Biomethane-for-transport fuels excitement at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017

The contribution that biomethane can make to decarbonising transport and improving air quality around the world will be a central theme of UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo, the global tradeshow for AD and biogas taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on 5-6 July. Biomethane is…

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Tags: uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, biomethane, transport, Charlotte Morton, uk biomethane and gas vehicle conference

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Is low carbon transport policy set to speed past renewable heat?

Following the general election on 8 June, Chris Grayling MP was reappointed as Secretary of State for Transport and John Hayes MP reappointed as Minister of State at DfT. This continuity is important ahead of government word on the RTFO reforms that were consulted on at the start of the year.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, consultation, DfT, RTFO, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Aardvark appointed as certification body to Compost & Biofertiliser Schemes

Aardvark Certification Limited (ACL) have been appointed as a certification body to both the Compost Certification Scheme and the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme. ACL’s appointment has been confirmed by the scheme owners, Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL), following a lengthy review process of their management system, operational procedures and…

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Tags: member's press release, certification, biofertiliser

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: DuPont and Bock announce strategic partnership

Today, DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and silage storage specialists Bock UK Ltd (Bock) announced a strategic partnership where Bock will demonstrate DuPont’s biogas enzyme technology at commercial scale in the UK market. The enzyme technology, OPTIMASH® AD-100, has been shown to help biogas producers in the agricultural…

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Tags: member's press release, silage storage, enzyme technology, anaerobic digestion, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017

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Clean Growth Plan to arrive in Autumn

Claire Perry MP, the new Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry has announced plans for BEIS to release its long awaited Clean Growth Plan, first expected in 2016. Speaking in Parliament, Perry said: My intention is to publish the Clean Growth Plan when Parliament returns from the summer recess,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, decarbonisation, renewable heat, biomethane as a transport fuel, clean growth plan, thom koller, Climate Change Act, carbon budgets

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UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo to discuss future of UK farming

The contribution that anaerobic digestion (AD) can make to supporting UK farmers post-CAP will be a central theme of UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo, the leading global tradeshow for AD and biogas taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on 5-6 July. The show, now in…

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Tags: uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, farming, anaerobic digestion, brexit, CAP, ad & biogas industry awards, best practice scheme, NFU

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Ofgem set out justifications for changes to Embedded Benefit charging

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Last week Ofgem published its response to its consultation on Embedded Benefits. This will affect all exisiting and new AD plants generating electricity. As indicated in their 'minded to' decision, Ofgem will press ahead with reducing the triad payment from £45/kW to £3-7/kW. This reduction is less…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, embedded benefit, embedded generation, triad, cmp264, cmp265, consultation, thom koller

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Biogas use heating up

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The figures show that biogas heat generated and paid for under the RHI in 2017 has already surpassed the full-year 2016 figure, a strong sign that heat use…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, beis, emiliano lewis, RHI, biogas heat, heat use, food waste operators, crop operators

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Update on the RHI delay

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today got in touch to update us on the delays to the implementation of the RHI reforms. Following the general election, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP has been reappointed as Secretary of State for the Department but the formation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, general election, renewable financial incentives, RHI, rhi implementation delay, thom koller, Renewable Heat Incentive

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Reminder - Best Practice Scheme feedback needed

As I set out in my previous blog, we are currently seeking feedback from our members and others on the proposed documents making up the Best Practice Scheme for AD. Please click here to see the blog and download the documents. The deadline for comments was originally Friday 23rd June,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, food operators, crop operators, on farm ad

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London Assembly investigation into waste generation, handling and disposal

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The London Assembly's Environment Committee has launched a call for evidence as part of their investigation into London’s waste generation, handling and disposal. You can download the call for evidence here. Views are welcomed until 28 July 2017. The three main areas of focus are: Waste…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, Mayor of London, london assembly, recycling, Energy from Waste, incineration, Circular Economy, thom koller

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British Council to highlight biogas funding opportunities at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo

The British Council, the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, has confirmed it will be presenting at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the #1 global tradeshow for biogas. Dr Shaun Holmes, Science Adviser for Global Projects at the British Council, will talk…

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Tags: funding opportunities, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, british council, newton fund, world biogas association, biogas, r&i

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What the Queen’s Speech means for AD

There were no real surprises in this morning's Queen's Speech but some interesting inclusions/omissions that are likely to affect the UK AD industry over the coming years. What was mentioned: Brexit - Fairly unsurprisingly, securing "the best possible deal" as the UK leaves the EU topped the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, queen's speech, brexit, CAP, industrial strategy, paris agreement, RHI, Circular Economy, chris noyce

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ADBA: Reduction in embedded generator payments ‘misguided’

ADBA has today called on Ofgem to reconsider its retroactive decision to reduce embedded generator payments, saying that AD can already deliver exactly what Ofgem and the Government are trying to achieve by reducing the payments. Embedded generators (power plants connected to lower-voltage distribution networks) with less than 100 MW capacity…

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Tags: embedded payments, Ofgem, dispatchable power, electricity, separate food waste collections, RHI, capacity market, Charlotte Morton, thom koller

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Rise in GHG emissions in Northern Ireland

The latest figures from the Northern Ireland greenhouse gas inventory, published today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, show that emissions have increased year-on-year. Below I have summarised the key findings, but if you would like to read the statistical bulletin in full and see all the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, UK AD & Biogas, agriculture, carbon emissions, emiliano lewis

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