Putting their en­er­gies into grow­ing trees

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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.”

Pic­tures by Katie Lamb BE153201

Ch­eryl Gil­lan MP of­fi­cially open­ing the com­pany with Chair­man of Chiltern Dis­trict Noel Brown and Bio Global In­dus­tries’ man­ag­ing direc­tor Matthew Hunt

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