Biofuels Are Important
Part Of The Mix
The Tenant Farmers Association will be using its presence at this
years Cereals Event to highlight the importance of biofuels in
future farm planning.
The TFA is extremely pleased that its South East Regional Chairman,
Andrew Martin, has obtained funding to develop an action plan for
the expansion of biofuels production in the United Kingdom. The
funding came from the South East Farming and Rural Issues Group.
"There has been much said and written about biofuels over
the last ten to fifteen years, but it is a technology which has
now come of age. The political, environmental and economic indicators
all point towards the fact that biofuels will make a significant
contribution to our fuel needs into the medium and long term. Arable
farmers should be thinking very carefully about how they should
respond to the demand that has been created", said Andrew
The TFA is advising its members to use this years Cereals Event
to discuss the opportunities available with the many firms who
will be exhibiting at Cereals who have an interest in the production,
distribution and use of biofuels.
"There are many companies already in the market place and
others emerging every day with an interest in biofuels. These firms
will be anxious to sign up supply arrangements with producers.
However, my advice is for farmers to think carefully before signing
up to any binding commitments because a supply contract is not
the only way to enter the biofuel market. There is a lot of choice
and it is important that producers do their homework before committing
themselves", said Andrew Martin.
"I appreciate that it will not be everyone's cup of tea,
but for those who are looking for new markets and new opportunities,
biofuels must be a serious consideration", said Andrew Martin.