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ADBA makes the case for pragmatic approach to environmental regulation

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Today ADBA's Ollie More made the case to the Environment Agency's Regulated Business Forum for a pragmatic approach to environmental regulation. The AD industry has already been hit by higher charges, a consultation on new rules for permitted plants, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) this year, and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, medium combustion plant directive, Environment Agency, environmental regulation, environmental permitting, Ollie More

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October Policy Report - download your copy now

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The October Policy Report is now available. Members can access that via this link or by clicking the picture below. With the government's long-awaited Resources & Waste Strategy expected to be published in November, we have made this edition of the ADBA Policy Report a Food Waste Special. Chapter 5…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, FIT, food waste, agriculture, policy report, Defra, beis, DfT, thom koller

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ADBA Chief Executive writes in CIWM Journal Online

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has written an opinion piece in CIWM Journal Online on how biomethane from organic wastes can help to decarbonise the UK's gas grid.

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, biomethane, gas, gas grid

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Green issues on the agenda at Conservative Party Conference

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At a key time for the AD industry, with the recent publication of the new Agriculture Bill, forthcoming Budget and the upcoming Resource & Waste Strategy, External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison visited the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week to put forward the case for AD to the governing…

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Ofgem issue updated RHI guidance

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Ofgem has now updated the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Volume 1 and Volume 2 guidance. You can find this updated guidance here. Volume 1 sets out the eligibility requirements of the RHI and how applicants can become accredited or registered. Volume 2 includes the ongoing requirements for RHI participants, information on how periodic support…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, guidance, thom koller

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Permit update: up flow sludge blanket digesters

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Following consultation earlier this year the Environment Agency has proceeded to withdraw their position statement whereby use of up flow anaerobic sludge blanket anaerobic digestion systems with manure and slurry feedstock on farms did not require an environmental permit. Further information on this is available here. Please get in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, environmental permitting, Environment Agency, farm slurry, manure, thom koller

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Ten Tariff Guarantee Notices issued by Ofgem

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In last week's update from Ofgem on the Tariff Guarantee application process for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) five Tariff Guarantee Notice had been issued, but we now know that as of today ten have been issued.   Special update from the ADBA Member Meeting From the latest update…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: Multi-million-pound financial opportunities from on-farm AD

There are “multi-million-pound financial opportunities” from on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plants across the UK, according to the trade body for the AD industry and a leading renewable energy project funder.

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Tags: press release, on-farm AD, manure, slurry, finance, agriculture, farming, refinancing

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ADBA Chief Executive meets Michael Gove at DEFRA Roundtable

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Charlotte Morton put forward our ideas to influence the forthcoming Resource and Waste Strategy this week at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove. The roundtable saw discussion of a number of topics including opportunities for innovation and how to drive sustained action involving the government, the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, Defra, food waste recycling, resource management

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: People power brings home Edina’s second Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

The staff of Edina are delighted to receive the company’s second Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mr Warren Smith, at its Stockport office on Monday 24th September 2018.

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Tags: member's press release, CHP, power

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A must-sea: using seaweed for the generation of biogas

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Last week I attended the latest SeaGas event, a project which has – among many other achievements – grown and harvested the largest crop of seaweed in the UK to date. SeaGas is a three year, fully funded project (InnovateUK) to support the development of an AD process which would…

Posted in: Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, seagas, R&D, digestate, seaweed, thom koller

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Easy guide to amendments on the RHI

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Applicants to the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) have an ongoing obligation to notify Ofgem of any amendments to the their accreditation within 28 days. All major changes to accredited installations or the heating system of which it forms part require notification. You can do this by emailing Ofgem at RHI…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, crop operators, food waste operators, replacement meter, amendments, Ofgem, thom koller

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Latest RHI Tariff Guarantee update

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Four months ago today the long-awaited reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive came into force, with the Tariff Guarantee process launching at 10AM the following day. Since the tariff resets and the Tariff Guarantee process came into force Ofgem have published a weekly progress report on the application process, which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Use of estimated data on the RHI limited to 8 times

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The RHI pays participants for heat used for eligible purposes with these purposes typically metered and submissions for payment made to Ofgem on a quarterly basis. There is currently a provision within the RHI regulations for estimated data to be used in exceptional circumstances when meter readings cannot be provided.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, estimated data, thom koller

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