RHI degression statistics published

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BEIS have published the latest RHI degression statistics. However, as tariff resets have already been confirmed in the RHI consultation response they may not be as relevant to biomethane and biogas as usual. See our short note on this here. 

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Tags: biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, rhi consultation, beis

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Biomethane producers reverse charging for VAT exemption

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We've been in discussions with HMRC about whether biomethane producers of 4,000 m3/ hr and under should be exempt from the procedure of reverse charging of VAT on the gas sold to the wholesale market. This in principle sounds like a good idea as it would in theory mean less…

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Tags: vat, vat reverse charges, anaerobic digestion, biomethane

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World Biogas Association to partner with UK AD & Biogas to showcase global biogas industry

With the global biogas market estimated at £1trn and energy security, climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals driving the need to rapidly increase the uptake of biogas, the World Biogas Association (WBA) has agreed to partner with the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) to showcase the…

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Tags: world biogas association, UK AD & Biogas, agriculture, sewage treatment, waste management, transport, heat and power, food waste collection, landfill gas, biomethane vehicles, Charlotte Morton, david newman

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Training, Safety and Environment Working Group to meet in February

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment Working Group, chaired by David Woolgar, will be meeting on Tuesday 21st February to catch up on relevant topics, review progress on actions arising from the previous meeting and to confirm actions going forward. You can view minutes from previous meetings and find…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, training

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Update on Ofwat’s Water 2020 Sludge Working Group

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Ofwat’s Water 2020 Sludge Working Group has been meeting regularly for the last year and ADBA has been attending in order to explore the potential opportunities and challenges associated with opening up the sludge treatment market to new entrants. The working group was set up to consider various aspects…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, sewage sludge, biosolids, digestate, Defra, Ofwat, Environment Agency, water 2020

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RO closure and grace periods: ADBA comments on Ofgem draft guidance

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) is closing to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Last year Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the RO and industry practices. They have followed this up wtih draft guidance which you can access here. Ofgem welcomes comments on the draft guidance, suggestions of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, Ofgem, RO, commissioning, g59, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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ADBA set out views on the future use of heat in buildings

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Our final response to BEIS's consultation on the future of heat in buildings in non-domestic buildings has now been submitted. You can download our submission here. In our response, we urge BEIS to consider the numerous benefits of AD and its carbon cost effectiveness as a producer of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, hnip, heat networks, consultation, beis, CHP, RHI, heat use, thom koller

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Response submitted to call for evidence on UK bioeconomy

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Last week we submitted our response to BEIS' call for evidence on the UK bioeconomy. Our response puts forward strong arguments on the role of AD can play in delivering economic growth, achieving sustainability, and attracting investment in the UK. We also set out what is required to achieve this…

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

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Free training session for on-farm AD operators at Energy Now

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If you operate an on-farm AD plant, you can attend a free training session at the Energy Now Exhibition on 9th February 2017. The session, offered by the Severn Wye Energy Agency and delivered by ADBA member Amaya Arias-Garcia and the Environment Agency’s Nick Green, will provide a guide…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, on-farm AD, best practice

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Scottish Government set out vision for Future of Energy in Scotland

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Earlier this week, the Scottish Government published its new energy strategy, The future of energy in Scotland, where following consultation a new vision for 2050 will be set out. Following years of support for renewable generation Scotland has largely decarbonised its electricity production. In recognition of this, in introducing the consultation,…

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Tags: Scottish Government, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, decarbonisation, RTFO, renewable heat, renewable energy, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Air Liquide and Puregas join forces to develop European biogas market

Air Liquide and Puregas Solutions have signed an agreement to access their respective biogas upgrading technologies. This collaboration allows the two experts to provide biogas upgrading solutions that meet customers' needs and specific projects’ characteristics. The agreement uses the synergies of Air Liquide and Puregas Solutions and is complementary…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biogas upgrading, biomethane, bio-cng, bio-ngv

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WRAP publishes report on digestate quality and safety for agriculture

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WRAP has now published the findings of a long-running research project that they commissioned to investigate the safety of PAS110 digestate when used in agriculture and field horticulture. A wide range of hazards were considered and risks from digestate use were considered to be acceptably low or negligible in all…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Wrap, PAS110, digestate, food waste, crop operators

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Mail on Sunday publishes ADBA letter

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ADBA members may remember that Chief Executive Charlotte Morton sent an open letter to the Mail on Sunday (MoS) earlier this month responding to their article on AD published on 1st January 2017. Charlotte's open letter suggested that the MoS article had been misleading in its representation of AD and…

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Ofgem webinar on submitting FIT applications

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Ofgem has asked us to publicise a webinar they are running on 8 February 2PM-3:15PM. The session is on “How to submit a successful FIT application” and will cover applicants converting their preliminary applications to full as well as other issues that may be useful for anyone…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, Ofgem, preliminary accreditation, thom koller, Feed-in-Tariff

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ADBA: Biogas can be central to UK Industrial Strategy

ADBA has today welcomed the publication of the Government’s Green Paper ‘Building Our Industrial Strategy’ and will be setting out over the next few months how AD can play a central role in helping UK industry to flourish. In return for long-term Government support, AD can…

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Tags: biogas, industrial strategy, beis, biotechnology, R&D, Charlotte Morton, chris noyce

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