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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 94, January 2020

Category: bioenergy
Published: 23/01/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


As we move into a new decade, there’s been a number of new commitments to become carbon neutral. Nottingham City Council is taking steps to become carbon neutral by 2028. They have in the past taken steps to improve public transport systems and energy for homes, but now this year marks a bigger commitment, focusing on water and waste, transport, the built environment, energy generation and consumption.
It’s not just local councils looking to make a commitment to change. Borregaard, the owner and operator of the worlds most advanced biorefinery, has been steadily reducing their direct and indirect emissions since 2009 but has pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050. Indirect emissions are those not necessarily directly caused by the product, process or company in question but happen as a result of their activities, and include the emissions generated from purchased energy production, for example. Accounting for indirect emissions is.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • UK Agriculture Bill


  • 2019: Renewables outstripped fossil power
  • Commitment from Borregaard​

Research & Development

  • Need for energy storage ramp up in UK
  • Nottingham gets new green plan​

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Step closer for Barry Biomass
  • E.ON to invest in Biomass plant in Germany
  • New bioenergy plant for Ence​


  • AD site applies for permit
  • India to set up biogas plants
  • 20% hydrogen for Keele gas network
  • EU plans for green gas
  • Biogas for Gevo
  • Green hydrogen in Portugal​

Energy from Waste

  • Revised EfW plans in Scotland
  • EfW in Gloucestershire


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