Posted in September 2014

Crop operators and developers – opportunity to contribute to carbon calculator

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As we come closer to the implementation of sustainability criteria for RO and RHI facilities, work is underway on revisions to the ‘B2C2’ carbon calculator. The B2C2 was developed by DECC to help operators of biomass and biogas sites calculate the carbon footprint of energy they…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, Matt Hindle, RHI, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, sustainability criteria, RO, Ofgem, crop operators, crops

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Updated ABP composting & biogas guidance

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We have just received a copy of the updated ABP composting and biogas guidance from Defra. The document combines the original text with the revisions and changes that we have discussed with the department over the last couple of years.  As you may be aware, there have been changes…

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Tags: Defra, biogas, apha, AHVLA, abp, will bushby

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Aqua Enviro’s cutting edge work helps develop sustainable energy in the UK

Environmental Consultancy, Aqua Enviro, has been given a £100,000 Government grant for research and development which could help businesses cut waste costs and provide renewable energy.   Aqua Enviro, 'a leading specialist' in water, wastewater treatment and organic waste, has been coordinating trials with the York Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC)…

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Tags: Aqua Enviro, biorenewables development centre, Derek Sivyer, ADBA, wastewater treatment, Technology Strategy Board, microwave hydrolysis, biofuel

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The role of AD in poultry farming

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The poultry meat industry continues to grow globally, as does the volume of hatchery waste: eggshell debris and fluff, infertile eggs, dead embryos, culled chicks, egg fluids and of course chicken manure. In recent years, rising disposal costs, environmental regulations and awareness have created a need for hatcheries to find…

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Tags: poultry, Derek Sivyer, on-farm AD, chicken manure

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New FIT statistics published: no confirmation of above 500kW degression

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DECC's latest FIT deployment statistics have been published today, and are available here. These show a further 1.3MW of accreditations were approved for sub 500kW projects in September, of which 1MW was pre-accredited. Above 500kW no new capacity was accredited in September, which means total 2014 deployment for 500kW-5MW…

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

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London Infrastructure Plan 2050

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The Mayor of London has asked for views on London's first long-term infrastructure plan. This is a consultation about London's growth and contains a number of issues relevant to the future of resources and energy in the capital. The 'London Infrastructure Plan 2050 A Consultation' document sets out what…

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Tags: Mayor of London, Circular Economy, London, sustainability, will bushby, consultation, food waste operators

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Members’ Meeting discusses FIT, RHI and more

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ADBA members gathered at MMS' offices in central London yesterday for our Members' Meeting, with a number of important subjects on the agenda. Presentations and the policy document will be available soon, but for now please see our notes on the FIT and RHI discussions below.  FIT and small…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, Matt Hindle, RHI, biomethane, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, Ofgem

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Ofgem update on RHI sustainability criteria

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A couple of weeks ago Ollie attended an Ofgem workshop on the implementation of sustainability criteria in the RHI. Ofgem have now provided there own update and conclusions from the meeting, which are reproduced below for information. As I said at our members' meeting yesterday, once RHI sustainability regulations are…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, Ofgem, sustainability criteria, Matt Hindle, biomethane to grid, biogas heat

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Meeting with Innovate UK last week – R&D

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Last Thursday I attended a meeting at Innovate UK – the Government agency that provides funding to organisations to support innovation and growth in the UK beyond the research base, including through the commercialisation of technologies. Myself, Angie Bywater of the AD Network and Steve Broome from the CPI…

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Tags: R&D, Ollie More, Wrap

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Charlotte Morton talks about ADBA’s name change

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of ADBA, spoke to FoodBev’s Bill Bruce about why the association recently broadened it remit and changed its name. The interview looks at the benefits of anaerobic digestion, the value of waste, and the role of food and beverage manufacturers and government. You can…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, bioresources, ADBA

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Reminder: Don’t forget to complete your free listing in the ADBA Members’ Directory 2014/2015

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If you have not yet submitted your free listing to appear in the ADBA Members’ Directory 2014/2015, the final deadline is this Friday 24 October. The product and services guide category options for this year’s directory are different from the 2013/2014 edition. Any category information we hold from 2013/2014 cannot…

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Tags: ADBA Members' Directory, ADBA members

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Regulator Day discusses key environmental issues

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ADBA's second regulator day on Thursday 16 October, hosted by Walker Morris in Leeds, featured a packed agenda of environmental and health and safety regulatory issues. Our notes of the key issues discussed are provided below.   BREF EA updated the meeting on progress towards a Europe-wide 'Best Available Technique'…

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Tags: Matt Hindle, regulator day, permitting, COMAH, digestate, EA, HSE, Environment Agency, food waste operators, crop operators

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Leicestershire signs food waste recycling deal with Biogen

Leicestershire County Council will be the first local authority to send food waste to Biogen’s £10M Warwickshire anaerobic digestion plant (AD) for conversion into green energy as part of Oadby and Wigston’s successful food waste collection pilot scheme.

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Tags: member's press release, Biogen, leicestershire county council, Derek Sivyer, food waste

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