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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 128, November 2022

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 10/11/2022
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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Biomass pellets are increasingly being utilised to decarbonise energy systems through replacement of fossil fuels in electricity generation and heating systems. The use of biomass in this way is identified by the IPCC as a critical measure in meeting global climate targets, however many high profile proponents of environmental principles criticise this approach, and many view burning of biomass to be damaging in all cases.

A group of scientists has written to the European Commission to encourage improved management of Europe’s forests. There is heightened concern that European forests are vulnerable to wildfires, pests and diseases with fears that global temperature increases could cause severe damage to these woodlands. This would have serious implications on the biodiversity of forests and lead to...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • European scientists call for managed forestry to limit impacts of global temperature changes
  • MP Engagement Project started by Wood Recyclers’ Association


  • Texas site receives ‘AA’ rating for a Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone
  • Wood pellets to become a key export market for Vietnam in 2023
  • More...

Research & Development

  • University College London (UCL) research shows need for industrial composting and clearer labelling
  • Developments in seaweed biorefinery research: A comprehensive review
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Indonesia Power partner for co‑firing of up to 100% biomass
  • Volume of Canola seeds Crushed in Canada reached record high
  • More...


  • Eni has ended procurement of palm oil as a biorefinery feedstock
  • Eni considers building a third bio‑refinery in Livorno
  • More...


  • Klean Industries selects Chemex Global for the launch of a flagship tyre pyrolysis project


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