Стратегія Великобританії щодо використання біомаси до 2050 року

In August 2023, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero of the United Kingdom adopted a Biomass strategy. 

The strategy provides for the following tasks:

  • short term (this decade),
  • medium term (up to 2035),
  • long term (until 2050).

We note that the full material with the key data of the report with a Ukrainian translation is available on the SAF planform, for which our team participates in the preparation of information materials.

The government will support the use of sustainable biomass through a number of incentives and requirements in the electricity, heat and transport sectors. The strategy declares a long term priority in the use of biomass that generates negative emissions (for example, for the use of CO2 capture and storage technology).

Стратегія Великобританії щодо використання біомаси до 2050 року

On SAF platform you can find the following information:

  • The place of biomass in the UK strategy: domestic resources and imports
  • UK Biomass Import Estimates to 2050
  • Priorities of biomass use in sectors of the economy of the United Kingdom

We advise you to read it, and here we leave a few important theses.

The UK is already a global leader in biomass policy and technologies, with biomass accounting for 8.6% of energy supply in 2022. Biomass from domestic sources currently make up 66% of the total biomass used in renewable energy generation, with the rest deriving from international sources.

With 11% of the total electricity production from biomass in 2022, the state is considering a significant increase in the use of this renewable resource in the future in three energy sectors: in transport, in the production of heat and in the production of electricity, as well as its non-energy use.

The supply of locally produced biomass resources will play an important role in the future economy of the UK and, according to the strategy analysis, could range from 370 PJ in the limited scenario to 390 PJ in the ambitious scenario in 2050. 

Стратегія Великобританії щодо використання біомаси до 2050 року

One of the UK government’s aims is to promote the industry’s transition from fossil fuels to low-carbon renewable alternatives such as biomass. The challenge is to support this transition by creating a robust strategy that will enable the industry to achieve 50 TWh of industrial fuel switching to low carbon fuels by 2035.

A particular is on effectively utilising biomass to achieve this target using greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies, such as BECCS.

Britain’s Energy Security Strategy (2022) doubled down on the country’s ambition to reach 10 GW of low-carbon hydrogen capacity by 2030, subject to affordability and value for money.

Go to the SAF website and learn more!

We would like to thank our expert Oleksandra Tryboi for her expert analysis and translation.

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