Urban Biofuel Production

We face many challenges to heat and provide power to homes and businesses. Traditionally we each control our own heating production often by use of a gas fired boiler. We believe a significant reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 production can be achieved with the installation of district biomass fuelled heating systems.

The International Energy Agency [IEA] identify a need to reduce energy consumption by 8% per year [60% per decade] to achieve sustainable levels of reduced pollution outputs. The requirement for a wide range of sustainable low-carbon energy sources has never been in greater need.

SEEN believe in the elimination of fuel poverty by implementing locally controlled low-carbon fuel sources within urban areas. We also believe farmland should be used to grow food, NOT fuel. To meet this aim we are keen to work with Local Authorities, landowners and other stake-holders to identify potential growing spaces for biofuel crops.

Urban demolition in Stoke-on-Trent

 

A huge amount of urban demolition and clearance has taken place in recent times. Sadly regeneration with the building of homes and businesses has not fully taken up these open spaces. SEEN offer a medium term solution to this problem by undertaking planting and harvesting of biomass fuel crops derelict spaces.

willows_chainsaw

We are also keen to work with landowners and other stakeholders who have sites subject to trespass and vandalism or other management issues. we see these problems as opportunities for growing spaces.

Higham_tunnel

Roads and railways have many possible growing spaces in need of careful management to improve safety and security.

We need to see neglected areas as possible growing spaces to reduce energy production costs and offer greater security for local low-carbon fuel sources.

Next time you are out and about, see how many potential growing spaces you see. The possibilities are endless.

Have you SEEN what we’re doing with waste? It’s not rubbish…

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Urban Biofuel Production

  1. Bio-fuels have more advantage then compared to other fuel sources. Even tradition bio fuels, such as corn and soybeans, up-scaling of the technology has faced difficulties. Now research into the potential of algae as a fuel source is moving quickly, despite serious debate over its heavy reliance on water.

    Can we really depend on Algae, costing more reliance on water on large scale?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s