbon impact of sustainably developing UK biomass resources whilst converting these to various energy vectors. It has also analysed the relevant agronomic, techno-economic and geographic factors associated with the cultivation, collection, processing, transmission and utilisation of biomass.