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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 60, March 2017

Category: bioenergy,nnfcc
Published: 20/03/2017
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

Foreword

As spring is in the air, here in the UK that means it is Budget time. Unfortunately, the government’s Budget has been a non-event as far as Bioenergy is concerned, leaving many members of the industry worried at the lack of certainty surrounding their sector. Despite the Budget pledging unreserved support for fossil fuels including North Sea oil and shale gas, no such support was pledged to renewables of any kind over the same time period, with subsidies being slashed for solar energy. A decision was due on the future of the Levy Control Framework, which has previously provided funding to........  

Other News this Month Includes: 

Policy

  • Hike in landfill tax
  • RHI reforms receive cold response from Wood Heat Association
  • UK's spring budget ignores bioenergy sector
  • UK Government to reduce embedded benefit for small-scale renewables by 95%
  • Ofgem announces "Regulatory Sandbox" enquiry

Markets

  • Shanks Group changes name to Renewi

Research & Development

  • Rika Bioextruder process straw for AD feedstock
  • Puregas solutions offer reduced Methane Slip
  • Online tool to aid with Food Waste collection

Biomass Heat & Power 

  • 2016 a good year for Drax
  • Gateshead District Energy Centre opens
  • Electricity connection between UK and France set for development

Biogas

  • Powerhouse Energy to build gasification plant in North-West England
  • Veolia to run CHP plant for recycling plant
  • ReFood to add one of Europe's largest AD plants
  • BP buys Clean Energy Fuels Corp

Energy from waste

  • North London receives consent for energy recovery facility
  • Post-Brexit waste management plan proposed
  • Allerton Waste Recovery Park a year from completion

Events

  • ADBA R&I Forum
  • All-Energy
  • World Waste to Energy
  • EUBCE 2017
  • UK AD & Biogas

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