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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 99, June 2020

Category: feedstocks
Published: 11/06/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock sector.


Biomass power, and indeed renewables in general, have increasingly been delivering the UK’s electricity. Drax have revealed that as of the 26th May, the proportion of the UK’s electricity generated from biomass broke the previous record, which was at 13% but it now rests at 13.79%. In addition, the UK is setting a new record for the longest period without coal powered electricity. The last coal generator came off the system at midnight on 9th April, and currently (at time of writing) hasn’t yet been used, making a full two months without coal power. Although the Coronavirus will be in part responsible due to a reduced energy demand, it does demonstrate the ongoing transformation of power generation from fossil fuels to alternative low carbon and renewable sources of power in the UK, which includes biomass, solar, wind and nuclear.
Denmark is already a world leader in wind power for electricity generation, but biomass power in Denmark has recently been..........

Other News this Month Includes:


  • The Future of UK carbon pricing
  • EU to review its position on biomass​


  • UCO shortages
  • UK grid is vulnerable says Drax Electric Insights
  • Biomass hits new high in UK power sector
  • Danish coal to biomass plants supported to keep using biomass
  • Asian exports target Japan with PKS​

Research & Development

  • CEEDS technology expands to sugar cane

Wood & Crop

  • UPM forests grow
  • Global crop market prospects
  • Record high of soybean in EU
  • Sekab and Praj work on coniferous residue conversion
  • Expansion in EU oilseeds and soy​

Other Feedstocks

  • Challenges for UK recycling
  • Plastic waste to circular economy
  • Designers turn to natural products​


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