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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 73, April 2018

Category: bioenergy
Published: 26/04/2018
Author: NNFCC
FREE THIS MONTH - Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


We begin with plenty of positive market news. Over recent weeks, generation and capacity statistics have been released for several areas and technologies, all of them being good news for bioenergy.

Staying close to home at first, this month NNFCC published our fifth annual Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK report. This contains information on AD plants, capacity and feedstocks at both the regional and national level. Despite a difficult year for AD both economically and politically, the sector has still managed to grow in the UK over the course of 2017, with plenty of promise for the future.

Data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency have indicated.........  

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • Pressure on UK government to decarbonise heat sector


  • UK Bioenergy reaches new highs in 2017
  • 5GW increase in global bioenergy capacity
  • Predictions for US biomass generation in 2018
  • Huge growth in European AD predicted​

Research & Development

  • £5m investment in North-East England's bioeconomy
  • Heat network possibility for Northallerton
  • EDF looking to invest in energy storage​

Biomass Heat and Power

  • Poland to explore CoalSwitch biomass opportunities
  • Drax join Bloomberg in pushing for UK coal phase-out​


  • NNFCC publishes 5th edition of its Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the United Kingdom report
  • Surge in French biomethane injection
  • Neste begins biobased propane production
  • EnviroChemie acquires Clearfleau
  • Third AD acquisition for Olleco​

Energy from Waste

  • Council rejects Oldham Energy from Waste plant plans
  • Hope for proposed EfW plant as council softens stance​


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