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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: First 2 Tariff Guarantees awarded: both biomethane

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Following the coming into force of the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive on 22 May 2018, Ofgem now publishes a weekly progress report on the Tariff Guarantee application process, which you can access here. The report details: Number of tariff guarantee applications made The number of provisional tariff guarantee notices…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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John Laing looking to raise £50m from fund placement

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UK environmental infrastructure investment fund John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN.L) is looking to raise £50m from a fund placement, Yahoo Finance UK can exclusively reveal.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion

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ADBA responds to FIT consultation on closure of the scheme and CHP replacement

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Over the last two months, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been running an open consultation on the closure of the FITs scheme to new applicants on 31 March 2019, as well as seeking views on proposed scheme administrative changes. The consultation closed today…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, FIT, beis, Ofgem, fit consultation, chp replacement, fit closure, emiliano lewis, ad chp, UK AD & Biogas

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In full: ADBA Chief Executive’s speech to RWM 2018 on the need for universal food waste collections

Yesterday at RWM 2018, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton delivered a keynote presentation outlining the need for universal food waste collections in England to emulate the successful examples set by Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, food waste, rwm 2018, resources & waste strategy, circular economy package

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First thoughts on the Agriculture Bill: the rise of the vegetable king

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Yesterday saw the first reading of the Agriculture Bill, the first bill of its kind for 70 years. You can read the Bill here and see our press release here. Below we set out our thoughts on the Bill. It is bittersweet that this Bill came out as we were submitting…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, agriculture bill, michael gove, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, new environmental land management scheme, thom koller

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PRESS STATEMENT: Anaerobic digestion industry response to Agriculture Bill

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton responds to the presentation to Parliament of the government's Agriculture Bill.

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Tags: press release, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, farming, agriculture, Defra, digestate, biofertiliser, soil

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How does the RTFO compare to the RHI? A brief analysis

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Dual participation in the RTFO and RHI On the 14th June, BEIS announced the policy decision that biomethane producers can now claim under both the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), giving the following statement: “Thank you for your patience whilst the Department for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, RTFO, rtfcs, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, beis, DfT, dual participation

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: ForFarmers posts first half-year 2018 results

Highlights for first-half 2018(1): Total Feed(2) volume: +2.1% at 4.8mT; growth in the Netherlands and Germany/Belgium, decline in the United Kingdom Compound feed volume: +0.7% at 3.3mT; stable in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, growth in Germany/Belgium Net revenue: +2.8% at €1,141.6 million; like-for-like growth equalled 3.9% Gross profit: +5.0% at €217.7 million;…

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Green with envy for new number plates for clean vehicles

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The Department for Transport will soon launch a consultation to ask for views on how to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles such as those fuelled with biomethane. You can find further details about this here. Clean cars, vans, and taxis could be equipped with green number plates under new…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, Department for Transport, consultation, road to zero, zero emissions, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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New training videos for operators of small-scale AD plants

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Severn Wye Energy Agency has produced a new series of short training videos for operators of small-scale AD plants.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, training, good practice

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: 52 provisional tariff guarantee notices now issued

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Following the coming into force of the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive on 22 May 2018, Ofgem now publishes a weekly progress report on the Tariff Guarantee application process, which you can access here. The report details: Number of tariff guarantee applications made The number of provisional tariff guarantee notices…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, tariff guarantee budget, rhi tariff guarantees, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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What would be a fair gate fee?

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Last week ADBA responded to BEIS' call for evidence on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation, calling for a bespoke Contracts for Difference - a CfD-type auction for small-scale low-carbon generation, which is currently proscribed as far as AD sub 5MW is concerned. In…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, DECC, beis, FIT, gate fees, gate fees report, fit closure, emiliano lewis, food waste, Wrap

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Retaining the fuel duty differential at Budget 2018

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Earlier today I attended a meeting of the Natural Gas Vehicle Network (NGVN), of which ADBA is a member. Ahead of Budget 2018, one of the immediate tasks of the NGVN is to make the case to HM Treasury to retain the fuel duty differential. Maintaining the duty differential is important…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RTFO, renewable transport fuel obligation, DfT, fuel duty differential, road to zero, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, ngvn, ngvaeurope, thom koller

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BEIS confirm no RHI degression on 1st October

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Last Friday, BEIS released their latest Quarterly Forecasts for the Non-domestic RHI scheme which confirmed that there will be no degression on the 1st October for any of the Non-domestic RHI technologies and tariff categories, including biogas and biomethane, which means no tariffs will be reduced next quarter. This…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, beis, emiliano lewis, RHI degression, rhi forecast spend, UK AD & Biogas

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Geotech transitions to QED Environmental Systems with move to Coventry

There is much excitement at leading global manufacturer and supplier of portable and fixed gas analysers Geotech as the company begins its transition to become known in the industry as QED Environmental Systems.

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Tags: member's press release, gas analysis

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