Forestry and Agriculture

Sustainably managed forestry, edible and non-food crops provide an extensive resource for the emerging bioeconomy sectors, supporting a wide range of sectors from energy and fuels to bulk and speciality chemicals. NNFCC has extensive knowledge and expertise concerning forestry- and crop feedstocks, their exploitation and market potential.

Wastes and Industrial By-Products

Successful waste management is essential in any economy, but as the global focus shifts towards a more sustainable and circular economy, end-of-life options are expanding. The bioeconomy provides many outlets for waste and process by-products, providing opportunities to reduce disposal costs and add value.


Bioenergy is the conversion of biomass to energy via a solid, liquid or gaseous fuel. Ambitious renewable energy and carbon targets to 2020 and beyond are driving demand for bioenergy as a reliable and stable source of renewable heat and electricity at industrial and domestic scales. Complying with complex policies and sustainability criteria is fundamental to success.

Biobased products

The global marketplace for biobased chemicals and polymers is increasing rapidly and there is intense activity from renewable feedstock suppliers, manufacturers, brand owners and retailers all looking to secure their positions in this key market. Our market awareness is supporting accelerated development of economic routes to both conventional and novel biobased materials.


Biorefining is the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable products (food, feed, fuels, chemicals, heat and power); a concept fundamental to our role working across the bioeconomy. Biorefinieries provide a means by which renewable materials can be integrated and produced in bulk, allowing the large-scale replacement of fossil-fuels and materials.


Biofuels are liquid or gaseous fuels derived from biomass. More sustainable processes and feedstocks are resulting in biofuels which further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimise the impact they have on land use. Our leading position in this sector is widely respected and influential with both policy makers and commercial developers.


Biogas from biological or thermo-chemical conversion can be used to generate heat, power or transport fuels. The market is dynamic and the technology is complex, but the potential is significant. A complex matrix of policies and regulations are prevalent in this sector. We help navigate the complexities and have developed a number of bespoke products and packages for this sector.

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About Us

At NNFCC we believe in a future where biobased technologies are a key component of the low carbon circular economy, creating sustainable business opportunities and providing wide ranging societal benefits.

We provide strategic business consultancy; analysing, explaining and de-risking the bioeconomy for our clients.

We are driven by our belief that the bioeconomy will create sustainable business opportunities and deliver wide ranging societal benefits.

We have successfully delivered projects to a wide range of clients including technology developers, investors, power companies, manufacturers, brand owners, Governments and Universities.

Our mission is simple - to provide clients with a strategic view of feedstock, technology, policy and market development across the bioeconomy, enabling them to make informed business decisions and develop sustainable business strategies.


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