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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 136, July 2023

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 13/07/2023
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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International governments often use legislation and regulation to control land use and promote more sustainable environmental practices. Regulation can be useful for curbing carbon emissions but can also stifle innovation and investment. This can lead to lost opportunities to promote good practice and other unintended consequences such as indirect land use change. On the other hand, under-regulation can lead to land being mismanaged and degraded as short term gains can be prioritised over long term sustainable output. Another way to ensure land is used in a sustainable way is through investment and subsidy regimes which direct land use towards good practice. Long term sustainable land use allows economic output of land to continue while mitigating against the environmental impacts of activity.  

In the UK, Defra has published the new Sustainable Farming Incentives (SFI) for 2023. The SFI is a list of actions which can be carried out by those managing farmland in the UK and by doing so...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • DEFRA guidelines for biomass crop subsidies
  • NZ Government investing in forestry industry to boost sustainability
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Bioenergy-induced land-use-change emissions with fragmented policies
  • Trends associated with recovering valuable compounds from solid coffee residues
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Waste wood processed in 2022 reached record
  • Innovation in wood products and energy through USDA funding
  • More...


  • AFYREN NEOXY delivers first lots of bio organic acids
  • Canadian government invests in biorefinery
  • More...


  • Airex Energy, Groupe Rémabec, and SUEZ to build biochar plant 
  • ArcelorMittal announces results of its XCarb™ innovation fund accelerator programme 
  • More...


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