Heat network workshops coming to a town near you

According to the Committee on Climate Change's Next Steps for UK Heat Policy, heating and hot water for UK buildings make up around 40% of UK energy consumption and 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. If we are to meet the carbon budgets set out in the Climate Change Act and adhere…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, heat networks, heat network investment project, beis, workshop, thom koller

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Environment Committee Scrutinises Brexit Farming Policy

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The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has published its response to the Government’s consultation on post-Brexit farming policy. This consultation is intended to from the basis for an Agriculture Bill later this year that will set out the system of support for farmers and the rural…

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Which upgrading technologies are used by the UK biomethane industry?

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Last September I wrote a blog on the state of the UK biomethane industry, including the choice of upgrading technology, as well as which companies were supplying to these plants. To read this blog, click here. We have recently received more information from members that has allowed us to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Biomethane upgrading, UK AD & Biogas, market data, emiliano lewis

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Biomethane for transport market shifts up a gear

There have been encouraging signs for the biomethane transport sector in recent months and investment interest in the sector is growing. In the UK, the Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018 came into force on 15th April 2018, extending the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) to 2032, raising the percentage…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, DfT, Department for Transport, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, renewable transport fuel obligation, RTFO, thom koller

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UK shares experience of developing AD best practice with international audience

This week I was delighted to attend the Expo Biogaz in Strasbourg, at the invitation of Club Biogaz (an association in France that represents the biogas sector). They invited me to speak about ADBA's experience in the UK of developing best practice, around the areas of health and safety,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice, international, france, adcs, certification

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: CooperOstlund completes peaking plant CHP installation

Leading gas engine specification and maintenance services provider, CooperOstlund, has completed its first UK peaking plant installation. The project saw three, 2.7MW combined heat and power (CHP) gas engines installed at a site in rural Derbyshire.

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Tags: member's press release, CHP, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Geotech shortlisted as finalist for the AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2018

There’s much to celebrate at Geotech as its recently launched BIOMETHANE 3000 fixed system analyser has been shortlisted for the critically acclaimed AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2018.

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Tags: member's press release, ad & biogas industry awards 2018, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, biomethane

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to publish Special Report on Climate Change and Land

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is publishing a Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL). The Report will cover climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Ahead of this release, the IPCC is calling for Expert Reviewers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, sustainability, research and innovation, ipcc, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: RHI news could trigger significant AD growth

The number of on-farm AD plants is predicted to increase following the recent government announcement that will see the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) restored to the same level as December 2016.

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, farming, finance, RHI

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New RHI Tariff Guarantee application report

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The reformed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme came into force on 22 May, allowing the Tariff Guarantee process to commence. In line with its legislative duties, Ofgem has published information to report on applications and scheme spend. This report will come on a weekly basis and this blog highlights news from…

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

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Ark Agriculture’s new range of IBC bunding solutions

This Summer ARK Agriculture, known for their expertise in silage clamp construction and silage clamp covering, are launching a new range of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) bunding and spill containment solutions for the UK anaerobic digestion and agricultural sectors.

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Tags: member's press release, silage clamps, anaerobic digestion, agriculture

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Recasting the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive (RED) supports the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU. It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. Negotiations for the recasting of this are coming to an end. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, EU, EU Commission, European Parliament, european council, renewable energy directive, brexit, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA welcomes new London Environment Strategy

Responding to the publication of the London Environment Strategy today, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: As anyone who lives in London knows, the city faces a major challenge in tackling the huge amount of food waste produced by millions of homes and businesses every day.    …

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Tags: press release, London, separate food waste collections, food waste, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion

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AD Highlighted in new London Environment Strategy

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The Mayor of London’s office has published its long-awaited Environment Strategy. As anyone who lives in the capital will know, the city faces major challenges, from hugely polluted air, noise pollution and, critically for supporting the anaerobic digestion sector, no comprehensive plan for tackling the huge amount of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, consultation

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Greening the gas grid for sustainable cities & communities

As part of #EUGreenWeek last week I attended the Greening the gas grid for sustainable cities & communities conference organised by the European Biogas Association and EUBIA.   The conference featured presentations and discussions on boosting renewables throughout the EU, the green gas trading markets and future areas of research…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, European Union, European Parliament, european council, RED, renewable energy directive, european biogas association, thom koller

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