Posted in February 2014

Landia chopper pumps sustain Biogen's food waste to energy plant

ADBA MEMBER NEWS [caption id=“attachment_19007” align=“alignleft” width=“378”] GwyriAD NW Wales (image courtesy of Biogen - 2014)[/caption] A piped digester mixing system using pumps made by Landia is helping Biogen with its successful new £5m food waste to green energy operation near Caernarfon in North Wales. The 11,000 tonne per…

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Tags: Biogen, digester mixing, Landia, Wales

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RHI review can put tariff on long-term footing - Morton

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Reacting to this morning’s [28 Feb] news from DECC that the biomethane injection tariff will be reviewed, Charlotte Morton, chief executive, ADBA said:We welcome the announcement that the government plans to review the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) biomethane injection tariff. The industry needs tariffs which will…

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Tags: biomethane, Charlotte Morton, DECC, incentives, RHI

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DECC to review Biomethane RHI tariff to ensure long-term support

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DECC have announced that they are to review the RHI tariff for biomethane later this year. A full RHI review was scheduled for this year, and DECC has been considering which aspects of the scheme should be considered. As they signalled at our Biomethane to Grid Working Group meeting in…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane to grid, DECC, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, renewable financial incentives, RHI

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Food & drink manufacturers sending 14% of food waste to AD, survey shows

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An increasing portion of food waste from food & drink manufacturers is being sent to AD, according to a recent study by the Food & Drink Federation. The data shows that 14% of food waste from the sites surveyed, or just over 10,500 tonnes was treated through AD in 2012. Almost all of…

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Tags: FDF, Food and Drink Federation, food waste, Jordan Marshall

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Get involved in our Farmers’ AD Introductory Meetings

This March we’re introducing a new series of regional Farmers’ AD Introductory Meetings, offering farmers the opportunity to find out more about AD, access our updated Farmers’ Consultancy Service, visit an on-farm AD plant and ask those crucial initial questions. In partnership with FM Bioenergy, these events are a…

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Tags: Farmers’ AD Introductory Meetings, Sponsorship

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2013 energy statistics: UK production down 6.7%

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DECC has today published figures showing provisional UK energy production and consumption figures up to December 2013. UK primary energy production decreased by 6.7% in 2013, with coal output down by 24% as a result of the closure of mines. Oil and gas production was also down in 2013, by 8.8% and 7.3% respectively. These numbers follow…

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Tags: DECC, energy statistics, Jordan Marshall

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Energy from Waste Guide emphasises role for AD

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Defra and DECC have published a revised version of their guide to Energy from Waste, which can be accessed here. While it does not specifically cover AD, it does make several useful references to the importance of the technology in treating food waste. In particular, it is clear thatwet wastes…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, food waste, Matt Hindle, recycling, source segregation, Waste Policy

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FIT: getting the best data and information

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Following last week’s very disappointing news on FIT, we have updated and revised the members’ area to include more information on degression, and particularly how you can calculate future tariff rates. All of this is accessible by following the link from the members’ area, or directly by clicking here. …

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

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DfT call for evidence: ADBA sets out actions needed to boost biomethane vehicle market

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ADBA last week responded  to a call for evidence from the Department for Transport (DfT) which is examining ways of providing more effective government support for advanced fuels, including biomethane. As well as setting out the huge potential benefits that the biomethane and gas vehicle sector can deliver for the…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, fuel duty differential, Jordan Marshall, RTFO, separate food waste collections

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Malmberg Water awarded second UK contract

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Malmberg Water has been awarded its second contract in the UK. The Swedish clean-tech company will supply a plant refining up to 1,900 cubic meters per hour of biogas. The new project at Howdon sewage treatment works will be Malmberg’s second installation and its largest in the…

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WRAP offer new support to AD operators

WRAP are now offering support for AD operators looking to develop secure markets or outlets for their digestate. Up to 5 days one to one support is available to AD operators either getting started, or for those who have already made some inroads. This is a WRAP funded pilot.What is…

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Tags: digestate, operators, Wrap

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£3.8m Scottish Recycling Fund to support AD projects

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The Scottish Government has launched a £3.8m fund to help businesses develop green infrastructure proposals, including infrastructure to deal with industrial food and drink processing waste. Indeed, an example given of an eligible project is “Installing an anaerobic digestion facility at a dairy to process the effluent and generate renewable…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, Scottish Government, Scottish Recycling Fund

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Understanding microbial monitoring practice

Advanced Pest Solutions, funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), is conducting a survey to better understand microbial monitoring practices within the anaerobic digestion industry.  If you own or operate an AD plant please complete the survey by clicking the link below. This survey should only take about 10-15 minutes…

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Tags: microbial monitoring, RnD, tsb

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Air quality: EU begins legal action against UK

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As we updated you last May, following the ruling by the Supreme Court that the UK was failing to meet its binding air quality targets, the European Commission had the option of taking legal proceedings against the UK government with the possibility of heavy fines. Things have progressed now, with…

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Tags: air pollution, air quality, biomethane vehicles, DfT, EU, European Commission, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, Transport Working Group

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ADBA and BHA focus on hospitality food waste

ADBA PRESS RELEASE WRAP’s Nov 2013 report into food waste in the hospitality sector valued the true cost of food waste to the hospitality industry at £2.5 billion, making efforts to reduce it well worthwhile. But even the unavoidable fraction is a valuable resource, which both the British Hospitality Association (BHA)…

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Tags: ADBA board, ADBA's AD & Hospitality Conference, BHA, Charlotte Morton, Hospital, Hospitality, John Dyson, Mike Hanson

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