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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 104, November 2020

Category: feedstocks
Published: 12/11/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock sector.


Wood pellets are a favoured choice of bioenergy feedstock in the EU. The trade association ‘Bioenergy Europe’ recently reported a 5% increase in wood pellet production between 2018 and 2019, with the UK being the largest industrial consumer. However, as consumption exceeds domestic production, the EU is importing product from overseas. The US is the  second largest producer of wood pellets, behind China, and currently export 99% of its pellet production to the EU. The UK is a key destination for US pellets. The ever-growing push for, and questioning of sustainability and the reliability offered by wood pellets as a bioenergy feedstock is leading an increasing number of large international energy and power companies to transition from coal-fired to wood pellet powered plants, with further transitions currently planned for the Netherlands. The sustainability of wood pellets......

Other News this Month Includes:


  • WWF Russia and UPM release guidelines on sustainable forest management for wood suppliers
  • Call for UK government to focus on biomass heat
  • More...


  • US pellet exports top 585,883 metric tons in August
  • EU pellet statistics
  • More...

Research & Development

  • RWE pursues coal to biomass in Netherlands
  • Renova pushes on further Japanese biomass investment
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • ACS examines biomass variability in special issue

Other Feedstocks

  • Is seaweed the future of fuel


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