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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 128, November 2022

Category: bioenergy
Published: 17/11/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

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Biomethane, produced through anaerobic digestion (AD) is being used to mitigate shortages of natural gas caused by the geopolitical situation in Europe. However, it is also utilised because it can transform a wide range of residues, producing useful products and reducing the global warming impact of methane released during natural decomposition of these biodegradable materials. AD creates a market value for residues which helps to improve the income streams of rural economies and also produces valuable by-products such as digestate fertiliser. The methane products are more than an energy source, they are a key pathway in global decarbonisation efforts for a wide range of sectors.

There has been a lot of interest and activity in AD and biomethane from within and outside the UK recently. In Northern Ireland (NI) anaerobic digestion has been rapidly deployed through... 

Other News this Month Includes:  


  • Arla - UK should maximise dairy waste-to-biogas potential
  • United Kingdom publishes methane memorandum
  • More...


  • REA’s annual state of the industry report is published
  • BP and Mauritania to explore green hydrogen at scale

Research & Development

  • Utilization of biomass resources for climate change mitigation: Regional case study in India

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Eco Sustainable Solutions prevents 147,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions
  • Mars Wrigley invests in biomass boiler
  • More...


  • Acorn plans biogas facilities in the Scottish Highlands
  • Biomethane development in Northern Ireland
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • Biffa sign waste handling deal  Leicestershire worth more than 150m
  • £8m investment as O.C.O technology joins Australian energy from waste project

Carbon Capture

  • Carbon America begins CCS project at bioethanol plant
  • World's largest CO2-to-methanol plant starts production


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