2017 Spring Budget - What you need to know

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Following the delivery of the 2017 Spring Budget by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, the relevant policy announcements are outlined below. No specific mention was made of Anaerobic Digestion. Energy Carbon pricing "The government remains committed to carbon pricing to help decarbonise the power sector. Currently, UK prices are…

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Tags: emiliano lewis, energy, Waste

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Spring Regulatory Forum 23rd May - programme takes shape

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum will be held on 23rd May in Bristol, kindly hosted by Clarke Willmott. If you would like to attend this free event, please contact Cheryl Murdoch at Cheryl.murdoch@adbioresources.org. The programme is taking shape, including the following sessions which promise to provide delegates…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum

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How do you think we can meet AD’s full potential? Let us know

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As an ADBA member, what do you think needs to happen for the AD industry to meet its full potential? This will be the main theme of the next issue of AD & Bioresources News, and we're looking to get members' thoughts on: What are the current barriers stopping…

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Tags: chris noyce, anaerobic digestion, ADBA members, ad & bioresources news

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Gemidan Ecogi A/S wins Danish food waste contract

Following a Danish EU public procurement, Gemidan Ecogi A/S (Gemidan) have been awarded a contract for the supply of their high-performing ECOGI food waste pre-treatment technology.  Under this contract a new processing facility will be established to treat 24,000 tpa of domestic food waste mixed with up to 20% kerbside…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, pre-treatment technology, process flexibility, digestate

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Therese Coffey MP welcomes ADBA work on food waste recycling

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Towards the end of last year ADBA joined the CLA, NFU and REA in a joint letter to Dr Therese Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities. In our letter we requested a meeting to highlight the benefits of AD and to gain…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, CLA, NFU, REA, dr therese coffey, Defra, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, common agricultural policy cap, thom koller

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Ofgem to run workshop on new FIT guidance - do you want to attend?

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Following last year's FIT consultation, on 8 February 2017 BEIS issued the government response. This contained details of the sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions that are being introduced on FIT generation payments to new AD generators who make an application on or after 1 May 2017. Ofgem has now published draft guidance on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, consultation, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Rika Biofuels establishes sister company to offer straw processing tech

Rika Biofuels is bringing the Bioextruder to the UK market through sister company Rika Biogas Technologies (RBT). The Bioextruder is a simple, cost-effective and commercially proven technology that processes straw and other lignocellulosic materials, such as low-quality grass or cereal husks, for use as an AD feedstock. There are around 200…

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Tags: member's press release, bioextruder, straw, lignocellulosic materials, energy crops, feedstock, anaerobic digestion

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WRAP launch food waste Cost Benefit Analysis Web Tool

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The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a new Cost Benefit Analysis tool to help AD operators and local authorities that collect household food waste on a weekly basis weigh up the costs and associated benefits of implementing proven intervention measures such as using bin stickers and caddy…

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Tags: Wrap, fwrap, cost benefit analysis, food waste, local authorities

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Biomethane to Grid - Future Billing Methodology

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The Future Billing Methodology is a Gas Network Innovation Competition project to explore future billing options for the gas industry. With 83% of GB homes currently heated by gas, alternatives such as biomethane are crucial to support the move to low carbon energy, ensuring the least cost and inconvenience for end…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, future billing methodology, calorific value, propanation, propane, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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ADBA calls for triad payments to be protected for small generators

ADBA today called for triad payments for small electricity generators to be protected following Ofgem’s announcement that it is minded to lower the payments that small embedded generators receive for producing electricity at peak times. The embedded benefit, which is a discount on transmission network charges received by…

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Tags: triad payments, small generators, electricity, embedded benefit, cusc, Ofgem, transmission, Charlotte Morton

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UAE export opportunity for ADBA members

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The Department of International Trade (DIT) has been in touch with ADBA to ask for UK companies producing equipment for the waste treatment sector to offer their products for use in the building of a biofuel refinery by an engineering, procurement, and construction contractor based in the United Arab Emirates …

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Tags: exports, department for international trade, biofuel refinery, ADBA members

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Ofgem issue intentions for embedded benefits

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Ofgem has published a consultation following two Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC) modifications raised to call for reform of certain “embedded benefits”, which include payments that some generators can receive for helping suppliers to avoid transmission demand residual charges, i.e. Triad payments. This consultation follows…

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Tags: Ofgem, embedded benefit, cmp264, cmp265, triad, consultation, tnuos, crop operators, food waste operators, capacity market, thom koller

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National Infrastructure Commission discuss solid waste

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Earlier this year we contributed to the National Infrastructure Commission’s first National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), further details of which can be found here. Yesterday I attended a workshop on solid waste as part of the Commission’s evidence gathering. Workshops that have taken place in other sectors.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, thom koller, decarbonisation, digestate

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ADBA Working Group to focus on odour management

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment working group met this week to discuss the ongoing actions that they are currently working on. The meeting was hosted by CQA International, who provided an excellent lunch – thank you to Darren Bland and colleagues. This blog provides a brief summary of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, odour, training, bioaerosols, best practice scheme

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Select Committee on Economic Affairs publish findings on UK energy policy

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Last year we submitted views to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs on the economics of UK energy policy. The Committee has now published its report, The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market. You can download the report here: https://www.publications.parliament.uk…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, House of Lords, economic affairs committee, emissions reduction, thom koller

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