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Biomass action plan for Scotland

Published: 19 Mar 2007

Biomass action plan for Scotland.

80 page PDF

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80 page PDF

1.7 MB

Contents
Biomass action plan for Scotland
ANNEX C - Support measures in Scotland

80 page PDF

1.7 MB

ANNEX C - Support measures in Scotland

Description

Energy use & fuel targeted

Target sector

Status

Further information

Scottish Biomass Support Scheme

Capital grants for biomass installations and woody biomass supply chain infrastructure

Installations: Heat, electricity Supply: biomass

Public and private (excludes householders)

Launched Jan 2007

SBSS: www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Business-Industry/infrastructure/19185/BioSupport/BioSupportIntro

Renewables Obligation (Scotland)

Electricity

Electricity generators

Ongoing - parallel consultation

Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative ( SCHRI)

Grants for community and domestic microgeneration installations.

Heat, electricity

Domestic and community

Ongoing

www.est.org.uk/schri/

Highlands and Islands Wood Fuel Development Programme

Grants for wood fuel suppliers and end users.

Installations: heatSupply: woody biomass

SMEs

Closed 2006

www.forestry.gov.uk/newsrele.nsf/web-allbysubject/66DC2FC9EFFE80F580256E30005A3788

Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme

Grant funding for forestry and woodland management.

Woody biomass

Forestry sector

Closed 2006

www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-5zgl3p

Strategic Timber Transport Fund

Aims to facilitate the

sustainable transport of timber in rural areas of Scotland.

Woody biomass

Forestry and timber industry

Available until April 2008

www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-6a6lxt

East of Scotland & West of Scotland Woodfuel Development Programmes

Provide expert, local assistance to people or businesses looking to use or supply wood fuel.

Woody biomass

All - biomass supply and demand

Ongoing

www.usewoodfuel.co.uk/ContactUs.stm

Farm and Agricultural Business Development Schemes

Assistance towards farm diversification, including bioenergy.

All

Agricultural sector

Both close in 2006

www.sac.ac.uk/consultancy/farmdiversification/aboutfd/grantinfo/

Fuel Poverty and renewables pilot scheme

Pilot scheme to assess the potential for using renewable energy to tackle fuel poverty.

Heat

Domestic

www.est.org.uk/schri/community/view.cfm?articleid=444&archive=1

Loan Action Scotland

Interest-free loans to SMEs for projects to reduce energy costs - can include biomass.

All

SMEs

www.est.org.uk/housingbuildings/funding/scottishbusiness/financialassistance/

Strategic Waste Fund

Funding for local authorities to develop infrastructure to treat municipal solid waste.

Supply: Waste

Local Authorities

Scottish Executive Business Support

Funding available from a number of sources. Could be used to support biomass activities.

All (not focused on biomass)

Business

Ongoing

www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Business-Industry/support/16879/6780

Scottish Enterprise

All

Business

HIE

All

Business

Biomass Heat Acceleration Project

Reduce costs and address supply chain risks in biomass heat market. Assistance available for existing and new projects & suppliers.

Heat

All - biomass supply and demand

Launched October 2005

www.carbontrust.co.uk/technology/technologyaccelerator/biomass.htm

IGNITE Scotland

Training for businesses operating in the wood fuel industry

Woody biomass

Biomass supply

Ongoing

www.ruraldevelopment.org.uk/content.asp?id=75

WRAP

Funding available for biomass waste energy schemes.

All (waste)

All

Ongoing

www.wrap.org.uk/businesses/support_for_recycling_businesses/investment/capital_grant.html

Enhanced Capital Allowances

Encourages businesses to invest in low carbon technologies, including biomass boilers.

Heat, electricity

Business

Ongoing

www.eca.gov.uk

Regional Selective Assistance

Main scheme of financial assistance to create and safeguard jobs in the assisted areas of Scotland

All

Business

ongoing

www.rsascotland.gov.uk

EU support measures

Description

Energy use & fuel targeted

Target sector

Status

Further information

EU emissions trading scheme

EU-wide scheme for large CO 2 emitting plant. Emissions are capped and quotas can be traded.

Electricity, heat

Large industrial emitters

Ongoing. Phase 2 runs from 2008-2012.

www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/trading/eu/index.htm

EU Intelligent Energy Programme

Promotes energy efficiency

( SAVE), the increased use of renewable energy resources ( ALTENER), and sustainable energy in transport ( STEER)

All

All - biomass supply and demand

Call for proposals ended Oct 06. Next in Spring 07.

europa.eu.int/comm/energy/intelligent/index_en.html

European Structural Funds, 2007-2013

Regional assistance available for economic development, including biomass projects

All

All

Under consultation

www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Business-Industry/support/17404/8392

EU 7 thRTD Framework Programme

Funding for research and technical development. Includes a focus on biomass energy.

All

Research

Launch due January 07

cordis.europa.eu/fp7

EULIFE programme

Finances projects that address community environmental interests

All (not focused on biomass)

All

Closed

www.defra.gov.uk/environment/life/index.htm ec.europa.eu/environment/life/news/futureoflife.htm

European Investment Bank

Funding is available for renewable energy projects

All (not focused on biomass)

All

Ongoing

www.eib.europa.eu

EU support for SMEs Support targeted on SMEs is available from a number of EU sources. Follow the links provided for further advice.

All (not focused on biomass)

Business

Ongoing

www.scottish-enterprise.com/euroinfocentre www.euro-info.co.uk/