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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 90, September 2019

Category: bioenergy
Published: 19/09/2019
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


A successful transition from non-renewable energy to the various forms of bioenergy can largely depend on whether the appropriate infrastructure is also in place. Without the infrastructure needed and the investment that goes with it, perhaps much of the research done on progressing the bioenergy sector is somewhat in vain. As an example, how much use can biomethane as a transport fuel be, if there is no straightforward way for it to be accessed by the public? Luckily, in this particular scenario, the UK is seeing some development. Two new biomethane refuelling stations are to be opened this year – one will be in the North West of England and the other in the Midlands, taking the UK’s total up to six. There is more news this month of new bioenergy facilities opening. The Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) has been just been opened. This project hopes to deliver.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • Industry calls for RHI replacement scheme


  • Foresight acquires AD plant portfolio

Research & Development

  • CO2 emissions of EVs
  • Subsidy free wind in Scotland
  • Carbon emissions from UK electricity continue to tumble
  • Exponential growth in EU biogas
  • REA's Bioenergy Strategy released
  • EfW prize for students​

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Saica Group inaugurates its First Biomass Plant in France


  • Turkey manure biomass combustion makes way for biogas
  • Flogas first UK gas supplier to use Volvo Bio-LNG trucks
  • Meat processor utilises biogas
  • Now 6 UK biomethane refuelling stations​

Energy from Waste

  • Wembley waste destination
  • GRREC opens in Glasgow
  • Gateshead AD plant expected to open in 2019​


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