Ofgem issue corrected FIT deployment queue data

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A couple of weeks ago we posted an article on the FIT capacity queue. Ofgem has now issued corrected data and this article updates the FIT queue - contrary to what we posted, if you were to apply for the FIT today your project would now be eligible from 1 January,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, Ofgem, feed-in tariff, deployment queue, thom koller

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Farmers’ appetite for AD on the rise

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The use of anaerobic digestion (AD) by English farmers to treat their wastes is firmly on the rise, shows a latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Results from DEFRA’s Farm Practices Survey 2017, which focused on practices relating to greenhouse gas mitigation, shows…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, farm AD, Defra, farm slurry, crop feedstocks, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, urges action on RHI reform

Following his very well received attendance at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 at the beginning of July, ADBA asked Dr. Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, if he would table a question in Parliament. He kindly agreed to help generate…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller, consultation, claire perry mp, Alan Whitehead, labour party

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DfT support for alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles

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DfT is running a consultation 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 added…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, DfT, alternative fuels infrastructure, ldvs, category b licence, consultation, thom koller

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Help set the agenda for the Regulatory Forum

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We are now planning the programme for our Autumn Regulatory Forum event, which is being held in Leeds on 10th October. This free, members-only event is a great opportunity to stay up to date with regulatory developments, as well as hearing from industry experts on topics such as digestate quality,…

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Air quality and the role of biomethane

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Yesterday the Government released its plans to tackle air pollution. The move followed two court cases which the Government lost, whereby they were instructed to produce and then improve a response. This resulted in a consultation on improving air quality: reducing nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities. You can…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RTFO, consultation, air quality, Defra, DfT, nox, Climate Change Act, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, thom koller

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Biomethane must be central to Clean Air Strategy – ADBA

ADBA has called on the Government to make buses and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) fuelled by clean biomethane central to its Clean Air Strategy. Biomethane is a low-carbon transport fuel produced by anaerobic digestion (AD), a natural process that breaks down organic wastes and purpose-grown crops to create a biogas…

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Tags: biomethane, transport, air quality, Charlotte Morton, Defra, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

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ADBA on tour – visit to Agrivert North London plant

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Yesterday ADBA visited Agrivert’s newest food waste AD plant, commissioned in December 2016 and located in Coursers Farm, Colney Heath in North London. The link to the facility can be found by clicking here. Food waste AD: Delivers renewable electricity (displacing fossil-fuels) Diverts food waste from landfill (reducing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Recycling food waste through anaerobic digestion - not just energy and fertiliser

When we talk about the benefits of recycling food waste through anaerobic digestion, we often talk about the energy we can produce and the fertiliser. But here I outline not only those benefits but a significant number of other benefits that need to be added to the list. The UK…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste, Ollie More

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NEW RHI deployment update

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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 June statistics can be found by clicking here. Biogas Biogas heat generated and paid for under the RHI in 2017 continues to…

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

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BEIS set out plans to upgrade UK energy system

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BEIS and Ofgem have today release a report on 'Upgrading our Energy System'. The report is a response to the call for evidence on a smart, flexible energy system which concluded at the beginning of the year. You can download the report here. The full response to the consultation and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, Ofgem, smart energy systems, flexible generation, energy storage, consultation, riio-2, thom koller

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Share your views on London’s food waste situation

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The London Assembly's Environment Committee is running a sixth month inquiry into London’s waste generation, handling and disposal. The three areas of focus are: Waste reduction and the circular economy - how to reduce waste and utilise the circular econonmy Recycling - the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, london assembly, Mayor of London, waste management, consultation, thom koller

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The Road to RIIO-2 (Revenue=Incentives+Innovation+Outputs)

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Ofgem has published an open letter on RIIO-2 Framework. 'RIIO' stands for the formula through which revenue is calculated, Revenue=Incentives+Innovation+Outputs. RIIO-2 will determine the next price controls for the network companies running the gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks. The current price controls for gas and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, network innovation, riio-2, Ofgem, consultation, thom koller

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ADBA celebrates biofertiliser hitting wholesale shelves

ADBA has described the first sales of biofertiliser produced from AD as ‘a game-changing moment in the restoration of the UK’s soils’. Farming family Steve and Sarah Suggitt of Suggitt Farm Services in Norfolk are using digestate, a liquid byproduct from their AD plant, to produce…

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Tags: biofertiliser, digestate, anaerobic digestion

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New funding competition announced

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The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have announced a new UK-Colombia programme in sustainable tropical agricultural systems supported by the Newton-Caldas Fund. Proposals for the pump-priming phase of this…

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Tags: r&d funding, R&D, sustainable tropical agriculture, newton fund, uk, colombia, emiliano lewis

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