Straw bales© Tim Scrivener
Straw has long been used as a fuel in biomass burners, but in recent years there has been a rapid expansion in commercial power plants using straw.  So, with a number of new plants in the pipeline, could this growth provide a profitable new market for farmers? Undoubtedly, the answer is yes – with low cereal prices, the extra income from straw sales could make a real difference, taking crops back into the black for some. But it is no […]