PRESS STATEMENT: Anaerobic digestion industry response to Ecotricity ‘vegan electricity tariff’

Responding to Ecotricity's introduction of a 'vegan' electricity tariff, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: "Ecotricity's campaign serves to highlight the considerable waste generated by society today, which the anaerobic digestion industry recycles into valuable green energy and biofertilisers."

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Tags: press release, anaerobic digestion, agriculture, Charlotte Morton

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Mystery 41 non-Tariff Guarantee biomethane-to-grid projects

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Following the coming into force of the reforms to the Renewable Heat incentive (RHI) on 22 May 2018 and the commencement of the Tariff Guarantee (TG) process, there are 46 new biomethane applications that will build out between now and January 2020. (You can find our latest news on the TG process here). …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Ollie More, emiliano lewis, thom koller

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Refinancing AD plants - thinkpiece from Bidwells’ Cath Anthony

Ahead of her presentation at UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, Cath Anthony, Partner at property consultancy firm Bidwells, discusses what anaerobic digestion (AD) operators should consider when looking to refinance their plant(s).

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, refinancing, anaerobic digestion

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ADBA’s view on Defra’s proposals to reduce emissions from farming

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. Running until 14 August 2018, the consultation looks to support efforts to reduce transport pollution and air quality restrictions on industry, by introducing complimentary measures for other sectors, such as food production, heating homes. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, consultation, health and harmony, common agricultural policy cap, clean air strategy, air quality, ammonia emissions, ammonia, low emission spreading, thom koller

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CIWM chief sets out implications of EU Circular Economy Package for UK food waste recycling

This article first appeared on CIWM Journal Online. The implications of the EU's Circular Economy Package for food waste recycling in the UK will be a key theme of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, taking place next week at the NEC in Birmingham. The expo is free…

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MEMBER’S BLOG: Overcoming the issues of transporting dewatered sludge and other viscous products

The latest innovation from SEEPEX - Smart Air Injection (patent pending) - combines the advantages of two technologies, progressive cavity pumps and dense phase pneumatic conveying. With this combination it is possible to transport dewatered sludge with high dry solids content over long distances in an energy-efficient manner. Dewatered sludge …

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Emissions reductions under the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII)

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As Emiliano set out in his blog a few weeks ago, on 13 June a compromise was reached between the EU institutions on the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). This final text was endorsed by the EU ambassadors (the EU's Council) on 27 June. This means that the Directive…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable energy directive, redii, sustainability criteria, emissions reduction, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA responds to CCC report

Responding to the publication of the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC's) progress report to Parliament on reducing UK emissions today, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “The CCC’s excellent report singles out two notable successes, the decarbonisation of electricity generation and emissions reductions…

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Tags: press release, committee on climate change, carbon budgets, decarbonisation, RHI, food waste, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biomethane

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Permit me to enlighten you: Environment Agency proposes permit changes to drive improvements

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Today the Environment Agency (EA) has published a call for evidence seeking views on their proposals for change in Environmental Permitting for biowaste sector. This is a significant piece of work, which aims to improve performance across the whole of the biowaste sector – which includes AD, composting and MBT.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, environmental regulation, permitting, Environment Agency, regulation, food waste operators, agricultural operators, Waste

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PRESS RELEASE: Increasing AD plant efficiency to feature at global biogas expo

Water industry anaerobic digestion (AD) plants can improve efficiency from 10% to 30%, according to key exhibitors at the eagerly awaited UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 taking place on July 11th-12th at Birmingham’s NEC.

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Tags: press release, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, wastewater, plant efficiency, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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CCC call for a decision on post-RHI framework by the end of the year

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The Committee on Climate Change has today issued its tenth Progress Report to Parliament. You can download the report here. The Report singles out two notable successes – both of which the anaerobic digestion industry has contributed to. These are the decarbonisation of electricity generation and emissions reductions from the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, committee on climate change, CCC, progress report to parliament, beis, claire perry mp, clean growth strategy, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Geotech showcases G100 portable CO2 analyser at ESHRE

Geotech, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of gas analysis technology, will be at this year’s European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) 34th annual meeting, taking place in Barcelona from 1-4 July 2018.

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National Grid awards its pilot customer opportunity to Biocow’s anaerobic digestion plant

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Somerset Farm in Cambridgeshire owned by Biocow Ltd, has been appointed as the Project CLoCC (Customer Low Cost Connections) pilot customer after a call to industry for expressions of interest. This will be the first time a Biomethane producer has connected to the high pressure gas National Transmission System (NTS).…

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How to align reporting periods on the RHI and FIT

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With the introduction of feedstock restrictions for new plants registering onto the Feed-in Tariff and sustainability criteria reporting from 1 May 2017, many ADBA members reported to us that much of the data and processes used to produce these reports was the same as that undertaken for the RHI but the…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, sustainability criteria, feedstock restrictions, feed-in tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive, Ofgem, thom koller

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Ofgem update on Tariff Guarantee applications

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The Tariff Guarantee application process under the Renewable Heat Incentive opened on 22 May 2018 and has seen 78 applications to date from the different eligible technologies, with 40-50 of these being biomethane plants. You can check my blog from last week for further details on the estimated committed spend these projects constitute,…

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

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