Forestry for Fibre
This scheme is introduced to provide further supply to the biomass market. Species such as Poplar is promoted and is required to be grown for at least 10 years. Poplar enjoys 15 years of premiums at €510 per hectare. The end market for this material is mainly biomass but, with a 10 - 15 year rotation, there is extra value to be gained from the construction sector.