Celebrating the first AD plant certified under the AD Certification Scheme

Earlier this year, we were delighted to announce that Granville Ecopark had been successfully certified under the AD Certification Scheme, which was opened in December 2017. This is a fantastic achievement for the team operating this plant and we are pleased that they have worked with us to produce a short…

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BEIS call for evidence on A Future Framework for Heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today released a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can access the document launching this work here. The call for evidence confirms the government commitment to reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050, with…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: CooperOstlund director appointed to the ADBA Advisory Board

Johan Ostlund, director at CooperOstlund, has been appointed to the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) Advisory Board in recognition for his expertise and services to the sector.

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Free legal advice clinics at ADBA Regulatory Forum

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ADBA’s Regulatory Forum is a must-attend event for those working in the AD sector, as regulation and compliance has an impact on the majority of organisations involved in building and operating AD plants. The programme for the next forum (on 24th May in Leeds) is shaping up nicely,…

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Environment Agency to give in-depth update on Medium Combustion Plant Directive at Regulatory Forum

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At ADBA's Regulatory Forum on 24 May in Leeds, the Environment Agency is to give a detailed presentation on how the Medium Combustion Plant Directive will be implemented and how this will affect AD operators. Members are strongly encouraged to attend this event, which will include time for questions. The…

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RHI Tariff Guarantee budget allocation released

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the budget allocation for tariff guarantees and estimates of inflation for the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21. The budget is set out below: This allocation to tariff guarantees is 50% of the scheme's uncommitted spend in future years (for 2020/21 there is…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Aether Energy to set up fund to acquire challenging UK AD plants

Aether Energy Ltd (AE), a structuring and placement business within the renewables sector, is setting up a fund to acquire and target operationally challenging Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants.

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Defra farming consultation: public money for public goods

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As we reported at the end of February, Defra is consulting on the future support for farmers, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can read our summary of the consultation proposals here.   Consultation questions on public money for public…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, CAP, consultation, common agricultural policy cap, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, soil quality, 25 year environment plan, digestate, thom koller

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New ADBA Pipeline uploaded - Can we hit 1 GWe-e by 2020?

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The ADBA Pipeline has now been updated and the latest version has been uploaded to the Members’ Area of the website. Please click here to access it (and click on "Operational & proposed plant data"). The latest Pipeline shows the AD industry now has: 609 operational plants, and A total…

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Tags: pipeline data, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, capacity

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S BLOG: Celebrating excellence in the global biogas industry

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton discusses why the AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2018, which close to entries in a fortnight’s time, are so important for recognising and celebrating cutting-edge innovation and best practice in the global biogas industry.

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, ad & biogas industry awards 2018, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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The RHI legislative journey

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The Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive reforms were laid before Parliament on 8 February. Subject to Parliamentary time, process and approval, it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the regulations to come into force. On this timeline we would expect the regulations coming into force between 26 March and 6 April. This fits with the…

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Ofgem clarification on RHI Tariff Guarantee definition of ‘connected person’

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The new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations should come into force within the next few weeks. For large biogas heat plants and biomethane to grid plants Tariff Guarantees be applied for. A Tariff Guarantee allows applicants to the RHI to secure a tariff rate before their installation is commissioned…

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ADBA visits Northern Ireland farmers

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On the kind invitation of Morton's, agricultural suppliers since the company was founded in 1856, last week I visited Northern Ireland to meet with AD operators, farmers and agronomists. Morton's supply much of Northern Ireland's agricultural AD plants with the seed they need to grow grass, rye, maize…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, consultation, Northern Ireland, morton's, KWS, silage additive, silage clamps, energy crops, financial incentives, digestate, thom koller

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Defra’s Clean Air Strategy concerned over ammonia emissions from AD

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Ammonia emissions from agriculture decreased by 19% between 1990 and 2015 but remain a concern for Defra, particular in the department's work towards the Clean Air Strategy and in its recently launched consultation on food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit. Defra refer to ammonia from AD as an …

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Puregas Solutions looking for General Manager Sales

Puregas Solutions are looking for a General Manager Sales to join our rapidly expanding North American Team. If you believe you have the necessary, knowledge, capabilities and experience to take on this exciting opportunity, in a very challenging environment, then we would like to hear from you.

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