Bio-energy

Update to this TINA will be considered in our next phase of analysis:

Bioenergy could provide upwards of a tenth of UK total primary energy supply by 2050 and can be supplied as heat, power, liquid transport fuel and biomethane. Achieving optimal deployment, sustainably and at lowest cost, will require significant innovation on advanced conversion technologies and their feedstocks.

Innovation in bioenergy has the potential to reduce UK energy system costs by 42bn (6-101bn) by 2050. International business development is calculated to provide further economic value to the UK of 19 (6-33) bn. Significant market barriers are identified which could restrict the UK from realising these domestic savings and international markets.

Highest priority is identified for woody/grassy crops with higher yields on marginal land, advanced biofuels demonstration, proof of integrated gasification systems at scale, and high efficiency biopower systems that are robust to a variety of feedstocks and ready for CCS.