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27 Jan 2016
A new industry reporting scheme is set to allow tens of thousands of tonnes of previously unavailable biomass to be used in Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) accredited projects. Crops for Energy (C4E) and Farm Energy Centre (FEC) have joined forces to operate a new scheme called the Sustainable Fuel Register (SFR).
13 Jan 2016
Appearing before the Commons Liaison Committee yesterday, the Prime Minister dismissed concerns that the Government is undermining action on climate change by cutting support for renewables. He insisted that the UK is “overachieving” against its carbon targets.
07 Jan 2016
The Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) wish to appoint a number of certifying bodies (number not specified) to run REAL’s Compost Certification Scheme on its behalf. The selected certification bodies will provide certification services on behalf of REAL, in compliance with the most recent issued version of the REAL Compost Certification Scheme Rules.
06 Jan 2016
A documentary about the EnAlgae project has recently been launched on YouTube. The EnAlgae project was four-year Strategic Initiative of the INTERREG IVB North West Europe programme, that brought together 19 partners and 14 observers - including the NNFCC - across seven EU Member States. Since its inception in March 2011, the EnAlgae project has been working to develop the potential of algae in sustainable technologies for bioenergy production and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, and to reduce the reliance by North West Europe on traditional fossil fuels.
EnAlgae has brought together nine pilot facilities around North West Europe: six dedicated to cultivating microalgae and three to working on the cultivation of macroalgae.
23 Dec 2015
Here at the NNFCC it’s been a very busy year, and our consultants have been working hard with our clients in the bioeconomy sector. To find out what we’ve been up to, here’s a brief round-up of our highlights in 2015.
07 Dec 2015
We are currently seeking high quality candidates for the post of Consultant.
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 29th January at 1700hrs
As a key member of NNFCC reporting to a member of the management team you will undertake technology, policy and market research and analysis and assist in the preparation of client reports.
02 Dec 2015
As of yesterday, 1 December, in order to receive subsidy support under the Renewables Obligation (RO) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) generators will have to comply with the sustainability criteria – and similar requirements will be written into the Contracts for Difference (CfD) contracts. This means the UK is now the first country in Europe to have mandatory sustainability criteria for generation of heat and electricity from biomass.
02 Dec 2015
European Commission - Press release
Closing the loop: Commission adopts ambitious new Circular Economy Package to boost competitiveness, create jobs and generate sustainable growth
Brussels, 2 December 2015
Today the Commission adopted an ambitious new Circular Economy Package to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which will boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs.
01 Dec 2015
Bangkok, 1 December 2015 – Solvay subsidiary Advanced Biochemical Thailand Co., Ltd. (ABT) has received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) for the production of Epicerol®, a bio-based building block for renewable chemicals and resins.
The certificate covers the manufacture of bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH), using Solvay’s innovative technology, from vegetable glycerol derived from biodiesel and oleochemical production.
Bio Base NWE leverages €71million of investments and the creation of 320 jobs in the Northwest European biobased economy.01 Dec 2015
Press release - 1 December 2015. Bio Base NWE, a three-year project co-financed by the INTERREG IVB programme of the European Union, has come to an end and proudly presents its results. This network of biobased economy experts advised over 500 small and medium enterprises (SME’s) to facilitate innovation and business development in biobased technologies and to stimulate the growth of the biobased economy in Northwest Europe (NWE). 27 SMEs received financial support through the project to conduct feasibility studies and scale-up trials at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Ghent, Belgium). Almost all of them declared these trials speeded up the commercialisation of their innovation. The work done within the innovation coupons scheme created a substantial leverage effect: up to €71million of investments and the creation of 320 new jobs in the biobased economy in the coming years. Furthermore the project partners discussed policy recommendations with their local and EU policy makers aimed at removing the hurdles SME’s encounter during their journey to bring lab scale innovations to the market.