ADBA calls on new BEIS Select Committee to review embedded benefits changes

We are still waiting to hear back from our joint letter to BEIS Secretary of State Greg Clark MP on embedded benefits that we submitted in April. In the meantime, ADBA has suggested to the ADE - who led on the letter – that we send a similar letter to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable electricity, Ofgem, beis, greg clark, beis committee, embedded benefit, triad, network charging, thom koller

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RHI scheme spending update - June 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest figures on estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The link can be found by clicking here. If you would like to see how the forecast expenditure compares to the expenditure threshold for each RHI…

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

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Huge growth in residual waste treatment capacity

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The 12th edition of the Residual Waste Infrastructure Review by environmental consultancy Eunomia highlights the significant growth in residual waste treatment capacity that has taken place since the company started tracking facility development in 2009. The full report can be downloaded here free of charge. The report finds that: Since 2009/10,…

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Tags: residual waste, Energy from Waste, recycling, recycling targets, food waste, Eunomia, UK AD & Biogas

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ADBA conference to examine role of green gas in decarbonising transport

The role of biomethane in fuelling buses and municipal, light-duty and heavy-goods vehicles will be the key theme of the third ADBA Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, taking place on the 28th September 2017 at the Queen’s Hotel, Leeds. Biomethane is a low-carbon, methane-based transport fuel produced…

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Tags: transport, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, RTFO, clean air strategy, Charlotte Morton

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Sustainability key to making on-farm AD viable

With continued changes to Feed-in Tariffs and a lack of financial incentives for farmers, Derek Burgoyne, a Cambridgeshire-based businessman, has created a ‘truly sustainable’ AD system, which he says is key to making the technology viable in the future. Derek and business partner John Dale, both directors of…

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Tags: member's press release, sustainability, on-farm AD, food waste, digestate

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BEIS launch independent review into the cost of energy

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Industrial Strategy, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced that an independent review into the cost of energy will be undertaken, led by Professor Dieter Helm CBE. The Secretary of State announced: All homes and businesses rely on an affordable and secure energy supply and the government is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, Ofgem, industrial strategy, Climate Change Act, paris agreement, energy costs, greg clark, renewable financial incentives, thom koller

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Ofgem begin Significant Code Review

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Following consultation earlier in the year Ofgem has decided to launch a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Significant Code Review (SCR), which will: Consider reform of residual charging for transmission and distribution, for both generation and demand, to ensure it meets the interests of consumers, both now and in future; and …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable electricity, Ofgem, beis, greg clark, consultation, significant code review, triad payments, embedded benefit, tnuos, bsuos, cmp264, cmp265, network charging, thom koller

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Important Membership Renewals Information

With ADBA’s new membership year starting on 1 October 2017, we will soon be entering our period of renewals so it is important that you read all the information below regarding the renewal process. It’s time to say thank you We would firstly like to say…

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Tags: Membership renewal, ADBA Members' Directory, Renewals, membership

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Environment Agency set to propose charge increases in Autumn consultation

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This week I attended a meeting with the Environment Agency (EA) at which they gave some insight into their likely proposals to change the way they charge for their regulatory activities. The proposals will affect all AD operators who have a permit and look set to have significant implications. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, regulation

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The Future of On Farm AD (part 1)

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With a new government in place, declining financial incentives for energy generation and a need to replace the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that currently supports British farming, ADBA is developing new policy recommendations relating to the energy and non-energy related benefits of AD. AD provides on-site energy for farms…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, Defra, thom koller

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Northern Ireland carbon footprint and the role of AD

The average person's carbon footprint in Northern Ireland is substantially higher than it is for the average person in the rest of the UK, a paper by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has shown. The findings show that in 2013, total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, committee on climate change, Northern Ireland, carbon abatement, decarbonisation, agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, farm AD, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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RTFO response expected soon

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It is our latest understanding that DfT may soon publish their response to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation consultation. This consultation was launched in November 2016 with the response being delayed due to the general election and, subsequently, officials needing to brief the new Minister responsible, Jesse Norman MP. We understand…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, DfT, RTFO, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, thom koller

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Ofgem issue corrected FIT deployment queue data

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A couple of weeks ago we posted an article on the FIT capacity queue. Ofgem has now issued corrected data and this article updates the FIT queue - contrary to what we posted, if you were to apply for the FIT today your project would now be eligible from 1 January,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, Ofgem, feed-in tariff, deployment queue, thom koller

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Farmers’ appetite for AD on the rise

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The use of anaerobic digestion (AD) by English farmers to treat their wastes is firmly on the rise, shows a latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Results from DEFRA’s Farm Practices Survey 2017, which focused on practices relating to greenhouse gas mitigation, shows…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, farm AD, Defra, farm slurry, crop feedstocks, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, urges action on RHI reform

Following his very well received attendance at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 at the beginning of July, ADBA asked Dr. Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, if he would table a question in Parliament. He kindly agreed to help generate…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller, consultation, claire perry mp, Alan Whitehead, labour party

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