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As a membership organisation, it's hugely important that ADBA's communications work reflects the concerns of and, wherever possible, directly involves its members. It's also of course true that, as an industry, we can maximise the effectiveness of our communications by working together on joint press activity as…

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Training, Safety and Environment working group hold useful meeting

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Last week our Training, Safety and Environment working group met for a day of useful discussions around regulation and good practice around plant design, maintenance and operation. With involvement from ADBA members and the regulators (Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive), the group tackles the most pressing issues facing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment, training, Environment Agency, health and safety executive, health and safety, environment, environmental permitting

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Renewables Obligation Annual Report published for 2016-17

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Yesterday Ofgem published their Renewables Obligation (RO) Annual Report for the year 2016-17. Key points of interest from the report for the year ending 31 March 2017 are summarised below: Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) issued and renewable generation Ofgem issued 86.2 million ROCs in 2016-17 compared to 90.4 million ROCs in 2015-16. This…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, feedstocks, agricultural feedstocks, food waste, emiliano lewis

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Spaces available for government workshop on heat network commercialisation

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) is holding a workshop on 13th April at the BEIS Conference Centre in Victoria, London (10:00-13:00). This event is aimed at organisations, groups and businesses who may be less familiar with heat networks but who would like to know more. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, heat networks, hnip, beis, future of heat, combined heat and power, heat, thom koller

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Environment Agency confirms most fee changes to come into effect from April

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At the beginning of 2018, ADBA submitted a robust response to the Environment Agency’s Strategic Review of Charges consultation. To read our response, click here. ADBA expressed significant concerns on behalf of our members, particularly regarding the scale of charge increases for the biowaste sector and the speed that…

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Wasting London’s Future - Environment Committee call for separate food waste collections

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Following consultation and a review of the latest evidence, the London Assembly's Environment Committee has today released its report 'Wasting London's Future'. Setting out the challenge ahead, the report notes the Mayor's pledges to: Increase total recycling in London from 52 per cent to 65 per cent by 2030; and, …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, london assembly, environment committee, separate food waste collections, food waste, Charlotte Morton, thom koller

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Celebrating the first AD plant certified under the AD Certification Scheme

Earlier this year, we were delighted to announce that Granville Ecopark had been successfully certified under the AD Certification Scheme, which was opened in December 2017. This is a fantastic achievement for the team operating this plant and we are pleased that they have worked with us to produce a short…

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BEIS call for evidence on A Future Framework for Heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today released a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can access the document launching this work here. The call for evidence confirms the government commitment to reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050, with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat decarbonisation, heat networks, dnos, GDNs, innovation, 2050, thom koller, network charging

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: CooperOstlund director appointed to the ADBA Advisory Board

Johan Ostlund, director at CooperOstlund, has been appointed to the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) Advisory Board in recognition for his expertise and services to the sector.

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Free legal advice clinics at ADBA Regulatory Forum

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ADBA’s Regulatory Forum is a must-attend event for those working in the AD sector, as regulation and compliance has an impact on the majority of organisations involved in building and operating AD plants. The programme for the next forum (on 24th May in Leeds) is shaping up nicely,…

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Environment Agency to give in-depth update on Medium Combustion Plant Directive at Regulatory Forum

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At ADBA's Regulatory Forum on 24 May in Leeds, the Environment Agency is to give a detailed presentation on how the Medium Combustion Plant Directive will be implemented and how this will affect AD operators. Members are strongly encouraged to attend this event, which will include time for questions. The…

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RHI Tariff Guarantee budget allocation released

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the budget allocation for tariff guarantees and estimates of inflation for the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21. The budget is set out below: This allocation to tariff guarantees is 50% of the scheme's uncommitted spend in future years (for 2020/21 there is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, consultation, beis, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Aether Energy to set up fund to acquire challenging UK AD plants

Aether Energy Ltd (AE), a structuring and placement business within the renewables sector, is setting up a fund to acquire and target operationally challenging Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants.

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Defra farming consultation: public money for public goods

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As we reported at the end of February, Defra is consulting on the future support for farmers, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can read our summary of the consultation proposals here.   Consultation questions on public money for public…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, CAP, consultation, common agricultural policy cap, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, soil quality, 25 year environment plan, digestate, thom koller

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New ADBA Pipeline uploaded - Can we hit 1 GWe-e by 2020?

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The ADBA Pipeline has now been updated and the latest version has been uploaded to the Members’ Area of the website. Please click here to access it (and click on "Operational & proposed plant data"). The latest Pipeline shows the AD industry now has: 609 operational plants, and A total…

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Tags: pipeline data, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, capacity

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