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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 89, August 2019

Category: bioenergy
Published: 22/08/2019
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


The process of generating heat, fuel or electricity from waste is known as energy from waste (EfW). Most commonly, this means via thermal treatment, and like most methods of generating energy, EfW has its positives and negatives. It finds a use for material that has already been discarded, is a more sustainable method of waste management than landfilling and can provide a steady and consistent output of energy known as ‘baseload’ power. However, one of the concerns associated with EfW is the emissions that are generated from incineration, but this can be alleviated by filtering emissions and taking care to adhere to environmental standards. This month sees Wales planning to step up its EfW facilities. Uskmouth power station near Newport is on track to make the switch from coal to 100% waste-derived pellets. In addition.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • Grass and slurry biogas proposal
  • £2.5 million for electric car charging
  • Regulation of heat networks to protect consumers​


  • ITM to establish world’s largest electrolyser manufacturing HQ in Sheffield

Research & Development

  • Millions of jobs supported by biomass
  • Milestone for British clean energy​

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Biomass Heat Works! Campaign
  • Transition to biomass in Poland​


  • Cow manure to gas funded
  • Investment in Canadian biomethane plant
  • University of York and Yorkshire Water team up for AD
  • New Irish biomethane injection facility​

Energy from Waste

  • Preston gets closer to EfW plant
  • Uskmouth converts to waste pellets
  • Glasgow enters new recycling era with official opening of city waste and renewable energy hub
  • Plans to incinerate waste in Wales​


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