ADBA to inform BEIS bioeconomy strategy

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is calling for views to inform the UK bioeconomy strategy. The consultation is broad and looks to government objectives on decarbonisation, broader sustainability and food security, to help shape its position. Views submitted here will also inform BEIS' industry strategy. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, consultation, digestate, research and innovation, bioeconomy, sustainability, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Andidrain take delivery of new vacuum trucks

Andidrain Ltd are a specialist tank-cleaning company and are experienced in cleaning tanks and lagoons at AD plants at various sites throughout the UK. We operate a fleet of DISAB Centurion Industrial Vacuum Trucks and this month we have just received delivery of our latest DISAB Centurion. A DISAB Centurion…

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Tags: member's press release, vacuum trucks, tank cleaning

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Will new low carbon Minister make Feed-In Tariff decision soon?

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As the UK AD industry knows, the government has been considering its response to the Feed-In Tariff consultation on AD since last July.  The delays have been related first to Brexit, then to the change of government, and then to the move of the responsible Minister, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, from…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Ollie More, crop operators, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators

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ADBA joins top companies in SDG letter to Theresa May

ADBA has today joined more than 80 leading companies in an open letter to Theresa May calling on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ahead of the World Economic Forum annual meeting taking place on 17-20 January, businesses say they are ready…

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Tags: sustainable development goals, world biogas association, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Bock UK Ltd unveil new silage sheet

Bock UK, leaders in silage storage, are delighted to introduce our new, revolutionary seven-layered silage sheet - Super 7.   Super 7 is an all-in-one silage sheet that replaces the cling-film “oxygen barrier” and top sheet with one film. Brand new seven-layer technology: thanks to an innovative production technology Super 7…

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SEPA proposes simplification of environmental regulation in Scotland

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is undertaking a consultation on proposals to simplify its approach to environmental regulation by developing an integrated authorisation framework that they believe will enable ‘innovation and proportionate, joined up, outcome focussed regulation, that significantly simplifies the regulatory landscape and reduces regulatory burden.’ …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, Scotland, regulation

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RTFO consultation: last chance to have your say

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DfT is consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The consultation proposes to raise the renewable fuel volume obligation on fuel suppliers from 4.75% to 9.75% by 2020, maintain this trajectory to 2030, and introduce a new 'development fuel' sub target obligation - all of which is intended to stimulate…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, consultations, DfT, RTFO, rtfo workshop, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, Transport Working Group, thom koller, GHG emissions, sustainable transport

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Expressions of interest open for UK-India Newton Fund scoping workshop

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UK-India Newton Fund scoping workshop: Biological solutions to reducing industrial waste, environmental inefficiency and pollution in India Expressions of interest are being sought to attend a scoping meeting for a UK-India Newton Fund call in innovative biological solutions for managing industrial waste. Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research…

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Tags: india, newton fund, industrial waste, pollution

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DfT revise RTFO approach to biomethane - use of gas grid now permitted

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The Department for Transport has confirmed their revised approach to Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) eligibility. Subject to some conditions AD operators are now able to receive support under the RTFO for biomethane injected on to the gas grid where this is subsequently drawn from the grid and then used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, consultation, RTFO, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA: New WRAP figures reinforce need for separate food waste collection

Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) Charlotte Morton has called on DEFRA to show stronger leadership following the latest figures released by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) showing an increase in average household food waste between 2012 and 2015. According to WRAP…

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Tags: Wrap, food waste collection, Charlotte Morton, Defra, household waste collections, waste hierarchy

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA launches first conference for Scottish AD industry

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) will host its first Scottish National Conference on Wednesday 15 February at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. Entitled ‘Is Scotland ready for 2021?’, the conference will focus on the growth of Scotland’s AD industry to date…

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Tags: scottish national conference, food waste, Scotland, Charlotte Morton

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Save the date for our free Regulatory Forum – May 2017

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum is now set for 23rd May in Bristol so please do save the date. We will be confirming further details and how to book over the coming weeks. Whatever your role in the AD industry, the Regulatory Forum is the event to attend in order to…

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

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Environment Agency publish updated permits for digestate spreading and storage

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As expected, and as we notified members in our previous blog, the Environment Agency (EA) has now published several updated Standard Rules permits which cover the storage and spreading of digestate. The permits are all available to download from the EA’s website – click here. The permits that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, digestate, environmental permitting, standard rules permits, digestate storage, digestate spreading

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Harper Adams Research: AD and Fallen stock

Harper Adams University near Newport, England, have conducted research about how to reduce the number of resilient pathogens in porcine carcass material. The research has shown that sterilising and then disposing the pig carcasses through anaerobic digestion could generate considerable quantities of biogas for heat or electricity. Additionally, disposing of…

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Tags: emma thomas, harper adams university, fallen stock, bse, anaerobic digestion, biogas, research

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ADBA responds to Mail on Sunday article

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has written an open letter to the editor of The Mail on Sunday in response to the article published on AD on 1st January 2017. The letter reads as follows: Sir,   David Rose’s article of 1st Jan 2017 (‘The great green guzzler con…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, RHI, best practice scheme, feedstocks, food waste collection, energy crops

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