Posted in August 2013

Transport Working Group preview: 8 October

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Next week’s Transport Working Group will examine the progress the government has made in developing their HGV gas strategy and where we can input into the process, as well as mapping out the key funding opportunities available for gas vehicles and refuelling stations. Attended by a representative from the…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, gas strategy, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, Transport Working Group

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New EA guidance on preventing waste fires released

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The Environment Agency has issued a letter and guide to waste operators in the biowaste treatment, non-hazardous treatment, inert waste treatment and metals recycling sectors on fire prevention. These have been sent to existing sites already, and can be downloaded via the following links: Letter to operators Quick quide on…

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Tags: EA, fire prevention, Matt Hindle, operators, permitting

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AD installed capacity up 85% & generation increase of 36%

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Installed electrical capacity in the AD sector has increased by 85% compared to this point last year, with generation also increasing by 36%. According to DECC figures, AD capacity (outside the water sector) in the second quarter of 2013 was 155 MW, a big jump from the same point in 2012, when the figure was 8…

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Tags: DECC, energy trends, Jordan Marshall

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ADBA member discount – Giving it welly: grassroots innovation for sustainable agriculture

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We are partnering with the Soil Association for their event Giving it welly: grassroots innovation for sustainable agriculture, which makes up day 2 of the Soil Association 2013 conference. Taking place on 10 October at Central Hall in London, the event will highlight grassroots innovation in farming, growing and land use, to lift…

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Tags: Giving it welly, Soil Association

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Source segregation: ADBA urges Defra to recognise waste reduction benefits

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In our response to Defra’s consultation on its Waste Prevention Programme for England, we welcomed the fact that food waste was identified as a priority area, but argued that the waste reduction benefits that can be delivered through separate food waste collections was wrongly ignored. While recognising that voluntary…

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Tags: Defra, separate food waste collections, source segregation, waste reduction

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ADBA calls for greater LA support for AD projects in planning

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We have submitted our response to government’s consultation on updated planning policy which local authorities will use to assess planning applications for waste infrastructure. Heat use & co-location In our response, we were keen to welcome the changes to Planning Policy Statement 10 which encourage local authorities to ‘consider siting……

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Tags: co-location, councils, DCLG, Jordan Marshall, local authorities, Renewable Heat Incentive, separate food waste collections

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Do you have any digestate technology news?

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We are currently working on a digestate technology feature for the next issue of our bimonthly magazine AD & Biogas News which will be published in November. If you have a piece of news on a digestate project or digestate technology/innovation, that you’d like to share with the…

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Tags: AD & Biogas News, digestate

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Kirk set to improve Wanlip STW

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Kirk Environmental has begun construction at the Wanlip Sewerage Treatment Works in Leicestershire for Severn Trent Water. Wanlip STW is one of Severn Trent’s major sewage treatment facilities and treats domestic and industrial waste from inhabitants and factories in Leicester and satellite villages. The site…

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Tags: Kirk Environmental, Sewerage treatment

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How can you generate your own energy on-site?

Scottish Renewables On-Site Renewables Exhibition & Workshops event We are partnering with Scottish Renewables for the On-site Renewables Exhibition & Workshops which will take place on 21 November in Perth. Whether it is bringing renewables to your land, home or business, this event will provide insightful information on all of the…

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Tags: On-site Renewables Exhibition, Scottish Renewables

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Labour promises ban on food waste to landfill

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At their party conference in Brighton, Labour has promised that they will ban food waste from landfill if elected in 2015. Speaking on Sunday, Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh stated that:A One Nation Labour government will ban food from landfill so that less food gets wasted in the supermarket supply…

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Tags: food waste, Jordan Marshall, Labour, landfill ban, source segregation

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Important: FIT Degression Data and Discussions

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Data on Feed in Tariff deployment to the end of August has now been published on the DECC website, and updated figures are available on the page in the members’ area here. We have also added some new graphs which show scenarios for deployment in the rest of this year,…

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Tags: DECC, degression, financial incentives, FIT, Matt Hindle, RO

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Submit your free listing in the ADBA Members’ Directory 2013/14 now

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You can now submit your free company listing in the ADBA Members’ Directory 2013/14. Following on from our blog post last week, our partner Publishing Events on Tuesday (17 Sept) sent out emails (from the email address s.schennach@publishingevents.com) to one key contact at each member company including the link…

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Tags: Members' Directory

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Should AD receive greater media coverage?

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Do you think more prominent media coverage should be given to anaerobic digestion, renewable energy, waste management, or any of the many important sectors involved in the AD industry? If so, you can respond to the BBC’s review of its news and current affairs content. The review is carried…

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Final reminder: register Waste Exemptions by the end of September

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As we last reported here, Agricultural Waste Exemptions originally registered with the EA before 2010, when the latest regulations came into force, will expire on 30 September. Farms with these exemptions need to register on the basis of the new list of exempt activities. This includes T24 and T25 exemptions for small…

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Tags: EA, exemptions, farms, Matt Hindle, permitting, Waste

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Northern Ireland: food waste landfill ban & separate collections proposed

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In what should prove a major boost to the growth of the anaerobic digestion industry in Northern Ireland, proposals have been announced to ban food waste to landfill and roll out separate food waste collections to councils and businesses. Unlike similar proposals in Scotland, there will be no exemption from…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, Northern Ireland, separate food waste collections, source segregation

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