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Posted in March 2014

DECC pushes Europe to maintain FIT support up to 5MW

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DECC have shared their response to the EU State Aid consultation which we also responded to in February. The annex to DECC’s document dealing with renewable energy support schemes is available to download here. They have agreed with our principle point, that Feed-in Tariff support should be retained for…

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Tags: EU, Europe, European Commission, FIT, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives

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Crop feedstocks for AD: getting the facts

This week, Defra has published experimental statistics on the areas of non-food crops grown in the UK. This includes the areas of oilseed rape, sugar beet, wheat, miscanthus, short rotation coppice and straw crops grown in the UK for use as bioenergy. They can be found in full here, with…

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Tags: bioenergy, bioenergy sustainability, crops, DECC, farming, Matt Hindle, sustainability criteria

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Environmental permitting responses needed from operational sites

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The European BREF process – which could see major changes to permitting for AD plants – needs information from operators over the next few weeks to inform the development of new regulation. The Bureau coordinating BREF development has published questionnaires to aid their data gathering. The two key documents for the AD…

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Tags: BREF, EA, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation

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DECC confirms post-RO settlement

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DECC has this week confirmed how the transition from the Renewables Obligation (RO) to Contracts for Difference (CfD) will operate, including a 12 month grace period for those commissioning close to the closure of the RO to new generation in 2017. As noted, one of the most relevant aspects of this decision…

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Tags: CfD, Contracts for Difference, DECC, grace periods, Jordan Marshall, Renewables Obligation, RO

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DfT publish industry recommendations to boost gas vehicle market

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has today published recommendations to support the biomethane and gas vehicle market, agreed by the Low Emission HGV Task Force group which ADBA sat on. Included within the recommendations are: Reviewing the case for allowing recognition for the certified use of biomethane as a transport…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane certification, CNG, DfT, gas vehicle, Jordan Marshall, LNG, RTFO, separate food waste collections

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DfT outlines key recommendations to drive HGV gas sector

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Recommendations that will boost the use of gas in heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) were today published [13 Mar] by the Department for Transport (DfT), following approval by the DfT’s Low Emission HGV Task Force working group which ADBA sat on. The recommendations include: Reviewing the case…

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Tags: biomethane, Charlotte Morton, DfT, HGVs, Low emissions HGV task force, RTFO, transport fuel

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Food waste AD success for Cannington with Landia's pumps and mixers

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Hard-wearing chopper pumps and mixers from Landia are playing a vital role in the 2.5 MW of electricity generated at a leading recycling and food waste management specialists, based in Somerset. [caption id=“attachment_19509” align=“alignleft” width=“324”] Tim Roe (left) and Mike Roe from Cannington[/caption] Wall-mounted mixers…

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Tags: Cannington Bio Energy, Landia, pumps and mixers

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ADBA Chief Executive on Countryfile

Our Chief Executive Charlotte Morton will be speaking about the current situation of on-farm anaerobic digestion in the upcoming episode of the BBC’s Countryfile. The episode featuring Charlotte will be aired this Sunday 16 March at 18:45, so don’t miss it! Click here to find out more and watch the…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, Countryfile

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Avoiding wasted heat: Scottish Government consults

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As part of a consultation on decarbonising heat, the Scottish Government has asked for evidence on how AD projects can be encouraged to avoid wasting heat. DECC made a disappointing decision in December that existing biogas CHP plants that are currently wasting heat, as the high cost of installing heat…

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Tags: heat use, Jordan Marshall, RHI, Scotland, Scottish Government, waste heat

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Report analyses emission performance of gas and biomethane vehicles

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The Oxford Institute for Energy has this week published a report examining the role that natural gas can play in transport. The report included a number of interesting statistical comparisons on emissions and economic performance between biomethane, gas, diesel and other fuel mixes. The full report is available to view…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall

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Biomethane cost data - thanks for the initial responses

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Thank you to those of you that have responded to our request for cost data for the DECC RHI biomethane tariff review. We now have a broad range of cost data, particularly on the biogas upgrading side. We would still like to gather much more data on costs of civil…

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Tags: biomethane, DECC, Ollie More, RHI, tariff

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RO and RHI sustainability criteria update

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Last week we responded to an Ofgem consultation on guidance for complying with sustainability criteria for the Renewables Obligation. The guidance – consisting of three documents which also cover Fuel Measurement and Sampling and guidance on the RO sustainability audit process – applies to current requirements for reporting sustainability, which will become…

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Tags: bioenergy, DECC, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, purpose grown crops, RHI, RO, sustainability, sustainability criteria

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European End of Waste criteria could be dropped

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Defra have heard informally that it is unlikely that the Commission will make a proposal for European-wide end of waste criteria. This seems to be a reaction to the difficulties of getting agreement on criteria for other materials such as paper. The UK should therefore be able to continue with…

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Tags: digestate, End of waste, Europe, European Commission, JRC, Matt Hindle

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Latest RHI degression and deployment figures published

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DECC have published their quarterly forecast of deployment in the RHI, and the implications of this for their RHI degression mechanisms, including for biomethane. We have updated our analysis of this on the members’ area, which you can see here: http://adbioresources.org/members-area/rhi-deployment-degression/ . Select the ‘Deployment Figures’ tab. …

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Tags: biomethane, degression, RHI

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AD operators – don't forget to take part in WRAP’s survey of the organics recycling industry

WRAP is currently undertaking its annual survey to generate estimates of the size and nature of the AD sector in the UK. The survey is being carried out so that WRAP and its funders (Defra, and the Scottish and Welsh governments) can target their activities in ways that support the…

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Tags: ASORI, Wrap

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