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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 87, June 2019

Category: bioenergy
Published: 20/06/2019
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


With so much of the bioenergy generation in the UK coming from small-scale projects and so much potential remaining, it is paramount that financial support exists to enable their development to continue. While larger operations like Drax’s biomass burning units have scale on their side to keep operating costs manageable, smaller units, like most biogas plants, do not have this luxury. For years, the primary system supporting these projects was the Feed-In Tariff (FIT), which was closed to new applicants earlier this year. Under the FIT scheme, generators received financial compensation of various levels, dependent on their scale, for renewable electricity generated and fed into the grid. In the absence of the FIT scheme small-scale generators were left without appropriate financial support. It is good news, then, that BEIS have announced a new scheme to provide support for this type and scale of generation. The new scheme, named.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • UK meets second carbon budget target
  • New UK scheme to financially support small-scale renewables
  • Commissioning deadline extended for RHI plants
  • Second part of industry bioenergy strategy released
  • Ireland launches climate action plan​


  • Coal usage continues to decline in UK
  • Norway turns back on fossil fuel investments
  • Another record year for UK renewables
  • Foresight acquires more renewable energy assets​

Research & Development

  • Utilising bacteria for energy storage
  • Captured Drax gases to make animal feed protein
  • Industry partnership to establish hydrogen economy in Humber region​

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Biomass power up over 5% of UK's supply


  • Biogas plant for Wensleydale creamery
  • Agreement to develop US biomass gasification plants
  • Funding for north-east England biogas plant​

Energy from Waste

  • More Waste-to-Energy capacity needed to meet targets
  • Land slated for Waste-to-Energy plant purchased​


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