Putting their energies into growing trees
A BUCKS business has planty of trees as part of an energy trial.
Bio Global Industries baseridge, near Chesham, has started a trial energy crops, which include trees, and grasses.
The plantations include 3 varieties produced from four different programmes in the UK and Sweden, eight varieties
produced in Germany and Italy, two Eucalyptus strains from Australia, Sida hermaphrodita from Poland and Micanthus giganteus from the UK.
The intention is also to plant reed canary grass, switchgrass and bamboo.
Chesham and Amersham MP Cheryl Gillan visited the site on Friday, May 22 to officially open the Biomass Crops.
Managing director Matthew Hunt said: “We’re sourcing elite energy crop material from UK, Sweden, Germany, Poland and Italy.
Once mature our plantations will comprise one of the most comprehensive collections of perennial energy crops not only in the UK but the whole of Europe”.
The company is the UK distributor of the Austrian manufactured Biokompakt biomass boiler range and is aiming to showcase the many different fuels that the boiler can use.
Mr Hunt added: “We want people to know all their options and to consider growing their own energy crops at all scales.”
Cheryl Gillan MP officially opening the company with Chairman of Chiltern District Noel Brown and Bio Global Industries’ managing director Matthew Hunt