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UK Govt injects £37m into clean energy tech

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As part of the UK Government’s plan to accelerate renewable energy, it has awarded £37 million in funding to a range of projects that aim to find new ways to increase the country’s biomass production.

Announced today, 4th August, £32m will be distributed between 12 projects as part of Phase 2 of the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme. 

The projects include efforts to increase the growth of elephant grass (miscanthus), farm seaweed off the North Yorkshire coast, and increase the harvesting capacity for willow to be used in biomass production.

A share of £5m will fund the 22 winners of the first stage of the Hydrogen BECCS programme, which aims to develop innovative technologies to produce hydrogen from sustainable biomass and waste. 

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