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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 110, May 2021

Category: feedstocks
Published: 11/05/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock and Biorefining sector.


Known and used for millennia, predominantly for the manufacturing of fibres, hemp seemed to have fallen out of grace for several decades until recently, with production, demand and investments remaining low. The last few years have seen an unprecedented revival for hemp, with a range of hemp-derived products being developed across a wide spectrum of industrial sectors. In December 2020, the United Nations’ Commissions for Narcotic Drugs agreed to remove medicinal cannabis from a category of dangerous drugs, making hemp an even more attractive (and safer) investment for industrial stakeholders.

Hemp’s ever-growing popularity is leading industrial stakeholders to expand their business in order to ramp up production and meet the rising demand from a range of sectors. BastCore, one of the leading processors of industrial hemp globally...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • UK seeks evidence to support new biomass strategy


  • Falls in production boost Asian palm prices and European rapeseed oil
  • Soybean oil demand for food and biodiesel rises in US
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Valorization of greenhouse horticulture waste from a biorefinery perspective
  • Land availability in Europe for a radical shift toward bio-based construction

Wood & Crop

  • Grassland agriculture in China — a review
  • Sustainable blueberry waste recycling towards biorefinery strategy and circular bioeconomy: A review
  • More...

Other Feedstocks

  • Positive feedback for Project AIR for sustainable methanol production from EU Innovation Fund
  • L-lactic acid production using the syrup obtained in biorefinery of carrot discards


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