Britain ‘to harness power of biomass’
The UK is planning to tap into its biomass potential over the coming years as it attempts to move towards a more fuel-efficient, greener economy, an expert has suggested.
Paul Clark, managing director of Rural Energy, told H&V News biomass technology and forestry investment are likely to be central to the UK’s green energy infrastructure within the next five years.
He suggested that the adaptability of the energy source will be crucial to its success, with the potential to install it in various different kinds of building.
“The potential for the UK really is enormous … the reduction of the carbon footprint and the economic savings that biomass brings are tremendous,” added Mr Clark.
He argued that biomass has been “something of a Cinderella”, with more focus placed on wave and wind-based energy, but is now ready to step up to the plate and help boost the green economy.
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg recently stressed the government’s commitment to low-carbon fuel when launching a week-long seminar on the future of energy.
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