MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: AD performance at the heart of Privilege team expansion

Independent consultant Dr Phil Hobbs has joined the Privilege Finance team with a primary focus on optimising new and under-performing anaerobic digesters in the agricultural and food waste industries. Experience in the biogas, pharmaceutical, instrumentation and British aerospace industries, as a project manager, has provided Dr Hobbs with an excellent…

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Tags: member's press release, ad performance, optimisation, bbsrc, anaerobic digestion

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RHI delay could reduce risk of 1 July biomethane degression

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As we outlined on our blog of 31 March, the legislation bringing the changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) into force has been delayed. The legislation is now expected to be laid before Parliament as soon as possible after the Easter recess. The first day for this would be the 1…

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Tags: RHI, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, food waste operators, crop operators

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Making the case for protecting embedded benefits

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Ofgem is consulting on its ‘minded to’ decision on the two Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC) modifications raised that call for reform of certain “embedded benefits”, which include payments that some generators can receive for helping suppliers avoid transmission demand residual charges, i.e.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, embedded benefit, triad payments, cmp264, cmp265, consultation, tnous, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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The role of AD in the UK’s modern industrial strategy

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During the last few months ADBA has been working with members and with industry partners to formulate our response to BEIS’s consultation on the UK's industrial strategy. The Government green paper consultation on the industrial strategy sets out ten pillars where concentrated efforts would lead to increased…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, consultation, renewable financial incentives, food waste operators, crop operators, industrial strategy, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research, trade, energy infrastructure, thom koller

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Environment Agency shares information on fire risk in activated carbon

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The Environment Agency (EA) has shared a technical guide on the fire risk associated with activated carbon. Click here to view the guide. The guide contains useful information on the fire risk factors associated with carbon filters - useful information for operators to have. As we wrote in a blog…

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Tags: Environment Agency, fire prevention, anaerobic digestion, biogas, carbon filters

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An end to propanation?

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The Future Billing Methodology consultation taking place is a Gas Network Innovation Competition project to explore future billing options for the gas industry. National Grid Gas Distribution and DNV GL are consulting on industry views. The consultation runs until 14 April, and you could read our draft response here. …

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

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Optimal use of biogas from waste streams

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The European Commission has today published its report on Optimal use of biogas from waste streams: An assessment of the potential of biogas from digestion in the EU beyond 2020. To help shape the research ADBA participated in two stakeholder workshops, validating the research approach and key findings. You can download…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, European Commission, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: First Economizer SE commissioned in the UK

Biogas Systems GmbH of Austria and Future Biogas Systems Ltd (a subsidiary of the market-leading anaerobic digestion development and operations firm Future Biogas Ltd) today commissioned the first Economizer SE in the UK at an AD plant in Nottinghamshire. The unit passed all its system tests, running for a straight 4…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, lignin, crop-fed ad

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ADBA to contribute to industry guidance on bioaerosols

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Last week I represented ADBA at a meeting about bioaerosols – a topic that has been discussed previously by ADBA’s own Training, Safety and Environment working group. The meeting was of a sub-group of WISH’s ‘Creating Healthier Workplace Group’ and has been set up…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, bioaerosols, HSE, CIWM, health and safety

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Renewables Obligation closes to new applicants

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme closed to new generating capacity on 31 March 2017, although some installations may qualify for a grace period. These grace periods are available for stations that have not commissioned by scheme closure and meet certain legislative criteria. Click here for our RO grace period summary…

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

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FIT guidance on feedstocks: outcomes from Ofgem workshop

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During February and March Ofgem ran a short consultation on their draft guidance on the FIT feedstock and sustainability criteria that will be in effect from 1 May 2017, for all new plants. You can view this draft guidance here. We submitted our formal response, which you may access here. Following our…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller, Ofgem, consultation, fit guidance, agricultural feedstocks, FIT

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AD, the future of agriculture and “public money for public goods”

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Last week I attended a Westminster Forum event on the future of agricultural policy in the UK. Following last week’s triggering of Article 50 to begin the UK separation from the EU this was a very topical event; UK CAP bill payments are currently around £3.5 bn and although…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, on farm ad, beis, Defra, thom koller, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, CAP

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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) legislation delay

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have today told us that the legislation putting the RHI changes in place has some drafting issues, meaning that the legislation has had to be withdrawn. It is unclear what the drafting issues are or whether they relate to biogas and…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, RHI

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Government publishes its first report on Digest of Waste and Resource statistics

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The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published its first compendium of statistics on a range of waste and resource areas. The report includes latest government figures on gate fees. You can access the report via: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/digest-of-waste-and-resource-statistics-2017-edition Below we have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, UK AD & Biogas, food waste, food waste operators, emiliano lewis

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: A second bio-LNG plant for Puregas Solutions

Puregas Solutions has today been awarded a second contract to supply a CA50 LBG biogas upgrading plant to Finnish energy solutions provider Wärtsilä. The Puregas upgrading plant, capable of handling up to 1,250Nm3/h of biogas, will form part of a larger contract to supply a biohybrid…

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Tags: member's press release, biolng, biogas, biomethane, liquefaction plant, storage

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