UK Government Backs Biomass, Hydrogen

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced it will be granting £37 million in funding to projects that will help to increase the country’s production of sustainable biomass feedstocks and hydrogen. Twelve projects will receive £32 million under Phase 2 of the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme. Twenty-two projects will receive the remaining £5 million as part of the government’s Hydrogen Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) Programme. Recipients of the funding include SeaGrown Limited in Scarborough, which has been awarded £2.5 million to develop new techniques to farm and harvest seaweed as a source of biomass. Energy Minister Greg Hands said: “Accelerating homegrown renewables like biomass is a key part of ending our dependency on expensive and volatile fossil fuels. This £37 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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