Savills Energy, Utilities and Infrastructure

Biomass

We have access to in excess of 2 million acres of land under management in the UK alone and its ability to source sustainable supplies of biomass spans the globe.

The UK Bioenergy Strategy recognises that excluding biomass from the energy mix would significantly increase the cost of decarbonising the UK’s energy system – an increase estimated by a recent ETI analysis at £44 billion. 

The control, transport and contracting issues around the supply of biomass feedstock, particularly wood, have been some of the biggest constraints on the delivery of successful plants to date and have certainly presented insurmountable obstacles to many of the pioneering schemes, from both a practical and a financial perspective. 

A balance of technical know-how and a deep understanding of agriculture, land and logistical issues means that Savills understands the opportunities and constraints of producing energy from biomass. 

In addition to its core services, specialist services for clients in the biomass market include: 

  • Sustainability and risk assessments for feedstock supply chains 
  • Exclusive access to an innovative insurance product for managing risk in feedstock supply chains
  • Identifying and securing sources of feedstock from both domestic and international markets 
  • Identification of potential heat and/or power off-takers and the negotiation of appropriate commercial tariffs 
  • Side identification, negotiation of option and lease terms, current market evidence, valuation and rating advice 
  • Development and construction funding

 

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Key contacts

Stuart Campbell

Stuart Campbell

Director
Energy & Infrastructure

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 203 107 5465

+44 (0) 203 107 5465

 

Adam Baxendine

Adam Baxendine

Renewable Energy Consultant
Rural, Energy & Projects Division

Savills Edinburgh

+44 (0) 1313 440 889

+44 (0) 1313 440 889

 

Miles Thomas

Miles Thomas

Director
Energy Transactional Services

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 203 107 5466

+44 (0) 203 107 5466

 
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