Posted in April 2014

Biomethane vitally important to our energy future - Morton

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Responding to DECC’s announced consultation on tariffs for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) today [30 May] ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton said:The consultation on RHI tariffs offers the opportunity to put support for biomethane to grid on a long-term basis. Biomethane is a vitally important part…

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Tags: Bioemthane, Charlotte Morton, DECC, RHI

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RHI biomethane tariff consultation published – opportunity to meet DECC officials

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DECC have published the consultation document on future biomethane tariffs this morning. You can see the consultation document in full here. This is a month-long consultation, closing on 27 June, so please feed any views in to us by 20 June to ensure they can be part of our response. There are…

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

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DECC clarify RHI “existing” biogas approach

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Alongside news that the RHI is now open to applications for biogas plants beyond 200kWth, DECC has also this week clarified their approach to the eligibility of existing biogas plants for the new tariffs. DECC’s note sets out that existing biogas CHP plants which install a new engine will…

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Tags: DECC, existing plants, Jordan Marshall, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI

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RHI biogas support beyond 200kWth now available

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In welcome news, government has at last confirmed that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is now open to biogas installations with a thermal capacity over 200kW which commissioned from 4 December 2013. Ofgem’s accompanying factsheet confirms that tariffs will be available from 28 May 2014 at the following rates beyond 200kWth, with support…

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Tags: 200kwth limit, biomethane, Jordan Marshall, RHI

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ADBA RHI biomethane degression analysis

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We have reviewed our pipeline of biomethane plants to come on line this year, and when they expect to commission. This was to assess the likelihood of an RHI biomethane degression in January 2015 and April 2015. Assuming the overall scheme RHI full trigger is not breached by 31 October (which is looking…

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Tags: biomethane, DECC, degression, RHI

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ADBA members asked to review AD costs - International Energy Agency

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has asked us to provide them with figures on the cost of generating electricity from anaerobic digestion. They will then use these in their work in making policy recommendation to member Governments. DECC is therefore likely to see these estimates, which may impact on future…

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Tags: costs, DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FITs, International Energy Agency (IEA), Ollie More

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ADBA estimate AD potential value at £1.5 billion per year - member opinions requested

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We have put together the attached draft  document on the potential for AD to contribute to energy objectives, and have used this to calculate the potential market value of the AD industry. This indicates that AD could potentially deliver 15% of the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets, and could potentially be…

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Tags: market potential, market value, Ollie More

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RHI biogas support above 200 kW open for applications

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Welcoming today’s news [28 May] on extended support through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton said:We are delighted that government has today confirmed that biogas installations commissioned from 4 December 2013 with a thermal capacity over 200 kW are now able to apply for Renewable…

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Tags: biogas, heat use, RHI

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Shortlist announced for UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2014

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Announcing the shortlist for anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry’s annual awards, ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton said:The UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards recognise the incredible innovation and achievements of individual companies, as well as demonstrating the benefits of anaerobic digestion and the ability…

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Tags: Awards, Industry Awards, UK AD & Biogas, UK AD & Biogas 2014

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MT-Energie biogas plant at Plusterwine House fuelled by KWS energy crops

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE ADBA member MT-Energie UK, exhibitor at the Cereals event on 11-12 June and UK AD & Biogas 2-3 July, is delighted to announce the completed construction of the anaerobic digestion (AD) plant for the Hunt Family Farm, in Gloucestershire. The 500 kWe facility processes KWS’ high-yield energy…

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Tags: exhibitor, new plants

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Wackerbauer managers win prize for Successful Business people

ADBA MEMBER NEWS The Small- and Medium-Sized Business Union and the Young Business people of Mühldorf hosted the fourth annual Business Ball in the Culture Center of Waldkraiburg. Here the Businesspeoples’ Prize for Outstanding Accomplishment was awarded to the siblings, Claudia and Günther Wackerbauer, general managers of the…

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Tags: Awards

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Use of glycerol in AD: views needed

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Ofgem has set out in response to a query its position around the use of glycerol produced during the manufacture of biodiesel, under the Feed-in Tariff scheme. They state that in order to use glycerol and still remain eligible for FiT payments your supplier will need to confirm that the…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, glycerine, glycerol, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, RO

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Accurate biogas measurement

UK AD & BIOGAS EXHIBITOR NEWS Join Endress+Hauser at UK AD & Biogas 2014 to see why we lead the field in accurate biogas measurement. Endress+Hauser is a leading supplier of measurement instrumentation, services and solutions to the AD industry and has the instruments, application knowledge and experience to…

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Tags: biogas measurement, exhibitor news, UK AD & Biogas 2014

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AD success for UK food waste plant

ADBA MEMBER NEWS In 2008 Kirk Environmental was awarded a contract for one of the first commercial biogas plants in the UK which was the start of a six-year relationship with the customer and two extensions to the initial plant. Cannington Cold Stores is a family business based in Somerset, UK,…

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Tags: gas holders, project extension, tanks

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Large-scale FITs October degression: 10% looking less likely, 5% a possibility

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DECC today released its monthly data on deployment under the FITs scheme. We can use this to chart the deployment under the scheme against the degression triggers which cause automatic cuts to the tariff rates. Mid-year For the 500 kW - 5 MW band a degression/ cut would occur in October (a…

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Tags: degression, deployment, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, FITs, Ollie More

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