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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 130, January 2023

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 12/01/2023
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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As legislation is considered, and introduced, to increase the utilisation of biomass as a source of renewable energy and resources, there are concerns that encouraging and incentivising use of woody biomass would lead to direct emission of carbon currently stored in trees, and reduce long term sequestration of carbon in forest landscapes. These concerns are often countered with the assertion that well managed forests are more healthy and resilient than those which are unmanaged, or poorly managed, and that these well managed forests have greater activity, leading to increased uptake of carbon dioxide.

A recent study has calculated that utilisation of forest residues in Europe for bioenergy would have a positive climate effect from 2020 to 2050.  Forest residues include the low quality material and bark remaining after tree harvesting as well as trees damaged by disease, insects and weather. If these residues are left on the forest floor...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Update to list of sustainable biofuel feedstocks
  • New EU Common Agricultural Policy from January 2023
  • More...


  • US DOE to launch funding for  bioenergy feedstock and biofuel optimization projects
  • IEA questions medium term availability of waste oils
  • More...

Research & Development

  • A review on optimistic biorefinery products: Biofuel and bioproducts from algae biomass
  • Using high solids loadings in lignocellulose biorefinery: challenges and solutions
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Use of forest residues for energy better than leaving in-situ for GHG reduction
  • EU soybean imports
  • More...


  • Eni, Euglena and Petronas to exploring opportunities for biorefinery in Malaysia
  • Eni announces the incorporation of Eni Sustainable Mobility, its new mobility transition company


  • San Diego establishes organic waste recycling program


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