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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 113, August 2021

Category: bioenergy
Published: 18/08/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

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Foreword

In 2020, and for the very first time in UK’s industrial’s history, renewable energy generation overtook fossil-derived energy generation. The UK Government released figures showing that 43.1% of the total energy generated was produced from renewable sources, against 37.7% having been generated by fossil resources, a new record low. In addition, in 2020 renewables accounted for 13.6% of total energy consumption, compared to 11.7% in 2019. These latest encouraging trends are likely to continue, and even improve, as UK policies go further in their support for renewable energy generation.

Ahead of the start of the new Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS), which is due to launch later this year to replace the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for biomethane injection projects, the Government has released a Budget Management Notice which provides details of the scheme’s intended Tariff Guarantee...

Other News this Month Includes: 

Policy 

  • Resources and waste industry sets out plan to cut 8% of UK total GHG emissions to net zero by 2040
  • Consultation published on carbon capture readiness requirements
  • More...

Markets

  • Renewables overtook fossil fuels in UK in 2020
  • Weber GreenTech invests in innovative biogas technology from Renergon

Research & Development

  • Anglian Water announces routemap to reach net zero by 2030
  • Drax commences major turbine upgrade to drive down cost of biomass power generation
  • NTPC selects Carbon Clean and Green Power International to set up 20 TPD CO₂ capture plant in India

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Ground-breaking joint venture will accelerate UK’s journey to net zero
  • Irish biomass plant given green light

Biogas

  • CNG Fuels opens new UK biomethane refuelling station for HGVs
  • HoSt and Raw Energy constructing an AD plant at Charlton Park Estate in Wiltshire, UK
  • Glenfiddich whisky distillery to run delivery lorries on ‘green biogas’ made from waste products

Energy from Waste

  • Veolia energy recovery facilities generate nearly twice as much electricity as UK wind power
  • Viridor commits to fight against climate crisis

Events

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