Policy paper

Biomass Strategy 2023

This strategy sets out the role sustainable biomass can play in reaching net zero, what government is doing to enable that objective, and where further action is needed.


Biomass strategy 2023


Biomass is a versatile resource and can be used to produce almost any type of energy, including power, heat and transport fuels, while also offering opportunities to replace fossil fuels in chemicals, materials, and products.

The Biomass Strategy sets out steps government intends to take to strengthen biomass sustainability and the opportunities for the use of sustainable biomass across multiple sectors of the economy in support of achieving the UK’s net zero target.

It builds on the 2021 Biomass policy statement and the Powering up Britain strategy which emphasised the important role that biomass will play in Britain’s fully decarbonised power system by 2035, subject to security of supply.

The strategy is supported by:

Published 10 August 2023