UK government announces funding for biomass projects

August 4, 2022 |

In the UK, the government announced that innovative biomass projects across the country have been awarded $45 million in funding, as the government moves forward with its plan to scale up domestic renewable energy, including from biomass.

The UK government said that 12 projects received a share of $38.9 million funding under Phase 2 of the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Program, which aims to find new ways to increase biomass production in the UK. The government also announced the 22 winners of the first stage of the Hydrogen BECCS program, with $6.1 million funding to help develop innovative technologies to produce hydrogen.

UK Energy Minister, Greg Hands, said: “Accelerating home-grown renewables like biomass is a key part of ending our dependency on expensive and volatile fossil fuels. This $45 million of government investment will support innovation across the UK, boosting jobs whilst ensuring greater energy security for years to come.”

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