Country:United Kingdom
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat
Policy Sector:Electricity
Agency:Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Funding:£29m is available to be spent by 2006
Description:Grants of up to 50% of the costs of establishing producer groups for short rotation coppice. Activities that may be eligible for assistance are: legal costs, office accommodation, office equipment purchase, IT equipment, recruitment costs and the purchase of harvesting machinery. To be eligible, the crops must be grown for power generation, combined heat and power, or heat production. There must be evidence of an end use or market within a reasonable radius of the crop land. Applications are subject to environmental evaluations to ensure the environmental impacts are minimised.

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