Energy enthusiasm required

May 2006
Crops;5/6/2006, p29
Trade Publication
This article reports that energy crops are a bright prospect for farming in Great Britain. But unless producers back efforts to move the sector forward this golden opportunity could be squandered. So far farming has made much of the need for government to do the pump-priming. Oilseed rape for biodiesel; wheat, beet or potatoes for bioethanol; and wood, willow or straw for burning can all help to meet the nation's growing appetite for green energy. Despite this some fear that the government will import low-cost biofuels from around the world and back capital-intensive wind, wave and solar power instead.


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