Posted in April 2013

UK opposes EU renewables target, CCC shows £100bn benefit from going low carbon

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The Committee on Climate Change, the government’s official advisers on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, have published a significant report this week, which demonstrates the huge benefits that can be delivered for UK consumers if government takes firm action to support low carbon energy over the next two decades. This…

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Tags: CCC, decarbonisation target, DECC

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Biomethane to grid - HSE issues oxygen class exemption

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Good news for those looking to inject biomethane into the gas grid has arrived in the form of a class exemption issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which allows biomethane with an oxygen content of up to 1% to be injected into the gas grid without the need for…

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Tags: biomethane to grid, class exemption

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Funding boost for biomethane & gas vehicle sector

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Ahead of the UK Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference taking place on 5 June at City Hall, London, there has been welcome news for the sector with the announcement of nearly £500,000 support for the introduction of 31 biomethane buses in Sunderland and Reading. Local authorities in England will also have the opportunity…

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Tags: air quality, biomethane as a transport fuel, Defra, DfT

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ADBA member Gasrec launches Britain's first Bio-LNG filling station

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE The UK’s first open access Bio-LNG filling station, built by Gasrec, launched on 23 May in an official opening by Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department for Transport, Norman Baker MP. This launch marks the start of a nationwide investment in infrastructure seeking the ultimate prize…

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Tags: biomethane, Gasrec, Normal Baker, transport

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What are our exhibitors working on?

UK AD & Biogas 2013‘s exhibitors are at the forefront of providing AD and biogas technology and services, building and operating AD plants across the country. So, with only 6 weeks to go until UK AD & Biogas 2013 opens its doors, we asked exhibitors what exciting projects they’re working on…

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Tags: Bidwells, Bock UK, Lukeneder GmbH Biogas & Tierhygiene, SEaB Energy, Servomac, UK AD & Biogas, UK AD & Biogas 2013

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ElectraTherm commissions Green Machine at Czech biogas plant

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE ElectraTherm, a leader in small-scale, waste heat to power generation, installed a Green Machine at a biogas plant in Slapanov, Czech Republic, in its second collaboration with biogas plant constructor EnviTec. ElectraTherm and its distributor, GB Consulting, commissioned the Green Machine in January to generate additional…

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Tags: Czech Republic, ElectraTherm, Green Machine, waste heat to power

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Kirk secures first AD project in Southern Thailand

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE KIRK GROUP has secured their first anaerobic digestion (AD) project in the Chumporn district, Southern Thailand. The two sister companies, BIODOME® ASIA and BIODOME® INTERNATIONAL, will work together to deliver the project, providing the client with the expertise and knowledge required to complete a state-of-the-art AD…

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Tags: AD plant, Kirk Group, Thailand

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group

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Issues around propane injection, Renewable Heat Incentive preliminary accreditation and a long-term solution to contaminant issues will be top of the agenda at the upcoming meeting of our Biomethane to Grid Working Group on 12 June in London. Ongoing work with the gas distribution networks to develop a robust process to…

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Tags: biomethane to grid, preliminary accreditation, propane, RHI, siloxanes

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Northern Ireland 60% household recycling target

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The Northern Irish Government has announced plans to introduce a mandatory 60% household recycling target by 2020. Current household recycling rates in Northern Ireland fall well below this level at 38%. This is in line with developments in Scotland and Wales, who both have targets in place to recycle 70% of household waste by 2025.…

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Tags: MSW, Northern Ireland, recycling

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Revised ADQP

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The Environment Agency has published the revised AD Quality Protocol following consultation, and it has now been sent to Defra for sign off. The ADQP sets out end of waste criteria for the production and use of digestate from source-segregated biodegradable waste. To meet the QP, operators must also be…

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Tags: ADQP, End of waste

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Renewable energy trends

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DECC has published statistics on renewable energy production in 2012, which show that electricity production from renewables reached a record high 12.5% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Installed electrical capacity for AD increased by 49% over the course of 2012, reaching 82MW by the close of the year. Electricity generation was also 38% higher in 2012…

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Tags: DECC

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AHVLA charging proposals

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Ahead of a formal consultation on charging for carrying out approval and inspection visits to animal by-product premises, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has contacted us to ask for our views on their initial proposals. AHVLA is proposing a one-off charge for new operators for approval of premises…

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Tags: ABPR, AHVLA

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Scottish planning reform

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The Scottish planning system is set to see a greater focus on sustainable economic growth, with the publication of two consultation documents on a National Planning Framework and specific planning policies. The National Planning Framework (NPF) sets out priorities for where important development should take place, including large-scale developments such…

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129 AD projects in the pipeline

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Monthly DECC data shows that there are 129 anaerobic digestion plants within the planning system. You can find full details of the projects, including where the plant will be located, its electrical capacity, the company who has made the application, and where it is within the planning process (eg awaiting approval,…

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Tags: planning

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Air quality decision

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The Supreme Court has ruled that the UK government is failing to meet air pollution limits, with the possibility of large fines if nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels are not addressed. 40 out of 43 of Britain’s air quality zones exceeded the limits for 2010, with London not expected to meet the limits…

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Tags: air quality, biomethane, DfT

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