13 biomethane projects and counting waiting for RHI legislation

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We are aware of 13 biomethane projects in development that are now waiting for the RHI legislation to be passed in order to receive their tariff guarantee and start construction. This is based on what our members have told us in confidence. We intend to write to new ministers as soon…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, renewable financial incentives, RHI, Ollie More

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Geotech mobile de-gritting unit

GeoTech Developments has increased the capacity of its mobile de-gritting lorry. All equipment is now mounted on an artic lorry with a 275Kva generator enabling it to remove 20 to 30 tonnes of grit per hour. Grit is generally returned to the client dryer than it was in the tanks with the…

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Tags: member's press release, de-gritting, anaerobic digestion

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New Nottingham buses show need for greater biomethane support

ADBA has called for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels such as biomethane following the launch today of Nottingham City Transport’s (NCT’s) new £17m double-deck ‘Bio-Gas’ bus fleet. NCT’s new fleet will run on biomethane, a low-carbon transport fuel produced…

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Tags: biomethane, transport fuel, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, air quality, financial incentives

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LATEST Market Data Published

Today we have published the latest data on the UK AD & Biogas industry in our Pipeline spreadsheet... Capacity up to 730 MWe-equivalent... 10.7 TWh of biogas generated in 2016.

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Tags: emiliano lewis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, pipeline, UK AD & Biogas, beis, bds, Ofgem

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ADBA comments on election manifestos

Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, ADBA has commented on the energy, climate change and environmental policies outlined by the major parties. Conservative Manifesto Commenting on the Conservative Party’s Manifesto, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton welcomed the Conservatives’ continued commitment to the…

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Tags: general election, manifestos, recycling, climate change, Circular Economy, renewables, anaerobic digestion

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Transport Working Group update

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ADBA’s Transport Working Group met earlier this week. The meeting began with a welcome from the Group’s Chair Andrew Whittles, Director of Low Emission Strategies. Andrew provided an update on the latest developments in respect of municipal vehicles and biomethane fuelled buses. With air quality firmly…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, future fuels for flight and freight competition, RTFO, consultation, RED, renewable energy directive, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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Scotland’s energy future and AD

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At the start of the year the Scottish Government published its new energy strategy 'The future of energy in Scotland' where following consultation a new vision for 2050 will be set out. You can access the consultation documents here. With the consultation closing on 30 May you can read our draft response…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, 2015 market report, RHI, Scottish Government, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, district heating, on farm ad, thom koller

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ADBA on tour – visit to Copys Green AD plant

This week, Jon, Chris and I enjoyed a visit to Copys Green AD plant, which is operated by Dr Stephen Temple (JF Temple & Son Ltd). The site is located in rural Norfolk and it was a treat for us to get out of London and into the countryside on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, farm AD, on-farm AD, best practice scheme

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AD & Biogas Industry Awards shortlist announced

ADBA and the World Biogas Association (WBA) have announced the shortlist of over 40 companies for the annual AD & Biogas Industry Awards, which this year has expanded to over 20 categories covering both the UK and international biogas markets. The Awards, which will celebrate the best of the best in innovation…

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Tags: ad & biogas industry awards, world biogas association, biogas, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Biogen listed in Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report

Food-waste-to-renewable-energy expert Biogen has been recognised in the fourth edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report which identifies the fastest-growing and most dynamic SMEs across the UK. Biogen was established in 2005 by entrepreneur and businessman John Ibbett, Chairman of Bedfordia Group. The…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion

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New funding for Welsh farmers

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Part of the Wales’ agricultural support for farmers will be delivered through the Farm Business Grant Scheme, which opened for Expressions of Interest on 2 May. This forms part of the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which was adopted by the European Commission on 26…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Welsh Government, new funding, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, thom koller

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Guest blog: the World is Accelerating! This is why I had to leave my job

In this special guest blog, Antony Yousefian, UK Director of 30MHz, discusses the importance of business innovation and of using sensors, monitoring and generating data to create business intelligence. 30MHz will be attending UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, speaking on the second day in the on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, innovation, 30mhz, big data, optimisation, productivity, research and innovation, accelerating change, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: Malaby Biogas celebrates the 5th birthday of Bore Hill Farm Biodigester

Malaby Biogas is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its Bore Hill Farm Biodigester this month. The innovative and award-winning waste to energy business has been at the forefront of the successful anaerobic digestion (AD) industry since 2009 when it gained planning consent for the facility on the southern edge of Warminster…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, malaby biogas, digestate, member's press release, optimisation

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Energy generation from AD continues to climb

AD currently produces approximately 10.7 TWh of biogas in the UK, equating to 2.2% of the 477 TWh UK gas production in 2016. This is up from 9 TWh in 2015. The energy is generated from 554 AD plants across the sewage, agricultural, municipal/commercial and industrial sectors. 3.5 TWh of this is used for biomethane production…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, energy generation, new generation biogas, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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The future of UK agriculture and on farm AD

Over the next few years the UK will become responsible for funding all agricultural policy measures in the UK as a result of the referendum decision on EU membership. This will require substantial fiscal rebalancing, in 2014 payments funded through the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) amounted to £3.5 billion.[1] As well…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane tractors, biomethane vehicles, RTFO, DfT, Defra, committee on climate change, thom koller

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