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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: QED’s relocation brightens up Sunbeams pre-school

As part of their recent building move, QED Environmental Systems has donated office equipment to the local Sunbeams pre-school in Leamington Spa.

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Brexit Update

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The evening of Tuesday 29th January saw the latest extraordinary twists and turns in the Parliamentary Brexit drama, as the clock ticks down to the end of March. Due to a previous government defeat, MPs were allowed to table amendments to a government motion that would have directed ministers on…

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Resources & Waste Strategy update

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An update on the latest outcomes from the Resources & Waste Strategy for ADBA members.

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Tags: food waste, resources & waste strategy, local authorities, Defra, anaerobic digestion, digestate

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No further degression for RHI biomethane tariff?

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Earlier this month BEIS published updated data on estimated commitments under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). You can view this here. The data to the end of November is the first of three months of data that will be used to asses a degression in April but early signs suggest…

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

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ADBA call for joined up thinking on heat networks and wider decarbonisation agenda

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As discussed in previous blogs, government is consulting on developing a market framework for heat networks to ensure that as such networks become more commonplace they deliver this growth in a way that protects consumers and delivers sustained investment as well as maximising the potential economic and environmental benefits…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, heat networks, heat network investment project, hnip, hndu, consultation, beis, alberto rocamora

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MEMBER BLOG: Biogas: A safe, sustainable and economical solution to decarbonise fleets

Over recent months, the escalating national debate and publication of alarming scientific research has shown that the air quality of many of our cities is now at dangerous levels. An increasing number of public sector organisations and private companies are decarbonising their operations to tackle this challenge, and as a…

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, transport, thom koller, fuel

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PRESS RELEASE: Rapiergroup announced as new management company for global AD and biogas events

Award-winning creative agency Rapiergroup has been announced as the new event management company for UK AD and World Biogas Expo 2019 and the newly launched World Biogas Summit 2019, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, UK on 3rd-4th July.

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Tags: press release, world biogas summit 2019, uk ad & world biogas expo, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: Bedfont Scientific Ltd. gears up for the largest healthcare exhibition in GCC

Bedfont Scientific Ltd., a long-standing QED Environmental Systems distributor, is gearing up for the largest healthcare exhibition in the Gulf Cooperation Council – Arab Health.

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New tariffs for RHI and FIT in force

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As announced by BEIS, RHI non-domestic tariffs for biomethane and large biogas experienced a reduction of 15% as of 1st January 2019 for new applicants, in accordance with degression rules. For small and medium biogas applicants the tariff will remain the same until the next quarterly review (1st April 2019) as the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, rhi tariffs, FIT, feed-in tariffs, alberto rocamora

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Workshop plans for future co-digestion regime

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Last week I attended a workshop with a number of stakeholders from the world of anaerobic digestion, sewage sludge treatment and regulation to discuss how we can take forward plans to make the regulatory environment for co-treatment of sewage sludge and other feedstocks more reflective of the benefits and risks…

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Tags: co-digestion, food waste, sewage sludge, Ofwat, Environment Agency

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Lancet proposes a food revolution favouring improved agriculture practices like AD

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The prestigious medical publication has published this week the article “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems” aiming to set up the basis for a diet fit for the demographic and environmental constraints. The article has been drafted…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste, agri-food, food industry, agricultural, nutrient pollution, GHG emissions, lancet, alberto rocamora

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New reports from IEA Task 37

Task 37 is the Bioenergy Task group of the International Energy Agency (IEA) - a branch of OECD - and is devoted to analysis and dissemination of new advances in science and best practice in anaerobic digestion. It is a valuable resource for any business involved in AD, providing sound science,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, research, innovation, iea task 37, R&D, Circular Economy, brewery, farming, thom koller

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MEMBER BLOG: Limejump uses artificial intelligence to combat climate change

Last year’s report “Global Warming of 1.5C” by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlighted the severe impact of inactivity towards tackling climate change and the urgency required to ensure that we, as a global tribe, do not sit idle and bear the consequence of an irreversible…

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Tags: member blog, climate change, decarbonisation

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Anaerobic Digestion and Brexit

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The Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement was heavily defeated by Parliament on 15th January. It is now extremely unclear what will happen next. Options range from amending the Withdrawal Agreement following further concessions from the EU, to a general election, or second referendum, but all of these options face…

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Fuel GHG emissions target start lowering RTFO certificates price

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GHG emissions reduction obligation starting on 2019 The UK Motor Fuel greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction obligation has entered this January in its first phase, aiming to achieve the interim target of 4% (90.34 gCO2e/MJ) reduction through this year in comparison with 2010 values. The final target for 2020 is a reduction of 6% (88.45…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, GHG emissions, ghg, uk motor fuel ghg reporting regs, RTFO, adba introductory guide to the rtfo, rtfo guidance year 11, biomethane as a transport fuel, renewable transport fuels obligation, transport, alberto rocamora

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