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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 132, March 2023

Category: bioenergy
Published: 16/03/2023
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

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Renewable natural gas (RNG) is upgraded and cleaned gas from decomposition of biogenic materials, e.g. manure, landfill waste, food waste or crop residues. This RNG (or biomethane) can be used to displace fossil fuels such transport fuels for heavy vehicles or injected into the natural gas network to replace fossil gas. Collecting this biologically produced methane before it is emitted during decomposition is beneficial as methane has a high greenhouse gas potential and this benefit is further improved by displacing fossil based carbon emissions. RNG is often used to refer to gas collected from landfill sites which has been upgraded for use, rather than flared or combusted in situ, to generate power. 

In the UK, CNH Industrial has taken a majority share in Bennamann, a company which specialises in capture, storage and use of fugitive agricultural methane emissions. CNH and Bennamann have been in partnership since... 

Other News this Month Includes:  


  • UK Energy Security Bill: CCUS investment model
  • Relaunch of Irish support for biomass & AD heat systems
  • More...


  • CNH takes majority stake in Bennamann
  • Envo Biogas project acquired by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Queen Mary scientists image porosity of biochars at Diamond
  • Biomass production, supply, uses and flows in the European Union

Biomass Heat and Power

  • 200th shipment of renewable biomass from Port of Greater Baton Rouge heads to Drax
  • Genesis Energy successfully trials torrefied biomass


  • Andigestion bought by Severn Trent Green Power
  • Viridi Energy start Wisconsin RNG Project
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • Quantafuel’s ‘plastic to oil’ plant near Sunderland gets approval
  • Bio Capital wins tender to process food waste in London
  • More...

Carbon Capture

  • Nippon Gases signs new deal for bio-based CO2


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