URGENT reminder to food waste operators - WRAP’s gate fee survey

WRAP is undertaking its eleventh annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities throughout the UK. We are encouraging as many operators as possible to take part. The deadline to fill in the survey is tomorrow, Friday 12th January, though it is now likely to…

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Tags: Wrap, anthesis, gate fees, food waste, food waste operators, member survey, UK AD & Biogas, biogas, anaerobic digestion, emiliano lewis

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Opportunity to participate in a research project on alternative grid connections

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Sonya Bedford, Team Leader and Partner at Stephens Scown LLP’s Energy Team, is currently undertaking a research project as part of her MSc in Renewable Energy. Sonya will be familiar to many ADBA members, given her experience in the sector. There is a great opportunity for members to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, research, grid connections, DNO, alternative grid connection

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IEA holding free webinar on measuring methane emissions at AD plants

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We would like to highlight an opportunity to take part in a free webinar run by IEA Bioenergy, entitled ‘Methane Emissions from Biogas Plants: Methods for Measurement, Results and Effect on Greenhouse Gas Balance of Electricity Produced’. The webinar will be presented by Dr Jan Liebetrau. This topic…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, emissions monitoring, ammonia emissions, methane leakage, international energy agency iea

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Invitation for expressions of interest - pilot biomethane injection National Grid Transmission

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Project CLoCC invites Expressions of Interest for Pilot Customer Interested parties are encouraged to submit an EOI by 19th January 2018 Project CLoCC is a National Grid Gas Transmission project to reduce the cost and length of time of connecting to the National Grid Transmission network. It is now in its…

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Tags: national grid transmission, biomethane injection, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, green gas

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PRESS RELEASE: Green gas can help Scotland meet energy goals – ADBA

Green gas can make a key contribution to meeting the goals set out in Scotland’s first ever Energy Strategy, according to the UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD).

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Tags: adba press release, adba scottish national conference 2018, Scotland, anaerobic digestion, green gas, renewable energy, Charlotte Morton

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Ofgem publishes draft guidance for new rules under the Renewables Obligation

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Ofgem has published a series of draft changes to their guidance as a result of the ‘Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Regulations 2017’. These were published on 20 December. The new regulations introduce rules for bioliquids, wastes and residues under the Renewables Obligation, which came into force on 1 January 2018 for England, Wales,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Renewables Obligation

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EU Circular Economy Package Agreed - AD to boom across EU

In December the European Commission, Council and Parliament provisionally agreed the Circular Economy Package of measures in waste, which they have been negotiating for many years. This agreement moves the EU towards a higher level of sustainability in waste management over the coming ten years or so, with some stretching…

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Tags: European Union, circular economy package, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, Defra

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Gove speech - “Farming for the next generation”

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Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, today gave a speech on the future of farming in the UK, entitled "Farming for the next generation".  For those of you that were at our National Conference in December you would have already heard a lot about…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, agriculture policy, Ollie More

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Free AD Network events

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The AD Network is holding two upcoming events that may be of interest to ADBA members. Both are free of charge to members of the AD Network, free membership for which is available at www.anaerobicdigestionnet.com.   “Integration of Chemical, Biochemical and Thermal Processes”: a…

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Tags: R&D, anaerobic digestion, food waste

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AD features in Scotland’s first Energy Strategy

Biogas and biomethane have been mentioned in Scotland's first ever Energy Strategy, published by the Scottish Government just before Christmas. The Strategy sets a new target for at least 50% of all Scotland's heat, transport, and electricity consumption to be supplied from renewable sources by 2030 – a target to…

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Tags: Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2018, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, energy

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Member feedback needed - EA charging proposals

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Firstly, Happy New Year to all our members! Now that 2018 has begun, we are fast approaching the deadline for responses to the Environment Agency's consultation on its charges. We urgently need feedback from our members (especially operators) about how the proposals will affect your businesses. Before Christmas, we produced…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, Environment Agency, charges, regulation, waste permitting, strategic review of charges

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Defra issues summary of implementation of Medium Combustion Plant Directive

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Defra has circulated a brief summary factsheet and Q&A document regarding the implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) and associated emission controls. The MCPD will be implemented via the Environmental Permitting Regulations, with the new regulations being laid on 11th December. It is understood that the…

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Opportunity to attend EA workshop on landspreading permitting - respond asap

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We have been asked to extend the invite below to our members on behalf of the Environment Agency (EA). If you operate under landspreading permits and have feedback or ideas about how the process could be improved, please get involved - you can respond directly to the EA using the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas

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BEIS set out their plans for heat strategy work

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Last week I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In addition to hearing the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, which you can read here, BEIS set out their plans for…

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Tags: RHI, decarbonisation, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, future of heat

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ADBA joins other associations to discuss decentralised energy sector deal

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ADBA joined a range of other renewables trade associations yesterday to discuss ongoing plans for a sector deal on decentralised energy with officials from BEIS. The government's Industrial Strategy White Paper sets out plans for a range of deals for specific sectors of the economy, and BEIS has…

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Tags: industrial strategy, sector deal, electricity, beis, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, feed-in tariff

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