Policy instruments for energy crops
Based on ÅF’s expertise within the bioenergy field, Värmeforsk (the Swedish Thermal Research Institute) commissioned ÅF to investigate and highlight the main obstacles and drivers for increased production and use of energy crops in Sweden.
ÅF suggested the following policy instruments in order to increase energy crop production and usage within the heat and power sector in Sweden:
- Financing practical research and development of the logistics chain
- Investment support to farmers cultivating energy crops with high investment costs
- Introduction of a national programme for the development of regional projects supporting cooperation between actors on the energy crop market.