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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 114, September 2021

Category: feedstocks
Published: 16/09/2021
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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Foreword

Several million hectares of marginal agricultural land remain unexploited in Europe, which may represent a waste of opportunities for the cultivation of feedstock crops. In addition, making use of these spaces would allow for the mass production of crops for bioenergy without jeopardising food production and threatening conservation efforts. However, little remains known about these marginal lands and their potential in terms of crop yields.

One recent study set out to review existing literature to identify a set of herbaceous and wood crops which would be best suited to be grown on European marginal lands, also attempting to gather qualitative and quantitative data on the matter...

Other News this Month Includes:

Policy

  • EA publish Regulatory Position Statement on spreading organic manures on agricultural land
  • Public Opinion of Forestry 2021: Scotland

Markets

  • Chinese competition for UCO increases
  • WRI wood pellet market report 2021

Research & Development

  • Biomass yield of selected herbaceous and woody industrial crops
  • Bio-based products from lignocellulosic waste biomass: a state of the art
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • A $65.5 million jury verdict in Montana reflects industrial hemp’s dramatic fall in value
  • Cambodia is the 10th largest cassava grower in the world
  • More... 

Events

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