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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 116, November 2021

Category: feedstocks
Published: 09/11/2021
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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Since the 1990s, the organics processing sector has grown into an industry capable of using waste to produce valuable products that have applications in a wide range of other sectors, such as biofuels, fertiliser and even high value chemicals. The future of the sector is bright and new opportunities are expected to arise under a new circular economy model in which feedstock supply will undoubtedly increase significantly. To promote this, and to restore trust in the waste processing sector, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has released a roadmap for the organics sector, comprising clear objectives and actions for local authorities, organic processors, policy makers and regulators to reduce contamination of feedstocks for organic processors, increase recycling rates, increase feedstock supply and protect the environment.

In the meantime, research is moving forward and finding new ways of valorising waste across a range of streams. Apple pomace is waste that remains following apple juice extraction. It is often discarded in landfills and may cause environmental issues. However, more recently, apple pomace has become a potential high-value feedstock...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • WRAP - A Roadmap for the Organics Sector


  • Wood pellet imports to the United Kingdom
  • Softwood lumber imports to the US
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Sugar beet biomass targeted in CARBAFIN Project
  • Construction firm completes Scotland’s first biorefinery at Grangemouth
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Rye: A crop with industrially important macromolecules and health benefits
  • Four-year project will test canola cultivars and irrigation strategies

Other Feedstocks

  • bp and LANXESS join forces on renewable raw materials for plastics production
  • CRI and JM collaborate to support sustainable methanol
  • First of a kind bagasse to ethanol project in India


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