Draft consultation response on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport is consulting on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, biomethane in transport, consultation, biomethane as a transport fuel, category b licence, thom koller

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Guest blog: update from ADBA group producing odour guide

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Dr Stephen Wise (pictured above), Waste Sector Director at Amec Foster Wheeler discusses how ADBA's Training, Safety and Environment working group is tackling odour. Stephen is a recognised and well known expert within the waste management sector with over 20 years of experience at a senior level working for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, odour, training, safety and environment working group, planning, environmental permitting

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ADBA attends Defra Biowaste Regulatory Forum meeting

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This week I attended Defra’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which is a meeting of trade bodies and professional organisations and Defra and the regulators. It is designed to be an opportunity for the industry to share updates with the regulators and vice versa. It also enables any actions to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, Defra, regulation, food waste operators, crop operators

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Health and Safety Executive to conduct unannounced inspections in waste sector

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In a bid to improve the health and safety performance of the waste and recycling sector, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have said that they will begin undertaking unannounced inspections. The waste sector (encompassing all waste treatment activities including waste collection, sorting facilities, AD, composting, landfill, end of life…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, health and safety, Practical Guide to AD

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER to present its biogas technologies at Energy Now Ireland

Over the course of 2017, Ireland intends to initiate energy reform with a new Feed-in Tariff for renewable energy technologies. The government plans to increase the amount of green electricity from the current figure of about 23 percent to 40 percent by 2020. The tariff system is to establish a favourable environment for biogas…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, Ireland, Northern Ireland

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Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group update

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Last Friday I attended an Industry Advisory Group (IAG) that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) organise with the associations representing renewable heat member companies, across biogas, heat pumps, biomass and other technologies. It is a useful forum for BEIS to provide any updates and for us…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, Ollie More, financial incentives

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Draft ADBA response on RHI eligible heat uses

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As we informed members a few weeks ago BEIS has launched a new RHI consultation which includes proposes changes on eligible heat uses. For our complete top-level briefing on the consultation click here and for a detailed assessment of the aspects of the consultation relating to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, heat use, eligible heat, biomass drying, consultation, beis, thom koller

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LATEST ADBA Map Published - September 2017

Today we have published the latest map showing details of all the AD plants in the UK inside and outside of the water sector. To access the map, please click here or on the image below: (If you are an ADBA member, please remember to login for full…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, ad map, AD market, adba northern ireland national conference, adba biomethane and gas vehicle conference, emiliano lewis

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Best Practice Scheme update – pilot completed

We’re pleased to say that the pilot of the Best Practice Scheme has now been completed, which means that we are on track to open the scheme to applicants autumn/winter 2017. In the next few months there are several opportunities to hear more about this in person and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, crop operators, food waste operators, Environment Agency, regulation, environment, health and safety

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CHP replacement update

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During the last year, ADBA has sought clarification from Ofgem and BEIS on how they would interpret replacement of CHP installations under the FIT. Earlier this year, ADBA joined with other trade associations representing the other FIT technologies (the British Hydropower Association (BHA), the Renewable Energy Association (REA), RenewableUK, Scottish…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, Ofgem, beis, consultation, chp replacement, unused capacity

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NEW RHI deployment update - August 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The link to the August statistics can be found by clicking here, or to see last month's blog, click here. Biogas Biogas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, heat use, biomethane, biogas heat, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, beis, decarbonisation, emiliano lewis

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Ofgem set out engagement plan for RIIO-2

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In July we informed members about Ofgem's plans for the RIIO-2 framework review. RIIO stands for 'Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs', and it is the formula through which energy price controls are established. The current 8-year price controls for gas and electricity transmission networks and gas distribution networks end…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, Ofgem, riio-2, price controls, gas distribution network, transmission network, electricity distribution network, thom koller, food waste operators, crop operators

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ADBA members - send us your best photos!

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Here in the ADBA PR team we're looking to refresh our rather out-of-date stock of AD images that we use in magazine articles and press releases and on social media. In particular we're after high-quality images of: AD plants Biomethane-fuelled vehicles If you have any AD-related photos that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, chris noyce

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DEFRA report: Maize grown for AD

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According to the latest figures published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the amount of land used to grow maize for AD in England is on the rise. The report titled “Farming statistics – final crop areas and cattle, sheep and pig populations” gives…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, maize, energy crops, emiliano lewis, Defra

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Applications open for 2018 Ashden Awards

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London-based charity Ashden is seeking entries for its 2018 UK green energy awards. Two of the key areas they are interested in would be suitable for applications relating to AD: Innovation and new approaches to renewable energy generation. Businesses, projects or programmes that have found innovative ways to reduce pollution…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Awards, renewable energy, sustainable transport, air pollution

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