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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 106, January 2021

Category: bioenergy
Published: 20/01/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


In 2020 the share of electricity generated in the UK originating from renewable sources reached more than 40%, with a peak at 47% in the first quarter of the year. Unfortunately, renewable capacity growth slowed down, registering 2.6% growth compared to 4.9% in 2019. Electricity produced from bioenergy increased by 3.9%, making bioenergy the third greatest generator behind offshore wind and solar power. Overall, renewables are continuing to be on an upwards trend despite the current pandemic, proving the robustness of the renewable market and taking the country closer to its 2050 net zero target.

Since the Net Zero pledge was made, the government has been supported by the Climate Change Committee (CCC)...

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • UK White Paper on future of energy
  • Raising the UK’s climate ambitions for 2035 will put Net Zero within reach and change the UK for the better


  • UK energy trends Q3 2020
  • Investment in UK biomethane refuelling
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Integrated biorefinery routes of biohydrogen: possible utilization of acidogenic fermentative effluent
  • Arcola Energy and Consortium of Rail Industry Leaders will Deliver the First Scottish Hydrogen-Powered Train 

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Veolia expands its waste wood capabilities
  • Croda to purchase biomass boiler to replace gas


  • Tata Power subsidiary inaugurates first 5kW biogas plant in Bihar, India
  • Clean Energy Fuels to develop, own, operate RNG facilities for bp
  • Bright Biomethane finalises human waste-to-biomethane project


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