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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 135, June 2023

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 21/06/2023
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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One of the challenges of using bio-based feedstocks revolves around finding the right supply of feedstock for each process. A range of factors can have an impact on the usefulness of a particular feedstock e.g. location, cost, quality, quantity and seasonal availability. Feedstocks may be suitable for a number of processes and competition for a feedstock is often a key factor in decision making. Whilst a lot of focus is given to competition to obtain feedstocks and the effect this might have on shortages in supply or raised costs, a surplus of alternative feedstocks can also have a detrimental effect on availability of a feedstock. A glut in one feedstock can reduce the market values, and reduce profitability, in competing feedstocks. This is a particular concern in agriculture where planting decisions are often made well in advance of sowing and where uncertainty can lead to a reduced supply of a particular crop.

In the US, the Department of Energy (DoE) has launched a new webpage to help in the development and deployment of renewable carbon resources (RCR). By providing information and...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • US DoE launches webpage that for strategic deployment of biomass
  • Vietnam prioritises biomass in Power Development Plan 
  • More...


  • Abnormal pressure on rapeseed markets from imports
  • Indonesia palm oil stocks increased in March
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Research project plans world’s first biomass pipeline
  • Biorefinery leads to increased fertilizer and land use efficiency and to better incomes for agriculture
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Record global soy production forecast
  • Ontario announces Forest Biomass Program


  • TotalEnergies increases SAF production at Grandpuits biorefinery


  • Pepsico to convert used cooking oil into biofuel
  • Cepsa and partners to identify wastes for 2g biofuels
  • More...


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