Willow short rotation coppice (SRC) is an energy crop grown as a biomass fuel source. It produces high yields of small diameter stems which can be cut and stored as rods, billets or chips. Once established, it can be harvested every 2-3 years.
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Perennial biomass crops like miscanthus and short rotation coppice have the potential to meet energy demands as renewable fuels, helping to reduce GHG emissions and strive towards Net Zero.
Willow, a fast-growing and versatile plant, has gained prominence as a biomass crop due to its numerous applications and environmental benefits. Willow's suitability for biomass production arises from its rapid growth, ability to adapt to various soil types, and its capacity to be sustainably harvested.