Posted in June 2014

Latest DECC RHI degression statistics released

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DECC have published its latest data on RHI deployment up to the end of June. For biomethane, while there was not a significant increase in the expected expenditure from registered biomethane plants (called ‘accreditations’ in the chart below), there was an increase in the expected expenditure from proposed…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane, Ollie More, RHI degression

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Ed Davey: 2013 a "record year" for renewables, DECC stats published

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Ed Davey has called 2013 a ‘record year’ for renewables, with renewable electricity generation increasing 30% on the previous year. This follows the release today of DECC’s latest Digest of UK Energy Statistics, which gives comprehensive statistics across the UK energy sector for 2013.AD The figures show an excellent year for…

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Tags: DECC, DUKES, market analysis, Ollie More

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New Biomethane to Grid Project for Purac Puregas

ADBA Member News Sunderland-based Purac Puregas Limited today announced the placement of a new contract to supply a CApure biogas upgrading plant. The plant in Wiltshire will upgrade up to 700Nm3/hr of raw biogas from the anaerobic digestion of agricultural waste to UK gas grid specification, producing enough energy…

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Tags: AD, biogas, biomethane, gas-to-grid

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Your chance to feed in to new landspreading guidance

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The Environment Agency have published a paper for discussion on a revised standard rules permit for land spreading. These will be subject to formal consultation in the autumn, but this exercise allows us to see an early version of their proposals and comment on any issues before they become part…

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Tags: digestate, digestate handling, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, farming, landspreading, Matt Hindle, permitting, spreading

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New PAS 110 in force

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The new version of the PAS 110 standard for digestate from source-segregated biowaste has been published, and comes into effect today (31 July 2014). It is available on the WRAP website here (you need to enter contact details) or to download directly here. Among the key changes are: The stability (Residual Biogas Potential)…

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Tags: digestate, EA, Matt Hindle, PAS 110, Wrap

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WRAP video promotes digestate

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Earlier this month WRAP launched a video to help promote digestate as a renewable fertiliser, which is free for members to use.   ‘Using digestate as a renewable fertiliser’ provides practical advice for farmers and agronomists on how to maximise the supply of nutrients to crops, and how this can…

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Tags: DC-Agri, digestate, farming, field trials, Matt Hindle, Wrap

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AD exports - examples sought for Technology Strategy Board (TSB) proposal

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We are seeking examples of the UK AD industry exporting technology, skills and materials as part of gathering evidence for a proposal to the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to support research and development of the AD industry. The TSB asks the below questions of industries seeking support. We are…

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Tags: exports, Ollie More, R&D, research and development, Technology Strategy Board, tsb

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£2.3m funding available for Agri-food supply chain partnerships

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The Technology Strategy Board have made £2.3m of funding available under a programme of support to the Agri-food supply chain industry. The funding is available to set up Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). These involve the formation of a partnership between a business, an academic institution (or knowledge base partner)…

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Tags: funding call, funding opportunity, Ollie More, R&D, research and development, Technology Strategy Board, tsb

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October FIT degressions confirmed

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Feed-in tariff statistics for June were published yesterday, and can be accessed here. Total deployment now means that the following degression levels will apply to tariffs for new accreditations and pre-accreditations from 1 October 2014: <500kW tariffs will be degressed by 10%, to 11.21p/kWh below 250kW and 10.37p/kWh for 250-50…

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Tags: DECC, degression, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, FIT degression, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives

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Commons committee calls for food waste landfill ban

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The Environmental Audit Committee has published a report entitled ‘Circular Economy: ending the throwaway society’. The Committee recommends several measures aimed at achieving a ‘circular economy’: A ban on food waste being sent to landfill That the government should support EU proposals to increase recycling rates to 70% by 2030 Lowering VAT…

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Tags: food waste, House of Commons, landfill, landfill ban, Matt Hindle, source segregation

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Industry to work together on health and safety

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Together with the REA, we are working on a new system of data collection and ‘AD Safety Alerts’ for the biogas industry. This is designed to create clear information on incidents to help raise standards and reduce incidents and ‘near misses’, by building trust across the industry and enabling organisations…

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Tags: alerts, environment, health and safety, permitting

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RTFO consultation provides possible boost for biomethane

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Further to a recent call for evidence on advanced fuels, the Department for Transport has today published a consultation seeking views on a number of changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). Among other things, this includes a proposal to support gaseous fuels on the basis of their energy…

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Tags: biomethane, Department for Transport, DfT, gas vehicles, Matt Hindle, transport

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Important information regarding your ADBA membership – renewal

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With ADBA’s new membership year starting on 1 October 2014, we are now entering our period of renewals so it is important that you read all the information below regarding the renewal process. What do you need to do now? 1. Our renewal process is automatic so if you are happy to…

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Tags: ADBA Members' Directory, Membership renewal, Wayne Hurley

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Good response to WRAP’s AD survey

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We are currently working with WRAP on finalising the annual survey of the AD industry they conducted earlier this year. We are pleased to say that the response rate to the survey has been good and a slight improvement on last year (75% response compared to 70%). This really is really valuable…

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Tags: Ollie More, Survey, Wrap

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July permitting update published

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The EA have published their latest update on permitting changes for plants subject to the industrial emissions directive, which you can download here. This doesn’t contain many changes from previous updates, but is a timely reminder for plants which need to apply to vary their permit by the end…

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Tags: BREF, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, IED, Matt Hindle, permitting

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