The government will be handing out grants of up to 40% of the cost of biomass installations through a new £4 million fund.

Money will go to projects for biomass-fuelled heating and combined heat and power projects, including anaerobic digesters.

The government seeks applications from industrial, commercial and community sectors. This includes smaller businesses like pubs, clubs, shops or farms, to offices, golf courses, recycling centres, supermarkets and stately homes, right up to larger businesses like breweries, food processing companies and airports.

Applicants from the community sector can include schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, local authorities, housing associations and charities.

The maximum grant for each project will be £100,000 and there is a six-week application window with no minimum grant threshold.