Posted in March 2014

Biomethane taking off, data shows

DECC have released data showing that biomethane payments under the RHI are taking off. Estimated payments now exceed £4m from March, a significant increase on February data, although currently some time off from the biomethane triggers being reached. Biomethane has a strong pipeline though. The RHI scheme budget as a…

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Tags: biogas, biometh, biomethane, RHI

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Amendment to RTFO & £4m funding boost announced for gas refuelling infrastructure

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Welcome news has arrived for the transport sector this week, with £4m committed to delivering gas refuelling infrastructure and a change to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) which will lead to better incentivisation of the direct use of biomethane in transport. Both of these developments are explained further below. …

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, gas vehicles, HGV Gas Strategy, Jordan Marshall, Low Emission HGV Task Force, refuelling infrastructure

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Innovation and R&D funding for businesses in the South West

UWE Bristol has just launched two funding schemes for businesses across the South West: Innovation 4 Growth (Round 2):  Funds up to 35% of R&D project costs with grants of between £25k and £150k USW Innovation Vouchers:  Provide 40% ‘cashback’ on innovation projects with a total value of between £3k and £10k …

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Tags: funding, innovation, RnD, South West, UWE

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Biomethane regulation develops

Today I attended an Energy Networks Association Biomethane Working Group meeting, which is a group we met up with the Energy Networks Association to bring together the gas distribution networks, ourselves and the REA and to work on making regulation for biomethane operators less burdensome and costly. Ofgem gave an…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane campaign, biomethane injection, biomethane to grid

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Energy security increasingly worrying public, DECC survey shows

Concerns over energy supply and climate change are becoming ever more important issues in the public’s eyes, with 53% identifying these two areas as one of the top three challenges the UK is facing – up by 10% since respondents were surveyed last year. DECC’s latest public attitudes tracking survey also…

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Tags: climate change, DECC, energy security, Jordan Marshall, public opinion

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£400,000 WRAP loans now available to support on-farm AD projects

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WRAP’s £3m small scale on-farm AD fund has today been expanded to allow farmers to apply for a loan of up to £400,000 to build plants up to 250kW treating farm manures and slurries. This follows the launch of the first stage of the fund in October 2013, which allowed farmers…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, Loan Fund, on-farm AD, small scale AD, Wrap

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PAS 110 new contamination limits: last chance to comment

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As you are probably aware, the final debate on the revision of PAS 110 is around contamination limits. The current proposal is for the PAS110 steering group (SG) to agree on a revised (lower) physical contaminant limit level without further public consultation. This would enable the new PAS 110 to be published…

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Tags: food waste, Jordan Marshall, PAS 110

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Waste Sector Mission to UAE –18-21 May

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The UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is organising a four-day waste management mission to the United Arab Emirates, taking place on 18-21 May 2014.Why the United Arab Emirates? The country is a high growth market for the waste management sector It is receptive to buying from the UK and keen…

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Call for papers: UK AD & Biogas 2014, R&D Hub

This is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of your expertise and achievements to a high profile anaerobic digestion (AD) audience at the sector’s annual tradeshow and conference UK AD & Biogas 2014. This year at UK AD& Biogas 2014 ADBA is adding a new feature area, the R&…

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Tags: R&D, R&D Hub, UK AD & Biogas

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ADBA board nominations

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Dear Member, You may remember the email I sent to you on 13 February 2013 regarding our board – it is included below for reference. During the last 12 months, three ADBA board members have stepped down: John Woodruff, representing local authorities, Samantha Fuller, originally representing the utilities and Gwyn Jones, representing the NFU.…

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20% FIT cut for small scale confirmed by April 2015

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DECC today released data which confirmed that 2014 Feed-in Tariff (FIT) deployment has already passed the trigger for a 20% degression in the sub 500kW tariffs in April 2015. This reduction will be calculated from the current tariff, not the tariff from October 2014, which will be 10% lower than the current rate itself. See…

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Tags: cuts, degression, deployment, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT

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Edina wins Queens Award for Enterprise

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Edina, Europe’s leading and fastest growing supplier of power generation equipment for renewable energy have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for 2014. The directors and staff of Edina are highly honoured to be awarded such a prestigious accolade which is seen as the highest…

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Tags: Awards, Edina

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AD plant biology revealed - free educational event

ADBA MEMBER NEWS FM BioEnergy will host a free one-day educational event, ‘Healthy Bacteria Healthy Profits’, 4 June 2014, National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. AD operators, consultants and plant builders are invited to attend the event which will reveal the biological secrets to operating a healthy AD plant. [caption id=“attachment_20930” align=“alignleft”…

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Tags: AD nutriition, AD plant biology, FM Bioenergy

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Clarke Energy wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Clarke Energy has been named as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The company received the award in recognition for sustained international growth Clarke Energy award is in the field of International Trade Company recognised for having achieved sustained…

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Tags: Awards, international growth

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Grass to graphene, AD plant powers chemical production

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Renewable energy plant developer Hallwick Energy, has started construction on a 1 MW anaerobic digester (AD) in Consett, north east England, with funding provided by Ingenious Clean Energy investee company, Generation X Energy Limited. The plant will be supplied by ADBA member MT-Energie UK and will produce power…

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Tags: AD plant

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