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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 132, March 2023

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 09/03/2023
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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Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) have the potential to contribute towards UK net zero targets, with biofuels (from crops and waste), hydrogen, ammonia and synthetic fuels (from captured carbon) amongst the contenders. The Royal Society undertook a study to identify if the UK could produce enough of these biofuels to replace all fossil derived aviation fuels in the UK. The study identified that to replace UK aviation fuels with biofuels produced from energy crops would require more than 50% of UK arable land which would be prohibitive. To achieve the same through green hydrogen would require 2-3 times the 2020 UK renewables generation through wind and solar energy. The study did not thoroughly examine the role that waste and residue materials play in current and future SAF production which is surprising considering the scale of continued progress in this area.  

Heathrow Airport has embarked on the second year of their SAF incentive program aiming to...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Royal Society questions ambitions to produce SAF in UK
  • Indian state government to support bio-energy supply sector


  • Darling Ingredients to turn used cooking oil from US food chain Panda Express into renewable fuel
  • EU rapeseed imports up 45% on previous year 
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Shell partner with S&W to develop, and produce feedstocks for biofuel 
  • Yield10 developing herbicide-tolerant camelina
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Minister Announces Support for New Whitesand First Nation Energy Facility
  • Indonesia launches higher blend of palm oil-based biodiesel
  • More...


  • Official unveiling of Biomega Hirtshals biorefinery
  • Energy Partnership for St. Bernard Biorefinery in the US
  • More...


  • Olleco to build Dagenham UCO plant 
  • Uganda wastewater treatment plant is completed 
  • More...


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