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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 125, August 2022

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 11/08/2022
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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To scale up renewable energy from biomass plans across the UK, the Government has recently funded biomass projects that encompass planting, breeding, cultivating, and harvesting of biomass feedstocks, under the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme. In Phase 1 of the Programme, funding was allocated to aid development of strong proposals and designs for these biomass productivity-boosting projects, whereas Phase 2 funding was for the subsequent demonstration stage – for these projects to feasibly deliver on a full commercial scale. Further, the Government has also recently funded numerous projects under the Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme, aimed at developmental projects in hydrogen from biomass that incorporate carbon capture and storage technology.

One such project to have received funding via the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, is headed by technology licensing company New Energy Farms. Their research project will attempt to evaluate over 40 promising energy grass varieties from existing breeding projects, to help multiply yields and introduce new varieties of these perennial grasses in the UK...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • EU Parliament vote shows deforestation is taken seriously, but new rules may be hard to implement


  • Light-duty vehicle fleet electrification in US and its effects on global agricultural markets
  • Eni launches the first production of vegetable oil for biorefining in Kenya

Research & Development

  • Stora Enso and Tetra Pak study a possible solution for beverage carton recycling in Benelux
  • Renewable energy innovation boosted by £37 million government funding across the UK
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Latest UK National Forest Inventory report published


  • Upgrading wood biorefinery: integration of sugar production and reactive lignin preparation
  • Potato peel waste biorefinery for the sustainable production of biofuels, bioplastics, and biosorbents
  • More...


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