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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 103, October 2020

Category: bioenergy
Published: 20/10/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


In June of last year, the UK Parliament ratified the country’s goal to become Carbon Neutral by 2050. Taking the greenhouse gas emissions recorded in 1990 as a baseline – as they were the highest in the last 30 years – the UK will aim to reduce its emissions from the Industry, Energy Supply and Transport sectors in particular. Furthermore, any unavoidable CO2 emissions will be balanced out by “carbon sinks” which will trap as much carbon dioxide emissions as possible.
During his latest economic update, the UK Chancellor announced new investments aiming to advance the decarbonisation of parts of the economy....  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • Government launches biggest upgrade of nation's buildings in a generation
  • New plans to make UK world leader in green energy


  • UK Government launched consultation to scale-up biomethane production
  • Zero Carbon Humber Partnership submits £75 million bid to advance UK’s first net zero industrial cluster
  • More...​

Research & Development

  • UK’s First Hydrogen Train takes to the Mainline
  • A tour of Drax's innovative CO2 capture pilot in North Yorkshire
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funds 12 anaerobic digestion projects

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Biomass for Heat Statistical Report 2020
  • Bioenergy Europe’s SWITCH4AIR campaign battles better air quality for Europe


  • ESL Shipping first in Finland to use 100% renewable liquefied biogas in maritime transport
  • Glasgow granted £6.3m for hydrogen refuse trucks
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • SSE agrees sale of its 50% share in Ferrybridge and Skelton Grange multifuel assets
  • Viridor cuts road miles to offer local energy recovery solution to Warrington


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