PRESS RELEASE: Biomethane perfectly positioned to meet new renewable fuel targets – ADBA

The UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD) has welcomed the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) response to its consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), declaring biomethane to be ‘perfectly positioned’ to meet increased targets for renewable fuels. DfT’s…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, RTFO, transport, Department for Transport, renewable fuel, carbon budgets, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

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DfT respond to RTFO consultation

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RTFO consultation Following consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) in November 2016 the Department for Transport (DfT) has today published its response. The main developments of interest to AD are: Increasing the obligation level to 9.75% in 2020, rising to 12.4% in 2032; An additional target for development fuels at 0.1% in 2019, rising to 2.8%…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, 7% crop cap, RTFO, consultation, DfT, weights and dimensions, GHG emissions

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Party Games - Parliamentary Update

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The formation of Parliamentary Committees is one reason why progress on key legislation has been so slow since the election.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, RHI, politics, Parliament, parliamentary committees

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Hear about the Environment Agency’s review of charges at Regulatory Forum

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The Environment Agency (EA) will be reviewing their charging scheme in October 2017, in a bid to more fully recover the costs of the regulatory activities it undertakes. Currently, there is a big deficit between the income they receive from permitting fees and the costs of their activities. This creates an…

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MPs put forward Future of Gas proposals

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On Monday I attended a reception in Parliament on the future of the gas grid. It was another opportunity for the mainstream of the energy industry to bash the idea of switching to an all-electric heating system for the UK, with the MPs involved (James Heappey and Alan Whitehead) joining…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, gas grid

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WRAP publish new industry guidance: Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities

Following feedback from members of the FWRAP Steering Group, the Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP) have republished their industry guidance on ‘Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities - Management of Liners’. Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities – Management of Liners The guidance,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, food waste, fwrap, Wrap, caddy liners, compostable liners, guidance, food waste collection, food waste recycling, food waste recycling action plan, emiliano lewis

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The future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland

  What is the future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland?   Chris Osborne, Senior Policy Officer at the Ulster Farmers' Union has written this insightful piece on the futre of on-farm AD in Northern Ireland as a precursor to his session at the ADBA Northern Ireland National Conference 2017 in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Northern Ireland, RHI, on-farm, on-farm AD, biofuels subsidy, small scale, small scale AD, small-scale, ulster farmers' union, adba northern ireland national conference, renewable financial incentives, AD market, future of on farm ad, ADBA members, News for members

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: HUBER Technology announces new Industrial Business Development Manager

HUBER Technology are pleased to announce the appointment of James Tucker as Industrial Business Development Manager. James Tucker, a qualified civil engineer, brings a wealth of experience to the role. With experience providing wastewater treatment solutions across varied industries, James has the understanding needed to provide tailored solutions. HUBER Technology…

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Tags: member's press release, wastewater treatment, anaerobic digestion

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Proposed changes to RHI eligible heat uses

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As we detailed earlier in the week, BEIS has launched a new RHI consultation which includes proposes changes on eligible heat uses, very large plant limits, and new rules on multiple installations and the registering of biomethane plants. You may click here to read our…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, biogas heat, eligible heat, consultation, beis, biomass drying, digestate drying, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: New RHI consultation risks further delay to crucial reforms - ADBA

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresouces Association (ADBA) has today stressed that BEIS’s new consultation on further amendments to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) must not delay the urgent passing of legislation to implement previously proposed changes to the RHI that would allow new AD plants to be built. …

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Tags: press release, Charlotte Morton, RHI, anaerobic digestion, beis, biogas, biomethane

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Biomethane plants in the UK - a market overview

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Many AD plants in the UK have decided to go down the biomethane route, with 85+ of them currently operational in the UK. To allow AD plants to inject gas into the grid, the biogas produced must first be upgraded to biomethane by removing the CO2 from the gas. (For up-to-date…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, Biomethane upgrading, biomethane injection, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane to grid, biomethane in transport, emiliano lewis

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New guidance coming for alternative fuel infrastructure

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Last October, DfT consulted on the transposition of European Commission Directive 2014/94/EC which relates to Alternative Fuel Infrastructure. The Directive is designed to deliver a build-up of alternative fuels infrastructure that is compliant with common technical standards, so as to facilitate a faster transition to cleaner transport and support…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, DfT, OLEV, alternative fuels infrastructure, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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Regulatory Forum – programme preview

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We’re pleased to confirm several speakers for our upcoming Regulatory Forum, which will take place in Leeds on 10th October. This event ADBA members can register their free space here. Further speakers will be revealed shortly! Environment Agency – important changes to charges As we have reported recently,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, Environment Agency, regulation, environmental permitting, charges

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New RHI consultation: proposals on eligible heat use and biomethane injection

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BEIS has today released a new RHI consultation which deals with a number of cross cutting scheme issues, including: eligible heat uses; very large plant; multiple installations; and, rules relating to registering biomethane plants. You can access the consultation document here. This consultation follows the commitment made in the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, consultation, eligible heat, biomethane injection, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller

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Best Practice Scheme pilot underway

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As announced at UK AD & Biogas 2017, the pilot of the Best Practice Scheme for AD is being undertaken this summer. This blog provides an update on the scheme and on some relevant regulatory developments. Piloting the scheme We are working with Aardvark Certification Limited to test-run the Best Practice…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, best practice scheme, Environment Agency, regulator

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