ADBA calls for AD to be recognised in manifestos

With a snap election on the horizon and all parties now scrambling to pull together manifestos, ADBA is calling for the value of AD to be recognised in these important statements of intent. Commenting, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton stated: The performance of local authorities and politicians on the ground…

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Tags: general election, anaerobic digestion, food waste, RHI, FIT, jon harrison

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Environment Agency proposes major overhaul of operator performance assessment

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Last week I attended a workshop run by the Environment Agency (EA) which focussed on how they intend to change their approach to assessing the performance of the operators that they regulate. The review covers all of the sectors regulated by the EA and is separate but potentially linked to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, Environment Agency, regulation, environmental permitting

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Government publishes Energy Trends and Prices report

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published its latest statistics on monthly energy production, consumption and prices in the UK. The key energy generation results are summarised below: Gas’ share of electricity generation increased significantly from 29.5% in 2015 to 42.4% (143 TWh) in 2016. Coal’s share of…

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Tags: beis, energy statistics, bioenergy, anaerobic digestion, emiliano lewis

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ADBA: Food waste report is ‘wake-up call’ for next Government

ADBA has joined the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee in calling food waste levels in England a ‘scandal’ and described the Committee’s final report into the costs of food waste in England as a ‘wake-up call' for the next Government. …

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Tags: food waste, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, chris noyce, efra committee, general election, Environment Agency, waste hierarchy

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New sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions released for new FIT generators

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As of 1 May 2017 new generators applying under the Feed-in Tariff are required to submit a Fuel Measurement and Sampling Questionnaire as part of their ROO-FIT applicaiton. You can access this here. Ofgem has released new guidance to accompany the tool, you can view this here. Ofgem will soon issue…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, feedstock restrictions, fit guidance, biogas apportioning tool, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: A new opportunity for biogas in Germany?

Germany was undoubtedly the driving force in Europe for the development of a nation-wide anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry. Supported by the Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz, EEG) this in turn provided the renewable energy blueprint for many other European markets to follow. However, the EEG became…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, anaerobic digestion, renewable energy, germany, FIT, LNG

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Ofgem Targeted Charging Review - have your say

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Ofgem is conducting a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) consultation to consider network charging including the impact of fixed and sunk costs, behind the meter generation, and storage. The TCR could lead to a full Significant Charging Review to consider how the Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) and Distribution Use…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable electricity, FIT, triad, consultation, Ofgem

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New Government must recognise benefits of AD

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By ADBA External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison The advantage of being in Government is that you know when you’re going to call an election before anyone else does. With the tightly run ship of Theresa May’s No.10 operation, news of the surprise poll didn’t…

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Tags: jon harrison, government, local authorities, anaerobic digestion, food waste collections, RHI, FIT

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BEIS methane leakage from AD plants project

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BEIS are hoping to conduct a study on methane leakage from AD plants.  The study would involve setting up sensors around a number of AD plants to monitor methane levels. BEIS feel that the existing literature on methane leakage from AD plants probably does not reflect the actual amount…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, methane leakage, beis

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Fresh research funding announced for AD £££

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An exciting new funding competition, the Energy Catalyst Round 5, has been announced for innovation in energy. The government will invest £13 million in innnovative projects that can address the global need for clean, affordable and secure energy. Details below: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Funding competition: energy catalyst round 5 Department for Business, Energy …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, funding opportunity, beis, research and innovation, clean energy, emissions reduction, emiliano lewis, r&d funding

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ADBA visits Euston Biogas

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Yesterday ADBA visited Euston Biogas to discuss the Future of Farming and On-farm AD project that ADBA is working on. The Euston Biogas site, one of two biomethane-to-grid plants owned and operated by Strutt & Parker Farms Ltd, processes around 50,000 tonnes of crops and farm waste a year and has…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, beis, emiliano lewis, Feed-in-Tariff, on farm ad, digestate, CAP

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RHI update – legislation now expected after election

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Yesterday we had a conference call with BEIS on the RHI. BEIS said that the legislation was not now going to be laid before Parliament because there was no chance of it being passed before prorogation on 3 May. They are considering trying to introduce emergency legislation on some minor points,…

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Tags: RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane

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Environment Agency to update ADBA members at Regulatory Forum

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There is now about a month left to go until our Spring 2017 Regulatory Forum, which is taking place on 23rd May at Clarke Willmott's office in Bristol. As well as the chance to hear from a range of leading experts in the AD industry, attendees will hear an…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum

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WRAP guide to assist AD operators that accept food waste in liners

WRAP has published a guide to assist AD operators that accept food waste in liners: http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/guide-assist-ad-operators-accept-food-waste-liners  WRAP say: "This guidance will help AD operators to limit the amount of plastic that ends up in digestate as a result of food waste caddy liners.…

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World Bank adviser to speak at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017

World Bank adviser on agricultural risks and markets Marc Sadler will give a keynote address at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the #1 global tradeshow for biogas, at the NEC in Birmingham on 5 July 2017. Mr Sadler, who regularly advises governments and supply-chain stakeholders on commodity markets, finance,…

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Tags: uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, world bank, biogas, anaerobic digestion, un sustainable development goals

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