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Lignocellulosic feedstock in the UK

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 01/11/2014
Author: NNFCC
In-depth analysis of the availability of various lignocellulosic feedstocks in the UK that are available for use in a biorefinery.


  • Analysis of Biomass resources from multiple sources:
    • ​Forest Harvest Residues
    • Municipal Green Waste
    • Energy Crops
    • Paper Industry
    • Agricultural Straw Residues
  • Analysis includes availability, cost, and projections for future available supply
  • Regional distribution of available resources in the UK is discussed

Reasons to read

  • To investigate potential feedstock opportunities for biorefining
  • To identify current uses of said feedstocks that conflict and/or compete with biorefinery as an end-use
  • To get insight into possible future sources of feedstock for biorefinery, if current ones are not sufficient

Number of pages: 45

Accessibility: This item is available for Free


NNFCC was commissioned by the Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network (LBNet) to survey the potential availability of existing domestic lignocellulosic non-food crop feedstock wastes and residues to support the development of UK biorefineries. The objective was to assess the current availability of domestic crop and forest residues; dedicated biomass crops; green waste and waste from the paper industry. Current competing uses for these materials were identified and the potential to expand the resource examined. Impacts of regional and temporal variability were considered and data on costs and composition were collated.


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