Posted in November 2012

Biomethane to grid – What are the challenges?

Injecting biomethane produced through anaerobic digestion into the gas grid has an array of benefits. It is one of the most efficient uses of biogas and reduces our reliance on imported fossil gas, thus contributing to meeting the UK’s renewable energy and climate change targets whilst improving our energy…

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Tags: ADBA events, ADBA National Conference 2012, biomethane, Charlotte Morton, gas-to-grid, green gas trading, National Conference, Poundbury

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Dissecting the Energy Bill

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The publication of the Energy Bill was predictably overshadowed in the media by the Leveson Report, partly because there were few surprises left following last week’s announcement of the key agreements between the coalition parties. As ADBA said at the time, the best news for AD may well turn…

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Tags: CCC, decarbonisation, DECC, energy bill, Tim Yeo

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Energy Bill is the first step on the road to securing our energy future

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Reacting to the launch of the Energy Bill today [29 Nov] Charlotte Morton, ADBA, chief executive said:Agreement on funding for renewables in the Energy Bill could be used to provide much needed clarity to the sector, as it is only through clear long term policy that the…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, DECC, energy bill

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AD is more than just an energy solution - Morton

ADBA PRESS RELEASE The debate on the Energy Bill, published on 29 November, risks isolating the energy debate from wider sustainability issues, according to the Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA). Pointing to the announcement from DCLG on the Weekly Collection Support Scheme last week, Charlotte Morton…

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Tags: ADBA events, ADBA National Conference 2012, Charlotte Morton, DCLG, DECC, energy bill, National Conference, Tamar Energy, weekly collection support scheme

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New partnerships agreement for Kirk Group

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Kirk Group, a global specialist in liquid and biogas storage, have signed a strategic partnership agreement with the UK’s leading membrane fabrication company Power Plastics. This new investment will result in the production of Kirk’s double membrane gas holder, BIODOME®  in the UK, providing…

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Tags: Andrew Peace, Andy Beetles, biogas storage, Kirk Group, membranes, Power Plastics

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How much will the Green Investment Bank help AD?

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Today saw the formal launch of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), with Business Secretary Vince Cable MP travelling to Edinburgh to declare the institution ‘open for business’. The questions for a sector like AD are how open the bank will really prove to be, and what wider effect it will…

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Tags: BIS, finance, Green investment Bank, Vince Cable, Wrap

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Heat and Power services attend opening of Poundbury upgrader

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE ADBA member Heat and Power Services attended the official opening of the biomethane to grid plant at Poundbury this week. HPS supplied the equipment which upgrades biogas to biomethane for the project, using DMT’s Carborex MS membrane technology. Stuart Bennett, Director of Heat and Power…

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What does it mean to be climate smart?

There have been repeated calls for a climate smart revolution in farming. A report by the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change published earlier this year suggested that agriculture needs to undergo fundamental changes if we are going to be able to generate enough food to provide for the…

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Tags: ADBA events, ADBA National Conference 2012, Charlotte Morton, climate smart farming, farming, National Conference

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Monsal awarded new advanced digestion contract for Wessex Water

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE ADBA member Monsal has been awarded the contract to supply its advanced digestion process, to Wessex Water via MWH Contracting for a new digestion project at Trowbridge. Monsal will supply its enzymic hydrolysis technology for the treatment of sewage sludge at the Trowbridge site. The plant…

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Tags: advanced digestion, Enzymic Hydrolysis, Monsal, Trowbridge, Wessex Water

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DECC must use Energy Bill agreement to give certainty and prompt decarbonisation

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Reacting to Ed Davey’s announcement on energy policy this morning  [23 Nov] Charlotte Morton, ADBA, chief executive, said:The government’s decision to kick the 2030 decarbonisation target into the long grass is disappointing – as the CCC has said, Electricity Market Reform needs to ensure early decarbonisation of…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, DECC, EMR, energy bill

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Threat of enforced residual waste collections deeply disappointing - ADBA, CIWM and Resource Associa

In response to Eric Pickles comments in the press relating to weekly residual waste collections the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA), the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Resource Association have released the following joint statement:It’s deeply disappointing to see Mr Pickles threatening councils with…

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Tags: CIWM, DCLG, Eric Pickles, Resource Association, weekly collection support scheme

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Future Biogas chooses Geotech analysers

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Future Biogas creates opportunities for its farmer customers to generate income streams by delivering reliable renewable energy. For success, it is vital for customers to know and monitor methane (CH4), oxygen (O2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S) levels. Accuracy with those readings is incredibly important. David…

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Tags: Future Biogas, gas analysis, Geotech

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ADBA member BioWatt completes framework agreement with one of Europe's largest biogas developer

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE The boards of agri.capital S.a.r.l. (agri.capital) and BioWatt Developments Limited (BioWatt) are pleased to announce that they completed a mutual cooperation Framework Agreement on 24 October 2012. The purpose of the agreement is to provide agri.capital with an immediate presence in the…

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Tags: agri captial, BioWatt, Europe, finance, Michael Roberts

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ADBA's AD & Biogas Industry Directory 2012/13 is out now

WELCOME TO THE AD & BIOGAS INDUSTRY DIRECTORY 2012/13 As you can see from our third edition of the ADBA Members’ Directory, the AD and biogas industry is starting to grow at an impressive rate. For businesses looking to build AD plants or procure AD products and services this means not…

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The Prince of Wales's speech at the opening of the anaerobic digester and biomethane-to-grid pl

Ladies and gentlemen, I must say it is an exciting and encouraging day because I’ve been rather badgering the Duchy and others over the years that we needed to find a way of kick starting the anaerobic digestion sector in this country. Of course as we have quite a…

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Tags: biomethane, gas-to-grid, Poundbury, Prince of Wales, SGN

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