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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 119, February 2022

Category: bioenergy
Published: 17/02/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

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The UK government has an ambition of 5 GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity to be implemented by 2030. Hydrogen can provide electricity to the grid during peak demand via fuel cell power plants, or can blend with or replace natural gas for domestic and industrial heating applications. Biomass is predominantly converted to hydrogen via gasification, which utilises high temperatures and steam or oxygen, without combustion, resulting in a water-gas shift reaction of carbon monoxide and water. In a particular ‘Future Energy Scenario’ set out by the National Grid ESO, aimed at planning UK’s net-zero by 2050 strategies, named ‘System Transformation’, around 8.5% of hydrogen supply in 2050 is to be obtained from biomass gasification.

Investigation and development of new and existing hydrogen technologies will aid the future of energy. The UK’s newly introduced Hydrogen via Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) Innovation Programme, supported by £5 million of governmental funding, will look to develop hydrogen solutions across various fields – including feedstocks, gasification, and novel technologies... 

Other News this Month Includes:  


  • Scheme launched to support hydrogen production from biomass


  • TotalEnergies and Veolia Join Forces to Accelerate the Development of Biomethane
  • Iona Management Services Acquire Biogas Power
  • More... 

Biomass Heat and Power

  • PYREG supplies NetZero technology for climate-neutral district heating in Basel
  • Germany tenders for biomass


  • Lambi rides with Posti, powered by renewable biogas
  • NGVA Europe data shows rapid growth for biomethane in transport
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • Finnish project to heat homes using wastewater treatment process
  • Covanta Starts Operating the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility on Schedule

Carbon Capture

  • Veolia Carbon Clean joint venture announces carbon capture milestone
  • Carbon Clean selected for the 2022 Global Cleantech 100 list


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