Biomass Feedstock Innovation Programme SBRI

Biomass utilisation will play a key role in helping to decarbonise the UK economy. The Climate Change Committee recently stated in their Sixth Carbon Budget Advice that “sustainable bioenergy is essential for reaching net zero.” A wide range of other analysis supports this conclusion.

In order to meet anticipated future demand, it is expected that a substantial contribution will be required from domestic biomass feedstock sources, particularly as competition in international markets is likely to grow.

There are currently a range of barriers to scaling up domestic feedstock supply. BEIS intends to launch a biomass feedstock innovation programme to help address some of these barriers, with a scope encompassing second-generation energy crops and forestry.

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Closing date: 31 May 2021