SEPA publishes findings of research project on plastic in food waste derived digestate

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has recently published the findings of a research project investigating plastic in digestate derived from food waste. For context, SEPA is aligning the physical contaminant limits in its ‘end of waste position’ for digestate with the limits in the Quality Meat Scotland…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, Scotland, digestate, plastic, PAS110, End of waste, research

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New Labour Party interest in separate food waste collections

While we are aware of government looking at the costs and benefits of providing funding for authorities in England to introduce separate food waste collections, we have also recently been discussing these with the new Labour Shadow Minister for Shadow Farming & Rural Affairs (who also has responsibility for wate…

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New food waste recycling events page on ADBA website

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We have recently added a new page to our website that outlines upcoming events at which guidance will be available for those working in food waste recycling. The page forms part of our work with the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan, an industry-led initiative to increase the quantity of…

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Tags: food waste, food waste operators, fwrap, Ollie More

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RHI Reform Update

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ADBA is aware that many members continue to be concerned regarding the ongoing delays to the implementation of the RHI reforms and associated tariff rate. We have been in touch with the office of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to highlight the risks to sector…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives

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Help us choose the name of our AD certification scheme

Last week, we discussed our work on improving standards in the AD industry with ADBA members at the Autumn Members’ Meeting. As we raised then, we are currently considering the name for the certification scheme that we have been developing with our members and other stakeholders since 2015. The name…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: 6.2 MW biogas project enables sustainable growth in Uruguay

The German plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER recently signed the contract for a biogas plant extension of the milk powder producer Estancias del Lago (EDL) in Uruguay. From late 2018, the plant with its eight digesters will generate a rated thermal input of more than 6 Megawatt from cattle manure and fodder leftovers.…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, anaerobic digestion, agriculture

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New funding opportunity for farmers - RDPE Growth Programme

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The Rural Payments Agency and DEFRA have launched a new opportunity to apply for grant funding for projects in England which create jobs and growth in the rural economy. To read about the GDPE Growth Programme, click here. Under the RDPE Growth Programme, there are grants for: Business…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, farming, funding

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NEW AD Market & Policy Report published

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The November 2017 edition of the Market & Policy Report has just been published and is now available online. Click here to access the full PDF version of the report. The first half of the report reviews what government support for anaerobic digestion (AD) currently looks lilke, covering renewable electricity,…

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Tags: market and policy report, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, FIT, RTFO, food waste, farm AD, emiliano lewis

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ADBA members debate policy and best practice at the Autumn Members’ Meeting

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We were delighted to see so many members at our Autumn Members’ Meeting on Wednesday this week, hosted brilliantly by Ashfords LLP at their offices in London. Politics and Policy After a welcome from Charlotte Morton (ADBA’s Chief Executive) and Ruth Murray (Partner at Ashfords LLP), delegates…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, RTFO, best practice, members meeting, policy

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PRESS RELEASE: CCC chief to set out role of AD in meeting Carbon Budgets

Lord Deben to address the ADBA National Conference on 7 December Deben has described AD as ‘essential weapon’ in war on climate change AD can help to decarbonise heat, power, transport, farming, and waste Former Environment Secretary and Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Lord Deben will…

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Tags: ADBA National Conference, commitee on climate change, carbon budgets, anaerobic digestion

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA calls for sector deal support in Budget submission

In advance of the Budget on 22 November, ADBA has sent its top policy asks to Exchequer Secretary Andrew Jones MP. As the government looks ahead to the publication of the Industrial Strategy White Paper, ADBA has highlighted the strong business case for the proposed agri-tech and bioeconomy sector deals. ADBA…

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Tags: budget, industrial strategy, agri-tech, bioeconomy, anaerobic digestion, separate food waste collections

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New government focus on soil health

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has highlighted the current threat to UK agricultural productivity of depleted soils. He said "We have encouraged a type of farming which has damaged the earth”. According to a Guardian article, Michael Gove said "the UK is 30-40…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, soil health, organic matter, michael gove

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RHI scheme spending - gap tightens in September

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The Department for Business, Energy and Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest forecasts on estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The latest data can be found here. On 1 April 2016, budget caps for the scheme were introduced that allows the Government to close the scheme to new applications at…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, biogas heat, biomethane, budget cap, financial incentives, emiliano lewis

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Royal Agricultural Society of England AD report - still the best around

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It was written in 2011 but is still the best available publication on the benefits of on-farm AD. A Review of Anaerobic Digestion Plants on UK Farms, by Angela Bywater for the Royal Agricultural Society of England, covers not only a history of on farm plants in the UK and an…

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Tags: farm AD, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, RASE, a review of anaerobic digestion plants on uk farms, angela bywater

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Training, Safety and Environment Working Group to meet in November

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment (T, S &E) working group will be meeting on 21st November. The group, chaired by David Woolgar, will be discussing the key issues relevant to their remit, including: Odour – this will include an update from the odour sub-group – led by…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, health and safety, environment

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