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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 89, August 2019

Category: feedstocks
Published: 15/08/2019
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock sector.


How best to manage rising carbon emissions, increasing consumption and food security for a growing population is a question that is tricky to answer. Solutions to one issue often have knock-on effects – for example, the planting of biofuel crops preventing land from being used for food. However, rising global temperatures requires some form of action and with only a finite amount of land, sustainable management is key. This month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have presented a report entitled ‘Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems’ in order to provide some clarity for policymakers. Maximising the output of land designated for crop production is also important, while still protecting the natural environment. Delivering..........

Other News this Month Includes:


  • UK warned on implementation of EU law


  • Corn consumption for May
  • ISCC certification for Gevo
  • EU market for pellets​

Research & Development

  • Heading for ecological land grab
  • Biomanufacturing research hub for Manchester
  • New methods to break down plant matter​

Wood & Crop

  • UK main destination for US wood pellets
  • Asnæs Power Station begins commissioning
  • Contrasting fortunes of crops in US and Europe support wheat prices
  • Dairy plant swaps coal for wood
  • UK hemp farm lost license
  • Metsä Spring invests in Woodio​

Other Feedstocks

  • Gevo to amplify soil carbon sequestration
  • Biopesticide from mushroom compost
  • LanzaTech secures funding to recycle pollution
  • Grass power in Hampshire​


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