Making the decision to diversify into Biomass Farming alongside your usual farm type can be daunting. What do you do with your energy crop wood chip or bales? Who will buy it? What can it be used for? How do you get the best price?
Quite simply, the End Market is the name used to describe the final destination of your crop. It could be a power station, releasing the energy of a gigantic quantity of wood chip from multiple growers. On a smaller scale, it could be a biomass CHP (Combined Heat and Power) power plant on an industrial estate or university campus. Even smaller still, it could be a boiler on your own farm. We have contacts and experience to help you decide what’s best for you. Our goal is simple – that you get the best price and ROI that you can for your crop.
Here’s a list of potential end uses of woodchip and grasses:
- Anareobic Digestion
- Commercial Heat & Power
- Construction Materials
- Equine & Poultry Bedding
- Phyto Remediation
- Major Power Generation
- Seasonal Domestic Fuel
Energy Crops Consultancy has plenty of experience working with both growers and buyers. We can help you to make the best decisions and highest profits for your Energy Crop.
Part of the whole process is ensuring that your finished product is ready for market. Different end markets have different requirements for the product that they will purchase. Some considerations are:
- Wood chip size (for SRC Willow & Poplar)
- Moisture content (for all types of energy crop)
- Logistics – how far will your crop have to travel?