Clamping maize for AD plant©Tim Scrivener
The area of arable crops grown specifically for bioenergy in the UK has increased more than threefold over the period 2008-14, according to government statistics. This rapid growth is illustrated by the substantial area of maize grown for anaerobic digestion, which in 2014 accounted for nearly one-fifth of the total maize area in England. Defra stats published earlier this week show the total area grown for for bioenergy in England and the UK was 122,000ha, equating to 2% of the […]
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