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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 110, May 2021

Category: bioenergy
Published: 19/05/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

Foreword

As the strategic aspects of the country’s Net Zero objective are becoming more defined, key industrial sectors are getting ready for their transition towards decarbonised activities and renewable energies. The UK gas networks have jointly sponsored a study into the role of green gas for transport in Great Britain’s effort to establish a decarbonised industry by 2050. The study states that biomethane will have a big role to play in achieving such goals but that production and distribution will need to be ramped up quickly to maximise biomethane’s potential and bring the country closer to its 2050 goal. As well as pointing out that 80% of the gas supplied to trucks was biomethane in 2019, the study shows that there remains a lot of unexploited potential for biomethane production, proving that bio-CNG is a viable and promising investment into the future.

In line with the findings from the above study, Royal Mail has announced that it is adding 29 biogas-trucks to its fleet of bio-CNG fuelled 40-tonne HGVs. The new trucks will be stationed in the north-west of England and will join the two bio-CNG fuelled HGVs already in operation there...

Other News this Month Includes: 

Policy 

  • Renewable Energy Ireland launches country’s first heat plan
  • UK Government launches consultation on consistent recycling collections

Markets

  • Octopus Renewables acquires two operational UK biomass plants with combined capacity of 85.7MW
  • BIOGEST and SWEN Capital Partners invest 30 M€ in biomethane projects in Europe and North America

Research & Development

  • Green Plains Announces Additional Locations for World’s Largest Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project
  • Carbon Clean joins forces with BayoTech to develop onsite hydrogen with carbon capture solutions

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Drax to kickstart development of $40m Arkansas pellet plants
  • Germany loses interest in biomass power

Biogas

  • King’s Cross fuels its sustainability credentials by signing green gas deal with Iona Capital
  • Royal Mail adds 29 biogas trucks to fleet
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • Milestone Reached as Gevo Breaks Ground on Renewable Natural Gas Project in Northwest Iowa

Events

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