Energy generation from AD continues to climb

AD currently produces approximately 10.7 TWh of biogas in the UK, equating to 2.2% of the 477 TWh UK gas production in 2016. This is up from 9 TWh in 2015. The energy is generated from 554 AD plants across the sewage, agricultural, municipal/commercial and industrial sectors. 3.5 TWh of this is used for biomethane production…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, energy generation, new generation biogas, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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The future of UK agriculture and on farm AD

Over the next few years the UK will become responsible for funding all agricultural policy measures in the UK as a result of the referendum decision on EU membership. This will require substantial fiscal rebalancing, in 2014 payments funded through the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) amounted to £3.5 billion.[1] As well…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane tractors, biomethane vehicles, RTFO, DfT, Defra, committee on climate change, thom koller

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How can we increase household food waste to AD in existing collection schemes?

Figures released by WRAP today show that the amount of household food waste being collected for AD remains low:  "Local authorities sent 314,516 tonnes of food waste to AD facilities in Great Britain; 191,830 tonnes in England, 52,686 tonnes in Wales in 2014/15, and 70,000 tonnes in Scotland in 2014." While of course there is…

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Tags: food waste, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, Wrap, food waste recycling action plan, fwrap

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: GEA UK installs the latest ‘super long’ SuperPump!

When David and Philip Hardy at Slipperlow Farm, Matlock installed a new AD plant, they built a suitably large lagoon to store the digestate. Luckily for them, they had the foresight to look into machines that were capable of mixing such a large lagoon before they started filling it. Looking…

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Tags: member's press release, pumps, anaerobic digestion, digestate, dairy farming, lagoon

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SEPA releases position statement on use of crop residues in AD

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published a position statement clarifying its regulatory position on the use of crop residues (such as misshapen or undersized fruit and vegetables) when used in an AD plant with a capacity up to 100 tonnes per day. The position statement says: ‘Crop residues…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, SEPA, permitting, waste regulation, Scotland

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Getting FIT for summer: new Ofgem guidance released

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Following the implementation of the reforms to the Feed-in Tariff Ofgem has now released a range of new guidance. Guidance for Renewable Installations (Version 11) is for ROO-FIT installations that are seeking accreditation under the scheme from 1 May 2017. It provides an overview of the FIT scheme, its eligibility criteria and…

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

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New air quality plan means new opportunities for biomethane vehicles

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The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland have launched a consultation on proposals to improve air quality in our towns and cities. Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) pollution is the primary cause of the poor air quality, which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane buses, biomethane vehicles, air quality, nitrogen dioxide, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Lower Saxony Foreign Trade Award 2017: WELTEC BIOPOWER among Top Five

The 'Made in Germany’ label is a special cachet and thus an export driver.  With these words, Lower Saxony‘s Minister of the Economy Olaf Lies conferred the Lower Saxony Foreign Trade Award. The so-called 'export Oscar of the North' was awarded for the eighth time on 26…

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Tags: member's press release, foreign trade, weltec, biogas

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Congratulations to all local election and mayoral winners

By Jon Harrison, ADBA External Affairs Manager ADBA warmly congratulates all successful mayoral candidates and councillors elected in yesterday's local and mayoral elections. As the winners turn to their new responsibilities, we will be highlighting to them the important role of AD in supporting local economies and helping solve…

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Tags: jon harrison, local elections, anaerobic digestion, food waste, un sustainable development goals, waste hierarchy, local authorities

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AD Load Factors at an all-time high

Annual load factors for the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry in the UK continued to improve, rising to 73% last year, up by 4% compared to 2015.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, operational performance, load factors, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Global expert Geotech to showcase renewable energy solutions at Oman event

Geotech, a QED Environmental Systems company, is showcasing its market-leading solutions at the Oman Energy and Water Exhibition this May. Earlier this year, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) invested £134bn in clean energy projects to ensure that half of the country’s power needs could be generated from…

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Tags: member's press release, renewable energy, gas analysis, groundwater monitoring

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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) update - and implications for the AD industry

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has not been able to pass the emergency legislation it was hoping to, which would have updated the degression triggers in the Renewable Heat Incentive.  This means that the overall RHI scheme trigger will remain at £ 578.0 million for…

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Tags: biomethane, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Latest news in biomethane for transport

Below we set out recent news on use of biomethane as transport fuel. Interested in transport? Be sure to attend UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 for more expert discussion and insights. The Biomethane for Transport session on 5th July 15.00-15.55 will debate the role of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Department for Transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, consultations, future fuels for flight and freight competition, RTFO, thom koller

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Best Practice Scheme for AD – get involved!

The Best Practice Scheme for AD is now well on its way to the launch of a pilot scheme in July. We are currently in the process of drafting the documents that will set out how the scheme will work and the criteria that AD operators would need to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, best practice scheme, regulatory forum

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Send a letter to your MP candidates about AD

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By Jon Harrison, ADBA External Affairs Manager As I write this blog, parties of all political colours are busy selecting their prospective parliamentary candidates for the election on June 8th. These lucky (depending on your point of view) people will spend the next five weeks tramping across their constituencies, meeting…

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Tags: jon harrison, general election, anaerobic digestion

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