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NNFCC News Review: Feedstocks - Issue 54, September 2016

Category: feedstocks,nnfcc
Published: 08/09/2016
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the feedstock sector.

Foreword

Another month and even more backlash against the hapless Hinkley C project following the release of the ECIU’s report which claims the behemoth nuclear plant is not essential to safeguard UK future energy demand. The report asserts that the 3.2GW of baseload power the Somerset plant would provide can be covered by cheaper alternatives in the 2030 scenario year. These include enhanced efficiency and reduced demand side response measures and additional offshore wind farms, interconnectors and CCGT plant. One alternative notably missing from the report however was biomass power; the authors stating its deliberate absence was due to uncertainties in whether large enough volumes of biomass feedstocks could be sourced sustainably in the scenario year......

Policy

  • Baltics drive EU renewables
  • UK Defra Seeks Feedback on RDF Definition
  • Rumours of further delay to UK CFD auction

Market

  • Cereal and oilseed markets

Wood & Crop

  • Ireland must support the growing of bio-energy crops to avoid annual EU fines of up to €95m.
  • £5 million investment in UK wood chip
  • Drax offers to fill UK's "Nuclear Gap"
  • Canfor celebrates recent completion of two Canadian pellet plants
  • EU cuts hopes for heat-stressed corn crop
  • Wheat prices end month at decade low but set sights on a bottom
  • Report details Canada’s wood pellet markets
  • Norden, Enviva sign contracts for transport of wood pellets
  • Ecostrat releases white paper on woody biomass procurement
  • Determining Value of Existing US Pellet Plants
  • Poyry awarded engineering contract for Tees renewable Energy Plant

    Other feedstocks

    • Netherlands Technip develops pyrolysis oils

    Events

    Feedstock Prices

     

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