The Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF) and the British Furniture Confederation (BFC) have both campaigned against government support for power stations to use biomass in large-scale electricity generation.

The government’s Electricity Market Reform Delivery Plan, recently released for consultation, recommended that subsidies for existing power stations that have been converted to burn biomass will end in 2027.

The government is also proposing to cap payments to new dedicated biomass electricity-only power stations at 400MW.

"We have long argued that biomass-fired power-only generation was both a wasteful use of wood but also significantly threatened existing wood processing industries," said WPIF director-general Alastair Kerr.