Department for Transport renewable transport fuels workshop

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Today I attended a workshop at the Department for Transport (DfT) on the reform of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation. It covered all the areas in the consultation, which we need to respond to by 22 January. See more information on this from Thom's previous blog here. What was…

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Tags: DfT, anaerobic digestion, biogas, RTFO, renewable transport fuels obligation

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Latest Pipeline Data Published

Today we have published the latest data on the UK AD & biogas market in our 'pipeline' spreadsheet. The pipeline will give the best view of the AD industry as it stands and is available for members of ADBA to download and use. It contains the following information for plants…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: DMT Environmental Technology becomes ADBA member

DMT Environmental Technology from The Netherlands, a global player in the field of biogas upgrading with membrane technology and desulfurization plants, is a member of ADBA again. With the new RHI tariffs, a lot of opportunities have arisen in the UK biogas market. DMT-ET is currently building biogas upgrading plants…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, membrane technology, desulphurisation, RHI, biomethane, biogas upgrading

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What’s in store for AD in 2017?

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2016 was the year that 2015's big policy decisions really started to come into effect: the decision of the 2015 spending review to support renewable heat with over £1bn, and the decision to cap AD deployment to the Feed-In Tariff. So we start 2017 with a much stronger heat side of the…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, financial incentives, Defra, R&D, FIT, food waste, Ofgem, beis

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Maximising the value from biosolids

One of the end products of wastewater treatment, biosolids has historically been considered a liability, rather than a material that can make a genuine contribution to sustainable farming. Following the introduction of the Safe Sludge Matrix and Sludge Code of Practice, the recycling of biosolids to agricultural land is now…

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Tags: member's press release, biosolids, wastewater treatment, agriculture, sludge

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Revolutionary technology by Ductor® commissioned in Tuorla, Finland

The first biogas plant equipped with Ductor’s nitrogen and phosphorus recovery technology was put into use in Tuorla late November 2016. The size of the Ductor fermenter at the demonstration plant is 80 m3, and with Ductor’s process the plant is capable of treating 1,400 tons of poultry manure…

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Tags: member's press release, ductor, biogas, nitrogen, phosphorus, biowaste, ammonia nitrogen

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Proof of Concept Call; Novel Feedstocks; jobs, courses and more

AD Network 3rd Call for Proof of Concept Funds Closes 31 Dec 16 This call closes soon. ADnet still have five awards of up to £60K to allocate. Do you have a NEW concept which can be investigated in a 6-12 month timescale on that budget? Does it have relevance to…

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Tags: r&i funding, r&d funding, funding, r&i, R&D, emma thomas, adnet, university of southampton, careers, news, events, courses

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EA’s Definition of Waste Panel to remain closed until further notice

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As we reported in September, the Environment Agency (EA) temporarily suspended the Definition of Waste Panel, as they were unable to continue resourcing this service (which has been provided free of charge). The EA have now informed us that this closure will continue until further notice. They have asked us…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, definition of waste, Environment Agency

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EA to publish updated Standard Rules permits for digestate on 6 January

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As I wrote in a blog a few weeks ago, the Environment Agency (EA) will be publishing updated Standard Rules permits for digestate storage and landspreading in January. They have now confirmed that this will be on 6 January, and so from this date only the amended rule sets will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, Environment Agency, environmental permitting

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RTFO consultation: timeline and evidence needed

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DfT is consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. The consultation sets out government ambition of meeting the 2020 renewable energy target, stimulating the supply of sustainable 'development' fuels and targeting transport sectors difficult to decarbonise such as freight. You can download our full briefing on the proposals here. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, consultation, DfT, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, rtfo workshop, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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ADBA set out the role of AD in the smart, flexible energy future

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BEIS and Ofgem are calling for evidence on how to develop the UK energy system ensuring it is smart, flexible and future proof. Further details on the intention of the consultation can be found here. The consultation closes on 12 January 2017 and members can download our draft response here, comments are…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, beis, Ofgem, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, power to gas, baseload energy, smart energy systems, flexible generation, innovation, dispatchable power, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller

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Evidence sent to BEIS ahead of CfD second round allocation

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The second CfD auction is scheduled to take place in April 2017. Ahead of the allocation BEIS is requesting evidence on how costs of fuelled technologies will reduce between 2020 and 2030, what changes could be made to scheme to improve carbon cost effectiveness and how the CfD should take into account decarbonisation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, CfD, Feed-in-Tariff, RO, beis, heat, decarbonisation, carbon cost effectiveness, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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Can biomethane help reduce the UK’s GHG emissions and contribute to the UK’s gas supply?

Image source In the UK, we need to seek viable, alternative methods to accommodate our ever-increasing energy demand. In Hammond and O’Gradys paper, they explore the use of gas in three different scenarios to meet energy demand and reduce carbon emissions to 2050. Since 2004 the UK has been a…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane, gas network, gas, network, energy, future energy supply, emma thomas

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ADBA Map updated

After the successful launch of the ADBA map we have been busy updating the map with new data. We’ve had a great response from those using the members and public map, including feedback about how we could improve the map further. The map contains information until the beginning…

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Tags: adba map, map, update, emma thomas

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RHI consultation: government response published

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today released its much anticipated response to the RHI consultation. The release of the intentions for the scheme going forward brings a degree of certainty to the AD industry, with many projects on hold awaiting this crucial decision. The consultation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, DECC, beis, consultation, RHI, renewable financial incentives, biogas heat, CHP, digestate, crop operators, food waste operators, thom koller, degression mechanism, crop feedstocks, rhi tariff guarantees

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