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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 115, October 2021

Category: bioenergy
Published: 21/10/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

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Multiplying GHG reduction technologies will be crucial if the UK – and the world – is to achieve its decarbonisation goals. Renewable energies currently provide a quarter of the world’s electricity, and are expected to provide up to two thirds by 2040. However, as renewable electricity becomes more readily available, the demand for electricity itself is also increasing, further highlighting the need for a multi-technology approach. Recently, renewable electricity has been mainly produced through large scale technologies such as wind and solar. Biomethane and biogas have also made a small contribution to the production of renewable electricity worldwide, and thanks to the FiT and RO schemes in the UK.

This month, Veolia has opened three new Thermoelectric Power Plants in Brazil. The plants are located at three of their sanitary landfills, and are expected to produce 12,400 KW of renewable electricity using the biogas resulting from the decomposition of organic waste. This wattage should be enough to provide electricity and heating for around 42,000 inhabitants...

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • New EV charge points to switch off during peak demand
  • REA responds to Government 2035 grid decarbonisation ambition


  • Equitec to progress revamp of Drax to showcase best of British renewable energy innovation
  • Croatian plant to gasify forest biomass
  • Drax announces 80% British supply chain ambition for construction of BECCS technology

Research & Development

  • Corporates move to net zero
  • Peel to set up plastic recycling hub

Biomass Heat and Power

  • RWE’s Markinch CHP Biomass Plant implements additional noise reduction technology
  • Construction starts on Drax’s second biomass pellet plant in Arkansas


  • King Willem-Alexander opens first Dutch bio-LNG plant
  • Welsh AD project receives share of £500,000 fund
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • Delayed Stockton Biomass plant to convert to EfW
  • New Zero Waste Europe report: CCS for incinerators are “an expensive distraction to a circular economy”


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