Wood Recyclers Association ‘dismayed’ as waste wood excluded from carbon capture support scheme

By Joshua Doherty
January 18, 2024
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

Richard Coulson

UNITED KINGDOM — The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) says it’s “dismayed” that waste-powered biomass plants have been excluded from a government consultation on planned support for biomass plants switching to carbon capture technology. January 18, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero launched a consultation on transitional support arrangements for large-scale biomass electricity generators in their planned move to power bioenergy carbon capture and storage. The department said this has the potential to deliver a significant volume of carbon removals that can make an “important contribution to our net zero ambitions”. However, the support is only applicable for plants which produce more than 100 MW of energy, which is larger than all wood-powered plants. …“Our sector not only delivers low carbon, baseload power, but also provides an important environmental service by making the best use of end-of-life waste wood,” said Richard Coulson, chair of the WRA.

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