Climate change series: Focus on green willow for renewable energy
An account of the replacement of cereal crops on a rural estate with willow coppice for the production and sale of wood chip for heating boilers.
To sustain the business at Brook Hall Estate, cereals were replaced with short-rotation willow coppice. Over 400 acres are now grown on the estate and a further 2,400 acres in Ireland and Scotland. The wood is chipped and dried and used in heating boilers on the Estate and sold to other organisations such as Omagh College so reducing cost and greenhouse gas emissions.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Climate change
- Subject Collection > Trees & timber > Commercial tree production
- Subject Collection > Renewable energy > Biomass & biofuel
- Subject Collection > Trees & timber > Timber products
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Industrial crops
Additional keywords/tagsgreenhouse gas emissionswood chipbiofiltercombined heat and power
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