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Are you ready for Brexit?

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As we approach the new deadline for Britain leaving the EU, we as an industry need to make sure that we are prepared for whatever happens next. We have an opportunity now to tell government what is needed to ensure we are ready by 31 October. They want to know what…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, UK AD & Biogas, brexit, training, ad industry, industry, EU, European Union, export, trade, transport, feedback, ADBA members

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Delving into the Scottish Programme for Government

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With the UK Government and Parliament currently paralysed, it can be easy to forget that in Scotland, the devolved government is relatively stable, and has recently produced its Programme for Government for the next year.  This contained several policy proposals to tackle the Climate Emergency that may be relevant…

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Tags: Scotland, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives

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Incentivising gas to grid: tell us what you think!

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In last year’s Spring Statement, the Chancellor committed to increasing the proportion of green gas being injected into the gas grid. Today, Rebecca Thompson, our Senior Policy Manager, presented ADBA’s initial thinking on what a policy mechanism to achieve this would look like, at an Energy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, beis, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives, RHI, british green gas, green gas, financial incentives, renewable gas, spring statement, post-rhi, consultation, green gas mechanism, green gas consultation, rebecca thompson

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Happy 10th birthday ADBA!  Celebrating a decade of anaerobic digestion industry support

Happy 10th birthday ADBA!  Celebrating a decade of anaerobic digestion industry support The UK anaerobic digestion (AD) trade association was registered at Company House on 10th September 2009 the UK AD industry has grown 350% since then, with nearly 650 plants currently in operation the sector now has the capacity to power…

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Tags: adba press release, press releease, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, member's press release, food waste, thom koller, Charlotte Morton, financial incentives

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Request for member feedback about connecting to the National Grid’s gas network

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The ADBA has been in contact with the National Grid’s gas operations, and they are looking for feedback regarding the ease and cost of connecting to their high pressure gas network. The National Grid has been working over the last few years to deliver Project CLoCC (Customer Low…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, feedback, national grid, project clocc, UK AD & Biogas

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ADBA comment on Spending Review

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ADBA has welcomed elements of the Government’s 1 Year Spending Review, outlined to the House of Commons today (4th September) by the Chancellor, Sajid Javid MP. While, as expected, the 1-year review largely focussed on ensuring the UK is ready for the Government's intended 31st October Brexit deadline,…

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ADBA Press Release - ADBA Welcomes Environmental Funding in Spending Review

ADBA Welcomes Environmental Funding in Spending Review The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association has welcomed elements of the Government’s 1 Year Spending Review, outlined to the House of Commons today (4th September) by the Chancellor, Sajid Javid MP. Amongst other policies, the Chancellor announced a £30 million fund to…

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ADBA Press Release - ADBA Welcomes Scottish Government’s Net Zero Plans

UK Anaerobic Digestion Trade Association Welcomes Scottish Government's Net Zero Plans The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) welcomes the publication of the Protecting Scotland's Future strategy for the coming year by the Scottish Government. A clear aim of the strategy is to end Scotland's contribution…

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Feedstock (Waste) – Opportunity

We have received an enquiry from a company whose work includes emptying of tanks, gully's and waste traps. What: They are looking to dispose of the collected fat and grease in a way that feeds back to the environment in a positive way through the use of Anaerobic Digestion…

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Tags: sam hinton, feedstock, Circular Economy, anaerobic digestion, ad operators

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All 13 Quality Protocols to be reviewed by the Environment Agency

Background: Quality Protocols (QPs), end of waste frameworks, were produced between 2004 and 2015 and are recognised by the Environment Agency (EA) and used by industry on a voluntary basis to identify the point at which waste, having been fully recovered, may be regarded as a non-waste product. This means the waste…

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Tags: environmental regulation, quality protocol, anaerobic digestion, digestate, sam hinton

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SEG – Smart Export Guarantee Overview

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In June 2019 the Government published its final proposals for the SEG that will come into force on 1st January 2020. SEG will be supplier-led, with BEIS providing the overarching legislative framework and Ofgem monitoring the obligated suppliers’ compliance. It requires electricity suppliers with more than 150,000 customers will have to offer…

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Tags: seg, smart export guarantee, policy

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ADBA meets with BEIS on RHI closure

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Yesterday, our Senior Policy Manager, Rebecca Thompson, met with one of the lead officials at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the closure of RHI and all things biogas policy. Alongside discussing the technical issues that need ironing out to future proof the RHI regulations as…

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Tags: RHI, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, rebecca thompson, government policy, energy policy

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Member Press Release - LOWER COSTS, FEWER MALFUNCTIONS: SWITCHING TO LIQUID FEEDING IN IRELAND

MEMBER PRESS RELEASE LOWER COSTS, FEWER MALFUNCTIIONS: SWITCHING TO LIQUID FEEDING IN IRELAND Biogas is an important component in today’s mix of energy sources in many industrialised countries, and has huge future potential in Ireland. Ongoing developments in the renewable energy sector are placing new demands on biogas…

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Power cuts raise questions for electrified future

On 9th August the lights went out for approximately 1.1 million electricity customers. Electricity failed, and although the power outage was connected to a lightening strike, it was just one of many and represents an apparently rare and unexpected event. The lightening caused simultaneous but independent power losses at Hornsea off-shore…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, energy security, biogas to electricity, electricity, rebecca thompson

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ADBA presents at summit on future waste policy

Rebecca Thompson, ADBA's Senior Policy Manager, presented the key role that AD plays in food and farm waste policy at a round-table discussion organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Energy Sustainability and Environment Division. The event brought together academics, industry experts, and representatives from government to discuss…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, RHI, renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, financial incentives, digestate, Defra, rebecca thompson, royal society of chemistry, food waste policy, agriculture policy

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