You are not logged in.

NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 118, January 2022

Category: feedstocks
Published: 13/01/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock and Biorefining sector.

To access our News Reviews, subscribe to our Information Package free of charge here.

Foreword

Food-derived organic solid waste streams pose a problem due to their continuous high volumes, and due to the environmental issues they cause when not disposed of correctly. Improper disposal of food waste can lead to methane emissions, when the waste is left to rot in landfills for example, or can lead to bioactive compounds being released within ecosystems, hence disturbing wildlife. Recently, however, the biorefinery potential of multiple of these streams has been brought to the fore, solving the environmental issue that they created and offering an opportunity to valorise residues for the production of energy and biobased products.

Bread waste, which remains a waste management issue in Europe, has been found to be a valuable substrate for the production of lactic acid, a high-value precursor for the manufacture of biobased products. The lactic acid is obtained through saccharification and fermentation by thermophilic bacteria. Research in now looking into optimising conditions to increase yield. In addition, this same process also leads to the production of valuable biogas which can then be used for bioenergy purposes...

Other News this Month Includes:

Policy

  • Nigerian Government creates committee to boost Sorghum production for industrial use
  • £26M for biomass innovation projects in the UK
  • RTRS presents its new Standards for Soy & Corn Responsible Production

Markets

  • Covid quarantine of sea freight crews boosts Asian UCO prices
  • DRAX subsidiary acquires contracts to supply 2.8 million tonnes of biomass to third parties

Research & Development

  • Bioproduction of 2-Phenylethanol through yeast fermentation on agro-industrial waste
  • A review on lignocellulosic biomass yield modelling and the bioenergy potential from marginal land
  • Valorisation of tomato residues by supercritical fluid extraction

Wood & Crop

  • Texas A&M AgriLife, partners achieve stable transformation in industrial hemp
  • Oil produced from Ghana cocoa bean for potential industrial applications 

Biorefinery

  • Surfactants in biorefineries: Role, challenges & perspectives
  • Sulzer’s technology converting bamboo into bioethanol in pioneering Indian bio-refinery
  • More...

Events

Feedstock Prices

To ensure compliance with EU VAT rules for the supply of digital services we need to ask a few questions first. Read our privacy policy
Are you purchasing as a business?

Please provide contact details
If you do not have an email address, please contact us
Sectors of Interest*



 
Are you/your company based in the UK?

   
If purchasing from an EU member state (except UK) please enter your VAT number


 
Document COST: £ 9.90
VAT @20% £ 1.98
TOTAL COST: £ 11.88

Type the code from the image and then select payment method below
 
 
If you have any problems or questions before proceeding please contact us and we will do our best to assist.   GDPR Information Request