Posted in March 2014

Minister of State to officially open new Edina Group headquarters

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Minister of State, Fergus O’Dowd, TD, will officially open the new headquarters in Dublin. Irish based Edina, Europe’s leading renewable energy power generation company is proud to announce that Minister of State, Fergus O’Dowd will officially open their new headquarters in Swords, County Dublin…

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Tags: Dublin, Edina, green growth, Ireland

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Waste management policy in England: inquiry launched

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Given Defra’s intention of “stepping back” in areas of waste management where there is no clear market failure, a parliamentary inquiry has been launched to investigate Defra’s existing municipal waste management policies and what impact a reduction in their activities will have. Notably, the committee has specifically asked…

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Tags: AD Strategy & Action Plan, Defra, Jordan Marshall, separate food waste collections, source segregation, waste management

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EBA launches Scientific Advisory Council for Biogas

INDUSTRY NEWS The 27 January 2014 marked the day of the official launch of the Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) under the aegis of the European Biogas Association. With seven members on board, the SAC work will be dedicated to the promotion of the biogas sector by means of scientific evidence. The idea…

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Tags: EBA, RnD

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Struggling to secure investment for your biomethane to grid project? Purac Puregas can help

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Purac Puregas Ltd are delighted to announce that we can now provide our customers with free assistance in securing Swedish Export Credit funding. Our partnership with ReCap allows our customers free access to their entire range of services. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, ReCap provides advisory services within…

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Tags: biomethane to grid, Purac Puregas

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Further 10% October cut for small scale FIT, data confirms

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Following new Ofgem statistical releases on FIT deployment, we have updated the FIT Deployment & Degression page of our website. With two months of data now available for 2014, we can start to assess deployment against the degression triggers. For small scale plants of 500kW and under, we have already witnessed…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, FIT degression, FITs

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Food waste landfill ban could create over 12,000 jobs

12,100 skilled jobs could be created if food waste was banned from landfill, according to recent figures from the think-tank Green Alliance. The publication cites an AD plant manager, with skills in SCADA training and HNC engineering as an example of the type of jobs that could be created. The report…

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Tags: Defra, food waste, Green Alliance, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, separate food waste collections

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Bright opportunities for Biomethane as we move towards the 2030 target

INDUSTRY NEWS Biomethane can replace 3% of the European natural gas consumption by 2030 – this is one of the results presented by three biomethane projects: BIOMASTER, GreenGasGrids and Urban Biogas during their final workshop in March in Brussels. For this to happen, more projects and a more market-oriented approach are needed under…

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Tags: biomethane, gas-to-grid

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Prism Planning and JFS & Associates secure planning permission for anaerobic digester

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Prism Planning and JFS & Associates are celebrating after getting planning permission for a 1.5MW anaerobic digester to process food waste from nearby Leeming Bar. The consent was granted by North Yorkshire County Council at their planning meeting on 25th March 2014. The decision marked the end of…

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Tags: AD plant, food waste, JFS & Associates, Prism Planning

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European bodies agree transport gas infrastructure plan

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The European Parliament and the Council last week agreed an infrastructure plan for alternative fuels requiring Member States to establish publicly available CNG and LNG stations within certain distances. The compromise agreement does not live up to the Commission’s initial ambition: all specific targets have been removed and the…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane vehicles, DfT, Europe, European Commission, European Parliament, Matt Hindle, transport

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State aid proposals: EU waters down FIT restriction

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The European Commission has published an updated draft of its state aid guidelines, which had originally proposed to limit support available to Feed-in Tariff projects to below 1MW. While the latest draft disappointingly proposes to further limit support available under FIT schemes to 500kW, the proposals also seem to offer…

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

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Green Investment Bank present their investment plan at UK AD & Biogas

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Welcoming the opportunity to address the AD industry at the sector’s largest dedicated event, UK AD & Biogas 2014 (2-3 July), Partha Vasudev, Vice President Waste & Bioenergy, Green Investment Bank (GIB), has been confirmed a key speaker at the ADBA organised annual show. The Green Investment…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, GIB, Green investment Bank, UK AD & Biogas

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Parliamentary inquiry: Growing the circular economy

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A parliamentary committee is undertaking an inquiry into growing the circular economy, presenting an excellent opportunity to make the case for the economic and environmental benefits that anaerobic digestion (AD) and separate food waste collections can deliver. The Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry will examine the potential economic value of…

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Tags: Circular Economy, Jordan Marshall, Parliament

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Energy Minister Greg Barker opens Tamar’s Retford AD plant

ADBA MEMBER NEWS [caption id=“attachment_19592” align=“alignleft” width=“378”] Greg Barker opens Tamar Energy’s Retford AD plant[/caption] A new anaerobic digestion (AD) facility that turns organic waste into green energy for thousands of homes has been opened today (20 March 2014) in Retford, Nottinghamshire by The Rt Hon Greg Barker…

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Tags: AD plant, DECC, farm-based, Tamar Energy, waste-fed

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FIT 6 monthly degression: pre-applications by September 2014

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In a correction from previous advice we may have given, developers will need to apply for preliminary accreditation by 30 September 2014 in order to lock in a Feed-in-Tariff rate prior to a possible degression in October 2014, which is based on deployment between January-June 2014. Ofgem’s guidance (page 36) states that: ‘Installations granted…

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Tags: degression, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, pre-accreditation, preliminary accreditation

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Revised animal health guidance published for comments

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Defra have published a new version of their guidance on animal health regulations for composting and anaerobic digestion. The document, available here, remains a draft so should be treated as such. Any comments can be sent to me via matt.hindle@adbioresources.org in order to be relayed back to…

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Tags: AHVLA, Animal Health, Defra, digestate, feedstock, Matt Hindle, regulation

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