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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 108, March 2021

Category: feedstocks
Published: 10/03/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock sector.

Foreword

Nowadays, bioenergy accounts for 10% of all the energy consumed globally. As countries and continents strive to decarbonise their economies and fully transition towards fossil-free energies, the need for sustainable and reliable feedstock sources is leading scientists, industry stakeholders and policy-makers to explore the potential of untapped sources of biomass.

A recent study published in Nature Sustainability draws attention on millions of hectares of abandoned cropland scattered across the world. According to the researchers, this unexploited land could represent a great opportunity for the production of crops destined for the manufacturing of biofuels. In a time where the use of energy crops for the production of bioenergy is becoming highly debated...

Other News this Month Includes:

Policy

  • Russian log export ban in 2022
  • EU focus group highlights promise for hemp

Markets

  • Rotterdam to increase waste oil storage capabilities
  • Malaysian UCO exports hit new high
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Impact of forest harvest intensity and transportation distance on biomass delivered costs
  • Biorefinery approach applied to the valorization of purple corn cobs
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Palm oil boycotts hamper sustainable palm oil development
  • Hawkiins Wright identify optimism in Japanese biomass
  • More...

Events

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