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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 136, July 2023

Category: bioenergy
Published: 25/07/2023
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

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Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) provides technology operators and governments the opportunity to generate negative carbon emissions, providing a significant boost in the race to meet net zero targets. By using plants containing biogenic carbon to produce biofuels, much of the carbon dioxide emitted from the biofuel combustion is effectively returned back into the atmosphere. Emissions associated with producing the crop and biofuel processing also contribute to carbon footprint. Biogenic carbon emissions which are captured during fuel production or fuel combustion, and permanently sequestered, may result in a net removal of carbon dioxide. Net removal of carbon emissions requires that non-biogenic carbon emissions for the entire BECCS process are lower than the biogenic carbon sequestered. There are different BECCS pathways and technologies under investigation with methods for CO2 collection and sequestration taking various forms. 
KEW Technologies has secured funding in the UK for the development of waste-to-hydrogen technology with BECCS. The project plans to build a real world demonstration unit to convert... 

Other News this Month Includes:  


  • UK biomass strategy remains delayed
  • Emission trading scheme to include EfW 
  • More...


  • KEW Technology receives funding for waste-to-hydrogen
  • Portugal plan auction for hydrogen and biomethane
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Funding to continue Supergen Bioenergy Hub 
  • LCA meta analysis for chemical recycling of mixed plastics
  • More...

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Škoda to replace coal plant with biomass boiler
  • OFI’s cocoa factories to use biomass boilers


  • Suez plans for a transfer station to be replaced with AD 
  • Sedigas partners with service stations to provide biomethane and hydrogen for vehicles
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • Climate Committee warns against EfW emissions
  • Enfinium has created 3D models of its facilities
  • More...

Carbon Capture

  • Carbon Capture Scotland to capture and reuse CO₂ from Iona Capital’s AD plants
  • Compact Syngas Solutions receives funding to capture CO2 from fuel production
  • More...


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