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New tariffs for RHI and FIT in force

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As announced by BEIS, RHI non-domestic tariffs for biomethane and large biogas experienced a reduction of 15% as of 1st January 2019 for new applicants, in accordance with degression rules. For small and medium biogas applicants the tariff will remain the same until the next quarterly review (1st April 2019) as the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, rhi tariffs, FIT, feed-in tariffs, alberto rocamora

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Workshop plans for future co-digestion regime

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Last week I attended a workshop with a number of stakeholders from the world of anaerobic digestion, sewage sludge treatment and regulation to discuss how we can take forward plans to make the regulatory environment for co-treatment of sewage sludge and other feedstocks more reflective of the benefits and risks…

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Tags: co-digestion, food waste, sewage sludge, Ofwat, Environment Agency

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Lancet proposes a food revolution favouring improved agriculture practices like AD

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The prestigious medical publication has published this week the article “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems” aiming to set up the basis for a diet fit for the demographic and environmental constraints. The article has been drafted…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste, agri-food, food industry, agricultural, nutrient pollution, GHG emissions, lancet, alberto rocamora

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New reports from IEA Task 37

Task 37 is the Bioenergy Task group of the International Energy Agency (IEA) - a branch of OECD - and is devoted to analysis and dissemination of new advances in science and best practice in anaerobic digestion. It is a valuable resource for any business involved in AD, providing sound science,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, research, innovation, iea task 37, R&D, Circular Economy, brewery, farming, thom koller

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MEMBER BLOG: Limejump uses artificial intelligence to combat climate change

Last year’s report “Global Warming of 1.5C” by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlighted the severe impact of inactivity towards tackling climate change and the urgency required to ensure that we, as a global tribe, do not sit idle and bear the consequence of an irreversible…

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Tags: member blog, climate change, decarbonisation

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Anaerobic Digestion and Brexit

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The Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement was heavily defeated by Parliament on 15th January. It is now extremely unclear what will happen next. Options range from amending the Withdrawal Agreement following further concessions from the EU, to a general election, or second referendum, but all of these options face…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, brexit, politics, Europe, Defra

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Fuel GHG emissions target start lowering RTFO certificates price

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GHG emissions reduction obligation starting on 2019 The UK Motor Fuel greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction obligation has entered this January in its first phase, aiming to achieve the interim target of 4% (90.34 gCO2e/MJ) reduction through this year in comparison with 2010 values. The final target for 2020 is a reduction of 6% (88.45…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, GHG emissions, ghg, uk motor fuel ghg reporting regs, RTFO, adba introductory guide to the rtfo, rtfo guidance year 11, biomethane as a transport fuel, renewable transport fuels obligation, transport, alberto rocamora

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: QED Environmental Systems is set to exhibit at Biogaz Europe 2019

For the first time, leading international supplier of environmental monitoring equipment, QED Environmental Systems is gearing up for 2019 Biogaz Europe – the leading international exhibition for green, renewable gas.

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, biomethane, gas analysis

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Clean Air Strategy to tackle ammonia through use of covers and low-emission spreading equipment

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Defra has today publised its Clean Air Strategy following consultation last year. You can read the strategy here or by clicking the below image. The Strategy sets out the comprehensive actions required across all parts of government and society to improve air quality. It retains the …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, consultation, clean air strategy, air quality, Northern Ireland, michael gove, transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, low emission spreading, slurry, digestate, innovation, thom koller

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ADBA calls on BEIS to ensure heat networks use low-carbon technologies

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As we have discussed in recent blogs, the Heat Network Investment Project is launching soon and will offer support for the transportation of heat after it has been generated to end consumers. Support alongside an existing RHI accreditation is possible. Click here to read our introduction to the scheme guidance. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, consultation, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat network investment project, heat networks, decarbonisation, alberto rocamora

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Transport sector discusses how to continue decarbonising bus services

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Experts, stakeholders and industry have gathered under the Low Carbon Vehicles Partnership (LowCVP) Bus Working Group on 10th of January to discuss relevant updates on policy developments and science for the decarbonisation of bus transport.   Rocketing number of buses using biomethane One of the presentation, delivered by the Transport…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, LowCVP, Scotland, bsog, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, air quality, alberto rocamora

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ADBA, ENA and REA propose ‘grace period’ for RHI Tariff Guarantee plant commissioning

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Following the passing into law of the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and their coming into force on 22 May 2018, close to thirty applicants have successfully applied for a Tariff Guarantee as a route to commissioning under the RHI. Under the reformed legislation all plants with a Tariff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, rhi tariff guarantees, beis, thom koller

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Decarbonisation of heat on the agenda at Ofgem’s future of energy conference

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Earlier today I attended Ofgem's Future of Energy conference where Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of Energy began her keynote by discussing the four priorities the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy set out in his November 2018 speech…

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Tags: Ofgem, claire perry mp, greg clark mp, fairness, heat decarbonisation, heat, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, smart export guarantee, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: QED forms strategic partnership with Siegrist GmbH

Leading manufacturer of environmental monitoring and remediation equipment, QED Environmental Systems has recently announced a strategic partnership with Germany based, Siegrist GmbH.

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Tags: member's press release, environmental monitoring, remediation, biogas

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA urges new Food Waste Champion: don’t forget about recycling

The UK’s food waste recycling industry has written to the government’s newly appointed Food Waste Champion urging him not to overlook the importance of recycling inedible food waste through anaerobic digestion (AD).

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Tags: press release, food waste, Charlotte Morton, Defra, anaerobic digestion, resources & waste strategy

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