Posted in June 2013

Government quashes Lords' call for ban on organics to landfill

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Following our update that an amendment to the Energy Bill had been tabled in the Lords calling for government to move towards eliminating sending organic waste to landfill, we can now inform you that this amendment has disappointlingly been withdrawn although there was extensive discussion in the Lords of the…

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Tags: DECC, energy bill, food waste, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, separate food waste collections, source segregation

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Lords propose ban on organic waste to landfill

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An amendment to the Energy Bill has been tabled in the Lords, urging government to take steps towards banning sending organic waste to landfill in order to release the resource for renewable energy generation. We strongly support this amendment, as it would mean that food waste could no longer be…

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Tags: Defra, energy bill, food waste, landfill ban, source segregation

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CLG consult on updated waste planning policy

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Government yesterday published a consultation on updated waste planning policy. The updated policy will replace Planning Policy Statement 10 (published July 2005), and will sit alongside the proposed new Waste Management Plan for England. On energy from waste, the updated planning policy will introduce ‘additional text encouraging the use of heat as…

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Tags: co-digestion, co-location, DCLG, planning

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Contract success at UK AD & Biogas 2013 for Edina

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Expecting a terrific turnout at ADBA’s annual exhibition and conference, UK AD & Biogas 2013, Edina Group’s joint managing director, Tony Fenton had arranged to meet several clients attracted to the venue to finalise business arrangements. Robert Kennedy, director of Strathendrick Biogas signed the contract…

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Tags: CHP, contracts, UK AD & Biogas, UK AD & Biogas 2013

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Fife Council to generate high efficiency renewable heat and power from anaerobic digestion

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Fife Council has appointed ENER-G to supply a high efficiency combined heat and power (CHP) system for its new anaerobic digestion facility at Lochhead landfill site in Dunfermline. The ENER-G biogas generation system will use an MTU engine, which at 42% electrical output, is one of the…

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Tags: dry AD, fife, food waste, green waste, local authority

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Edina with MWM make a strong showing in UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Following a hectic first day at ADBA’s annual conference and exhibition, UK AD & Biogas 2013, Edina Group was delighted to attend the awards dinner as finalists in their category. The evening was a most enjoyable one and recognised the contribution of the many companies and…

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Tags: Peter Jones, UK AD & Biogas, UK AD & Biogas 2013, UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2013

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Influential MP backs AD

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Influential MP Alan Whitehead last week urged the government to consider the benefits that AD can deliver for the UK’s gas and energy security, in comparison to those which could be offered by shale gas. Speaking in Parliament at a Westminster Hall debate on shale gas in the UK,…

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Tags: Alan Whitehead, energy security, shale gas

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Developing soil conditioners and fertilisers from digestate

I recently visited the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University, which in partnership with Stopford Projects is working on a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded project seeking to facilitate resource recovery from biomass energy generation schemes such as anaerobic digestion (AD) and thermal conversion technologies (incineration, gasification and pyrolysis). …

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Tags: digestate, Lancaster, NERC, R&D, research, resource recovery

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Government publishes consultation on Waste Management Plan for England

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Defra has published a consultation on a Waste Management Plan for England, drawing together existing waste management policy in England. The document doesn’t contain any new policy announcements and is a requirement of the European revised Waste Framework Directive. The Directive however also states that each member state should…

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Tags: Defra, Jordan Marshall, source segregation, Waste Framework Directive, Waste Management Plan for England

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Funding opportunity from TSB with NERC

Looking to make the most of the large and historic sets of environmental data currently held by many UK institutions the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have set aside £3 million for a new funding call: solving business problems with environmental data. It is thought…

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Tags: funding, NERC, R&D, research, tsb

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AD generation up 88% in 2012

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Annual figures published by DECC show that in 2012 electricity generation from AD reached 1.3 TWh, and there was a 88% increase in AD generation outside the water sector. The DUKES data also shows that AD’s installed electrical capacity by the end of 2012 was 309MW, with a 66% increase outside the water sector. …

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Tags: DECC, DUKES, Jordan Marshall

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Northern Ireland - no RHI support beyond 200kW

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Unlike the rest of the UK, Northern Ireland has no plans to extend the Renewable Heat Incentive beyond its current 200kW thermal capacity limit. The consultation, launched this week by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment states that this decision is ‘due to the fact that ROC levels for…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, Northern Ireland, Renewables Obligation, RHI

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Agri Tech Strategy Recognises Technology Strengths and Export Markets

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The government’s first industrial strategy for Agricultural Technologies was published this week. It gives significant recognition to the important role that technology is already playing in farming, and what it can bring to farming businesses and the UK economy more widely going forward. In particular, the Agri-Tech strategy identifies…

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Tags: Agri Tech, BIS, climate smart farming, Defra, farming, funding, Matt Hindle, R&D, small scale AD

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Are you making the most of our free promotional opportunities?

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I and my colleagues Louise, Matt and Kelly look after ADBA’s marketing activities, promoting you our members, our activities and AD in the UK in general. We are always looking for ways to improve our services and additional ways of supporting you, so my main tip on how you…

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Finning Power Systems’ new gas engine reduces maintenance costs

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Finning Power Systems (Finning) is now offering the electrical efficient Cat® G3516H gas engine as part of its comprehensive portfolio of power solutions for combined heat and power (CHP) and continuous electric power applications. Designed to deliver the lowest owning and operating costs in its…

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Tags: Finning, Gas engine

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