NNFCC, the bioeconomy consultants, win ‘Best Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Support Services’ Award

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Press Release: NNFCC win ‘Best Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Support Services’ Award

York 5th April 2023 – NNFCC, the Bioeconomy Consultants, won the ‘Best Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Support Services: Professional’ category at this years’ AD and Biogas Industry Awards, held during the World Biogas Expo and World Biogas Summit 2023 at the NEC, Birmingham (29th – 30th March).

NNFCC offers advisory services to businesses operating across the entire bioeconomy, providing strategic oversight, technical guidance, and policy or regulatory translation services. The team ensure developments are aligned with the current and future policy landscape, are positioned to benefit from current and future incentives, and remain compliant with all regulatory requirements, deadlines and obligations. As a result, NNFCC have built a strong reputation as AD and biomethane policy guru’s, reducing development and investment risk, and maximising returns and profitability for businesses operating in this space.   

NNFCC also brings together developers, investors and operators, to build strong and resilient businesses and development teams, whilst also supporting transactions with technical and commercial feedstock due diligence, and competitor analysis.

A special mention to Business Development Director and Lead Consultant for Bioenergy and Anaerobic Digestion, Lucy Hopwood who was also Highly Commended in the ‘Women in Biogas’  category.

Lucy says:

It is an honour and privilege to receive two awards in recognition of our services to the AD & Biogas industry in our 20th year in business. Our longevity and continuity in the sector is widely acknowledged, along with the impact we’ve made at company, local and national level supporting developers, investors, operators and Government over the years.

We are very lucky to have such a fantastic and highly adaptable team at NNFCC and would like to express our thanks to every one of them for being part of the company’s success. Our people have a broad range of skills and experience, and an ability to effectively switch between technical strands whilst remaining aware of synergistic opportunities where multiple components of the bioeconomy can be brought together. We believe it is the breadth and depth of knowledge across all sectors that makes the business stand out.”

Alison Cartwright, Senior Project manager at CNG Services comments:

“NNFCC have a wealth of knowledge on the AD and biogas industry gathered by working with many different companies…they are approachable and offer value for money, always delivering high quality advice in a timely manner.”

Maxwell Bagnall, owner of Biodynamic UK Limited says:

“Lucy Hopwood has been the most influential and important advisor to our business in our 9-year history in the biogas sector. We met in 2013 when we were still considering developing an AD plant and from the very first meeting it was clear that she was an expert in the AD market, policy and regulation. Her advice not only helped us navigate some crucial issues, but also gave us comfort in our approach and was an important part of our decision to go forward, not least by helping us bring comfort to funding partners with her knowledge and professionalism. 

She has made many important introductions for us over the years, helping us grow our business and the sector in general.”

Matthew Flint, Director of EOS Project Developments, says:

“I have engaged the NNFCC team over more than a decade working in the AD industry, for an array of different needs to support my own businesses as a developer, asset manager and third party consultant. These range from the ongoing support with Ofgem submissions, reporting and compliance, to facilitating introductions to project funders that have led to the construction and development of £25m+ AD assets.

At times the team have gone above and beyond the basic scope of engagement to ensure critical Ofgem deadlines can be met, to mitigate serious financial risks to our business, and to deliver services one would ordinarily not expect from anyone other than a Director or Senior Manager of a business, let alone a third party professional consultant providing a fixed price service whilst also managing a portfolio of other clients.. The day-to-day consistency and professionalism of the whole organisation make NNFCC a worthy winner of this award.”

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As a strategic business consultancy, NNFCC is uniquely placed between industry and Government, with a strong technical background and a wealth of market intelligence. NNFCC works for commercial clients, to develop and deliver robust business plans, projects and strategic partnerships, whilst gathering data and intelligence, which is then used to inform policy makers and influence policy decisions.

NNFCC has an extensive network and broad client base in the UK and overseas, and is regularly asked by Government to facilitate knowledge and data transfer, to improve the evidence base upon which policy decisions can be made, whilst also being asked by investors, developers and operators to facilitate discussions with Government, to raise or address policy or regulatory concerns, or to obtain insight on often new or novel technology or business concepts.

As a result of these connections and activities, NNFCC is uniquely placed as a consultancy focussed on market, technology, policy, regulation and sustainability, so has become the go-to provider for such advice. 

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