Waste Treatment BREF update - June 2017

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As reported previously, the second version of the European Commission’s Waste Treatment Best Available Technique Reference (BREF) document is due to be published next year. The BREF document sets out Best Available Technique (BAT) for all waste treatment technologies, including AD, and is applied across the European Union.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, Environment Agency, waste treatment bref

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Theresa May be addicted to Coffey

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed its full Ministerial team. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP is Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. George Eustice MP is Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Thérèse Coffey MP…

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Tags: Defra, food waste operators, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, thom koller, chris noyce

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BEIS methane leakage from AD plants: project update

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As reported in Ollie’s April blog BEIS has commissioned a study into methane leakage from AD plants. Yesterday ADBA attended a workshop on the project methodology and results on the pilot plant. Under the RHI and as per the Renewable Energy Directive, biomethane must achieve a 60% GHG saving…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, RHI, methane leakage, beis, renewable energy directive, thom koller

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British green gas - reducing our reliance on Qatar

Last week, several Gulf countries cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region with its support for Islamist groups. This could be bad news for the UK’s energy security. The majority of the UK’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) is currently imported from Qatar. LNG…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, natural gas, LNG, qatar, british green gas, emiliano lewis

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ADBA urges BEIS Secretary of State to implement RHI legislation

Following the reappointment at the beginning of the week of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy ADBA has written to Greg Clark MP. We called for the urgent implementation of the RHI legislation as per the December 2016 government response to the RHI consultation. We informed…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: F&P to build on strong position in market at AD and biogas tradeshow

(Stand C504) Peer-to-peer lending specialist F&P Sponsors is returning to UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 on 5th-6th July at the NEC, Birmingham, where it will highlight its strong track record in helping businesses to achieve funding. The green-technology sector is one that F&…

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Tags: member's press release, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, funding, anaerobic digestion, un sustainable development goals

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Best Practice Scheme proposals – comments on draft documents needed by 23 June

As we have set out previously, ADBA will be piloting the Best Practice Scheme for AD this summer. The scheme, which is led by ADBA and supported by a wide range of industry stakeholders, is aimed at helping the industry to reach high standards of operation, including in environmental protection…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, UK AD & Biogas, food waste operators, crop operators

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ADBA calls for sector support from new Government

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), has congratulated Prime Minister Theresa May on forming a new Government, but called for swift action to overcome uncertainty and assist the AD sector in boosting the economy, creating jobs and ensuring security of energy supply. AD…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, general election, RHI, FIT, separate food waste collections

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What a hung Parliament means for AD

Just when you thought British politics couldn't throw up any more surprises, last night's general election results have blown everything right open again. The last opinion polls published on Thursday suggested a range of possible outcomes, from a hung Parliament to a hugely increased Conservative majority, but the…

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Tags: chris noyce, general election, anaerobic digestion, brexit, RHI, clean growth plan, separate food waste collections, FIT

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Installation of first CApure CA70LBG marks significant milestone for Puregas

Today, the installation of our first CApure CA70LBG marked a significant milestone for Puregas Solutions. The Biogas Upgrading Plant was installed at the Skogn Papermill, Norway in early June. The plant, which will upgrade up to 3,000Nm3/h of raw biogas, will be part of the largest biogas liquefaction…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas upgrading, biogas liquefaction, biolng

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Air pollution in towns and cities - how many lives can AD save?

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Defra and DfT are consulting on 'Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities'. You can access the consultation documents here. Air quality has been improving throughout the UK but levels of pollution still remain dangerously high in many towns and cities. Although local authorities already have the powers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, Defra, DfT, air pollution, air quality, nox, so2, renewable energy, public health, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, clean air zones, thom koller

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Funding competition for low carbon fuels £££

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The Department for Transport (DfT) have a new £20m funding opportunity, called the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C), available for the development of advanced low carbon fuels. The closing date for applications is the 30th June 2017. Below you can find a summary of the competition: …

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Tags: low carbon fuel, funding opportunity, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, r&d funding

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Regulatory Forum - slides available for members

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Following our successful Regulatory Forum on 23rd May, all of the presentations delivered on the day are now available to ADBA members at the links below. Priscilla Hall and Zoe Stollard (Clarke Willmott - event hosts) - top tips on contractual and legal matters https://www.slideshare.net/secret/2GWP…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Wolf Power Systems and Myriad announce CHP cooperation

Wolf Power Systems, a pioneer in combining heat and power generation, and Myriad Power Products, a supplier of low-carbon heating and power generation equipment, have announced their cooperation. The Wolf Group is a leading supplier of combined heat and power systems (CHP), a technology that generates heat and electricity simultaneously.…

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Tags: member's press release, combined heat and power

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Five reasons to stay positive about Paris despite Trump

Donald Trump’s decision yesterday to take the US out of the Paris Agreement has been in the pipeline (pun slightly intended) ever since he was elected president back in November. Now that it’s actually happened, what should those of us working in AD and the low-carbon…

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Tags: chris noyce, paris agreement, decarbonisation, renewables

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