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Refining Estimates of Land for Biomass - D12 Job implications of establishing a bioenergy market


Citation Wynn, S., Carter, R., Turner, C. and Huxley, C. Refining Estimates of Land for Biomass - D12 Job implications of establishing a bioenergy market, ETI, 2016. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000262.
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Author(s) Wynn, S., Carter, R., Turner, C. and Huxley, C.
Project partner(s) ADAS, E4tech, RDI Associates, Crops for Energy, Imperial College Consultants
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000262
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Abstract This deliverable is an addition to the original RELB scope. The aim for this second additional piece of work was to identify the jobs impact that increasing UK bioenergy production to 1.2Mha by 2055 could bring. The report found that, due to the seasonal nature of bioenergy crop planting, management and harvesting, the majority of job opportunities will be part-time, but are complimentary to the seasonal demands of other roles in the agricultural and forestry sectors, particularly arable farming. However, the UK is not currently in a position to deliver the required planting rate of 30 kha/yr – the total planted area of Miscanthus and SRC Willow has remained at around 10 kha in recent years with a limited number of players in the market. Investment is needed in the production of plant breeding materials, including research into new establishment techniques to reduce costs. Investment is also needed in training and specialised equipment for planting and harvesting
Associated Project(s) ETI-BI2012: Refining Estimates of Land for Biomass
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