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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 126, September 2022

Category: bioenergy
Published: 22/09/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.

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The price of natural gas remains at higher than average levels and demand shows little  inclination to reduce as cooler winter temperatures approach. In addition to the high demand, storage is also at a lower than usual level for October. The impact of high prices and supply constraints will be felt widely across Europe and the US who are still heavily  reliant on natural gas for domestic heating, despite attempts to decarbonise the sector. Over the longer term, gas prices are forecast to ease throughout 2023, as domestic production is ramped up to meet the current demand.

In the UK, policies have been introduced to reduce the reliance of the domestic heat market on fossil fuels, primarily to decarbonise the sector.  One of the policies is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) which has encouraged a transition towards air source heat pumps (ASHP), ground source heat pumps (GSHP), or biomass boilers, through the award of grants for the installation of equipment. Figures from the start of the scheme, between May 2022 and the end of July 2022 reveal... 

Other News this Month Includes:  


  • Government outlines plans to help cut energy bills for businesses
  • UK support for zero emissions freight


  • Latest UK energy statistics
  • EIA expects high prices for natural gas this winter with high global consumption and low inventories

Research & Development

  • Kiwa Hydrogen Production Plant Commissioned in the UK
  • Biomass research project to tackle climate change boosted by £2m investment

Biomass Heat and Power

  • HPP invests £1m in a new biomass burner
  • UK Boiler upgrade scheme - progress


  • EBA applauds increased RED ambition but regrets missed opportunity to include biomethane target
  • Making food waste work harder in Stratford and Warwick Districts
  • More...

Energy from Waste

  • Viridor strikes deal to acquire Tilbury Docks EfW rights
  • Qair acquires Britaniacrest Recycling
  • More...

Carbon Capture

  • Cluster sequencing for CCUS deployment: power bioenergy with CCS (BECCS)
  • Government shortlists Viridor's Runcorn CCS project
  • More...


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