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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 79, October 2018

Category: bioenergy
Published: 30/10/2018
Author: NNFCC
FREE ISSUE - Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


In the wake of the latest report from the IPCC, which details how much effort is going to be required going forward in order to mitigate global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions, and to avoid catastrophic climate change as a result, the spotlight has once again turned on renewable energy. Here at NNFCC we have long been advocates that bioenergy is an essential part of the renewable energy mix, not being subject to seasonal conditions and thus being able to generate at all times. This sentiment has been echoed in the latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), whose latest renewable energy market analysis highlights great untapped potential in the bioenergy sector. Globally, bioenergy contributes half of renewable energy, and continues to be the sector that grows fastest. However, this growth is expected to slow over the next decade, as other technologies such as solar and wind energy continue to develop. This is a reality that the bioenergy sector has long since accepted, but in the meantime.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • Consultation on biomass RHI in urban areas
  • High number of RHI projects fail audit​


  • Bioenergy forecast to lead renewables growth, according to IEA
  • Renewables, including bioenergy, continue to rise in the UK
  • National grid "confident" it is ready for winter
  • Rise in gas prices prompts increased UK coal burning
  • Drax acquires Scottish Power assets
  • Biomass Infrastructure Group raises £150m for investment
  • AMP holdings raises £8.5m from stock sale​

Research & Development

  • New report claims CHP could save UK industry millions
  • Report into Greenhouse Gas removal technologies for the UK​

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Drax making Brexit preparations
  • Price holding back US biomass power
  • Low uptake in German biomass power auctions
  • Wood-fired CHP plant in Kent begins generation​


  • Glastonbury festival to have AD plant
  • Record thermal hydrolysis generation in Bradford
  • Centrica add two fast-response plants
  • Welsh Water to upgrade AD capabilities at Cog Moors​


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