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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 99, June 2020

Category: bioenergy
Published: 18/06/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


Food waste is a huge problem, and occurs through all stages of food production, processing and consumption. Its estimated that this amounts to about a third of all food produced. Avoiding food waste is the best step to take, but anaerobic digestion is an effective means of utilising waste which can’t be avoided, producing biogas. It also avoids the build-up in landfill sites and the release of methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In an attempt to reduce food waste, two supermarkets are making the news this month. Firstly, Tesco Ireland, who have already taken steps towards zero food waste, has now partnered with Green Generation to use excess food waste in an anaerobic digestion plant. This partnership is expected to reduce Tesco’s carbon emissions by 1,200 tonnes per annum. Secondly, Iceland has also made commitments to reduce food waste, targeting a 50% reduction across its operations by 2030. In addition, they have signed up to the WRAP Courtauld Commitment 2025 – a voluntary agreement to reduce food waste by 20% by 2025.
The sale of the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant in Lincolnshire.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • Bioenergy for emissions reduction on farms
  • BEIS consultation​


  • Iceland set target for food waste reduction
  • Waste wood sectors have long road to recovery
  • Support package for energy firms
  • Greencoat buys UK biomass plant​

Research & Development

  • Green jobs in time for 2050
  • Energy Now launches online
  • Ember report criticised​

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Rail link reduces Drax costs and emissions


  • Green Ammonia' the new low carbon energy source?
  • Biogas for marine transport?
  • Tesco partners with Green Generation
  • Calls for Australian biomethane injection​

Energy from Waste

  • EfW stats from Tolvik
  • Oat husks to bioenergy


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