Posted in December 2013

AHVLA guidance on AD: draft for comment

Locked!

*Members Only*

Defra has produced its latest draft guidance document  for comment on anaerobic digestion (AD), covering the requirements that operators have to meet under the Animal by-Products Regulations (ABPR). Covered within the draft document include: EU regulation making liquid digestate subject to ABP regulatory controls Treatment of waste water Controls on…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: AHVLA, Animal Health, Defra, food waste, Jordan Marshall

Read more

FIT pre-accreditation: Ofgem issues guidance for generators using ICP

Locked!

*Members Only*

Following a number of queries from prospective generators around the requirements that they have to meet to demonstrate evidence of a grid connection agreement when using an independent connections provider (ICP), Ofgem has now published a guidance note to specifically address the issue. Whereas Ofgem’s current guidance document only…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, grid connection, ICP, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem

Read more

Make your voice heard on PAS 110 by 17 January

Locked!

*Members Only*

Operators and developers have until 17 January to submit comments to the BSI PAS 110 steering group on the revised draft of the standard. To download, review and comment on the draft, you need to go to http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Document/Manage/52256 to register (for new users) and log in. Comments…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: BSI, End of waste, Matt Hindle, PAS 110, Pasteurisation, PTEs, RBP, stability, Wrap

Read more

Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes: Defra consulting

Locked!

*Members Only*

In response to the Red Tape Challenge, which concluded that it is onerous for some small businesses to fill in Waste Transfer Notes (WTNs), Defra is consulting on proposals to allow certain documents to be used as an alternative to WTNs in England and Wales. A WTN is a document…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: Defra, Jordan Marshall, Waste Transfer Notes

Read more

FIT update: November deployment figures published

Locked!

*Members Only*

DECC have published deployment figures for Feed in Tariff accreditations and pre-accreditations in November, which have now been updated in the FIT Deployment and Degression section of the members’ area. For the second month running no plants with capacities above 500kW were registered, so total deployment there remains just over 2…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

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

Read more

DfT push for greater support for biomethane vehicles

Locked!

*Members Only*

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a call for evidence on advanced fuels, which pledges to consider greater support for biomethane vehicles. DfT’s call for evidence also requests information on the technical potential and timescales for deployment for biomethane, as well as other fuels such as hydrogen and…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: biomethane vehicles, DfT, gas strategy, gas vehicles, HGVs, Jordan Marshall, RTFO

Read more

ADBA welcomes funded AD research network

ADBA PRESS RELEASE The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council* (BBSRC) has today [18 Dec] announced that a proposal for a funded research network in AD, led by Professor Charles Banks at the University of Southampton and supported by ADBA has been successful. The AD network is one of 13 unique collaborative …

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags:

Read more

Olleco completes successful acquisition of Bioco Recycling

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Olleco, the UKs largest converter of used cooking oil and food waste into renewable energy, announced today the successful acquisition of Bioco Recycling. This acquisition is evidence of Olleco’s continued commitment to strengthening its national food waste collection service. The acquisition adds additional capacity to…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: acquisitions, collections, food waste

Read more

Waste Prevention Programme for England launched

Locked!

*Members Only*

Defra’s launch of their response to the consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme for England was launched this week. Food waste remains a major focus, although there are few new measures as the government commits to continuing to support voluntary agreements rather than bringing in new legislation:We are…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: consultations, Defra, Matt Hindle, Waste, Wrap

Read more

Planning requirement dropped from waste permitting

Locked!

*Members Only*

Those AD plants considered “waste operations” under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) will no longer need to obtain planning permission before applying for an environmental permit. This announcement has come in Defra’s response to a consultation making a number of amendments to the EPR, and you can see the…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: Defra, EA, Matt Hindle, permitting, planning, Waste

Read more

Three Tamar Energy sites in commissioning to add 6 MW to UK's AD capacity

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Three anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities from Tamar Energy with a combined capacity of 6 MW have completed construction and are entering the commissioning phase at locations across the UK. Construction has progressed as planned and the three plants have received the “seeding” feedstock which signals that the…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: AD plants, commissioning, Tamar Energy

Read more

Food waste collections central to waste reduction and making most of resource

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Giving evidence to the House of Lords EU Sub Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy today [11 December] Charlotte Morton, chief executive, ADBA said:Reducing the extraordinary amount of food we waste is clearly the priority. Source separated food waste collections are a significant tool to help…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags:

Read more

KWS maize variety Piadin trials results 2013

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE KWS trialled Piadin applied at 4.5L/ha in replicated plots on all 49 biogas and forage maize varieties at three separate locations in the UK. This trial included numbered and new un-named candidate varieties some of which we are not allowed to publish. Piadin had a dry…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: KWS, Piadin, trials results

Read more

FLI Energy completes construction of Tamar Energy's Basingstoke AD plant

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE FLI Energy, has announced today that it has completed construction of the Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke anaerobic digestion facility, and delivered the project to its client a month ahead of schedule. The AD plant and entire site infrastructure was designed and constructed by FLI Energy on…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: AD plant, FLI Energy, food waste, Tamar Energy

Read more

ADBA to emphasise importance of food waste collections at select committee

ADBA PRESS RELEASE ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton will emphasise the importance of food waste collections as she gives evidence to the House of Lords EU Sub Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy tomorrow (11 December). Speaking before the evidence session, Charlotte Morton said:‘Food waste’ is a misnomer – we…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members, Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: Charlotte Morton, food waste, House of Lords

Read more