Government identify innovation needs for AD

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released Innovation Needs Assessment for Biomass Heat. You can download the report here. The report identifies heat from biomass (both AD CHP and via biomethane-to-grid) as important options for the decarbonisation of heating, via a range of feedstocks, conversion…

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Take this survey on AD operational modes

Researchers at Bath University are carrying out a survey to gain insight into the operational modes of anaerobic digesters.  The survey takes two minutes to complete and asks for information on: ​​Feedstock mix used to produce biogas Hydraulic Residence Time (HRT) Digestion temperature Biogas…

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Tags: R&D, operational modes

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How is AD doing compared to the other renewable electricity technologies?

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BEIS have released their figures for 2017 renewable electricity capacity and generation across different renewable technologies, including how each is doing on load factors. Renewable electricity generation in 2017 increased 18.8% compared to 2016, from 83.2 TWh to a record 98.9 TWh, largely due to increased capacity, and higher wind speeds compared to a year earlier. …

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Tags: beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, renewable electricity, load factors, capacity

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APHA confirms charges for inspections to be introduced

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In 2015, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) consulted on the introduction of fees for their services, including inspections required under the Animal By-Product Regulations (ABPR), which AD plants may be subject to if they handle and treat animal by-products. This is in a bid to achieve full cost recovery…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, animal by-products, apha, charges, ABPR

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Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) to launch in Autumn

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As part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy £320 million will go towards leveraging the £2 billion Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP), which will open for applicaitons in the Autumn.   "Central heating for cities" The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) view heat networks…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat networks, heat network investment project, hnip, decarbonisation, thom koller

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Defra farming consultation: how the new Environmental Land Management system will work

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on the support for farmers following Brexit and the end of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). You can download the, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit consultation document here. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, consultation, Defra, farming, future of on farm ad, soil quality, new environmental land management scheme, public goods, agriculture policy, common agricultural policy cap, agriculture bill, committee on climate change, thom koller

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Free operator workshop to help enhance plant performance

On 14th May, ADBA is holding a free operator workshop in partnership with the Environment Agency and National Farmers Union. Operators can register their space by emailing me at jessica.allan@adbioresources.org. Space is limited so please do register as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, risk management, compliance, plant performance

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PARTNER PRESS RELEASE: ADBA partners with RWM 2018

We are thrilled to announce ADBA’s partnership with RWM 2018, the Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition.

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Biomethane growth in Europe: everybody needs good neighbours

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The coming into force of the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is expected within the next few weeks. As detailed in our blog a few weeks ago, the draft RHI regulations have been laid and now Parliament needs to approve these regulations. This requires both Houses of Parliament approve the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ireland, france, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller

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New Defra rules for farmers have taken effect

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New requirements for farmers, which relate to the use of manures and fertilisers and are intended to prevent water pollution, have now taken effect. As we reported in February, Defra has published guidance to explain the new rules, which now apply to farmers in England. The rules arise…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, agricultural, Farmers, digestate

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Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK estimated to have fallen by 2.6% in 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) last week released their provisional estimates of UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2017. The latest data shows that in 2017 GHG emissions in the UK are estimated to have fallen by 2.6% to 456 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e). This is…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, beis, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable electricity, decarbonisation

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Biogas specialist at the IFAT in Munich

WELTEC BIOPOWER to showcase solutions for the energetic utilisation of organic waste and wastewater

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, CHP, wastewater

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Guest blog: Steve Bungay shares his thoughts on the opening up of the sludge market

Steve Bungay, Technical Director at Helix Environmental Consultancy Ltd Wastewater Matters originally reported on Ofwat’s plans for deregulation of the sludge market as part of the Water 2020 programme, back in our Newsletter of May 2016. Sixteen months later deregulation is still being actively pursued, although it now looks…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Clearfleau acquired by leading German water technology company EnviroChemie

Clearfleau Limited, a leading British provider of on-site waste to energy plants for the food and drink sector, has been acquired by the German water treatment company EnviroChemie GmbH, which is part of SKion GmbH’s water portfolio.

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

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Are you an AD operator looking for non-crop feedstock? The RSPB may have the answer

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) are carrying out a study on the use of wetland conservation biomass, found in their reserves across the country, for the generation of bioenergy. In the study, they are considering the use of anaerobic digestion (AD) to process a…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, rspb, non-crop feedstock, agricultural feedstocks, UK AD & Biogas

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