Come and meet us at GROUNDSWELL 22nd & 23rd June 2022

2022-06-17T14:31:45+01:00June 17th, 2022|Carbon, Energy Crops, Forestry, Harvesting, News, Planting|

ECC are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at Groundswell, the unique two-day Regenerative Farming event and Conference held at Lannock Manor Farm in Hertfordshire next week on 22nd & 23rd June.We will be showing how Short Rotation Coppice can be integrated into food and [...]

ECC plants the UK’s first agroforestry plantation that integrates biomass and food crops together in harmony

2022-06-02T14:01:56+01:00June 2nd, 2022|Biodiversity, Carbon, Energy Crops, Forestry, News, Planting, Uncategorized|

We're proud to announce that we've started to plant the UK's first agroforestry plantation that combines both biomass and food crops. This is currently taking place at Cockle Park Farm in Morpeth, a 307-hectare mixed farm owned and operated by Newcastle University. Agroforestry traditionally combines trees [...]

The Low Carbon Agricultural Show Special Announcement

2022-02-22T20:44:57+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Biodiversity, Carbon, Energy Crops, Forestry, Harvesting, News, Planting|

Neil Watkin's knowledge and experience in planting, growing and harvesting SRC Willow and Poplar as well as using wood chip for heat and energy continues to be sought after. Since the launch of Energy Crops Consultancy (ECC) at the Low Carbon Agriculture Show in 2020, the company has [...]

ECC launches new Masters course with Liverpool University

2022-02-16T12:06:21+00:00January 5th, 2022|Carbon, Energy Crops, News|

ECC launches new Masters course with Liverpool University A unique opportunity has recently opened for a graduate student to gain expertise in the carbon sequestration of perennial Willow energy and Poplar energy wood crops. Energy Crops Consultancy (ECC) has collaborated with the University of Liverpool (UoL) to establish [...]

Exciting new development for ECC’s growers in Yorkshire!

2022-02-16T11:58:13+00:00September 21st, 2021|Carbon, Energy Crops, Forestry, News|

Drax and NFU partner to boost UK energy crop market You can partner with ECC to tap into this exciting new development in pushing for Net Zero! World leader in sustainable bioenergy Drax Group has teamed up with the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU), to [...]

Neil Watkins to deliver presentation at Low Carbon Agriculture Show today!

2021-04-07T11:38:07+01:00March 9th, 2021|Carbon, Energy Crops, News|

Energy Crops Consultancy was launched at the Low Carbon Agriculture Show 2020, just as Britain was about to be locked down. Now, one year on, Neil Watkins is a conference speaker. At 13.30 today (9th March 2021) Neil will deliver his presentation on "Understanding the Value of Energy [...]

Cutting emissions by using Willow as fodder for sheep

2021-04-07T11:37:17+01:00February 1st, 2021|Carbon, Energy Crops, Forestry, News|

New study suggests that using willow as fodder can cut emissions from livestock The Game and Wildlife Trust research showed that adding tree leaves to the diet of sheep could be instrumental in reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Scientists from the trust tested the theory on 24 Aberfield [...]

Energy Crops Consultancy on the BBC!

2021-04-07T11:39:13+01:00January 7th, 2021|Biodiversity, Carbon, Energy Crops, Harvesting, News|

This very morning, an interview by Caz Graham (Freelance radio reporter) with Neil Watkins of Energy Crops Consultancy and Caroline Holden of United Utilities was broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today programme. United Utilities has worked with Energy Crops Consultancy to plant a 2 hectare site near [...]

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