The recent nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a significant reduction in fuel consumption and electricity supply. More specifically, between May and July 2020, the UK’s Major Power Producers (MPP) recorded a decrease of 9.4% in electricity generated, compared to the same period the previous year. Of MPP’s total electricity supply, the fossil fuel-based feedstocks gas and coal provided 39.9% and 0.6% respectively. However, those numbers do not take away from the exciting 12.9% rise in bio-based electricity supply registered over that same three-month period compared to 2019. The increasing demand for bio-based fuel and energy is now a worldwide trend which has sparked an international effort striving to make the transition towards sustainable energies faster and more cost-effective.
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Other News this Month Includes:
- Biomass for Heat Statistical Report 2020
- Giant King Grass trials planned for Florida
- Biocarbon plant for silicon supplier Elkem
Research & Development
- A natural alternative to carbon fibres give Porsche extra zoom at Nürburgring 24h race
- Inducing plasma in biomass could make biogas easier to produce
Wood & Crop
- BLC ramps up shea production for confectionery and bakery with first African plant
- Novel bioenergy pellets being developed to reduce Yorkshire’s carbon footprint and help its wildlife
- Waste tyres to pyrolysis oil
- Method to assess biomass in scrap tires