|Legal status||Not-for-profit company limited by guarantee|
|Purpose/focus||Consultancy specialising in bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based products|
|Location||York Science Park, York, UK|
|Region served||United Kingdom|
|Chief Executive Officer||Dr Jeremy Tomkinson|
Established by the UK Government in 2003 as the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) to help extend the competitive non-food uses of crops,1 NNFCC is now an international consultancy providing advice on the conversion of biomass to bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based products.
The company is based in the BioCentre on the York Science Park and was opened in November 2003 by Larry Whitty, Baron Whitty. The current Chief Executive Officer is Dr Jeremy Tomkinson and the chair of the Board of Directors is Professor Michael Roberts, CBE.
NNFCC specialises in providing information and knowledge on the supply of biomass, its use in industrial applications and the fate of biomaterials at their end-of-life.2
NNFCC operate in five separate sectors:
- Bio-based products
The company undertakes consultancy for a wide range of organisations, including British Airways, INEOS, BASF, Braskem and NatureWorks.3 NNFCC also receive funding and is a delivery partner for the UK Government's Department for Energy and Climate Change.4
In addition to the consultancy offered by NNFCC, the company also have paid membership for businesses and individuals.5
- Non-Food Crops
- Advanced Biofuels
- Anaerobic Digestion
- Vegetable oil
- NNFCC Homepage
- The Official Source for Information on AD and Biogas
- BBC article: Future of biofuels
- Daily Telegraph article: Cars powered by rubbish 'in two years time'
- Guardian article: One day, all houses will be built this way
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