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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion is huge economic opportunity for UK, ADBA tells Treasury

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) has described the UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry as a huge economic opportunity for the UK ahead of November’s Autumn Statement.

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Tags: press release, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, treasury, food waste collections, industrial strategy

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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 have recently appointed David Rix as its’ new Managing Director.

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, transport

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DfT expecting a role for biofuels in decarbonising HGVs for years to come

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In preparation for leaving the European Union in March next year the Department for Transport confirmed last week that a Statutory Instrument (SI) will be laid before Parliament in the coming weeks to make some minor alterations to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The changes remove the duty on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, brexit, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, uk motor fuel ghg reporting regs, renewable transport fuel obligation, thom koller

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Government Bioeconomy Strategy ‘coming very soon’

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Last week ADBA's Policy Team caught up with BEIS on the latest thinking on the government Bioeconomy Strategy. Following consultation in January 2017 the response is now expected very soon. You can read our submission to BEIS here. The Bioeconomy Strategy will set out 15 actions based around the 5 foundations of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, bioeconomy strategy, bioeconomy, bioresources, biorefinery, research and development, research and innovation, beis, clean growth strategy, thom koller

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An unFITting end: 13.112MW available capacity

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When the Feed-in Tariff reopened for applications in February 2016 a quarterly cap was introduced to help control the scheme's budget. Each quarter or 'Tariff Period' there would be 5MW worth of capacity for new AD applications. Successful preliminary accrediation applicants receive a year-long validity period during which the tariff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, beis, Ofgem, decentralised energy, fit consultation, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Malmberg wins new biogas contract in UK

Wessex Water renewable energy company GENeco is investing in a new biogas upgrading plant from Malmberg.

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Tags: member's press release, biogas upgrading, wastewater, biomethane

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ADBA makes the case for pragmatic approach to environmental regulation

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Today ADBA's Ollie More made the case to the Environment Agency's Regulated Business Forum for a pragmatic approach to environmental regulation. The AD industry has already been hit by higher charges, a consultation on new rules for permitted plants, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) this year, and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, medium combustion plant directive, Environment Agency, environmental regulation, environmental permitting, Ollie More

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October Policy Report - download your copy now

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The October Policy Report is now available. Members can access that via this link or by clicking the picture below. With the government's long-awaited Resources & Waste Strategy expected to be published in November, we have made this edition of the ADBA Policy Report a Food Waste Special. Chapter 5…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, FIT, food waste, agriculture, policy report, Defra, beis, DfT, thom koller

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ADBA Chief Executive writes in CIWM Journal Online

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has written an opinion piece in CIWM Journal Online on how biomethane from organic wastes can help to decarbonise the UK's gas grid.

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, biomethane, gas, gas grid

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Green issues on the agenda at Conservative Party Conference

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At a key time for the AD industry, with the recent publication of the new Agriculture Bill, forthcoming Budget and the upcoming Resource & Waste Strategy, External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison visited the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week to put forward the case for AD to the governing…

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Ofgem issue updated RHI guidance

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Ofgem has now updated the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Volume 1 and Volume 2 guidance. You can find this updated guidance here. Volume 1 sets out the eligibility requirements of the RHI and how applicants can become accredited or registered. Volume 2 includes the ongoing requirements for RHI participants, information on how periodic support…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, guidance, thom koller

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Permit update: up flow sludge blanket digesters

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Following consultation earlier this year the Environment Agency has proceeded to withdraw their position statement whereby use of up flow anaerobic sludge blanket anaerobic digestion systems with manure and slurry feedstock on farms did not require an environmental permit. Further information on this is available here. Please get in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, environmental permitting, Environment Agency, farm slurry, manure, thom koller

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Ten Tariff Guarantee Notices issued by Ofgem

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In last week's update from Ofgem on the Tariff Guarantee application process for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) five Tariff Guarantee Notice had been issued, but we now know that as of today ten have been issued.   Special update from the ADBA Member Meeting From the latest update…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: Multi-million-pound financial opportunities from on-farm AD

There are “multi-million-pound financial opportunities” from on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plants across the UK, according to the trade body for the AD industry and a leading renewable energy project funder.

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Tags: press release, on-farm AD, manure, slurry, finance, agriculture, farming, refinancing

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ADBA Chief Executive meets Michael Gove at DEFRA Roundtable

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Charlotte Morton put forward our ideas to influence the forthcoming Resource and Waste Strategy this week at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove. The roundtable saw discussion of a number of topics including opportunities for innovation and how to drive sustained action involving the government, the…

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