National Non-Food Crops Centre

National Non-Food Crops Centre
National Non-Food Crops Centre
Abbreviation NNFCC
Formation 2003
Legal status Not-for-profit company
Purpose/focus Renewable energy, fuels and materials
Location York Science Park, York, UK
Region served United Kingdom
Chief Executive Dr Jeremy Tomkinson
Affiliations DECC

The National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) is a not-for-profit company, formed in 2003 as a result of a UK Government commitment to extend the competitive non-food uses of crops.[1]

The NNFCC was opened in November 2003 by Larry Whitty, Baron Whitty and is situated in the BioCentre on the York Science Park at the University of York.


Mission and Remit

The NNFCC is the UK's National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials. The Centre is committed to the sustainable development of markets for biorenewable products. They promote the benefits of biorenewable energy, fuels and materials for enhancement of the bioeconomy, environment and society.[2]


  • is the UK's independent authority on plant-based renewable materials and technologies
  • brings products to market by building and strengthening supply chains
  • supports producers, manufacturers and consumers
  • provides comprehensive information on all sectors

The NNFCC is interested in building supply chains for products made from crops, wood and wastes including fuels, energy, packaging, polymers, chemicals, lubricants, pharmaceuticals and construction materials.


The Centre receives funding from and is a delivery partner for the Department for Energy and Climate Change.[3] The Centre also undertake commercial work for a wide range of organisations[4] and have three tiers of paid membership for businesses and individuals.[5]

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