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The use of biomethane as transport fuel continues to grow in the UK

Earlier this month, the Department for Transport published the latest biofuel statistics from the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) current reporting period (11), running from April 2018 to April 2019. This dataset covers until December 2018 and shows a strong increase in the volume of biomethane when compared with previous reporting periods. In these…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, biofuels, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste collection, Sweden, alberto rocamora

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: New sludge digester retrofit by Landia for Scottish Water

Landia has won an important new order with Scottish Water to retrofit two sludge digesters with its acclaimed GasMix mixing systems.

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Tags: member's press release, sludge, anaerobic digestion, biogas, pumps

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Industry news, upcoming training and ADBA’s new Technical Support Manager

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Last week, the Environment Agency prosecuted two farming companies who caused a serious pollution incident, which impacted groundwater and killed numerous fish in a nearby pond that has meant a penalty of £28,000. An AD site was one of the two farming companies that was penalised due to poor maize…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas, Environment Agency, ad certification scheme

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Running an AD plant: Lessons from Germany

Ahead of his presentations at the World Biogas Summit and UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2019, Swen Grossgebauer, Local Authority Development Manager at MVV Environment, shares his experience of running a healthy anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Germany.

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2019, world biogas summit, anaerobic digestion, biogas, germany, food waste, performance, design

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: QED distributor heads to Envex 2019

QED Environmental Systems’ long-standing Korean distributor ENinstrument, is gearing up to showcase QED gas analysis products at the highly anticipated Envex 2019 in Korea.

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane

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National Grid publishes its CfD’s 3rd allocation round detailed guidance

The second version of Contracts for Difference's allocation round 3 guidance has been published. You can consult the document here. This version includes detailed guidance on the Application Form, with screenshots and assistance for the online process. The first version developed by BEIS was published earlier this month together…

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Tags: Contracts for Difference, CfD, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane

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ADBA responds to DEFRA food waste consultation

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Responding to the government’s consultation on recycling consistency in England, ADBA has reiterated that AD is the best treatment option for food waste that cannot be prevented or redistributed to people or animals, a position supported by the government in its recent Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, consultation, Defra

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Plastics in organics focus for Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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On Tuesday Ollie More attended a plastics sub-committee of the Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which is a forum for industry associations and the Environment Agency to discuss the environmental performance of the AD, composting and sewage sludge management industries.  This sub-committee meeting was organised to discuss the large amount of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biowaste, Ollie More

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BEIS consulting on SEG technical aspects

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The UK government continues to shape the future of the small-scale low carbon generation, publishing last week the second consultation on the supplier-led route to market: the Small Export Guarantee (SEG). Sustainability requirements are referred in question 2, mentioning AD when stating “For AD generators to evidence they have met…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, smart export guarantee, small generators, small scale AD, alberto rocamora

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: New food waste plan offers renewable energy opportunities in Scotland

Farmers and landowners in Scotland are being encouraged to capitalise on new plans, unveiled by the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland which will ensure unavoidable household food waste is recycled, by investing in Anaerobic Digestion (AD).

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, food waste, Scotland, privilege finance

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ADBA drafts its answer to Defra’s consistency consultation

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Call for comment on ADBA's draft response to the consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England. The rollout of separate food waste collection was in our wishlist for this year and consequently, we have been closely following Government plans regarding this, starting with the Resources…

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Tags: food waste, food waste collection, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, Defra, alberto rocamora

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CCC report considers achievable zero emissions by 2050

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Today the CCC has published its report on carbon neutrality, which calls for net zero emissions by 2050, to end the UK’s contribution to global warming and fully meet the country commitments under the Paris Agreement. The report acknowledges the different starting point for Wales and Scotland, the latter…

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Tags: CCC, net zero, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, alberto rocamora

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PRESS STATEMENT: Anaerobic digestion industry responds to CCC net zero report

Responding to the publication of the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC's) new report calling for the UK to set a net-zero target for 2050, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, said: "The UK's anaerobic digestion (AD) industry fully supports the Committee on Climate Change's call for net…

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Tags: press release, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Charlotte Morton, committee on climate change, net zero

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Wales Launches Circular Economy Package

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The Welsh Deputy Minister for Local Government has announced that Wales will launch a new £6.5 million Circular Economy Fund. The Fund is intended to help Wales reach the milestones of 70% recycling by 2025 and 100% recycling by 2050, as set out in the Welsh Government’s waste strategy Towards…

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Tags: Circular Economy, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives

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Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3 - documents published

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published the statutory notices required to launch Contracts for Difference Allocation Round 3 (AR3). The Department has also published standard terms and conditions and the Final Allocation Framework for AR3, along with Remote Island Wind schematics. The AR3 opening date will be 29…

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