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NNFCC News Review: Feedstocks - Issue 57, December 2016

Category: feedstocks,nnfcc
Published: 16/12/2016
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary on feedstocks used in the bioeconomy.


Ground breaking new research has emerged from the plant science community this month pertaining to plant photosynthesis; the process whereby sunlight is used to convert CO2 and water to O2 and sugar in the plant cells. Researchers from the Universities of Illinois and Lancaster have managed to successfully increase the conversion of sunlight to sugar in plants...


  • New report shows renewables top 50% of UK power generation
  • Low costs of shipping 'shrink the world'

Research and Development

  • Genetic breakthrough: Crops use more sunlight to grow

Wood & Crop

  • RSB revises principles and criteria
  • Messages from USIPA 2016
  • Are wood pellets the answer to Trumps aims to foster US Jobs and industry?
  • UK wood pellets expected to hit new record in 2016
  • Cereal and beet industry organisations voice opposition to EU plans on phasing out crop-derived biofuels
  • Wood to ethanol plant for Finland
  • Hemp and flax helping to build bridges
  • Asian wood pellet production exhibits cautious expansion
  • US biofuel feedstock boost
  • Warnings on cutting corners with material specifications for biomass equipment
  • Brazil looks to export for bagasse pellets

    Other feedstock

    • German EFW specialist MVV opens Ridham Dock Biomass plant in Kent
    • DuPont Industrial Biosciences, MIAVIT to supply biogas enzymes
    • Dong Energy to open ‘world’s first’ enzyme waste treatment plant
    • BioAmber releases report on Succinic Acid sales
    • Comet biorefining looking to secure corn stover and wheat straw
    • Grass for biogas move step closer
    • APP to produce BioSNG from waste
    • Isobutanol plant completes construction


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