Generating renewable heat from straw biomass can be both a sustainable and profitable use of surplus straw.
With estimates of 10-12 million tonnes of cereal straw being produced in the UK each year, there is significant potential to use surplus stock as an alternative renewable heating fuel.
Each year, 30-40% of straw produced is returned to the soil but with traditional heating fuels rising in cost straw can offer a convenient and profitable alternative.
Straw biomass currently qualifies for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) benefiting from a 20 year income period; possible incomes can be in the region of £220 per tonne on top of traditional fuel savings.
The Strutt & Parker Energy Team can assist and support you in exploring straw biomass from feasibility all the way through to operation