Short rotation willow energy crop, Buckinghamshire, May 2001.
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Short rotation willow (SRW), one of the demonstration energy crops at The National Energy Centre, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. SRW is potentially one of the biggest sources of re-usable energy that the UK could produce. The National Energy Foundation was set up in 1990 to help UK energy consumers understand the efficiency and value that can be achieved by installing energy saving devices in homes, schools and offices. The Energy Centre demonstrates how energy crops, such as SRW and miscanthus, can be used in biomas boilers.