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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 127, October 2022

Category: feedstocks,biorefining
Published: 13/10/2022
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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In light of changes to the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED III), complexities and inconsistencies of measuring the environmental impact of forestry has caused serious disagreements regarding the decarbonisation of the UK and Europe. Whilst most parties agree to common principles towards decarbonisation, transition to sustainable practice and increased biodiversity, the timescale and the appropriate pathways to achieve this often divide opinion. Lack of consensus about how to evaluate the impact of mitigation measures has led to increased polarisation, and distrust of stakeholders, despite attempts at scientific engagement.

One response to these challenges is to produce an LCA framework which can adequately and consistently assess the...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Environment Agency new guidance on biological waste treatment
  • EUBA report - How the Bioeconomy contributes to the European Green Deal


  • Technip Energies and MetGen Oy, announce a collaboration for the valorization of lignin

Research & Development

  • Coalition launched to study viability of composting packaging through UKRI funding
  • A framework for biogenic carbon emissions and removals in the LCA for forestry products
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Drax response to BBC Panorama programme on Canadian Forestry
  • The State of the World's Forests - SOFO 2022
  • More...


  • Neste looking to reposition Porvoo refinery to bio and circular refining
  • AFYREN Inaugurates Its First Biorefinery, AFYREN NEOXY
  • More...


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