The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) at the University of Gloucestershire is carrying out this research project on the benefits, feasibility and social acceptability of growing perennial biomass crops like willow and miscanthus to help with greenhouse gas removal and diversify farm businesses. As part of this research, they are speaking to farmers, local communities, industry representatives and other stakeholders in Warwickshire and the wider midlands region. This information will inform future research and government policy.

If you wish to share your views of perennial biomass crops or about your current situation more generally, please email Fred Dunwoodie Stirton on freddunwoodiestirton@gmail.com. A  workshop will also be held on the subject in the near future.

You can read more about the project on this page.