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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 61, April 2017

Category: bioenergy
Published: 13/04/2017
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


It’s been a fantastic month for the Waste-to-Energy sector: we have reports on no fewer than six new plants, including five here in the UK. One in particular has been making the news thanks to its particularly high-profile locale: London’s Gatwick Airport is set to be powered by an energy from waste unit. The plant runs on Category 1 airline waste, which is predominantly food waste but also disposable objects used on board such as cutlery, and food packaging. At present the plant is only self-sufficient in energy terms, with the energy generated being used to dry waste during processing and to heat the plant, but it has the capacity to........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • How to achieve 70% GHG reduction through energy changes
  • 2016 record year for global bioenergy
  • Renewables continue to rise in Europe
  • Bioenergy themed Graphic Novel published


  • Renewable energy generates £15bn for UK economy

Biomass Heat & Power 

  • Drax successful in acquiring Louisiana pellet plant
  • Three bioenergy plants among those awarded in UK Heat Network Investment Project
  • 50MW cofired biomass plant nearing completion
  • National Trust Estate set for Biomass Power
  • Proving sustainability of biomass fuels now easier thanks to new system


  • SEaB's Waste-to-Energy FLEXIBUSTER to provide energy for California
  • Farmers concerned about increasing numbers of AD plants
  • UK exports biomethane to Europe for the first time
  • Looking ahead to post-subsidy German biogas
  • Sewage plants lead the way in AD

Energy from waste

  • Energy from Waste at Viridor's Avonmouth plant
  • SUEZ to build four energy from waste plants in Europe
  • Gatwick becomes world's first airport with a waste to energy plant


  • All-Energy
  • Visions of Bioenergy
  • International VDI Conference
  • World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit

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