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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 111, June 2021

Category: feedstocks
Published: 10/06/2021
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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Biomass feedstocks will play an instrumental role in the global transition away from fossil resources. New exciting technologies, biobased products and biofuels are constantly being developed, bringing the world closer to its dreams of a decarbonised economy. Although biomass feedstocks are renewable commodities, sustainability remains a challenge that needs to be assessed and taken up from the start. Finding a balance between biomass feedstock use and sustainable practices is now at the heart of multiple scientific and political agendas.

A study published in the Energy journal has developed a framework to assess the sustainability of a range of biomass resources by taking into account both the environmental and social-economic aspects...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • POME sustainability and quality concerns


  • US wood pellet exports
  • Alfa Laval wins record order within renewable energy
  • Haldor Topsoe and Preem achieve 85% co-processing of renewable feedstock

Research & Development

  • Forestry waste plan for New Zealand outlined
  • Review on agro-industrial waste as cellulose and nanocellulose source and their potentials in food applications
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Drax to establish 3 new pellet plants in US
  • Cargill unveils plans for new canola processing facility in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Aemetis receives grant for process enabling use of waste wood for the ‘Carbon Zero’ Jet/Diesel plant

Other Feedstocks

  • Bio-products from algae-based biorefinery on wastewater: A review


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