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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 111, June 2021

Category: bioenergy
Published: 17/06/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

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In June 2019, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published a report analysing the current and future situation for hydrogen as a fuel commodity globally. The report found that hydrogen is benefiting from unprecedented political and industrial support, which should now be accompanied by technological scale-up and a reduction in associated costs to allow hydrogen to be more widely available globally. In its efforts to decarbonise its industry by 2050, the UK has begun to invest money and develop infrastructure for renewable hydrogen.

The UK government is now subsidising the use of hydrogen as power fuel at two major oil refineries in the UK, namely Essar Oil UK and Killingholme. The full investment totals £7.5 million and is destined to cover part of the cost of a new hydrogen-fuelled furnace for Essar Oil UK...

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • UK’s record on bioenergy offers world a pathway to net zero


  • Biffa acquires Viridor’s Collections business
  • Altri’s green energy arm, Greenvolt to buy 70% of Profit Energy
  • Drax and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries sign deal to deliver the world’s largest carbon capture power project

Research & Development

  • New research and innovation centre for industrial decarbonisation
  • ADM successfully completes one million tonne carbon capture and storage project
  • More...

Biomass Heat and Power

  • UK oil refineries supported to use Hydrogen as a fuel
  • Proposal for Immingham to lead the world as a green-fuelled port unveiled by stellar industry consortium


  • Aemetis begins construction of centralized biogas cleanup unit to produce renewable natural gas
  • Northern Irish Weltec customer uses biomethane as a truck fuel for Lidl
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • Peel in £20m plans to create second waste plastic to hydrogen plant
  • EQTEC targets efw plants in Italy for repurposing to biomass


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