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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 113, August 2021

Category: feedstocks
Published: 10/08/2021
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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Foreword

Sustainability development goals (SDGs) are guidelines to improve the global socio-economic and environmental situation caused by excessive fossil fuel use. These were implemented by the UN and should be met by 2030 through national policies and commitments put in place in every single UN member. Recent work identifies biorefineries and biorefinery networks as likely to play a pivotal role in the establishment of the bioeconomy and in the fulfilment of these SDGs. Through the processing of biomass and its conversion into a range of valuable biobased goods (such as biofuels, chemicals and power), biorefineries provide a solution to societies dependence on fossil-resources.

The European Commission has published a study providing an outlook on the future of integrated biorefineries which produce chemicals and biobased products. The study incorporates recommendations from representatives of economy, science, policy and society at the regional, national and EU levels, along with their commitments to driving the development of integrated biorefineries forward...

Other News this Month Includes:

Policy

  • Long-awaited waste wood classification guidance launches

Markets

  • Vietnamese rubber producers benefit from higher prices in Q2
  • Australian wheat prices likely to rise further as competition dries up
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Haldor Topsoe to build catalyst plant in the U.S. to meet increasing demand for [bio]refining catalysts
  • Biorefinery potential of chemically enhanced primary treatment sewage sludge for value-added chemicals
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Sugar beet cultivation in India: prospects for bio-ethanol production and co-products
  • Dole makes moves toward zero waste goal with repurposed pineapple leaves

Other Feedstocks

  • Introducing Inficaf: bio-bean’s latest innovation from spent coffee
  • Valorization of wastes from the food production industry

Events

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