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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 138, September 2023

Category: bioenergy
Published: 20/09/2023
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 global energy landscape is undergoing a profound transformation, and at the forefront of this revolution stands hydrogen. This versatile element holds the potential to support the integration of variable renewables in the electricity system and substantially reduce emissions from traditionally challenging sectors like iron and steel production. As nations worldwide commit to ambitious net-zero targets, the demand for hydrogen, especially of the low-carbon variety, is surging. Governments across the globe are swiftly setting up policy frameworks to facilitate the deployment of significant low-carbon hydrogen production within this decade.

In the UK, the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio was established by Department for Energy Security and Net Zero to provide funding for low carbon technologies and systems, to help tackle climate change. As part of the portfolio...

Other News this Month Includes:  


  • UK Government initiates consultation on shift to Fixed Price Certificates for Renewables Obligation
  • Interim update on accounting for biomethane certificates under the GHG Protocol


  • CMA approves Severn Trent’s Andigestion acquisition
  • Victoria’s gas distributors put their money on electrification rather than a hydrogen future
  • More...

Research & Development

  • BDC awarded further funding to research biohydrogen production for the UK transport sector
  • PigProGrAm, green ammonia from livestock: testing begins
  • More...

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Japanese developer Erex builds second Vietnam wood pellet plant


  • AstraZeneca collaborates with Future Biogas to achieve net-zero target
  • Acorn Bioenergy aims to contribute a quarter of the UK's biomethane supply
  • More...

Carbon Capture

  • California limits embodied carbon in statewide building code


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