Biodiversity

Rothamsted Research shows growing SRC willow boosts biodiversity

Iggesund have stimulated the rural economy by sourcing fuel for their heat and electricity needs from local farmers. This has given farmers the opportunity to diversify part of their farm businesses and become energy suppliers. Providing Iggesund with biomass fuel […]

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Slowing the flow – Increasing flood- plain diversity to reduce flood risk

There are a number of measures that can be done to reduce the impact of flooding. Replacing multi-arched bridges and improving flood defences in urban areas,and property level measures. Looking outside of urban areas, there is a lot that can […]

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Environmental and social benefits from SRC Energy crop

These include: • Rapid production of biomass fuel • Increase in farm biodiversity • Abundant supply of pollen and nectar for bees • Flood mitigation • Improvements in water quality • Carbon sequestration • Improvement in local air quality • […]

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Maximising Iggesund’s land

Iggesund has found a perfect locally grown fuel source for its new Biopower Plant with the planting of 10 hectares of SRC willow energy crop in fields behind the Workington Mill. The project, which has seen the planting of eight […]

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KEY BENEFITS OF MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CROPS

It’s not often that industry can truly say it is ‘in sync’ with nature, but Iggesund’s recent project to plant willow crop behind the Mill should offer some remarkable benefits to the surrounding habitat. The combination of planting the willow […]

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Flood prevention

Energy Crops grown as SRC can be particularly useful in reducing the incidence of flodding. This is achieved by their: Significant water use (Willow coppice can be use up to 1 million litres per tonne of dry matter produced per […]

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Increase Biodiversity on Farms

Birds: Populations of wild birds have fallen significantly since 1970 with farmland birds being particularly affected. There are currently 59 species of birds that are classified as priority species and have Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) in place. At least 12 […]

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Improving Water Quality

Energy Crops Can help improve Water quality and prevent flooding Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) were introduced to try and improve water quality by reducing pollution from nitrates. Short Rotation Willow Energy Crop provide barrier strips intercepting run off and preventing […]

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