Posted in September 2012

AD R&D Forum - developing the strategy

ADBA PRESS RELEASE The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association will bring together academia and industry on the 6 November at this autumn’s R&D Forum in Bristol to formulate an R&D Strategy for the AD industry. Featuring an update on the progress of WRAP’s Driving Innovation…

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Tags: ADBA events, Bioscience KTN, Charlotte Morton, Elise Cartmell, ES KTN, R&D, R&D forum, Wrap

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RHI biogas combustion support – responding to DECC

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Thanks to all of you who came to ADBA’s Members’ Meeting yesterday. As always, we’d welcome your feedback on how the day went and how useful you found it – please just contact a member of the ADBA team. If you couldn’t make it but would like to…

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Tags: consultation, DECC, financial incentives, members' meeting, RHI

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Why do we need an AD R&D Strategy?

We the anaerobic digestion and biogas industry have serious potential to help deliver against the UK’s targets for green infrastructure growth, energy and food security, climate smart farming, greenhouse gas mitigation and air quality. Capable of delivering over 10% of the UK’s domestic gas demand worth £2-3bn at…

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Tags: ADBA events, Bioscience KTN, ES KTN, Fera, R&D forum, R&D Strategy, Wrap

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ADBA member National Skills Academy target skills to support future of UK AD sector

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Working in conjunction with bioeconomy consultants, NNFCC, the National Skills Academy Process Industries has launched a one-day training module aimed at the UK’s growing anaerobic digestion (AD) industry. The course is the first in a series being planned by the Academy to upskill workers in…

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Tags: safety, technical competence, training

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European proposals on biofuel sustainability published

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The European Biogas Association has sent the following message to members on proposals from the European Commission which aim to minimise the effect of indirect land use change from biofuels:As expected, the European Commission published today its proposal to minimise indirect land use change (iLUC) due to biofuels production.…

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ADBA keeps you-up-to-date

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We hope since our last update you have had a chance to explore our new website, the members’ area and updated your online directory listing. Did you know you can now post comments on our press releases and events, contact the working group chairs directly through the website and submit…

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Tags: ADBA events, ADBA news, business opportunities, diary dates

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DECC quarterly generation figures

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Energy generation from AD has increased by just under a third, according to quarterly figures published recently by DECC. AD generated 69 GWh in the second quarter of 2012, up 30% from the same period in the previous year. The figures also showed that AD had the highest load factor (i.e. the…

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Tags: biogas plant map, DECC, energy generation, Wrap

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Parliamentary Chair urges consistent subsidy support

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Influential MP Alan Whitehead today urged the government to provide consistent subsidy support to ensure the UK meets its 2020 renewables target. Whitehead, Chair of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, said that:...plans may start to suffer ...should we have either an unfavourable investment climate or a climate whereby the…

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Tags: climate change targets, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, RO

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£2 Million bioenergy scheme opens to applications

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DECC has opened a competition for a share of £2million aimed at innovation in bioenergy on wetlands. The government’s 2012 bioenergy strategy suggested sustainably sourced bioenergy could contribute around 8-11% to the UK’s total primary energy demand by 2020. This scheme is aimed specifically at encouraging innovation in bioenergy production…

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Tags: bioenergy, DECC, innovation, R&D, wetlands

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Warning – directory scam Expo Guide

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We have received information of another scam that is currently affecting exhibitors of our trade show UK AD & Biogas. Expo Guide, who have been referred to the authorities previously, have once again posted a letter using our name and trade show to request a data update for your business.…

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National Grid EMR call for evidence

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As part of the development of Electricity Market Reform, National Grid has launched a call for evidence to inform the first EMR delivery plan. National Grid is seeking evidence to inform the development of strike prices under the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, which will replace the RO in 2017. They…

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Tags: consultations, Contracts for Difference, EMR

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Scotland RO consultation

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Replicating sustainability criteria proposed by DECC last month, the Scottish Government is consulting on implementing sustainability criteria under the RO from October 2013 until April 2020. In common with the rest of the UK, the consultation proposes that plants over 1 MW should achieve 60% lifecycle GHG savings compared to the fossil fuel average,…

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Northern Ireland RHI

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Ahead of plans to introduce the RHI in Northern Ireland by the end of 2012, DETI are consulting on two guidance notes for applicants. Tariffs for the scheme will differ from those in the rest of Britain, with biogas combustion projects under 200kWth and biomethane injection at all levels being supported…

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ROCs to remain

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As we have already informed you in a separate email, the government recently abandoned plans to remove support for AD projects below 5 MW under the Renewables Obligation (RO). Thank you to the many of you who helped highlight the damaging effect this change would have on industry development after DECC…

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Tags: DECC, RO, ROCs

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New Environment Minister Backs AD

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Owen Paterson MP, the new Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), gave his backing to AD during the Conservative Party Conference 2012 in Birmingham. He told delegates that:...The concept of anaerobic digestion, for example, is tremendous. We have a huge volume of food waste in…

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