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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Dusting Off the Rosettes

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Our External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison previews the forthcoming general election. The starting gun has been fired on the 2017 General Election – a phrase that virtually no political pundit in Westminster was expecting ever to have to say. As little as two weeks ago, No.10 were categorically ruling out an…

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Just released: April 2017 ADBA Policy Report

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At the ADBA Spring Members' Meeting yesterday we released the April 2017 Policy Report, bringing you the latest information on renewable financial incentives and the policy work ADBA has been engaged with over the last few months. Members may download a copy here. Below are some highlights from the report: The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, advanced anaerobic digestion, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Setting out the role of AD in the UK Industrial Strategy

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Last week we submitted our response to the Industrial Strategy green paper consultation. Running during the last three months the consultation sought views on ten 'pillars' where the right policy could lead to increased productivity and economic growth throughout the UK. These pillars are: science, research and innovation; skills;…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller, digestate, beis, industrial strategy, renewable financial incentives, trade, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Biogen welcomes new investors

Leading food-waste-to-renewable-energy specialist Biogen yesterday announced that it has been acquired by Ancala Bioenergy Limited. The company was purchased for an undisclosed sum from joint venture shareholders Bedfordia Group and Kier Group. Biogen’s seven anaerobic digestion plants recycle a quarter of a million tonnes of food waste annually…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion

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General election announcement and impact on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

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The Prime Minister has today announced that a general election will be held on 8 June.  This throws into question whether the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) amendment regulation to bring in the new tariffs and tariff guarantees will be passed in time, so could lapse. They would then need…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Food waste - fuelling our future (Puregas Solutions)

Despite some very challenging conditions and sub-zero temperatures(!), Puregas Solutions has just completed the installation and commissioning of a CApure CA30 biogas upgrading plant in Forsbacka, 200km north of Stockholm, Sweden. Linda Kraft, Project Manager for Puregas Solutions, explains: Because the upgrading plant undergoes a comprehensive Factory Acceptance Test, any…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, biogas upgrading, dry fermentation, biomethane, digestate

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Update on EFRA Committee Food Waste Inquiry

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Our External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison provides an update on the ongoing inquiry into food waste in England.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, consultation, food waste, jon harrison, Parliament, Charlotte Morton, carbon

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Information request – survey on use of landspreading deployment permits

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We have been made aware of a potential issue regarding the use of landspreading deployment permits (i.e. spreading of digestate under Standard Rules SR2010 No. 4) which we would like to better understand. A summary of the potential issue is provided at the end of this blog. At this stage,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, landspreading, environmental permitting, standard rules permits, deployment, food waste operators, digestate

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Future Billing Methodology: reducing gas to grid costs

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ADBA has now submitted its response to National Grid Gas Distribution and DNV GL's consultation on the Future Billing Methodology. You may download our final response here. Thank you to all the members who got in touch to help shape our submission. Our response supports the project in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, consultation, propanation, future billing methodology, crop operators, food waste operators, propane, calorific value, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: AD performance at the heart of Privilege team expansion

Independent consultant Dr Phil Hobbs has joined the Privilege Finance team with a primary focus on optimising new and under-performing anaerobic digesters in the agricultural and food waste industries. Experience in the biogas, pharmaceutical, instrumentation and British aerospace industries, as a project manager, has provided Dr Hobbs with an excellent…

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RHI delay could reduce risk of 1 July biomethane degression

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As we outlined on our blog of 31 March, the legislation bringing the changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) into force has been delayed. The legislation is now expected to be laid before Parliament as soon as possible after the Easter recess. The first day for this would be the 1…

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Tags: RHI, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, food waste operators, crop operators

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