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The role of tank design in optimising biogas output

Bioenergy Insight magazine recently interviewed Sam Hinton, Technical Support Manager at ADBA, about the role of tank design in optimising biogas output. While the feedstock delivers the gas, it needs the right environment to maximise results and that means paying attention to tank design, the magazine reported. As with all…

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EA Fire Prevention Plan Trial Template for Operators

On the 9th January 2020 the Environment Agency – EA – issued a trial template for sites to develop a Fire Prevention Plan in response to feedback they have received. The objectives of the trial are to: Make it easier for Operators to provide the information that Permitting Officers need to…

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EU Emissions Trading System in the context of Brexit – Update

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The EU Emissions Trading System implemented in 2005 is still under question due to Brexit considerations. While in theory the UK has reserved the possibility of being part of the EU ETS Membership during Phase IV that will be running from 2021 to 2030, the UK Government has stressed that the preferred approach…

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COO sought by sustainability management agency to reduce global emissions by at least 12% by 2030

COO sought by sustainability management agency to reduce global emissions by at least 12% by 2030 Help us deliver on our clients' biogas and climate change commitments We Are Orchard, the management agency for the UK’s Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), is looking…

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Tags: management role, chief operations officer, sustainability, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Charlotte Morton

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Opportunity for Members - RHI consultant

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ADBA Members this is an opportunity to work with a newly commissioned AD facility that is looking for RHI support. Who: Biomethane to grid AD facility. What: They are looking for support with RHI submissions moving forwards and the completion of their tariff guarantee documentation. When: As soon as possible. …

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Tags: RHI, rhi application form, rhi tariff guarantees, sam hinton, consultants, job opportunity

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - People changes for Privilege Finance as business expands

MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - People changes for Privilege Finance as business expands Renewable energy funding provider, Privilege Finance, announces team changes for 2020. As a result of sustained business growth and ambitious targets for 2020 and beyond, Privilege has altered the structure of the business to support the future development of the…

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A review of the re-invigorated Training, Safety and Environmental Management Working Group

This week, ABDA re-launched its Training, Safety and Environmental Management Working Group (TSEM WG), which brings together regulators, operators, consultants, and other related industry bodies. The TSEM WG now incorporates aspects from the working groups previously known as Best Practice, Planning and Permitting and Standards and Accreditation. Singleton Birch hosted…

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Tags: Working Group, tsemwg, training, safety and environment, HSE, Environment Agency, Defra, ADBA, adcs, sam hinton

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RTFC prices reach all-time high of 29.75p

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This January, Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) have been traded at a price of 29.75p per certificate, just shy of the price cap set at 30p. RTFC value increased substantially through 2019, from ~11p at the start of the year to ~24p by the end. Various geopolitical and economic drivers have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, RHI, rtfc, RTFO, nick primmer, ADBA

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Next Budget to be held on 11 March

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On Tuesday 7 January, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid MP, has launched the Budget process and confirmed that the next Budget will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2020. This Budget will crucially be the first major financial update from Sajid Javid after Britain leaves the EU on 31 January 2020 and will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, RHI, UK AD & Biogas, policy, HM Treasury, budget, giulia ceccarelli, brexit, budget asks, decarbonisation

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Important Call for Evidence – Waste Quality Protocols Review

The Environment Agency are in the process of reviewing the QPs for Compost, Anaerobic Digestate, and Poultry Litter Ash. At this point no decision has been made as to whether the Environment Agency (EA) will continue or withdraw its support for these QPs. ADBA would like your input so we…

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Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations Review by DEFRA

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The Water Quality and Agriculture Team at Defra is reviewing the Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations (the Terms of Reference for this review can be found here). It aims to update the 2015 Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations in response to stakeholder feedback. SSAFO (Slurry and Silage) Regulations is included…

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Tags: Defra, saffo, nitrate, digestate, anaerobic digestion, regulations, sam hinton

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The NFU and WRAP call for more biogas to deliver Net Zero

We need more biogas, now. That was the loud and clear message delivered at the ADBA National Conference, where the NFU and WRAP committed to working with ADBA to secure the rapid roll out of AD to achieve net zero.

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The European Green Deal

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Faced with the imperative of climate change, the EU implemented The European Green Deal on 11 December 2019. The deal sets out plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 with new legally binding measures on businesses and imposition of a price on carbon emissions. This is an extremely positive strategy as it aims…

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Welcome to the December issue of AD & Bioresources News and AD & Bioresources International

AD & Bioresources News includes: Foreword: NFU 3 ADBA: Working For You 4 View From The Top 5 Policy Focus: Pathways To Net Zero - ENA  6-7 Policy News 8-10 Bioeconomy: Green Gold 11-16 Net Zero: Next Stop, AD Central 17-20 Advice Clinic: Sampling 21-24 Tech Focus: The Digester 25-26 Waste…

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Food for Thought at the ADBA National Conference

‘When food waste can’t be prevented, we want more of it going to AD,’ says Dr Peter Maddox, Director of WRAP UK. Outlining the organisation’s priorities here, he calls for closer collaboration with ADBA to optimise food waste feedstock for AD and facilitate more…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, ADBA National Conference, biogas

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