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E4Tech (2009) Biomass 2nd generation biocrops Generic biocrop 2030

Category Biomass 2nd generation biocrops
Source E4tech (2009) Supply curves
Fuel cost £(2009)2-3.5 /GJ 7–13£m(2010)/TWh
Year for which cost is valid 2030 2030
Limit on quantity available at this cost 550 PJ 153TWh


Page 38. Notes from source: "Energy crops are the largest of the potential UK resources in 2030. These are planted on land released from food production, and on pasture land

  • The model assumes that on each

area of land, either SRC willow, SRC poplar, or miscanthus is planted, depending on their relative production costs

  • The resource increases over time

as more land becomes available, and as more of this area is planted.

  • The resource is significantly limited

by planting rates until the mid 2020s (see next slide). After this it is limited by land area – 2.2Mha in 2030

  • Costs decrease to 2030 with yield

increases, but remain predominantly at £2-3.5 /GJ (£35-60 /odt), without subsidies"

Other sets of cost data

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