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  Cultivating oats for energy purpose has many advantages. It gives farmers the possibility to use their own land well and get energy 'for free'.  It reduces the need for imported energy such as oil or gas. Burning grain is clean and the energy is renewable,  not polluting our environment. Ash from grain can be used as fertilizer.
Oats do not need good ground to grow, they can be cultivated on 'useless' land. 1-1,5 ha farmland is enough to warm up a farm up to 150m2. For heating purposes oats of low quality or grain not suited for consumption can be used.
Farmers in EU using land for energy purpose can also get grants, which makes this kind of energy very attractive..