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07/09/21 Farmers welcome E10 biofuel at the petrol pumps, Hebridean sheep

E10 biofuel at the petrol pumps - but can the balance between growing for fuel or food be maintained?

When you next fill up your car with petrol, you should be able to use E10 fuel. 10% of E10 is from biofuels, made with wheat or sugar beet.

Farmers are welcoming the rollout, while conservationists warn using land for fuel rather than food could change land use and put pressure on biodiversity, and possibly lead to importing more food. We hear from arable farmer Tom Bradshaw and Professor Patricia Thornley of the Supergen BioEnergy Hub.
And as part of our week looking at livestock breeding, how slower grown rare breed Hebridean sheep are used for conservation grazing.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Beatrice Fenton.

13 minutes


  • Tue 7 Sep 2021 05:45