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  • 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.

  • NNFCC publishes recommendations to kick start bioeconomy innovation in the UK

    29 Mar 2016

    We have published a feature article in Biofpr journal, reviewing the current status of UK bioeconomy innovation, highlighting barriers and making recommendations to enhance growth and competitiveness. We have also published the full analysis on our website.

  • Producing green gas: pathways to profitable and sustainable anaerobic digestion

    29 Mar 2016

    Anaerobic digestion (AD) is an efficient organic waste management option that simultaneously produces biomethane, a versatile source of bioenergy that replaces fossil fuels, and biofertiliser. Whilst AD has been practised for centuries, and is widespread in rural China, it is only over the past decade that there has been an explosion in the deployment of AD across Europe to meet renewable energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) targets. UK deployment of AD is being driven by financial incentives for renewable electricity (feed-in-tariffs) and renewable heat (renewable heat incentive), and by a tax on landfill that is diverting organic waste to alternative treatments. But the economic and environmental performance of AD is strongly dependent on plant size, the type of substrate digested, use of the biomethane and management of the biofertiliser.

  • NNFCC urge bioenergy stakeholders to respond to RHI Consultation

    22 Mar 2016

    At the beginning of March, the Department of Energy and Climate Change announced the release of a consultation on potential reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, which will be open until 27th April 2016. NNFCC urge anyone potentially affected, in the biomass and renewable heat sector, to let their voice be heard by responding to DECCs proposals.

  • GE Chosen to Build World’s Largest Commercial Biomass-Fired Power Plant

    25 Feb 2016
    • GE Combines Technology from the GE Store to Provide Overall Design, Engineering and Construction of BEE’s New Plant in Ghent, Belgium
    • Project is Powered by Wood Chips and Agro Residues and Will Generate Approximately 215 Megawatts of Cleaner Energy for Industry and Nearby Households Reaching over 60 Percent Efficiency When Operating in Cogeneration Mode
    • District Heating System to Produce Approximately 110 Megawatts of Thermal Energy 

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