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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 74, May 2018

Category: bioenergy
Published: 29/05/2018
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


Over the past year, much of the bioenergy coverage has focused on the UK’s RHI reforms. The consultation into reforming the scheme was announced in March 2016, with the government’s response published in December of that year. It has been a long wait since, but over the course of this year, the reforms have passed through the various parliamentary stage and are now finally coming into force. As of this month, the last of the reforms have finally been implemented. The final round of reforms are mostly concerned with monitoring the performance of heat pumps at plants receiving tariffs, as well as a change to the scheme’s degression system, by which tariff levels decrease if the scheme is oversubscribed. This new system means that.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • UK RHI reforms come into force
  • Post-Closure future for UK Feed-in Tariff?
  • CfD biomass changes costing consumers, report finds
  • UK 7th most "attractive" nation for renewables​


  • 10 million jobs in renewable energy
  • Drop off in UK renewables investment​

Research & Development

  • Europe's first bioenergy carbon capture and storage project
  • UK opens bioenergy training centre
  • IRENA publishes global 2050 roadmap for energy transformation
  • Report finds community engagement increases renewables uptake​

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Swedish researchers improve biomass gasification technology
  • Cheshire biomass plant begins generation
  • Wood Recyclers Association calls for clarity on acceptable wood fuel​


  • Mapping US green gas production


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