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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 129, December 2022

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 08/12/2022
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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Agriculture has the potential to provide a wide range of materials to the bioeconomy, providing raw materials for biobased products and chemicals or by providing energy. Food crops are very important and this has been underlined by the impact of war in Ukraine on global food prices. However, even without replacing vital food crops it is still possible to capitalise from agriculture and mitigate the effects of climate change. This can be accomplished using a range of measures including, maximising yields on under-utilised land, increasing efficiencies through scale or technology, or targeting under-valued residues.

Biorefinery operator Eni have formed a partnership with BF to develop an agro-industrial supply chain by growing...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • EU carbon removals legislation welcomed by European wood working and sawmill industry
  • European commission adopts new proposals to stop deforestation and drive sustainable waste management
  • More...


  • Cargill acquires Owensboro Grain Company
  • Eni and BF to develop agro-industrial supply chain for energy use

Research & Development

  • Production of lactic acid from pasta wastes using a biorefinery approach
  • Biorefining of banana residues to achieve UN sustainable development goals

Wood & Crop

  • Global rapeseed supplies reach record levels
  • Biomass facility gets approval in Fruitvale, Canada


  • UPM biochemicals refinery receives first sustainably sourced wood
  • Biomega® wins LIFE CONQUER project grant for sustainable peptide production at new biorefinery
  • More...


  • Raw biomass helps “support near-zero CO2 steel-making” in new process
  • Harness the potential of algae in Europe for healthier diets, lower CO2 emissions, and water quality


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