Posted in July 2013

How can you get involved in the ADBA National Conference 2013?

Our fifth ADBA National Conference will be taking place at One Great George Street on 3 December 2013 and will offer you the opportunity to hear the latest industry developments affecting your business, question speakers and network with individuals from across the sectors using AD. This year’s conference will focus on…

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European biogas markets analysed in new report

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The EU has published their Annual Biofuels Report, which includes an overview of the biogas and biomethane market in various countries. In its overview of biogas, the report notes that “Germany and the UK are the two largest biogas producers in the EU. Germany generates 90 percent of its biogas from…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane to grid, EU, Jordan Marshall

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Biogas key to decarbonising heat in ceramics sector: DECC report

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A DECC commissioned report into decarbonising heat use in industry has pinpointed the ceramics sector as an area where biogas can have an important long term impact. The report focused on six areas (refineries, metals, non-metallic minerals (cement, ceramics, and glass), paper and pulp, chemicals, and food and drink, reviewing…

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Tags: ceramics, decarbonisation, DECC, heat

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EA Draft Guidance: Further Details

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As previously notified, a full consultation is now underway on technical guidance from the Environment Agency. This details how they will interpret the requirements of permitting regulations and, in particular, how they will interpret indicative BAT. Separately, the process of revising the waste treatment BREF - which will eventually supersede…

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Tags: BAT, best practice, BREF, EA, Matt Hindle, permitting

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Flange protectors prevent hazardous pipe corrosion

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Protecting pipelines from the damaging effects of corrosion is an essential requirement for many offshore or onshore oil and gas installations, where if left unchecked can cause leakage, failure and in extreme cases, result in expensive shutdown. Kleerband Flange Protectors, recently introduced by Allison Engineering are…

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Tags: new product, pipe protection

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Reminder of ADBA membership renewals 2013/14

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If you have not yet renewed your membership with ADBA or filled in your membership banding information, please make sure to do so now. You will have received emails on 7 and 14 August, as well as reminders in our weekly updates on 9 and 16 August, regarding membership renewals. If you have not…

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Tags: membership, Renewals

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Implementation of RO sustainability criteria delayed until 2015

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DECC have published their decision on the consultation on Renewables Obligation (RO) sustainability criteria. In a welcome move, DECC have listened to industry calls and delayed the implementation of the criteria until April 2015, which we had advocated on the basis that AD plants take around a year to build and…

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Tags: carbon calculator, DECC, GHG emissions, iLUC, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, purpose grown crops, Renewables Obligation, RO sustainability criteria

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Scam letter to ADBA members and UK AD & Biogas 2013 exhibitors

Just a quick warning about a scam letter which has been sent to our members and UK AD & Biogas 2013 exhibitors. The letter, a copy of which you can view here, claims to come from ADBA, however, please be aware that this is not the case and that ADBA has…

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Tags: Exhibitors, Scam, UK AD & Biogas

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Leak provides insight on possible future sustainability criteria

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Leaked European Commission proposals have shed light on the possible future of bioenergy policy and sustainability criteria for AD. The internal proposal from the Directorate General for Energy is a draft for discussion within the Commission, so is still subject to change. You can view it here. The document aims…

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Tags: bioenergy, biomethane, EBA, farming, financial incentives, FIT, greenhouse gas emissions, Matt Hindle, purpose grown crops, RED, RHI, RO, sustainability criteria

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UK & European waste policy under review

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Waste Management Plan for England We will shortly be submitting our response to Defra’s consultation on a Waste Management Plan for England, which draws together existing waste management policy in England, and is a requirement of the European revised Waste Framework Directive (rWFD). Our response focuses on government’s…

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Tags: Defra, European Commission, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, Landfill Directive, source segregation, Waste Framework Directive, waste review

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No change in AD gate fees: WRAP 2013 Gate Fees Report

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AD gate fees remained unchanged in the last year, according to WRAP’s 2013 Gate Fees Report. The report states that AD operators taking in food waste from local authorities currently receive a median gate fee of £41/tonne, unchanged from the figure cited in last year’s report. However, the range…

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Tags: food waste, gate fees, Wrap

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Summary of new JRC End of Waste Draft

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The European Commission Joint Research Centre have published their long-awaited draft final report on end of waste criteria for biodegradable waste, and WRAP have now produced a summary of the key points. They are asking for technical and editorial comments by 23 September, and aiming to produce the final report later…

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Tags: Defra, digestate, EBA, EC, End of waste, JRC, Matt Hindle, Wrap

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Defra outline new ABPR disposal requirements for liquid digestate

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Defra has produced its latest draft guidance document  for comment on anaerobic digestion (AD), reflecting important developments around the disposal of liquid digestate under the Animal by-Products (ABP) regulations. As was outlined at our Members’ Meeting in April, European regulation has recently been amended so that the term “digestion residues”…

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Tags: animal-by-products, Defra, digestate, European Commission, Jordan Marshall

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Do you know about ADBA’s R&D services?

Why is ADBA interested in research? As a scientific process based on principles from biology, chemistry and physics, it is obvious that an industry built to exploit the benefits of anaerobic digestion technology would need the support of its research community.   The challenge is finding the relevant piece or…

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Monsal reference base expansion continues with Tamar Energy order

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Monsal, the UKs leading advanced digestion specialist has secured a major order with Tamar Energy to provide the complete technology package for the 45,000 tonne, 2 MWe Halstead food waste digestion project. The food waste digestion plant incorporates a complete technology package from Monsal including: Waste reception equipment …

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