Financing your plant with the RHI and RTFO

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The Climate Change Act has established a target for the UK to reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. Towards this obligaiton significant progress has been made in decarbonising electricity, but little progress has been made so far in heat and transport sectors. As the below diagram illustrates …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, RTFO, renewable financial incentives, rtfcs, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, committee on climate change, carbon budgets, thom koller

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New conference to examine role of anaerobic digestion in Northern Irish economy

A new conference is set to examine the role that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play in waste management, agriculture, renewable energy generation, and climate change mitigation in Northern Ireland. AD is a natural process that recycles organic materials including food waste, sewage, agricultural waste, and purpose-grown energy crops…

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Tags: Northern Ireland, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, climate change, GHG emissions, agriculture, renewable energy, biomethane, digestate

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: AD secures farming future for young entrepreneur

Rob Greenow, a Staffordshire-based young farmer, has successfully established his own AD business, allowing him to secure his future in farming - all before the age of 30. Combining an interest in renewable energy with his farming experience, Rob established AD management business BioG UK just a couple of years after…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, farming

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NEW RHI deployment update - July 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The link to the July statistics can be found by clicking here. Biogas Biogas heat generated and paid for under the RHI in 2017…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, beis, biogas heat, heat use, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane in transport, decarbonisation

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Urgent appeal for assistance with IEA Bioenergy Task 37 to save UK membership

Professor Jerry Murphy, Clare Lukehurst and Oliver Harwood are making an urgent appeal for assistance in connection with the next IEA Biogas meeting which takes place in the next 3 weeks. Unfortunately, if the required funds (£11,666) are not raised to pay the UK subscription, the IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee will…

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Tags: iea task 37, iea, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Puregas Solutions to present at ADBA Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

Historically, diesel cars and trucks have been extremely popular in the UK, in part because they produce less carbon dioxide than petrol vehicles. But in 2012 the World Health Organization (WHO) reclassified diesel pollution as a "definite carcinogen". It can cause lung cancer and breathing difficulties. Last year, a WHO report…

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference, transport, air quality, RTFO

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Bridgend and Swansea award Agrivert 15-year food waste recycling contract

Eight months after the opening of their fourth anaerobic digestion (AD) plant facility in Bridgend, Agrivert has signed a 15-year contract with Bridgend and Swansea to recycle approximately 18,000 tonnes of food waste collected from their residents each year. The contract, which starts imminently (August 2017), will mean that all of the…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste recycling, anaerobic digestion, digestate, biofertiliser

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AD features in draft London Environment Strategy

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This week we were delighted to see AD feature in Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's draft London Environment Strategy. The strategy is designed to tackle the most urgent environmental challenges facing London and safeguard its environment over the longer term. This is the first strategy to bring…

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Tags: London, anaerobic digestion, Waste, energy, climate change mitigation, food waste, transport, biomethane

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Give it a try - Cost Benefit Analysis Tool for food waste recycling

What is the Cost Benefit Analysis tool? WRAP’s Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) tool for the food waste recycling industry, published in March 2017, is a tool designed for local authorities (LAs) who provide a separate weekly household food waste collection, and anaerobic digestion (AD) operators that process the waste. …

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Tags: food waste recycling action plan, Wrap, cost benefit analysis, food waste collection, food waste recycling, ad operators, local authorities, intervention measures, caddy liners, cost sharing, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Call for AD operators to partner Systemic on nutrient recovery opportunities

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If you are: An innovative anaerobic digestion plant owner or operator Would like to know if the implementation of techniques for recovery of nutrients (N, P, K, organic matter,…) can lead to a successful business case for your plant. ... then you might be interested in the following: SYSTEMIC has…

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Tags: R&D, nutrient recovery, nutrient recycling, biowaste, AD, UK AD & Biogas, ad operators, eu funding, emiliano lewis

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Future Billing Methodology: consultation response aims for 108 TWh by 2050

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The Future Billing Methodology is an Ofgem funding 'proof of concept' project looking into the Flow Weighted Average Calorific Value (FWACV) billing regime to investigate the impact of the injection of volumes of gas with calorific values (CV) that are significantly higher or lower than the prevailing FWACV on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, future billing methodology, fwacv, propanation, propane, calorific value, thom koller

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SEPA consults on revised Compliance Assessment Scheme

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has opened a consultation on its Compliance Assessment Scheme (CAS), which it uses to determine how well an operator is complying with their environmental obligations. SEPA has used their CAS since 2009, when it was brought in to provide a common framework for compliance assessment…

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

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International biogas funding opportunity with Egypt

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Newton-Mosharafa Institutional Links open until 19 September 2017 The British Council has opened a new call for applications under the Newton Institutional Links programme. This aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.…

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Tags: R&D, biogas, egypt, british council, research funding, r&d funding

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New guidance for commercial food waste collectors – help spread the word

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What is the Quality Action Plan? The Quality Action Plan (the QAP) for digestate and compost is a cross-industry working group, of which ADBA is part, focussed on the continuous improvement of compost and digestate products. The QAP also works to improve the quality of feedstocks in order to improve…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, quality action plan, digestate, feedstock quality

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