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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 83, February 2019

Category: bioenergy
Published: 21/02/2019
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


In its raw state, bioenergy is at best carbon neutral – the biomass from which energy is generated absorbs carbon dioxide during its life, and thus any emissions released during energy generation have already been accounted for. This is not a perfect system: when accounting for the entire lifecycle of the generating process, emissions will still creep in along the way as fossil fuels are widely utilised for transport and construction. This does result in bioenergy tending to be a carbon net-emitter overall, but to a much lesser degree than fossil fuel generation. This is also a worse performance in terms of emissions when compared to other renewable technologies such as wind, solar, and hydropower, as these release no carbon at all (but also may similarly release some indirectly over their lifecycle). Where bioenergy differentiates itself from competing renewables is in its reliability and flexibility: it can be “switched on” at very short notice and can run continuously, without needing to rely on external conditions. However, if recent developments are to be implemented more widely.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • REA releases bioenergy policy review
  • UK Heat Network scheme opens
  • Labour Party to consult on decarbonising UK
  • Bright Blue think tank recommends investment to end UK gas dependency​


  • Funding for carbon capture technology company
  • BP publishes energy outlook, with renewables prominent
  • US bioenergy forecasts​

Research & Development

  • Coal phase-out backs up UK emissions decrease

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Drax commissions world's first biomass carbon capture system
  • Ørsted continues Danish coal phase-out
  • France considering coal to biomass conversions​


  • France pursues cheaper biogas
  • Anaerobic digestion to power RAF base
  • Feasibility study for small-scale biogas transportation
  • Aemetis biomethane plant begins construction​


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