The UK is working with seven other EU countries to develop bioenergy projects.

According to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) development of the bioenergy supply chain will support growth and jobs in the UK economy and abroad.

The UK has pledged up to £10 million to the scheme. It is thought that the money will help to simulate millions more in further private investment in the technology.

The ERA-NET Plus BESTF scheme, worth around €47 million in public money, will stimulate up to €100 million of bioenergy innovation projects in the UK, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland and Portugal.

Bioenergy is one of the most versatile forms of low carbon and renewable generation. It can be used to produce heat, electricity or transport fuel and can provide a continuous and constant flow of energy.

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