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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 109, April 2021

Category: bioenergy
Published: 21/04/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


On the 17th March, the government released its industrial decarbonisation strategy, which it believes will lead the UK to becoming the ‘world’s first low-carbon industrial sector’. The strategy establishes the framework under which the country’s industry is to transition towards renewable energy, while promoting job opportunities and ensuring that this new decarbonised market will remain competitive and profitable for national businesses.

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is one of the main technologies identified by the government and industrial stakeholders to take the country closer to its 2050 net zero target. Through this process, CO2 being emitted by industrial processes (such as biomass fired energy production for example), is re-captured and trapped underground, therefore preventing atmospheric emissions and greenhouse gas build-up... 

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • UK Industrial decarbonisation Strategy launched
  • US looks to become climate leader under Biden
  • More...


  • Andigestion awarded eight-year food waste recycling contract
  • Clydesdale support biomass investment

Research & Development

  • Orsted and partners to look at BECCS in Denmark
  • US BECCS project
  • More...

Biomass Heat and Power

  • International Biomass Conference highlights role of sustainable biomass
  • Terravesta supports Moldova biomass initiative
  • IEA Bioenergy seeks to counter ill-founded criticism of biomass use


  • CMA CGM offers customers biogas-fuelled transport
  • Scotland’s first biomethane refuelling station 

Energy from Waste

  • Natural Resources Wales updates 36 waste treatment permits
  • Revised plans submitted for new Ford Energy Recovery Facility


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