Posted in November 2014

RHI degresses for first time

Latest figures from DECC show that biomethane RHI tariffs will degress by 10 per cent for the first time on 1 January 2015. However, DECC is currently reviewing RHI biomethane tariffs and an announcement is expected on new levels shortly. Degression automatically reduces technology tariffs which are payable to new applicants…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, rhi tariffs, RHI degression, Derek Sivyer

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Biomethane capacity surges forward to record high

Data collated by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) shows that the volume of biomethane injected to the UK grid will more than quadruple by the end of 2014.  Following a meeting at the Energy Institute earlier this year, the UK’s four Gas Distribution Networks (GDNs) agreed…

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Tags: biomethane, gas-to-grid, Derek Sivyer, energy institute, ian marchant, gas distribution network

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Bioenergy sustainability: urgent feedback needed for carbon calculator

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Last week, we met E4tech to go through possible revisions to the carbon calculator which can be used to demonstrate compliance with sustainability criteria in the RO and RHI. This round of changes will be limited, but still covers some important issues – and they need some urgent input…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, crop operators, biomethane, bioenergy sustainability, bioenergy sustainability criteria, crop feedstocks, purpose grown crops, renewable financial, Matt Hindle

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Secondary containment: producing industry-led guidance

ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environmental Management group coordinated a meeting between industry representatives and the Environment Agency this week to discuss secondary containment. We have picked up increasing concerns about onerous requirements in some cases, while the Agency continues to express their concern about containment failure incidents and…

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Tags: EA, best practice, Environment Agency, Defra, Matt Hindle, secondary containment, guidance, crop operators, food waste operators

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New FITs data confirm degression for April 2015 for > 500 kWe plants

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DECC have confirmed that there will be a further ~5% cut to the Feed-In Tariff for plants of 500 kWe - 5 MWe on 1 April. This is on top of the 5% cut which was applied on 1 October. The new cut will come into force for plants accrediting from 1 April (although plants with pre-accreditation…

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

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ADBA Members’ Directory 2014/15

This year’s directory includes more organisations, more products and more services than ever before, reflecting the significant growth the industry has experienced in the past year. Whether you are buying for micro or large scale projects, for on-farm, commercial, industrial or wastewater plants, there is a wide choice…

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FIT accreditation: can you buy biogas?

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We have now heard of a number of plants that have received pre-accreditation and purchased the engine but are struggling to complete the full plant within the 12 months provided, often due to circumstances beyond their control. Some developers have asked if a plant could buy biogas from another anaerobic digestion…

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Tags: biogas, commissioning, pre-accreditation, Ofgem, will bushby, FIT

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Proposed R&D work on digestate as bedding material

As you may know, DairyCo is a levy-funded, not-for-profit organisation working on behalf of Britain's dairy farmers, as part of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. Over the last 18 months, DairyCo has been working with the regulators (Defra, Scottish Government and Welsh Government) and industry stakeholders to help clarify…

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Tags: Defra, R&D, digestate, Matt Hindle, dairyco, r&d dissemination

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Farm Power report identifies potential of on-farm AD

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Forum for the Future have published a report looking at the potential for farm power, which identifies significant potential for farm-based renewable energy, including AD. You can download the report here: http://www.forumforthefuture.org/Farm_Power Forum have identified the potential for up to 1,000MW of AD capacity…

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Tags: FIT, farm AD, farming, on farm ad, crop operators, forum for the future, farm power coalition, Matt Hindle, Defra

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EU End of Waste position paper: comments needed

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As you will have seen in recent updates, European End of Waste proposals are back in focus.  ADBA, ESA and REA have produced a draft joint position paper for consultation with our members, which you can download here. This has already been circulated to our Food Waste Operators…

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Tags: Defra, Wrap, digestate, food waste, End of waste, PAS 110, Matt Hindle, food waste operators

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Plant Engineering Company Agraferm Technologies Continues to Grow

Expansion of the product range to include waste treatment by increasing the majority stake in BTA International

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Tags: member's press release, agraferm technologies ag, bta international gmbh, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: UK’s first ever bus to run on human and food waste launched

The first bus in the UK to run on human and food waste Environmentally friendly bus could improve air quality in Britain’s urban areas Forty-seater bus is sustainably fuelled by people THE UK’s first ever bus powered on food waste and human poo has taken to…

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Future challenges in energy and climate change policy – call for evidence

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The Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched an inquiry that will explore what a UK energy system would look like by 2030, in attempt to tackle the problem of producing a more efficient, low-carbon energy system while maintaining security of energy supply and minimising the cost of energy to consumers …

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Tags: ECC committee, consultation, will bushby, energy trilemma

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Market insights from ENDS Waste&Bioenergy

As a partner of the ADBA National Conference, ENDS Waste&Bioenergy is sharing some information about the service. ENDS Waste&Bioenergy (EWB) is a news and data service reporting on biogas, biomass and waste-to-energy projects, markets and technology in Europe. The three sectors all contribute to a strong…

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Government launches £10m Urban Community Energy Fund for England

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The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has launched a £10 million Urban Community Energy Fund (UCEF) to incentivise a greater uptake of local community energy generation schemes. Incorporated community groups (registered companies, charitable incorporated organisations, registered societies and parish & town councils) can apply for grants of up…

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Tags: DECC, ucef, community energy, Derek Sivyer, government fund

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