Biomass for UK Energy

Activity: ConsultancyContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups


Biomass can be used to produce bioenergy in the form of electricity, heat, biogas or transport fuels, or to produce materials and chemicals. The Climate Change Committee recommend dedicated energy crops and forest residues as future sources of domestic biomass. This POSTnote summarises the opportunities and challenges surrounding the expansion of UK biomass production.

POSTnote 690 by Alice Booth & Jonathan Wentworth
Period12 Jan 2023
Work forPOST: The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, UK Parliament, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Biomass
  • energy
  • climate change
  • Net Zero
  • Miscanthus
  • Terravesta
  • case study