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  • Agri-food industry survey - What are the Barriers and Opportunities to utilising agri-food wastes?

    24 Aug 2016

    AgroCycle are conducting a survey about the barriers and opportunities to utilising agri-food waste in the EU (including UK). You're opinions are vital to help develop the utilisation of agri-food wastes, for a future circular bioeconomy. See below for more details, and click here to start the survey. Thank you for your participation!

    This survey should take about 5 mins to complete.

  • New KTN study finds biorenewables the most supported future chemical feedstock in the UK

    15 Aug 2016

    KTN logoThe chemical industry are massively reliant on finite resources, with 90 % of organic chemicals made from fossil resources such as natural gas and petroleum. But there is a fast growing need for the chemical industry to use sustainable feedstocks, in order to meet growing demand with limited resources. 

  • Press Release: NNFCC partners in new €3.8 million SuperBIO project to support industrial innovation within the EU bioeconomy

    11 Aug 2016

    SuperBIO logoSuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding programme. The €3.8 million project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. It therefore engages with the EU bio-based business community. The project provides 10 different types of innovation services to third party SMEs which are funded by the project for 75%. As such, it brings these value chains closer to reality. The SuperBIO consortium includes four industrial cluster organisations, and six service providers including NNFCC.

  • ETI project on greenhouse gas emissions of bioenergy secured by North Energy Associates, NNFCC and Forest Research

    01 Aug 2016

    Press release – York, UK, 1st August 2016      

    NNFCC has been appointed to a new Carbon Life Cycle Assessment project to understand the greenhouse gas emissions associated with bioenergy. North Energy Associates (NEA) will lead this new project, in partnership with NNFCC and Forest Research (FR).

  • NNFCC partners in new Horizon 2020 project AgroCycle

    30 Jun 2016

    AgroCycle launch picture 1Press release – 27th June 2016

    NNFCC are proud to announce their involvement in AgroCycle, a 3-year Horizon 2020-funded project, which was launched by the European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan last Friday (24th June 2016), at University College Dublin.

  • NNFCC statement on the UK referendum on European Union

    24 Jun 2016

    In response to the UK referendum on European Union result, NNFCC would like to make the following statement.

  • UK AD & Biogas 2016, July 6 & 7th, NEC Birmingham

    13 Jun 2016

    The world biggest trade show dedicated to the business of anaerobic digestion and biogas industries.

    In a challenging environment, it’s more important than ever that we come together as an industry and showcase everything that AD & Biogas can offer. On 6-7 July ADBA’s UK AD & Biogas show is back at Birmingham’s NEC. This year’s event is particularly exciting, and for a variety of reasons. The 2016 edition will see a series of firsts, records broken and breaking news stories that are going to reshape the nature of our business.

  • Sustainable biofuels – what’s driving future policy?

    08 Jun 2016

    Biofuel and bioenergy policy is coming to a turning point. Many current renewable energy policies end in 2020, giving a chance for the EU and UK to re-evaluate policy effectiveness and direction. With the Paris Climate agreement fresh in government and the public’s minds alike, new bolder policy is needed to ensure real action on climate change. As part of this, it is vital that renewable energy is truly sustainable, in terms of impact on the environment, biodiversity, competing agricultural markets, and carbon emissions.

    Leaders are aware that policies to drive the use of crops for energy can lead to direct or indirect land use change. Expanding agricultural systems can impact natural ecosystems and carbon emissions, particularly on land with high carbon stock and biodiversity value. However it is possible to integrate food and energy production, if policy supports sustainable practices.

    Last week, NNFCC held a workshop with industry leaders and sustainability experts, to discuss the issue of how to move the biofuel industry forward sustainably in light of recent evidence and reports. Central to discussions was a study recently published by GLOBIOM.

  • Green gold: Turning Feedstocks into Cash

    12 May 2016

    We all know that reliance on oil is unsustainable and over time its use will become less and less economically viable. Through the application of biotechnology to both enhance feedstock characteristics and improve biorefining routes, we are now able to circumnavigate our dependence on dwindling fossil fuel reserves and convert a wide range of feedstocks into a plethora of high value bio-based products. Biotechnology is a rapidly evolving, interdisciplinary and collaborative subject, requiring many skill sets. For any biotech industry to succeed, an integrated plant-to-product approach has to be implemented.

  • NNFCC publishes third annual ‘AD Deployment in the UK’ report

    20 Apr 2016

    Press release - 20th April 2016, York. NNFCC have published their 3rd annual report on ‘Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Deployment in the United Kingdom’. The report is available to buy either outright or as part of a business support package.

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