NNFCC: Description and role

Who we are

NNFCC Ltd is a strategic consultancy with in-depth knowledge of the bioeconomy. Established by the UK Government in 2003 as the National Non-Food Crops Centre, NNFCC has grown to become a leading commercial bioeconomy consultancy serving an international client base across bioenergy and bio-based products. NNFCC is an independent provider of expertise and strategic focus to business and public-sector clients, including government departments. NNFCC has worked exclusively in the bioeconomy sector for 18 years and offers clients a wealth of experience ​in the bioenergy and biofuels markets and the growing biobased products sector. 

NNFCC firmly believe in a future where biobased technologies are a key component of the low carbon circular economy. The company’s mission is to provide sector leading strategic business consultancy; analysing, explaining and de-risking the bioeconomy for clients.

NNFCC offers a broad skill set and the staff complement includes expertise in relevant feedstocks (types, availability, location and standards), conversion technologies, supporting policies, application processes and ongoing reporting requirements. NNFCC delivers a wide range of services across all bioeconomy sectors, including:

  • Biomass feedstock production and sourcing
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Biomass supply chain sustainability analysis and GHG life-cycle assessment
  • Advice on biological and thermochemical conversion of biomass feedstocks
  • Techno-economic modelling, evaluation and analysis
  • Policy and regulatory analysis and strategic impact analysis
  • Feasibility assessment
  • Future market potential and scenario analysis
  • Risk assessment and analysis

What is our role in BeonNAT?

  • Evaluation of the commercialisation of biochar and active carbon

  • Final product requirements

  • Market and landscape analysis

  • Business models determination

Our team

Lucy Hopwood

Lead Consultant for Bioenergy and Anaerobic Digestion

Gillian Finnerty