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Site visit to Barfoot Energy

Last week Sam Hinton, ADBA’s Technical Support Manager, visited the two AD plants operated by Barfoot Energy in the South of England. He visited them to talk through ADBA’s current work, regulatory changes on the horizon, visit the sites and to obtain their input on the…

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Member Press Release - A circular economy solution using algae to create value from food and farm AD

A circular economy solution using algae to create value from food and farm AD waste A group of pioneering anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in North West Europe are working with scientists to grow algae using nutrient rich digestate. The idea is to use the algae and it’s components…

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Tank De-Gritting Technology Available for Purchase

Last week I visited a mining, and borehole, company that has developed an alternative method to de-gritting AD: digester, hydrolysis, buffer and feedstock storage tanks. The principles are based on mining techniques to remove the grit and inert material from the water that can then be used again. The technique…

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Anaerobic digestion trade association submits proposals to Government ahead of the Budget

Anaerobic digestion trade association submits proposals to Government ahead of the Budget *Update - the Government has now postponed the Budget pending a general election vote* Letter to Chancellor highlights the industry's potential towards achieving the Government's Net Zero emissions target and the impact of uncertainty…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste, Charlotte Morton, Defra, beis, financial incentives, chancellor of the exchequer, budget, cop26, cabb

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Department for Transport – Quarterly Stakeholder Workshop

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The Department for Transport’s Quarterly Stakeholder Workshop included talks from NovaPangaea, BEIS, Supergen Bioenergy Hub, UKPIA and the RTFO Unit. It was good to see that Rika Biofuels, who are developing an anaerobic digestion plant to turn straw to liquid biomethane, was one of the winners of the …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, sam hinton, RTFO, DfT

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Feedstock (Waste) – Opportunity – West Midlands

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We have received an enquiry from a company who are looking to dispose of their waste streams through AD. What: They are looking to dispose of the pH adjusted citric acid in a more sustainable way and to reduce costs. They have already had BMP tests carried out on this…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, feedstock, sam hinton

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BEIS provides pragmatic solution for transfer of ownership of biomethane plants

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 ADBA has been informed by BEIS that alternatives to transfer of ownership of a biomethane plant are being considered. A pragmatic solution is sought for the period before the RHI reform legislation comes into force in March 2021.   BEIS explained: “Presently there is no provision included in the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, transfer of ownership

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ADBA submits Budget proposals to Chancellor

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*Update - The Government has now withdrawn the Budget pending a general election motion* ADBA has written to the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, setting out the industry's views on the policies needed to support anaerobic digestion in the years ahead. These priorities focus on encouraging better cross-departmental working to drive…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives

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ADBA features on BBC Panorama programme on Climate Change

ADBA's Chief Executive Charlotte Morton joined BBC reporter Justin Rowlatt on a tour of Biogen's Rushden AD plant as part of the BBC Panorama programme on Climate Change broadcast on 14th October 2019.  She explains the role that AD can play towards achieving net zero emissions in…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, climate change mitigation, net zero

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Government publishes draft Environment Bill

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The Government has published a draft of its new Environment Bill, which is intended to create legally-binding environmental improvement targets. A new independent Office for Environmental Protection will be established to scrutinise environmental policy and law, investigate complaints and take enforcement action against public authorities, if necessary, to uphold…

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Future of renewable heat: A meeting with BEIS

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Last week, ADBA’s policy team met with BEIS’s new Commercial Advisor to their Clean Heat Directive, to discuss renewable heat policy post-2021. The Commercial Advisor was particularly interested in the current barriers to AD and understanding how future policy can help overcome them. ADBA emphasised the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, food waste, Ofgem, beis, UK AD & Biogas, nick primmer, future of heat, seg

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Request for comment: draft guidance on SEG sustainability criteria

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Ofgem has published draft guidance on the sustainability criteria and reporting requirements for Anaerobic Digestion digestors applying for the Smart Export Guarantee. The guidance is open to comments until 6th November 2019. The guidance is available here.  Our expert on AD plant operations, Sam Hinton, has identified the most relevant…

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Tags: bioenergy sustainability criteria, reporting

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UK Budget announced for 6th November

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Sajid Javid MP, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced the Government plans to bring forward a Budget on Wednesday 6 November 2019.  The Chancellor has stated: ‘This will be the first Budget after leaving the EU.  I will be setting out our plan to shape the economy for…

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UK anaerobic digestion trade association welcomes Queen’s Speech environmental pledges

The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) welcomes proposed environmental legislation in today's Queen's Speech The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry, which treats and recycles organic wastes into green gas, green CO2, low carbon natural fertilisers and a range of biomaterials, could reduce UK GHG emissions by 5% and…

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Member Press Release - Special Milestone for Landia UK

Special Milestone for Landia UK Leading chopper pump and mixer manufacturer Landia UK is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since its humble beginnings as a two-person operation, the company has grown steadily but surely since 1994, firmly establishing itself as a solutions provider, supplying every piece of equipment to meet customers’…

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