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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 104, November 2020

Category: bioenergy
Published: 19/11/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


In June 2020, the World Bank released its Global Economic Prospects report highlighting the deep effect that the pandemic has been having on markets all over the world. It describes the biggest economic recession in decades and warns of long-term socio-economic effects which are likely to complicate the recovery.

Despite this, the renewable energy industry has not suffered such setbacks, and on the contrary, has continued to expand around the world throughout 2020. The latest International Energy Agency (IEA) report predicts that this growth will not only continue, but also pick up pace...  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • EBA supports EU Methane Strategy
  • State of the Energy Union: Progress made on the clean energy transition and a basis for green recovery
  • Environment Bill resumes passage through Parliament​


  • Renewable power is defying the COVID-19 crisis
  • The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2019
  • WRAP finds lockdown changed food waste attitudes

Research & Development

  • UK researchers unlock new possibilities for developing clean bioenergy using bacterial protein ‘cages’

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Viridor and Vattenfall collaborate to harness low carbon heat for UK cities
  • Port of Tyne unveils £1 million investment in cargo handling


  • Poo-to-hydrogen project unveiled as Welsh Water works towards carbon neutral
  • Ductor to develop 200 new biogas projects in 3 years in the EU and North America

Energy from Waste

  • £22.5 million funding to turn industry waste into environmental wins
  • Urbaser to commence food waste collections in Welwyn Hatfield
  • More...


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