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Farmer backing pellet power

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

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An energy crop farmer has launched a firm to improve the supply chain for biomass power stations.

William Cracroft-Eley, owner of the Hackthorn Hall estate, says more use of miscanthus, a type of grass, could help the UK to reach its green energy targets.

The new firm, Terravesta, this month produced its first combustible pellets from a new plant – processing 1,000 tonnes for a major power generation customer.

Mr Cracroft-Eley said: "I now believe, more than ever, that miscanthus has a real commercial future for both growers and heat and power users in the UK."

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