CHP replacement update

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During the last year ADBA has sought clarification from Ofgem and BEIS on how they would interpret replacement of CHP installations under the FIT. Earlier this year ADBA joined with other trade associations representating the other FIT technologies (the British Hydropower Association (BHA), the Renewable Energy Association (REA), RenewableUK,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, Ofgem, beis, consultation, chp replacement, unused capacity

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NEW RHI deployment update - August 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The link to the August statistics can be found by clicking here, or to see last month's blog, click here. Biogas Biogas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, heat use, biomethane, biogas heat, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, beis, decarbonisation, emiliano lewis

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Ofgem set out engagement plan for RIIO-2

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In July we informed members about Ofgem's plans for the RIIO-2 framework review. RIIO stands for 'Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs', and it is the formula through which energy price controls are established. The current 8-year price controls for gas and electricity transmission networks and gas distribution networks end…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, Ofgem, riio-2, price controls, gas distribution network, transmission network, electricity distribution network, thom koller, food waste operators, crop operators

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ADBA members - send us your best photos!

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Here in the ADBA PR team we're looking to refresh our rather out-of-date stock of AD images that we use in magazine articles and press releases and on social media. In particular we're after high-quality images of: AD plants Biomethane-fuelled vehicles If you have any AD-related photos that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, chris noyce

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DEFRA report: Maize grown for AD

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According to the latest figures published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the amount of land used to grow maize for AD in England is on the rise. The report titled “Farming statistics – final crop areas and cattle, sheep and pig populations” gives…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, maize, energy crops, emiliano lewis, Defra

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Applications open for 2018 Ashden Awards

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London-based charity Ashden is seeking entries for its 2018 UK green energy awards. Two of the key areas they are interested in would be suitable for applications relating to AD: Innovation and new approaches to renewable energy generation. Businesses, projects or programmes that have found innovative ways to reduce pollution…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Awards, renewable energy, sustainable transport, air pollution

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PRESS RELEASE: Biomethane perfectly positioned to meet new renewable fuel targets – ADBA

The UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD) has welcomed the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) response to its consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), declaring biomethane to be ‘perfectly positioned’ to meet increased targets for renewable fuels. DfT’s…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, RTFO, transport, Department for Transport, renewable fuel, carbon budgets, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

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DfT respond to RTFO consultation

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RTFO consultation Following consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) in November 2016 the Department for Transport (DfT) has today published its response. The main developments of interest to AD are: Increasing the obligation level to 9.75% in 2020, rising to 12.4% in 2032; An additional target for development fuels at 0.1% in 2019, rising to 2.8%…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, 7% crop cap, RTFO, consultation, DfT, weights and dimensions, GHG emissions

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Party Games - Parliamentary Update

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The formation of Parliamentary Committees is one reason why progress on key legislation has been so slow since the election.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, RHI, politics, Parliament, parliamentary committees

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Hear about the Environment Agency’s review of charges at Regulatory Forum

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The Environment Agency (EA) will be reviewing their charging scheme in October 2017, in a bid to more fully recover the costs of the regulatory activities it undertakes. Currently, there is a big deficit between the income they receive from permitting fees and the costs of their activities. This creates an…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, crop operators, food waste operators, digestate, Environment Agency, regulation, environmental permitting

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MPs put forward Future of Gas proposals

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On Monday I attended a reception in Parliament on the future of the gas grid. It was another opportunity for the mainstream of the energy industry to bash the idea of switching to an all-electric heating system for the UK, with the MPs involved (James Heappey and Alan Whitehead) joining…

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

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WRAP publish new industry guidance: Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities

Following feedback from members of the FWRAP Steering Group, the Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP) have republished their industry guidance on ‘Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities - Management of Liners’. Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities – Management of Liners The guidance,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, food waste, fwrap, Wrap, caddy liners, compostable liners, guidance, food waste collection, food waste recycling, food waste recycling action plan, emiliano lewis

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The future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland

  What is the future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland?   Chris Osborne, Senior Policy Officer at the Ulster Farmers' Union has written this insightful piece on the futre of on-farm AD in Northern Ireland as a precursor to his session at the ADBA Northern Ireland National Conference 2017 in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Northern Ireland, RHI, on-farm, on-farm AD, biofuels subsidy, small scale, small scale AD, small-scale, ulster farmers' union, adba northern ireland national conference, renewable financial incentives, AD market, future of on farm ad, ADBA members, News for members

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: HUBER Technology announces new Industrial Business Development Manager

HUBER Technology are pleased to announce the appointment of James Tucker as Industrial Business Development Manager. James Tucker, a qualified civil engineer, brings a wealth of experience to the role. With experience providing wastewater treatment solutions across varied industries, James has the understanding needed to provide tailored solutions. HUBER Technology…

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Tags: member's press release, wastewater treatment, anaerobic digestion

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Proposed changes to RHI eligible heat uses

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As we detailed earlier in the week, BEIS has launched a new RHI consultation which includes proposes changes on eligible heat uses, very large plant limits, and new rules on multiple installations and the registering of biomethane plants. You may click here to read our…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, biogas heat, eligible heat, consultation, beis, biomass drying, digestate drying, thom koller

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