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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 137, August 2023

Category: bioenergy
Published: 15/08/2023
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

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Water treatment and sewerage works face multiple environmental challenges, however they also hold a significant potential to produce and/or utilise bioenergy and are a key focus for companies and governments looking to reach net zero. Breakdown of biological materials during the treatment process releases considerable amounts of carbon dioxide and methane which require mitigation or capture to prevent release into the atmosphere. In addition to this it is possible to use anaerobic digestion to produce biogas and biomethane from densified and dewatered components such as sewage or wastewater sludge. This gas can be used to generate sustainable electricity and heat to run the treatment facilities and local infrastructure, or upgraded to be injected into regional gas grids. 

Yorkshire Water has partnered with SGN Commercial Services and Centrica to upgrade biogas produced at... 

Other News this Month Includes:  


  • UK government publishes Biomass Strategy 
  • UK government unveils CCS clusters
  • More...


  • Drax power station significantly contributes to the Yorkshire and the Humber economy 
  • Joint venture between RES and Octopus Energy – Hyro Energy Submits Planning Application
  • More...

Research & Development

  • MSU researching use of dairy waste to charge electric vehicles

Biomass Heat and Power

  • EVN subsidiary partners Nihon Toyo for biomass pellets
  • Biomass plant for insect factory


  • Yorkshire Water to produce biogas 
  • Anaergia to build and operate waste to power project in California
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • MVV submits plans for EfW plant at Canford
  • Carbon from wastewater in Manchester

Carbon Capture

  • UK government decides on Humber CCS
  • Northstar Clean Energy to convert plant to biomass and add carbon capture technology
  • More...


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