energy crop


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energy crop

n
(Agriculture) a crop that is grown because it can be used as fuel
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(OTC: VSPC) said that its proprietary dedicated energy crop, giant king grass, is now growing in Hawaii.
Energy crop specialist, KWS UK has produced a sunflower for use on field margins that can be ensiled alongside maize grown for biogas.
Jatropha produces an oil which can be refined into biodiesel, as a sustainable biofuel energy crop.
* Forests and woodlands may be shifted to energy crop in portions of the country.
This equates to 0.6 million ha set-aside, 0.3 million ha with energy crop premium, and 0.5 million ha without any specific support regime.
Their call comes as the European Commission has expanded special subsidies for energy crop production to eight more European Union member states: Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.
"The Government is making a total of pounds 89 million available for offshore wind and energy crop projects.
Camelina is an energy crop mainly grown in moderate climates such as the northern plains of the US, which originally comes from northern Europe and Central Asia.
The member states will also be authorised to grant a subsidy amounting to as much as 50% of spending linked to the establishment of permanent crops on land areas subject to requests for energy crop assistance.
It thus recommends reviewing rules governing land set-aside in the context of energy crop regimes and "significantly" increasing the maximum area eligible for additional aid, as well as the level of payments.
THE EUROPEAN Parliament has called not only for agricultural and forestry waste to fuel biomass power generators, but for such recyclable materials to be a fertiliser to grow specific energy crops. In an advisory report for European Union ministers and the European Commission, the parliament underlined "the potential in using organic waste to grow energy crops which could then, in turn, be used for heating, cooling and electricity." The paper, drafted by British Conservative MEP Neil Parish, added care should be taken to avoid energy crop intensification that could pollute the soil with (artificial) fertiliser residues, something biomass fertiliser could help prevent.
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