Tim Barton: Focus on biomass and energy crops

Since growing his first miscanthus crop nearly a decade ago, Tim Barton (pictured with his wife Carolyn) now uses its yield as a means of heating his Wiltshire-based Wadswick Country Store business. With savings made on rising energy costs, Tim can reliably heat his buildings by adding a miscanthus bale to the boiler each day. With other uses for the harvested miscanthus (such as animal bedding and large-scale commercial energy production), Tim continues to increase the acreage of his farm given over to this crop. In this case study, Tim talks about the motivation behind his own biomass project...

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Biomass - Factsheets

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Biomass - Case Studies

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