FIT consultation: Ofgem release updated queue

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Ofgem has just released an update of the Feed-in Tariff deployment queue. As the below table shows the government response last week to the FIT has not led to a rush to apply to the scheme. The 5MW deployment cap for Tariff Period 1 2017 is currently 'full' meaning that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, consultation, beis, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT degression, deployment caps, thom koller

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DfT publish 2017 Freight Carbon Review

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DfT has published the 2017 Freight Carbon Review, presenting current thinking, opportunities for and barriers to reducing road freight emissions, and evidence on the potential routes for decarbonising the sector. Ongoing work with the freight industry and stakeholders will inform the Government’s forthcoming Emissions Reduction Plan, which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, DfT, RTFO, consultation, freight carbon review, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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ADBA comments on Ofgem RO closure guidance

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Last year Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the RO and industry practices. Earlier this year they ran a short consultation on their draft guidance on the closure of the scheme. They called for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Renewables Obligation, consultation, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, g59, commissioning, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Considering going 50/50?

At RUR3 we have recently had a swathe of enquiries from AD developers looking at the opportunities ahead for 50/50 fed food waste and agricultural plants.   As a company that works closely with AD plants across the UK we are encouraged by the potential for this development. More plants accepting…

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Tags: member's press release, 5050, food waste, agricultural

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Shadow Environment Secretary calls for more action on circular economy at ADBA Scottish conference

Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Maurice Golden MSP called for the Scottish Government to take more action on the circular economy at ADBA’s inaugural Scottish National Conference this morning in Glasgow. Golden, who led the Circular Economy Programme for Zero Waste Scotland prior to being…

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Tags: chris noyce, Circular Economy, scottish national conference, Charlotte Morton

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ADBA water sector group meeting

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We're planning on holding an AD in the Water Sector group meeting to discuss how we can encourage more efficient management of bioresources in the water sector. Following the Sludge Working Group on the Water 2020 there are opportunities arising in making more efficient use of sludge - through trading…

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Tags: water sector working group, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Ollie More, sewage sludge

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SEPA publishes food waste management guidance and end of waste position for digestate

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has now published two documents relevant to the AD industry in Scotland: Food Waste Management Guidance (new) Position Statement on the regulation of digestate (revised)  SEPA consulted on these two documents in 2016 and undertook industry engagement with operators and other stakeholders in Scotland.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, biogas, digestate, SEPA

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ADBA calls for 200 new food waste AD plants

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During the last three months the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been running a call for evidence on the National Infrastructure Assessment. The NIC works to provide government with impartial, expert advice on major long-term infrastructure challenges. The Assessment, to be produced once during each Parliament, will set out the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, digestate, decarbonisation, wastewater, solid waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Ductor launch new AD chicken manure treatment technology

Ductor fermentation technology enables the removal of over 60% of the nitrogen contained in organic waste materials. Ductor fermentation technology prevents ammonia inhibition in biogas production.  The microbiological removal process takes place before biogas production. This is done by adding one fermentation step prior to biogas fermentation as well as…

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New bioaerosol monitoring technical guidance published by Environment Agency

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Yesterday the Environment Agency (EA) published a new Technical Guidance Note entitled ‘M9 – Environmental monitoring of bioaerosols at regulated facilities’, and you can view it here. The guidance note has been developed to replace the 2009 standardised protocol for monitoring ambient bioaerosols at open compost facilities, which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, bioaerosols, Environment Agency, emissions monitoring, food waste operators

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Government Feed-in Tariff Consultation response published

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released its much-anticipated response to the Feed-in Tariff consultation. The response will bring in slightly higher tariffs for AD than those proposed in the consultation. Other decisions include to introducing sustainability criteria and crop restrictions. Although it is positive to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, beis, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, Ollie More

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA calls for new biogas policy as end of Feed-in Tariff nears

With the government today announcing its decision to continue limiting anaerobic digestion deployment in the Feed-in Tariff, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is calling on the government to put forward a new policy on support for AD on farms and using wastes. Commenting on the announcement, ADBA Chief…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, press release, biogas, Ollie More, financial incentives, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, crop operators

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group - 7 March

ADBA's Biomethane to Grid Working Group will meet on 7 March 2017, 10.00-13.00 in London. Following the government response to the Renewable Heat Incentive this meeting provides opportunity for industry to meet to discuss the new feedstocks restrictions as well as other sustainability issues effecting operators. The Working Group will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biomethane to grid, biomethane to grid working group, RHI, consultation, thom koller, food waste operators, crop operators

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Tracking Functional Microbiomes of The UK’s Anaerobic Digestion Reactors

This 1 year project, funded by BBSRC and led by Prof. Orkun Soyer at the University of Warwick, focuses on furthering our understanding of anaerobic digestion, particularly on how the complex microbial communities affect and are affected by operational conditions. 16 UK AD reactors are taking part in the project, where both…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, R&D, r&d dissemination, microbiology

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AD Net workshop on novel feedstocks and conditioning technologies for AD

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This free event, being hosted by the BBSRC Anaerobic Digestion Network, will take place on 6th April 2017 on the Riseholme Campus, University of Lincoln, and plans to explore the use of novel feedstocks in anaerobic digestion, with invited experts from Europe and the UK. If you are working with novel…

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Tags: r&i, AD network, feedstocks, conditioning technologies

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