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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: 15 more provisional tariff guarantees issued this week

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Following the coming into force of the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive on 22 May 2018, Ofgem now publishes a weekly progress report on the Tariff Guarantee application process, which you can access here. The report details: Number of tariff guarantee applications made The number of provisional tariff guarantee notices issued …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Draft FIT consultation: Last chance to strengthen the case for CHP replacement

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BEIS is seeking views on the proposed closure of the Feed-In Tariffs Scheme to new applications after 31 March 2019. The consultation also calls for further evidence on CHP replacement under the FIT, an issue which is of paramount importance for the AD CHP (electricity) industry. You can read: Our initial blog…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, CHP, ad chp, FIT, beis, fit consultation, fit closure, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Ofgem

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ADBA responds to BEIS call for evidence on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation

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Over the last few weeks the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been running a call for evidence to gather views on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation. The call for evidence closed today and ADBA Members can read our full submission here. Thank…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, beis, decentralised energy, electricity, Contracts for Difference, consultation, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Geotech’s first Asia Pacific distributor conference with QED takes place

Geotech, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of gas analysis technology has successfully completed a two-day distributor conference together with QED Environmental Systems in Bangkok this August.

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Changes coming to electricity network charging

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Last year Ofgem launched a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Significant Code Review, which is looking into how residual network costs are recovered from network users. The TCR SCR will also consider the Ofgem decision on embedded benefits, though in the meantime Ofgem are proceeding to remove net…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, targeted charging review, Ofgem, embedded benefits, embedded generation, tnuos, triad payments, thom koller

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GHG intensity of different feedstocks in the recast Renewable Energy Directive

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On 13 June this year compromise was reached between the EU institutions on the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). The Directive is on its way to receiving approval from the European Parliament, with the plenary vote expected to be held in October 2018. It will then return to the Council…

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Tags: food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, food waste, renewable financial incentives, renewable energy directive, redii, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainability, EU, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantees: three months on

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A little over three months has now passed since the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) came into force, on 22 May 2018. The delays to the implementation of the reforms certainly tested the AD industry but, as ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said in her opening address at the UK…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, members meeting, cadent, ptgns, tgns, RHI degression, thom koller

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Turning up the heat - Latest figures on full applications to the RHI

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Renewable heat generated from biogas and biomethane under the RHI (This blog deals with the non-Tariff Guarantee side of the RHI - for the latest on Tariff Guarantee process, click here to read Thom's blog). The latest figures from the Department for Business,…

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

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Regional differences in agricultural feedstock use

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Last week we took a look at the geographical breakdown of the AD industry - the number of AD plants by county and region (out of the 638 currently in operation in the UK). The week prior to that we took a look at the agriculture sector of the industry, and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, agricultural, agricultural feedstocks, crop ad, farm waste, geographical breakdown, region, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Food Waste Collections Series: Part 5: How can separate collections help close the Policy Gap?

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This blog is Part 5 of the Food Waste Collections Series where we are outlining the evidence we have collected on the benefits of introducing separate food waste collections in England. This evidence was submitted to DEFRA last month with the hope that this will help…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, committee on climate change, policy gap, food waste collections, separate food waste collections, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: 18 provisional tariff guarantees issued

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Following the introduction of the Tariff Guarantee process for applying to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) on 22nd May, Ofgem publishes a progress report on a weekly basis which you can visit here. In this blog we draw out the key information relevant to the AD industry.   Tariff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Ofgem, beis, rhi tariff guarantees, james thompson, thom koller

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Goodbye to Jessica Allan

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We're sad to say that Jessica Allan, our Regulatory Affairs Manager, has moved on from ADBA to a new role as a Principal Consultant at WYG. Jess joined ADBA three years ago, on the day of our annual AD Trade Show in Birmingham. Following that fast-paced introduction into the…

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Your chance to influence the future role of small-scale low-carbon power generation

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BEIS is calling for evidence on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation. You can read our overview of this by reading our earlier blog here. Government is consulting until 30 August and we are now inviting ADBA members to comment on our draft response, which you can download…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, beis, decentralised energy, ad chp, Contracts for Difference, thom koller

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Food Waste Collections Series: Part 4: Would separate collections lead to a reduction in food waste?

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This blog is Part 4 of the Food Waste Collections Series where we are outlining the evidence we have collected on the benefits of introducing separate food waste collections in England. This evidence was submitted to DEFRA last month with the hope that this will help…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, Climate Change Act, separate food waste collections, capture rates, food waste reduction, fwrap, Defra, Wrap, emiliano lewis

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The UK AD sector today - a geographical breakdown

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Today, there are 638 operational AD plants in the UK, across both the sewage and the non-sewage sector. In this blog, we take a quick look at where in the country those plants are located and which counties and regions have the highest concentration. The charts below are drawn from data…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, market data, geographical breakdown, county, region, country

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