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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 91, October 2019

Category: feedstocks
Published: 17/10/2019
Author: NNFCC
FREE ISSUE - Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock sector.


The versatility of biobased feedstocks allows for a range of interesting innovations beyond their use in biofuel production. In the food and drink sector, the drive for biobased packaging is driving innovation and the search for new materials. Carlsberg has been developing a beer bottle made out of wood fibres, which will be 100% biobased. Coca-Cola have also been working on their drink containers to make then 100% bio-based, but in addition, based on circular economy principles they have also recently been developing sample bottles derived from recovered marine plastics. So far this has resulted in a 25% recycled plastic bottle, but they hope that the technology in development has the potential to increase the proportion of recycled plastics compared to virgin plastics, while maintaining quality. And finally, in a more niche example..........

Other News this Month Includes:


  • US Government seeks public comment
  • US Forest Association refutes claims of Forest Carbon Decline​


  • Canadian pellet feedstock cost rise
  • Malaysia aims to export 100% certified palm oil
  • Seaweed funding​

Research & Development

  • Biomass for water purification
  • Spatial biomass data made available for Australia
  • Future Forests + Jobs initiative launched in US
  • Tackling single use plastics- are brand owners doing enough?

Wood & Crop

  • Wood to diesel plant planned for Sweden
  • Carlsberg towards paper beer bottle
  • Renewable naptha​

Other Feedstocks

  • What do we need to do with Algae?
  • Welsh insect protein
  • Cellulosic fuels from agri-residues targeted in Poland
  • Coca Cola - utilises marine plastics in sample bottles​


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