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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 59, February 2017

Category: bioenergy,nnfcc
Published: 16/02/2017
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


This month is very heavily dominated by policy and legislation, as some key documents have been published not only by our home government in the UK, but also across both waterways from us: in the USA and in Europe. The UK’s government has published an Industrial Strategy, with the aim of promoting growth in the country. This strategy never really mentioned bioenergy, but indirectly presented many opportunities for the bioenergy sector (a more in-depth look at the strategy will be available ​in the NNFCC news section this week). The strategy has been welcomed by the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, who plan to demonstrate........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • UK Government Announces Feed-in-Tariff Reforms
  • US Energy Forecasts for 2018
  • New Bioeconomy Strategy for US' Bioenergy Technology Office
  • UK releases Greenhouse Gas statistics through 2015
  • Guidance released for Contract for Difference application round 2
  • Plan for European Bioenergy unveiled
  • €6bn funding for Dutch renewables
  • ADBA welcomes UK's Industrial Strategy
  • UK Government to consider flotation of Green Investment Bank
  • Non-Domestic RHI Accreditations Update

Research & Development

  • EnviTec develops sustainable Thermal Pressure Hydrolysis

Biomass Heat & Power 

  • DONG to be coal-free by 2023
  • Free to use Bioheat Profitability tool launched
  • Specification for torrefied biomass established


  • Southern Water enlists Veolia to produce biogas power at its sites
  • Biogas fuelled hydrogen production plant opened in Japan
  • DuPont's enzyme biogas process receives EC backing

Energy from waste

  • Waste to Energy encouraged by European Commission, with considerations
  • FCC Environment blames post-Brexit currency slide for falling revenues
  • European Commission’s communication on Waste-to Energy welcomed by the industry


  • Optimising your AD Plant
  • All-Energy
  • European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

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