Posted in November 2013

ADBA welcomes DECC action to 'save' smaller scale AD

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Minister of State Greg Barker MP has confirmed that DECC will be consulting on ‘measures, including a tariff review, in January’ to ensure that the small-scale AD sector is not ‘unfairly disadvantaged’ by the anticipated degression of FIT for sub 500 kW AD plants in April 2014, in a…

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Tags: CLA, DECC, degression, FIT, Greg Barker, NFU, NNFCC, RASE, REA

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DECC announce January tariff review to tackle small-scale FIT degression

In very welcome news, DECC minister Greg Barker MP has informed us that they intend to launch a consultation in January to address Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) degression for small scale AD, which will include a tariff review. This is a huge step in the right direction, and addresses the key industry…

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Tags: CLA, DECC, degression, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Greg Barker, NFU, RASE, REA, small scale AD

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Digestate storage: Defra recommend linking SSAFO standards with AD permits

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Defra has published a report making a number of recommendations around improving the regulatory framework for managing and storing slurry and provision of advice to farmers. The report is a first step in improving the Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil (SSAFO) Regulations  which govern how farmers should store livestock…

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Tags: Defra, digestate, EPR, Jordan Marshall, on-farm AD, permitting, slurry, SSAFO

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Hospitality sector's £2.5bn food waste bill - can AD address this?

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The opportunities for the hospitality and food service sector to profit from AD have been highlighted in a WRAP report. Food waste costs the sector £2.5bn each year, and while cutting the proportion of food waste must be the first priority, the sector still generates 235,000 tonnes of unavoidable food waste…

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Tags: food waste, Hospitality, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, separate food waste collections, source segregation, Wrap

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Government must make more of anaerobic digestion - Juniper

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Speaking ahead of the ADBA National Conference [3 Dec] where he will be chairing a session, Tony Juniper*, said: “A range of cutting edge technologies offer the opportunity to achieve economic and job creation benefits while at the same time meeting environmental goals. Government really needs to wake…

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Tags: Circular Economy, National Conference, nutrient recycling, Tony Juniper

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New FIT degression figures published

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New Feed in Tariff statistics were published on Friday, and the FIT deployment and degression section of the members’ area has now been updated. During October three 499kW AD plants were accredited to receive FITs, with no deployment above 500kW. This means that with two months to go in the…

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Tags: DECC, degression, financial incentives, FIT, Matt Hindle, small scale AD

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Who will be attending the ADBA National Conference 2013?

With just one week to go until the ADBA National Conference 2013 who are you looking forward to speaking to at the event? Check out who has registered so far below. AB Systems (UK) Ltd AeroThermal Agraferm Technologies AG Agrivert Alpha Financials ATMI BBC Biogas Power Biogen Birketts LLP Brodies LLP …

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Tags: ADBA National Conference 2013

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ADBA Members' Directory 2013/14 available soon

Our ADBA Members’ Directory 2013/14 has now gone to print and will be available for the first time at our ADBA National Conference 2013 (3 December, Westminster). Shortly after the event 3,000 contacts including our members and key industry contacts in the UK and overseas will receive a copy by post and an online…

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Tags: ADBA Members' Directory

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Will you have a presence at our first ADBA AD & Hospitality Conference?

If you are looking to target the hospitality, waste management or AD operator sector, why not book an exhibition stand or sponsorship package at our first ADBA AD & Hospitality Conference (7 February, London) and reach the sector’s top decision makers? The conference is an invite-only event, however there are…

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Tags: ADBA's AD

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What's in store for the AD & Biogas News magazine in 2014?

Our popular AD & Biogas News magazine - the only AD and biogas magazine in the UK - is heading for its 20th issue in February. With a circulation now over 7000 its a great way of telling the industry about your project, products and services so make sure to take…

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Tags: AD & Biogas News

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Training and Safety group to assess industry risks

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ADBA’s Training and Safety Working group meeting this week was kindly hosted at Bore Hill Digester by Malaby Biogas, and concluded with a tour of the plant from director Thomas Minter. The meeting started with an update on the policy context around health and safety incidents, permitting, best practice…

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Tags: BREF, health and safety, Matt Hindle, on-farm AD, training, working groups, Wrap

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ADBA director discusses AD with Parliamentary committee

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ADBA board member Richard Barker (Chief Executive of Biogen) was among the witnesses discussing AD as part of the Lords inquiry into building a biowaste economy. Barker, along with Dr Prab Mistry (EHV Engineering) and David Nelson (Branston), considered a wide range of issues affecting the AD sector, focusing particularly…

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Tags: biowaste, Parliament

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EU waste targets: government talks down landfill ban

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Defra’s response to the consultation on the review of EU waste targets has disappointingly reiterated government’s opposition to banning biodegradeable waste to landfill, although this was caveated with the assurance that this position would change if such a mechanism can be proven to be “the best-value way of…

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Tags: Defra, European Commission, European Union, Green Alliance, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, Landfill Directive, separate food waste collections, source segregation, Waste Framework Directive

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BREF update; kick-off meeting next week

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The kick-off meeting for the BREF process takes place in Seville next week. From this point we will start to have a clearer idea of what the Commission is likely to propose, and where we will need to concentrate our efforts. The Environment Agency’s Howard Leberman is the key…

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Tags: best practice, BREF, EA, Environment Agency, Matt Hindle, permitting

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Kirk expands product range with the Aqua Tank for water industry

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Kirk Environmental, part of KIRK GROUP, is pleased to introduce a new tank system to their existing market-leading product range: the AQUA•TANK pre-cast concrete tank for the water and wastewater treatments industry in the UK. AQUA•TANK provides a safe, cost effective method of containment…

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Tags: tanks, wastewater, Water

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