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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 102, September 2020

Category: bioenergy
Published: 25/09/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


The European commission has committed to stronger action on climate change under the European Green Deal, and aims to reduce emissions by 50-55% in time for 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. As a result, the EU is considering how some of the current policies can be better aligned with the European Green Deal. One of these is the 2018 Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), which is the EU’s main energy legislation and sees member states make binding agreements to reduce carbon emissions and establish sustainability criteria for renewable energy, including biofuels and forest biomass. The current target for renewable energy incorporation under REDII is 32% by 2030. 
Prior to a potential revision of the directive, the European Commission launched a public consultation....  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • EU launches RED II consultation to align RED II with Green Deal
  • Green Distilleries funding


  • UK energy trends
  • Expected fall in costs of solar and wind
  • More...​

Research & Development

  • Bioenergy Europe Heat Review leads to call for greater action on decarbonising heat
  • AD capacity from WWT plants in California

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Waste pellet plant development 
  • Sorghum to black pellets in Queensland


  • Cornish biogas to power road maintenance fleet
  • Liquified biogas added to marine fuel platform Powerzeek

Energy from Waste

  • Reduction in emissions from Scotland's waste
  • 100,000 tonnes waste to energy in Belfast


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