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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 106, January 2021

Category: feedstocks
Published: 12/01/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock sector.


Hemp has a broad and diverse range of potential applications within the bio-based economy. Hemp fibers, wood and seeds can be used to manufacture quality bio-based plastics, furniture, flooring, insulation material and alike. Hemp seeds also have a variety of proven health and nutritional benefits, from reducing risks of heart disease to helping with menopausal symptoms. Being rich in proteins, hemp seeds also constitute a promising plant-based alternative to meat-based foods.

The growing interest in hemp as a non-food feedstock has sparked new policies and funding campaigns across the world and is creating new economic opportunities in multiple countries. Thailand’s Narotics Control Board...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Wood Recycling Association challenge regulations
  • BEIS Biomass Feedstock Innovation Programme SBRI
  • Down scheduling will boost Thai hemp


  • Zimbabwe on its way to reclaim its status as one of the top producers of tobacco in the world
  • Feedstock Contract Considerations for a biorefinery in Piedmont, USA
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Narrowing uncertainties in the effects of elevated CO2 on crops
  • Menthol Mint (Mentha arvensis L.) Crop Acreage Estimation Using Multi-temporal Satellite Imagery
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • SAC identifies new crop opportunities for Scotland
  • First Report of Beet Curly Top Virus Infecting Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa) in Arizona
  • Insights for the Valorisation of Biomass from Portuguese Invasive Acacia spp. in a Biorefinery Perspective

Other Feedstocks​

  • Using waste nutrients to cultivate microalgae​


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