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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 120, March 2022

Category: feedstocks
Published: 09/03/2022
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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First-generation biofuels are being phased out by RED II, from a 7% cap on the share of first-generation biofuels in road and rail transport in 2020, to 3.8% in 2030. The reduction is driven by concerns surrounding deforestation, possible impacts on food prices and the potential for indirect land use change to reduce their effectiveness in addressing climate change. Thus, space efficient cultivation of oilseed crops for biofuels, and partnerships which allow the most effective cultivation and subsequent processing of relevant feedstocks, are pivotal.

Bunge, the world’s largest oilseed processor, has recently formed a 50/50 venture with Chevron, to help develop low carbon feedstocks for renewable fuels. With Chevron’s funding and Bunge’s expertise in oilseed processing, particularly soybean facilities, Chevron will be able to utilise the resulting oil as feedstock for biodiesel and jet fuel manufacture. Elsewhere, an agreement has been signed concerning project developments of oilseed production and vegetable oils as feedstock for biofuel production, whilst considering competition...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • US DOE request for information on biomass conversion
  • Industry fight to support UCO exports from Indonesia


  • GCEH acquires European camelina leader, Camelina Company España S.L.
  • LANXESS and Matrìca team up to produce sustainable preservatives from renewable raw materials
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Cost competitiveness of sustainable bioplastic feedstocks – A Monte Carlo analysis for polylactic acid
  • Genetic determinants of ammonium excretion in nifL mutants of Azotobacter vinelandii

Wood & Crop

  • Australian Cotton tipped for second best year on record
  • Enviva to double wood pellet output

Other Feedstocks

  • Morrisons becomes first supermarket to partner with coffee pod recycling scheme 'Podback'


  • Sugarcane Biorefineries: Status and Perspectives in Bioeconomy


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