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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 91, October 2019

Category: bioenergy
Published: 24/10/2019
Author: NNFCC
FREE THIS MONTH - Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


As Winter draws closer and we can feel the weather changing here in York, many of us will be thinking about starting to turn the heating on. For those who use domestic wood burners and multi-fuel stoves, perhaps a coffee log could offer a more sustainable form of heating than a regular log. Bio-bean, a recycler of spent coffee grounds, produce these compact fire logs made from recycled waste coffee grounds and they are soon to be supplied with a lot more waste coffee grounds. London Stansted Airport are to start recycling all their waste coffee grounds after a successful trial period with bio-bean. Recycling coffee grounds in this way at Stansted Airport is expected to prevent over 150 tonnes a year of coffee waste heading to landfill, reducing associated emissions by up to 80%. As a bonus for staff and the local community, the first 2,000 logs produced from this new waste-stream will be given away for free to mark the occasion. Biogas in Ireland is set to play a vital role in reducing carbon emissions by 2050. Gas Networks Ireland with its parent company Ervia plan to reduce emissions by a third, by creating.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • RPS for waste wood extended to 2020
  • Record low price of clean energy by 2025
  • Review of permitted waste sites
  • New committee on climate change​


  • Scotland soon to use 100% renewables
  • Essentials' guide to bioenergy
  • Haven Power to supply Ford with renewable energy
  • Shell to buy Green Star Energy
  • Future of biomass plant uncertain​

Research & Development

  • BEIS reveals results of study into RHI boiler efficiency
  • Food waste reduction roadmap

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Waste wood gasification in Cheshire


  • Ireland to Europe zero-carbon delivery
  • Gas Networks Ireland’s 2050 plan​

Energy from Waste

  • London energy recovery centre impact
  • Coffee logs at Stansted
  • Energy recovery centre given go-ahead
  • Renewable energy plant for corrugated board manufacture
  • Energy recovery facility in West Sussex​


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