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Putting it all together: Policy directions. Cameron Maxwell, Business Development, FCS FEG Autumn Symposium, 8 September 2011. Forestry is always looking for a White Knight. SG policy.

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putting it all together policy directions

Putting it all together:Policy directions

Cameron Maxwell, Business Development, FCS

FEG Autumn Symposium, 8 September 2011

sg policy
SG policy

The Scottish Government would prefer to see biomass deployed in heat-only or combined heat and power schemes, off gas-grid, at a scale appropriate to make best use of both the available heat, and of local supply.

Policy directions

rationale
Rationale
  • Heat is 50% of total energy demand
  • Make most efficient use of a finite resource
  • Biomass key to delivering 11% renewable heat target
    • can make a minor contribution to electricity baseload
    • off gas-grid ensures highest carbon savings
    • promote development of decentralised energy generation.

Policy directions

balanced approach
Balanced approach
  • Timber processing industries:
    • low carbon products for construction etc
    • contribution to economic development
  • New income stream for forest industries
    • Better returns for growers
    • Development of supply chain
    • More woodland management
    • Encourage investment in new woodland
  • Heat – more incremental increase in demand
  • Local use

Policy directions

resource
Resource
  • Softwood production - 6.3m green tonnes
    • Sawmills
    • Wood panel
    • Paper and paperboard
    • Wood fuel - 1.6m green tonnes (40% recycled)
  • Production Forecast, 7.3m green tonnes in 2020
  • UK 9.8m gt (2010), 11.8m gt (2020)

Policy directions

biomass demand
Biomass demand

Forestry Commission Scotland: Wood Fuel Demand and Usage Update Report 2009. Hudson Consulting (www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland)

Policy directions

availability
Availability
  • WFTF update report published in March 2011
  • Potential available resource
    • 0.8m green tonnes in 2010-11,
    • 2.4m green tonnes in 2017-21
    • Increased harvest, forest residues, recycled wood
  • Renewable heat 2.8% (biomass 90%)
  • Additional 1m green tonnes in heat only plants would deliver additional 3% renewable heat

Policy directions

imports
Imports
  • May be a significant role for imported biomass
  • But global market is immature and likely to be volatile
  • Use dependant on:
    • price, availability and evidence of sustainability
  • Use should support maximum heat use and de-centralised energy production.

Policy directions

going forward
Going forward
  • Renewable Obligation Banding Review
    • Review support for biomass to align with policy
  • Analysis:
    • Best use of wood fibre and wood fuel
  • Future wood fuel demand
    • Likely impact of the Renewable Heat Incentive
    • Proposals in planning
  • Energy forestry

Policy directions

uk government policy
UK Government policy
  • Renewables Road Map
    • Significant role for biomass electricity
    • Enhanced co-firing, conversion, dedicated biomass
  • ROC Banding Review
  • Bioenergy Strategy/Bioenergy Review

Policy directions

uk ambition m odt
UK ambition (m odt)

+ 5m odt for the renewable heat target

Policy directions

uk biomass inputs
UK biomass inputs

Policy directions

global resource
Global resource

Policy directions

timber development
Timber development
  • Green credentials
    • Renewable
    • Carbon substitution
    • Carbon storage
  • Incentivisation
    • Promotion,
    • Education
    • R & D, new products, systems,
    • Building regulations, embodied carbon.
concerns conclusions
Concerns/conclusions
  • Scale of demand
    • Tilbury, Drax
  • Pellet plants
    • Georgia, USA – 1m tonnes
    • Russia – 2-3m tonnes
    • Canada – 2m tonnes
  • Electricity generators will go for most accessible material first
  • Ability to pay
    • DECC: 5-15% price increase to 2020
  • Wood will travel

Policy directions