Biomass Strategy 2023
Published today: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/biomass-strategy
Not sure if people agree but biomass is not a sustainable, renewable technology and we came to that conclusion years ago when opting for a renewable heating option.
Itis often promoted as a carbon neutral fuel, but this is not entirely true. When biomass is burned, it releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This carbon dioxide was previously captured by the plants that were used to create the biomass. However, it takes many years for these plants to grow back and re-capture the carbon dioxide. In the meantime, the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere can contribute to climate change.
In addition, biomass can be harmful to the environment in other ways. For example, harvesting trees for biomass can contribute to deforestation. This can lead to soil erosion, water pollution, and the loss of biodiversity.