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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 55, October 2016

Category: bioenergy,nnfcc
Published: 21/10/2016
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


With ratification of the Paris Agreement right around the corner- marking the first legally binding global climate change reduction strategy- it’s no surprise that developments in the bioenergy and low carbon sectors are coming in thick and fast all over the world. While Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was announcing that Canadian States which have no carbon reduction strategy will face a penalty carbon tax as of 2018, the German government......... 


  • Parliamentary Advisory Group concludes that CCS has a critical role to play in the lowest cost decarbonisation for the UK
  • Transform the financial system to deliver sustainable infrastructure and reignite growth, says Global Commission
  • India signs Paris climate agreement and aims to produce 10GW biomass power by 2022
  • Canada to impose carbon tax from 2018 in bid to hit Paris goals
  • Germany's 2017 green power surcharge to rise 8 percent
  • European Commission director urges bioenergy sector to seize low-carbon economy opportunities
  • ADBA CEO urges UK government to back AD as Hinckley Point nuclear plant decision is unveiled


  • New Pöyry projection indicates 1,300GW of coal still operational globally by 2040 without radical change
  • Bio-power market set to rise to 165.2GW of installed capacity by 2025 as technologies advance

Research & Development

  • Meet C-Capture Ltd., the 2016 National Winner of Shell Springboard
  • Project to Convert Waste Treatment Centres in to Bioenergy Factories

Biomass Power

  • VTT develops combustion technologies for biomass – aimed at negative emissions
  • Studstrup Power Station now fuelled by wood pellets
  • New Biomass Energy obtains majority interest in Mississippi plant


  • Restaurant chain LEON dishes up 100 per cent renewable energy
  • Biogen opens seventh AD facility at Merevale
  • Renewable gas market makes major breakthrough

Energy from waste

  • GIB-financed Allerton EfW plant edges closer
  • Sainsbury’s Food Waste Down 10%, Figures Show