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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 97, April 2020

Category: feedstocks
Published: 16/04/2020
Author: NNFCC
FREE THIS MONTH - Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock sector.


The Coronavirus has had some major effects on the industry, in some areas more than others. Drax for example, seem to be largely unaffected – they have recently just received and unloaded their largest shipment of biomass from the US, totalling 64,000 tonnes. They have put plans in place to ensure minimal disruption while many of their workers are obliged to work from home, with key operational teams working at a distance from each other. Pellet producers Enviva and Pinnacle in the US and Canada are also making it known that production and shipping of wood pellets is as normal, given the pandemic. The Forest Resource Association has been tracking the impact of the Coronavirus on the biomass and pellet industry, among other industries, which will be updated daily.
Markets for used cooking oil (UCO) are perhaps not doing as well. Collection of the waste oil from disparate sources is an integral part of the process, made difficult while many countries practise social distancing or are under lockdown, with restaurants closed and transport locked down. China is..........

Other News this Month Includes:


  • CfD consultation
  • Environmental Land Management Scheme consultation
  • Tax credit for renewable products in Maine​


  • US renewable energy use increases
  • Biofuel to disinfectant
  • Crop roundup - Coronavirus has its impacts
  • UK coal power closures​

Research & Development

  • Gov support could drastically up green jobs
  • Seed based miscanthus
  • The positive impacts of wood bioenergy highlighted​

Wood & Crop

  • Drax largest shipment arrives
  • Wood pellet supply continues unabated
  • Drax during Covid-19​

Other Feedstocks

  • European UCO supplies threatened
  • Biomass to chemicals with bacteria
  • Waste warning from councils​


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