Posted in January 2014

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Keep your eyes out for the February issue of AD & Biogas News which will be published at the end of next week. Looking ahead, make sure to check out our future features list to see which upcoming magazine features you would like to contribute to and send us your…

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Our emails keep you up-to-date with the latest AD industry news and help you to stay abreast of ever-changing AD policy. From updates on RHI and FIT to the latest market data, we analyse and present this information in an easy-to-read format for you, our members. Our weekly member update…

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Anaerobic digestion research funding success

ADBA MEMBER NEWS The Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion (the AD Centre), part of the Sustainable Environment Research Centre based at the University of South Wales has been awarded £889,000 by the Welsh Government’s A4B project to deliver a Knowledge Transfer Centre in Advanced Anaerobic Processes and…

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Tags: funding, innovation, RnD, University of South Wales

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group: Doncaster site visit & meeting

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On Monday our Biomethane to Grid Working Group met in Doncaster to visit Future Biogas’ recently commissioned biomethane to grid project. Alongside a morning tour of the site, which can process 35,000 tonnes of crop feedstocks from local farmers each year in order to produce 12,000 cubic metres of gas per day,…

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Tags: Air Liquide, biomethane to grid, degression, Flogas, Future Biogas, gas-to-grid, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, pre-accreditation, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI

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Biomethane campaign: progress on EMIB recommendations

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The latest meeting of the biomethane ‘campaign’ group, set up by ADBA and the Energy Networks Association (ENA), was held at ENA’s London offices this week. The group aims to break down barriers to biomethane, partly by following up on Energy Market Issues in Biomethane (EMIB) group recommendations. This…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane campaign, EMIB, ENA, Matt Hindle, Ofgem

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Biomethane QP could boost renewable gas-to-grid market

ADBA PRESS RELEASE The Environment Agency, with support from WRAP, industry representatives including ADBA and funding from LIFE +, has developed a Quality Protocol for Biomethane which has been launched today. The Quality Protocol (QP) sets out end of waste criteria for the production and use of biomethane arising from the…

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Biomethane Quality Protocol published

The Environment Agency, with support from WRAP, industry representatives including ADBA and funding from LIFE +, has developed a Quality Protocol for Biomethane which has been launched today. The Quality Protocol (QP) sets out end of waste criteria for the production and use of biomethane arising from the degradation of organic…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane QP, EA, End of waste, Matt Hindle, transport

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Welsh Government promises greater support for on-farm AD

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In a paper on energy and planning policy, the Welsh Government has pledged to offer more focused support to on-farm AD projects. The document states that:Renewable energy opportunities, including the potential for anaerobic digestion, are being considered as part of the development of the next Rural Development Plan. Work…

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Tags: Defra, Ecosystem Markets Task Force report, food waste, on-farm AD, procurement hubs, Wales, Welsh Government, Wrap

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CO2Sense welcomes the new Community Energy Strategy

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE The government’s newly launched Community Energy Strategy has the potential to revolutionise how we generate energy and also how we use energy on a daily basis, says the low-carbon investor, and ADBA member, CO2Sense. The government’s strategy will help communities generate their own…

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Tags: community project, DECC, small-scale

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Evidence needed: FIT support above 1MW

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We are keen to gather evidence for a European Commission consultation on energy and environmental state aid, which will require us to make a strong case for the importance of Feed-in-Tariff support for projects between 1-5MW. As the early stage proposals currently stand, the European guidelines would introduce a …

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Tags: DECC, EU, European Commission, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Jordan Marshall, state aid

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FIT update: final 2013 figures confirm degression levels

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The final FIT deployment figures for 2013 have been published, showing accreditations and accepted pre-accreditations for December. The updated numbers, which can be found in more detail in the members’ area, show around 2 MW of additional deployment below 500 kW in December, along with around 1 MW above 500 kW. The new tariff rates…

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

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2030 EU deal: renewables to provide 27% of energy

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Extending the current binding targets to 2020, the European Commission this week announced EU-wide 2030 targets for cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and generating energy from renewable sources. A 40% cut in GHG emissions (relative to 1990 levels), alongside the use of at least 27% of energy from renewables will be required across member states…

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Tags: 2030 targets, air pollution, biomethane vehicles, Climate Change Act, climate change targets, EU, European Commission, GHG emissions, Jordan Marshall, renewable target

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Low Carbon Truck Trial: free review event (30 January)

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Cenex will be hosting a free event next week (30 January), allowing industry, government and academia to review the results from the Low Carbon Truck Trial. The event will be taking place at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Findings from the ongoing trials will be discussed, as will other…

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Tags: DfT, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, Low Carbon Truck Trial, tsb

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Over quarter million employed in biogas - IRENA report

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A report from the International Renewable Energy Agency mapping employment in renewables has identified that 266,000 people are directly employed in biogas around the world. Nearly a fifth of this employment is based in Germany, with China and India unsurprisingly leading the way with a combined 175,000 jobs. ADBA has estimated that…

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Chesterfield BioGas selected to build UK's largest biomethane to grid project

Chesterfield BioGas (CBG) has announced a new order for its biogas upgraders which will be central to a groundbreaking UK renewable energy project. The Sheffield based company is to supply gas-scrubbing water-wash upgraders and ancillary equipment to a site in the UK. When commissioned in late 2014, not only will it…

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