PRESS RELEASE: Mixing of food waste and sewage to feature at global biogas expo

Ofwat’s kickstart to the burgeoning £780m bioresources market promises to make an important conference session about combining sewage sludge and food waste a must-visit at Birmingham’s NEC for UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 (July 11th & 12th).

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Tags: press release, co-digestion, food waste, wastewater, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018

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Please respond to digestate survey - deadline extended to this Friday

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The deadline for our important survey to understand digestate storage and spreading practices has been extended to this Friday (22nd June). We are looking for our members' contributions to this survey as it will help us to develop informed responses to Defra's draft Clean Air Strategy consultation. For the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate quality, digestate storage, regulation, clean air strategy, Defra

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Ofgem publish responses to price control consultation

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RIIO is Ofgem's approach to ensuring the monopoly companies who run the UK's gas and electricity networks have enough revenue to run an efficient network that delivers what customers need. RIIO stands for Revenues = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs. You can read our earlier blog for further information on the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, consultation, riio-2, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantee applications rise to 77, 40-50 expected to be biomethane

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On 15th June Ofgem updated their Tariff Guarantee report to reflect the latest applications to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) since the reforms to the scheme came into effect on 22 May 2018. As the below table shows, there are now 77 Tariff Guarantee applications and the estimated total commitment per financial…

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

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Defra Clean Air Strategy workshop explores ammonia reduction proposals

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This week, ADBA attended a workshop held by Defra to explore their proposals to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture, as set out in their draft Clean Air Strategy which is being consulted on presently. Click here to read our blog on this and please do send us your thoughts…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, clean air strategy, ammonia, Defra, regulation, low emission spreading, digestate, digestate spreading, digestate storage

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£48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme extended to 16 July

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Following requests from a number of applicants to the Ultra Low Emisison Bus (ULEB) Scheme, the Department for Transport has extended the deadline for applications to Monday 16th July 2018. To all interested parties, please see the updated grant funding calculator which corrects an error relating to the maximum distance of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, uleb, HGVs, Department for Transport, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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Liquid biomethane project wins government funding

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As part of the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C), which was launched in April 2017 to encourage private sector investment in the development of advanced fuel production facilities in the UK, seven industry-led projects have won a share of £2 million to develop proposals for advanced…

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Tags: future fuels for flight and freight competition, transport, Department for Transport, DfT, jesse norman mp, biofuels, biomethane, liquid biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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EU reaches compromise on recast of the RED II

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Last Wednesday (13th June), a compromise between the EU institutions on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) was reached. The negotiations can now be concluded by the end of the month. Below is a summary, provided by the European Renewable Energy Federation (EREF), about the outcome: …

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Tags: red ii, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, EU

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Geotech joins International Water Association

Geotech, a QED environmental company has joined the International Water Association (IWA) as a professional member, to help contribute to a more sustainable water future for all.

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Tags: member's press release, wastewater, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018

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PRESS RELEASE: Biomethane ‘only practical way to decarbonise large vehicles’

Biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) is “the only practical means of decarbonising HGVs, buses, and other large vehicles” according to an new article by the head of the UK’s AD industry.

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Tags: press release, biomethane, transport, RHI, RTFO, Charlotte Morton, Ofgem, beis, DfT

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Government gives go-ahead for dual participation in the RHI and RTFO

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today announced the policy decision that biomethane producers will now be able to claim under both the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). We have received the following statement from BEIS: Thank…

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Tags: RHI, RTFO, beis, Ofgem, DfT, emiliano lewis, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives

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Read ADBA’s draft response to the EA’s Medium Combustion Plant consultation

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Please click here to read our draft response to the Environment Agency's consultation on the implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive via Standard Rules permits. If you have any comments on the draft, please let us know as soon as possible as the consultation closes at the end…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, medium combustion plant directive, permitting, Environment Agency, regulation

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Thinking outside the NOx - thinkpiece by ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton

Ahead of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, the world's largest tradeshow dedicated solely to AD and biogas, Air Quality News has published an opinion piece by ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton on the air-quality and climate-change benefits of biomethane for transport. You can read the full article here. …

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, transport, biomethane, air quality

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Why anaerobic digestion? A summary

When we at ADBA are in day-to-day discussions with government department's we are so often trapped into explaining how AD can meet the objectives of that particular department. This is frustrating for us but of course government can be highly specialised and it is difficult for individual civil servants…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Ollie More

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Geotech appoints new Territory Manager for the APAC region

Geotech, the global leader in the design and manufacture of gas analysis technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jesse Yu as its Territory Manager in the Asia Pacific region. With a wealth of experience and valuable know-how in the water treatment sector, this strategic appointment will support ambitious…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, gas analysis, wastewater treatment

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