Proflo eligibility under the RHI

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Ofgem has reviewed the eligibility of Proflo following representations from ADBA and RHI applicants. To date this feedstock was classed under the RHI as a liquid processing residue, which meant it was an ineligible feedstock under Regulation 41(2) of the RHI Scheme Regulations 2018. As a result Ofgem have been proportioning payments…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, Ofgem, feedstock, proflo, fms, sustainability, thom koller

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Quick video guide to reducing ammonia emissions on farms

Last week Defra published the Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for Reducing Ammonia Emissions, which sets out simple steps all farmers can take to reduce ammonia emissions, such as using a nutrient management plan to calculate fertiliser application rates. You can download the Code here. Our earlier…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, ammonia emissions, low emission spreading, digestate spreading, cogap, thom koller

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Share your comments on our response to Defra’s Clean Air Strategy

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. The consultation, which continues until 14 August 2018, looks to support efforts to reduce transport pollution and air quality restrictions on industry, by introducing complimentary measures for other sectors, such as in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, consultation, air pollution, clean air, clean air strategy, low emission spreading, member survey, digestate spreading, thom koller

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Food Waste Collections Series: Part 2: Job creation

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This blog is Part 2 of the Food Waste Collections Series where we are outlining the evidence we have collected on the benefits of introducing separate food waste collections in England. This evidence was submitted to DEFRA two weeks ago with the hope that this will help inform the upcoming…

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Tags: Defra, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, separate food waste collections, food waste collections, green jobs, jobs, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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PRESS RELEASE: Bore Hill Farm becomes first English AD plant certified under performance scheme

Bore Hill Farm Biodigester has become the first English anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to be certified under a new certification scheme that recognises good operational, environmental, and health and safety performance at UK AD plants.

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Tags: press release, ad certification scheme, food waste, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion

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PRESS STATEMENT: Anaerobic digestion industry response to NSA article

Responding to the National Sheep Association’s comments on government support for anaerobic digestion (AD), Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: Purpose-grown energy crops are just one of a number of feedstocks that AD plants can use to produce renewable…

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Tags: press release, crops, anaerobic digestion, farming, Charlotte Morton

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: David Rix to drive the future of Roadgas

Roadgas, a key supplier of natural gas and bio-methane vehicle refuelling station infrastructure and Scania’s UK partner based in Nottingham has recently appointed David Rix as its new Managing Director. With over 20 years’ experience in the high-pressure gas cylinder industry, David is well placed to drive the business forward.

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, transport

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Ofgem’s RIIO2 to support further biomethane innovation

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In March, Ofgem consulted on ways to enhance RIIO and has now published its framework decision on RIIO2, which begins to determine the price controls for the companies that operate the gas and electricity networks in Great Britain. You can view this document here. What is RIIO? Ofgem regulate the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, riio-2, innovation, price controls, decarbonisation, GDNs, dnos, thom koller

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Biogas production by sector - how do the numbers look half way through 2018?

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As part of our market analysis work at ADBA, we keep track of the latest developments in the AD industry, and how growth in biogas production is progressing, based on new plants coming online. Based on industry capacity, and a load factor of 51% for the sewage sector and 73% for the…

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Tags: feedstocks, feedstock sector, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, emiliano lewis, capacity, UK AD & Biogas, market data, biogas to electricity

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: getting ready for financial close

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Following the introduction of the Tariff Guarantee application process with the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Ofgem publishes information on a weekly basis on the following: Number of tariff guarantee applications made; The number of provisional tariff guarantee notices issued; The number of tariff guarantee applications granted; The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, financial close, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller, ptgns

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EA propose stricter permit conditions - don’t forget to have your say

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As we reported in early July, the EA is currently running a call for evidence on permitting. This includes many proposals relevant to the AD sector, and in general involves more specific, stricter permit conditions. Please click here to read our blog which included some analysis and an initial response. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, permitting, Environment Agency, AD, regulation

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Defra sets out good agricultural practice for reducing ammonia emissions

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Defra has today published the Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for Reducing Ammonia Emissions, which sets out simple steps all farmers can take to reduce ammonia emissions, such as using a nutrient management plan to calculate fertiliser application rates. You can download the Code here or by clicking…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, digestate, Defra, cogap, manure management, thom koller

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Vertical farmer looking for a UK site

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Spread are the world's leading vertical farmer of salads, based in Kyoto, Japan, and are looking for potential sites on which to build their first facility in the UK.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, heat, electricity, co2

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ADBA submit evidence to DEFRA. Food Waste Collections Series: Part 1

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Following months of engaging with DEFRA on strengthening the case for the introduction of separate food waste collections in England, ADBA last week submitted a document to DEFRA outlining the evidence on the benefits of introducing food waste collections, including a cost-benefit model we built. The hope is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, food waste collections, emiliano lewis, Defra, resources & waste strategy

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ADBA attends Defra Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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This week I attended the Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which brings together Defra, the environmental regulators and industry bodies. The main points discussed at the meeting were: Environment Agency update Kathy Nicholls from the Environment Agency (EA) expressed ongoing EA concerns around containment failures. Overall, serious incidents have reduced to about 9…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, biowaste regulatory forum, Environment Agency, Defra, permitting, digestate, plastics, digestate quality

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