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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 112, July 2021

Category: bioenergy
Published: 22/07/2021
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 newly formed Coalition for Negative Emissions has released a study assessing the extent of the progress being made to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels (as per the Paris Agreement). The study recognises the benefits and the potential of technologies which have already been put in place, such as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), direct air capture and storage (DACS), and natural climate solutions (NCS) such as afforestation. However, despite all these achievements, the study found that the level of deployment of these technologies is still falling short, and that if nothing changes, the Agreement’s targets will be missed by 80%. The report also advises that investment in such solutions needs to increase 30-fold to meet the 2025 target.

The release of this report comes as the UK government takes bolder steps towards reaching its Net Zero target. The UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has set up a competition to support the development of a hydrogen industry...

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • UK AD and biogas industry climate declaration
  • End to coal power brought forward to October 2024
  • Decarbonisation actions falling short report warns


  • Future Biogas eyes raising £35 million in July AIM float
  • UK energy trends Q1 2021
  • New BEIS programme to support low Carbon Hydrogen

Research & Development

  • FS innovates with first BECCS project in South America
  • Bechtel and Drax partner to explore global opportunities for new build BECCS
  • More...

Biomass Heat and Power

  • MCS launches new Biomass Maintenance Standard
  • Greenvolt, Equitix acquire Tilbury Green Power biomass plant


  • Host to build AD plant in Ilkeston, UK
  • Wimbledon waste goes to AD
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • Leeds treats non-recyclable waste with technology from Hitachi Zosen Inova
  • Innovate UK funding for aquaculture waste-to-energy in Vietnam


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