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
• Rehabilitation of contaminated land
• Control of soil erosion
• Biosecurity barriers
• Shelterbelts and windbreaks

In addition, SRC can play a part in achieving several key national objectives:

• Delivery of UK renewable energy targets under the EU Renewable Energy Directive
• Supporting energy security
• Delivery of significant greenhouse gas savings when used for power and heat applications
• Increasing rural employment opportunities