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NNFCC News Review: Bioenergy Issue 64, July 2017

Category: bioenergy
Published: 19/07/2017
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the bioenergy sector.


We begin with two giants of the biomass power sector. Both have been leading the charge for large-scale bioenergy in their respective countries, converting their existing power stations to run on wood pellets, or by co-firing; they are separated by just under 400 miles of the North Sea. We are, of course, referring to Drax here in the UK, and DONG over in Denmark. While they may have a lot in common, this month their stories contrast quite significantly.
Over in Demark, DONG Energy have put pen to paper on an agreement with Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, and Kalundborg, Forsyning for........  

Other News this Month Includes: 

Research & Development 

  • ETI to pursue gasification in the UK
  • Welsh Water now running on 100% renewables
  • Glastonbury powers signs with festival-goers' urine​

Biomass Heat & Power 

  • DONG paves way for complete phase-out of Danish coal
  • Drax to forego biomass in favour of gas?
  • Japanese wood chip power plant comes online
  • Portugal to build 15MW biomass plant
  • New pellet plant opens in Latvia
  • Fife Biomass plant denied planning permission after public outcry​


  • Latest RHI statistics released
  • Amur launches new "soup" AD feedstock
  • ADBA launches Biogas Best Practice Scheme
  • ISO standard for Green Gas Trading's Biomethane Certification
  • ReFood opens 3rd AD plant
  • Agrivert opens fifth AD plant​

Energy from waste

  • Resource Recovery Solutions receives first waste shipment


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