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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 78, September 2018

Category: bioenergy
Published: 21/09/2018
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


The UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced the second wave of updates to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, following the consultation into the scheme, which ran from December last year to March this year. The CfD is one of the most important support schemes for larger-scale renewables generators, including bioenergy. Currently, over half of the projects supported by the scheme are either bioenergy or advanced conversion projects. However, the express objective of the CfD scheme is to promote low-carbon energy, and the reforms very heavily favour renewable energy options with the lowest emissions. Duly, generators utilising biomass or biogas are subject to stringent sustainability requirements, focused chiefly on greenhouse gas emissions reductions across the whole life-cycle. These greenhouse gas emission reductions are set to become.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • UK government's second wave of amendments to Contracts for Difference scheme
  • Negative response from biomass sector to CfD reforms
  • California senate approves biogas bills​


  • 2017 UK bioenergy statistics released
  • Indian biomass power greatly exceeds target
  • "Bioenergy Day" marks increase in European bioenergy capacity
  • Strong growth for Novozymes Bioenergy segment​

Research & Development

  • Increasing biogas production with microwaves
  • Analysis of Swedish willow for bioenergy​

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Irish bioenergy sector needs more formal biomass trading
  • Controversy over burning biomass at peat power plant
  • Japan's newest biomass plant to be among world's largest
  • Architechture award nominations for Stockholm biomass plant
  • Finnish biomass plant given green light by government​


  • Denmark leads the way in European Biogas
  • $250m biogas plant for Washington waste water facility​


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