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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 98, May 2020

Category: bioenergy
Published: 21/05/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in the UK is a payment scheme for those who generate heat from renewable sources. The Domestic RHI, intended for households and small businesses, and the non-domestic RHI, for larger-scale generators have been running since 2011 and 2014 respectively, financially rewarding those installing biomass boilers, AD and biomethane injection facilities. Both schemes are set to close in March 2021 and there has been concern about what will replace it.
BEIS have recently opened up a consultation on Future Support for Low Carbon Heat, considering how the sector will be supported post March 2021. Within the consultation are proposals for a Green Gas Support Scheme and a Clean Heat Grant. The Green Gas Support System would contribute to decarbonisation of the gas grid through.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • Low carbon heat support from BEIS
  • Irish Bioenergy Association circulates proposals​


  • Provisional energy stats from BEIS
  • UK renewables 2019 Q4
  • Effect of Covid-19 on pellet market​

Research & Development

  • Food waste as normal

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Biomass combustion for Valmet
  • Bioenergy Europe concerns over EU terminology
  • Trees for bioenergy in Australia
  • Carbon calculator at Drax​


  • Collaboration for biogas project
  • Biomethane utilization in Europe
  • Abattoir turns to AD
  • Survey launched for AD treatment​

Energy from Waste

  • Low carbon heating for Barnet


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