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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 129, December 2022

Category: bioenergy
Published: 20/12/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

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Biomass materials have the potential to provide a renewable energy source and can be valuable to replace fossil fuels in hard to decarbonise local energy systems. As the primary rationale for biomass utilisation is to provide environmental benefits it is vital that the biomass feedstocks are sustainably produced and harvested. It is important that the right plants are grown in the right places to provide optimised feedstock outputs for local requirements, whilst providing a beneficial impact on nature.

In the UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are launching a new initiative called Biomass Connect which seeks to... 

Other News this Month Includes:  


  • BEIS funded initiative for farm biomass launching at Low Carbon Agriculture Show
  • RED IV seeks views as it updates list of sustainable biofuel feedstocks


  • Shell to acquire renewable natural gas producer Nature Energy
  • Germany’s energy transition to be supported by Wärtsilä-built flexible 94 MW power plant in Dresden
  • More...

Research & Development

  • HYFUELUP Project will Demonstrate Innovative Pathway for at scale production of biomethane
  • Biowaste to bioenergy options for sustainable growth opportunities in developing countries

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Turkish biomass exports jump raising concerns about potential Russian origin
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries orders 74 MW-class biomass boiler


  • New figures show how biomethane is being used as a green fuel from waste streams
  • Gasum prepares for construction of its first Norwegian biogas plant
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • Dorset EfW decision delayed by three months
  • Blocked EfW expansion a ‘local victory’ says Chester Council
  • More...

Carbon Capture

  • Report on BECCS done well
  • Essar Oil UK to construct £360m carbon capture plant in Cheshire


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