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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 137, August 2023

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 10/08/2023
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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Crops such as soybeans, rapeseeds and sunflower seeds are used as feedstocks for production of food, fuels and chemicals and are vital for substitution of fossil feedstocks. High demand for plant oil products has driven market output and development with work ongoing to develop new crops and increase the output of existing feedstocks. These oil feedstocks are being increasingly used to decarbonise multiple sectors including the production of biofuels, for example SAF and HVO, for production of ingredients and chemicals, and for production of cooking oils. As these markets are in competition for feedstocks and are experiencing considerable growth and change, the market situation is complex and is subject to regular shifts in supply pressure and cost variations. 

In the European union imports of rapeseed have increased from 5.5 million tonnes in 2022 to...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Food waste reporting to be voluntary
  • CPI claim that End-of-Waste for paper and board at the point of recycling


  • Allotrope and partners to produce biofuel using biomass from forest thinning in California
  • Recordkeeping regulations push down UCO prices 

Research & Development

  • The carbon costs of global wood harvests

Wood & Crop

  • EarthDaily Agro and Global Clean Energy Partner to develop Camelina-based renewable fuel
  • Brazil sees record soybean exports
  • More...


  • Liberation Labs wins $30 million funding for biomanufacturing


  • Enerkem and Technip Energies cooperate for waste-to-biofuels and circular chemicals


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