IEA Bioenergy Task 37: Report and Webinar on Methane Emissions

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This week IEA Bioenergy Task 37 held a free webinar on an interesting piece of research on methane emissions from AD plants; this is a topic which is becoming of interest to policy-makers in the UK as methane is a potent greenhouse gas and therefore important to manage effectively. The webinar…

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Future Billing Methodology: project progress report

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The Future Billing Methodology is an Ofgem funding 'proof of concept' project looking into the Flow Weighted Average Calorific Value (FWACV) billing regime to investigate the impact of the injection of volumes of gas with calorific values (CV) that are significantly higher or lower than the prevailing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, future billing methodology, cadent, calorific value, thom koller

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Parliamentary Event - Energy Innovation Forum: Looking to the Future

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ADBA has been asked to invite its members to exhibit at a forthcoming display of green energy technology in Parliament. Hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, parliamentarians will be invited to come and meet those involved in the green energy, technology and research sectors in…

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RHI scheme budget – scenarios

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On 1 April 2016, new budget caps were introduced to the RHI scheme which "allow the Government to close the scheme to new applications at short notice, where the Government determines that there is a risk of the scheme overspending in either the current or future financial years should the scheme…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, RHI, beis, budget cap, rhi spending, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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ADBA on Farming Sunday TV programme

Last year ADBA's Policy Manager Thom Koller spoke at a farming event hosted by crop breeder and ADBA member KWS UK. The event was covered by Farming Sunday, a half-hour TV magazine programme for farmers and agribusiness, broadcast on Sky Digital channel 253. The programme claims a UK…

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Tags: thom koller, anaerobic digestion, farming, soils, crops, digestate

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An insight into the issues facing the AD sector in Scotland

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Last week, Charlotte Morton (Chief Executive) and I headed to Edinburgh for a packed day of meetings with contacts in the Scottish AD sector. We look forward to continuing these discussions with others at our upcoming Scottish National Conference, which you can find out about here. Our first meeting last…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: ADCS will revolutionise the industry, comments CooperOstlund

Last month, the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) launched its pioneering AD Certification Scheme (ADCS) – a forward-thinking initiative that aims to drive operational best practice across the co- and tri-generation industries. Duncan McPherson, finance director at CooperOstlund, believes the scheme will prove a breath of fresh air and…

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Urgent information from Ofgem on Renewable Obligation ITARs

If your accreditation application is for a generating station that is off grid or has zero export capacity, please be aware that there is an additional requirement for an Independent Technical Assurance Report (ITAR). Ofgem have notified to us that they have a number of applications pending accreditation due to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, renewable financial incentives, Renewables Obligation, independent technical assurance report, Ofgem, renewables obligation certificates, thom koller

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Committee on Climate Change highlight gaps in Government policy

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today published its independent assessment of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy, the Government’s recent announcement of around 100 policies, proposals and plans. This report, available to download here, assesses the Government’s latest set of policies and proposals that…

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Tags: CCC, committee on climate change, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, future of on farm ad, future of gas, rhi application form, food waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, policy gaps, thom koller

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Bioenergy Review - Call for Evidence

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is conducting a review of bioenergy, which will review work undertaken in 2011 into the potential role of bioenergy in meeting UK carbon budgets through to 2050. You can read the full terms of the call for evidence here. The deadline for submissions is 9am on …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, commitee on climate change, bioenergy, bioenergy review, consultation, GHG emissions, bioenergy sustainability, thom koller

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Transport legislation laid before Parliament

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The reforms to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) and the Motor Fuel Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting legislation were laid before Parliament yesterday, 15th January. You can access the legislation directly at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2018/9780111164242/contents The legislation cannot be amended at this stage, it can…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, adba introductory guide to the rtfo, RTFO, DfT, thom koller

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Impact of the EA’s charges review – will your annual charges double? See our draft response.

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As reported previously, the Environment Agency (EA) are currently consulting on their review of charges, which proposes dramatic rises in the annual fees that operators will pay. In some cases, the increases will more than double the existing charge. In addition, permit application fees are proposed to increase, along with…

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New paper published on inhibition of thermochemical treatment on biological hydrogen

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A new peer review journal paper from MaREI Bioenergy has been published entitled: 'Inhibition of thermochemical treatment on biological hydrogen and methane co-production from algae-derived glucose/glycine'. https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1WMVkin8VOZ4n The paper assessed the total energy conversion efficiency (ECE) of 71.1% through fermentation of untreated glucose…

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion industry welcomes Environment Plan soil health goal

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has welcomed a target from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for all of England’s soils to be “managed sustainably” by 2030, calling it “an important step in the right direction” towards restoring the UK’s soils.

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Tags: adba press release, soil health, biofertiliser, Defra, Charlotte Morton, environment plan, anaerobic digestion, food waste collections, farming

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Focus on Soil Health in 25 Year Plan for Nature

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Theresa May has launched DEFRA’s long-awaited 25 Year Plan for Nature, a comprehensive assessment of  what steps the Government will take in order to safeguard our land, water and air for future generations. While the main headline focus has been on plastics reduction, the strategy contains important ambitions…

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