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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 56, November 2016

Category: bioenergy
Published: 21/11/2016
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary on the bioenergy sector.


This month the Paris Climate Agreement officially entered legal force, marking it as the world’s first international climate agreement. In any other month or year this alone would be the focus of any climate change story, article or discussion. However, the events that unfolded a few days after the agreement entered force have dominated these discussions instead: Donald Trump becoming President Elect in the United States. The reason why a Trump sized shadow has been cast over the Paris Agreement relates to the future US President’s attitudes and policies relating to energy..........


  • USDA to invest in expanding wood energy markets
  • UK government proposes compromise deal to biomass industry on RHI cuts
  • UK government announces plans for second £290m CfD budget
  • Paris climate change deal becomes international law


  • European Biomass Association releases 2016 bioenergy outlook

Research & Development

  • Where should we grow biomass for fuel?

Biomass Heat & Power

  • Pöyry: Biomass co-firing and carbon capture “must” for resolving coal conundrum
  • Surplus Food Waste Sent To AD Could Generate 124 MWe This Christmas
  • SEAT and Aqualia create biogas-based vehicle fuel from wastewater
  • Agrivert’s gas-to-grid AD plants go green
  • Construction begins on biogas plant located at Finland’s oldest manor estate

Energy from waste

  • Councils give green light to Aberdeen energy-from-waste plant
  • German energy from waste specialist MVV opens Ridham Dock Biomass plant in Kent
  • 15MW Lockheed Martin Advanced Gasification Waste to Energy Plant for Wales


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