Innovations in the energy crop space

Could energy crop pellets help solve the UK’s energy security issue? Domestic biomass energy supplier White Horse Energy outlines its latest project.

As the world’s attention turns to the threat to our planet posed by climate change post-COP26, the energy sector is under intense scrutiny. Coal has long been the answer to the energy conundrum, but in the 21st century, it is no longer the right one.

Renewables, in all forms, have risen to the challenge. However, the energy crisis gripping Europe, and indeed the world, at present is a testament to the fact that intermittent renewable generation cannot replace dispatchable generation without unintended consequences. One of the potential answers to this problem is the use of dispatchable renewable power, such as biomass.

White Horse Energy, a UK biomass business, was recently awarded funding for a project through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as part of its Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme along with 24 other projects looking to develop innovative solutions to these challenges.

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