List of energy crops
List of plants suitable for cultivation for production of biomass for energy utilization from the aspect of minimization of risks to nature and landscape protection (further as “the List”)
The list serves mainly as an expert basis for decision-making of the local nature protection authority (OOP in Czech) in accordance with the conditions of the Nature and Landscape Protection Act No. 114/1992 Coll., Especially § 5, paragraph (4) Deliberate spread of a non-native plant specie (5) Deliberate spread of a hybrid of plant species.
The List was prepared by experts from VÚKOZ, v.v.i. based on the assignment of the Ministry of the Environment in this form for the first time in 2008 and is continuously updated based on the results of research and practice. The application for the assessment and inclusion of new taxa of energy plants in the List is to be submitted by the seller of planting material or grower to the Department of Landscape Care (611) of the Ministry of the Environment. Plants, which are not listed, may be prohibited from cultivation by local OOP.