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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 63, June 2017

Category: bioenergy
Published: 23/06/2017
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


One would think, given the recent developments across the pond in the USA that have seen President Trump pledge to pull the nation out of the Paris climate agreement, that there would be an air of despondency in the renewable energy sector. However, on the contrary, the outlook for renewables, and indeed bioenergy, is looking as bright as the northern hemisphere’s midsummer sun.
Part of this optimism stems from the continued progress towards........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • Leaked RED II document indicates higher-than-expected renewable targets
  • AEBIOM outlines industry preferences for RED II
  • Delayed RHI Reforms blamed for reduced biomethane deployment forecasts
  • Australian government to commit clean energy funding to carbon capture from coal
  • Chair announced for Scotland's Circular Economy Investment Fund
  • Trump announces intent to leave Paris Agreement​


  • UK powered by renewables majority for the first time
  • New high for global renewables jobs
  • Biomass may have significant role to play in UK energy by 2050
  • DONG commits to renewables with sale of oil & gas arm 

Research & Development 

  • AD possible at lower temperatures, claims study
  • World's first commercial CO2 capture plant​

Biomass Heat & Power 

  • Scot Heat & Power announces expansion


  • Continued growth of Green Gas Certification Scheme
  • Green Gas Trading reaches half a million certificates sold
  • DONG's pioneering waste plant delayed​

Energy from waste

  • First draft of revised Waste Incineration guidelines published
  • Scotland set for one of UK's most efficient CHP plants
  • New recycling park with bioenergy potential planned for Sheffield
  • Renewi to provide RDF to UK multifuel energy plant​


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