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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 133, April 2023

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 13/04/2023
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock and Biorefining sector.

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The UK generates around 4.5 million Tonnes of waste wood each year of which 1.4 million Tonnes is recycled, e.g. into animal bedding or panel board, and 2.6 million Tonnes used as a bioenergy feedstock. Recycling materials allows the embodied carbon to be retained in the economy. Where this is not possible, waste wood can be used as a resource to produce energy.  Wood used as a substitute for fossil fuels can lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for energy generation. 

The UK government has responded to questions and an urgent letter from the Wood Recycling Association (WRA) which asked for waste wood to be recognised in the forthcoming biomass strategy. The government response highlighted the important contribution of...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • UK government recognises contribution of waste wood biomass
  • Biomass production, supply, uses and flows in the European Union


  • UK’s largest pallet firm invests in biomass energy generation system
  • Japanese firms to secure domestic UCO for SAF 
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Succinic production from source-separated kitchen biowaste in a biorefinery concept
  • Queensland study cultivating pongamia trees to produce SAF

Wood & Crop

  • Drax welcomes EU deal in support of sustainably sourced biomass
  • Enviva welcomes continued recognition of biomass as 100% renewable in REDIII agreement
  • More...


  • $1bn Kwinana renewable fuel  project reaches milestone


  • Demand for edible oils increases as biofuel industry grows
  • Australia’s Hazer to produce hydrogen in 2nd half of 2023
  • More...


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