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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 57, December 2016

Category: bioenergy,nnfcc
Published: 21/12/2016
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

Foreword

It looks like Christmas has come early for UK biomass power giants Drax Plc following the long-awaited approval of a Contract for Difference to convert a third unit to 100% biomass. The company were originally awarded the government contract, which guarantees a fixed price for electricity generation, back in 2014 but the European Commission halted the award amidst concerns the conversion did not comply with EU state aid rules. An investigation was launched in January this year to ascertain whether aid would lead to overcompensation and undue distortions of competition in the biomass market if the unit was fully converted. The investigation concluded this month however, declaring that........  

Policy

  • Drax given green light for biomass upgrade
  • Ofgem - insights on low carbon heat
  • Strong public support for bioenergy in UK according to ETI study

Markets

  • New report shows low carbon sources contribute 50% of UK power generation
  • UK coal power producer Drax to buy energy supplier

Biogas

  • Dairy Bioenergy Plant Wins Circular Economy Award
  • ENGIE announces two new major collaborations to foster new innovative green gas production methods across Europe
  • First Minister of Wales officially opens Agrivert's 4th AD facility
  • French biogas-fired power generation capacity grows to 385 MW
  • Grass for biogas moves step closer
  • Launch of World Biogas Association
  • Yorkshire Water reports over 4% drop in carbon emissions

Energy from waste

  • APP to produce BioSNG from waste
  • Dong Energy to open ‘world’s first’ enzyme waste treatment plant

Events

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