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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 107, February 2021

Category: bioenergy
Published: 17/02/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


Late last month Defra published a draft of their Waste Management Plan (‘the Plan’) for England which highlights the current waste management regulations in place in the country, along with an environmental assessment of said policies. The environmental assessment found that the Plan would have positive effects across most of the topics covered, attesting of the economic and socio-economic benefits associated with sustainable waste management. A few negative aspects were also identified relating to the building and operation of new waste management plants, and establishing new collection services.

As the economic viability of sustainable practices comes to the forefront, driving the green industrial transition, there is still fine tuning to be done. The Environmental Agency (EA) has confirmed a revision of Standard Rules permits for biowaste treatment facilities...

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • Defra publish Waste Management Plan for England
  • UK Greenhouse Gas emissions
  • More...


  • Total looks to strengthen biomethane hold in EU and US
  • US pellet exports
  • More...

Research & Development

  • The land–energy–water nexus of global bioenergy potentials from abandoned cropland
  • Veolia and Carbon Clean announce first carbon capture trials in UK Energy Recovery Facilities

Biomass Heat and Power

  • JRC report supports sustainable biomass use
  • Veolia expands wood recycling and processing capacity by 50,000 tonnes per year


  • Britain’s Hydrogen Network Plan: 3 ways we can deliver green investment
  • Use of green gas in transport becoming more common
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • Planning permission granted for £300 million Teeside waste to energy facility
  • Viridor unveils proposal for new Scottish ERF
  • Iona Capital to invest in Binn Group's energy from waste project in Scotland​​​


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