Posted in December 2014

Converting biogas Co2 into methane

The Guardian reported this weekend on using waste co2 from biogas plants to produce additional methane, in combination with hydrogen produced from waste electricity generation. This kind of project will become increasingly important as the intermittancy of the electricity grid increases. They refer to the  Fraunhofer Institute for Wind…

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Tags: R&D, Ollie More, r&d dissemination

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Boost in small scale AD before tariff cut

DECC has released Feed-in Tariff (FIT) deployment data for November 2014 which highlights that many developers made pre-accreditation applications in September in order to avoid the full force of Feed-in Tariff cuts, which are brought about by the degression policy.  DECC’s data shows that 18 anaerobic digestion (AD) plants…

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Tags: FIT, degression, sub-250kw, Derek Sivyer, Wrap, on-farm AD, DECC, pre-accreditation

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Biogen helps Peterborough City Council save half a million pounds

Food waste collected from Peterborough homes for recycling at Biogen’s Northamptonshire anaerobic digestion plant has saved the Council around half a million pounds. The 9,000 tonnes of food waste, which would otherwise have gone to landfill, has been recycled over the past two years at Biogen’s Westwood…

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

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from ADBA!

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the ADBA team!

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Members urged to engage their MPs

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We have written to all our members requesting their support with our political lobbying efforts on the industry’s behalf ahead of next year’s crucial general election. To secure the future for your business, and also to ensure that our industry can reach its potential, we need…

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Tags: general election, lobby, MP, Parliament, Derek Sivyer

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DfT study into biomethane for transport

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On Wednesday I attended a workshop on a study the DfT has commissioned to see what potential exists to increase the use of biomethane as a road transport fuel by 2020. The study follows on from work which the DfT commissioned to complete last year looking at the use of waste…

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Tags: DfT, biomethane in transport, will bushby, RTFO, RHI, transport energy task force

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Transport Energy Task Force - Help us direct future DfT policy

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To help the current and future Government identify options for meeting the RED renewable transport fuel target for 2020 and looking beyond to 2030 the DfT has set up the Transport Energy Task Force. The Task Force is organised into a high-level group and five working groups, of which ADBA are taking…

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Tags: DfT, biomethane in transport, RTFO, sustainability, biofuels, low carbon fuel, HGV, GHG emissions, will bushby, transport energy task force

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ECCC inquiry into the future challenges in energy and climate change policy - ADBA’s response

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The Energy & Climate Change Committee recently asked for views on what the UK energy system will need to 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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RHI sustainability criteria regulations published

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Earlier this week, the government laid new RHI regulations covering sustainability criteria. These are available in full here, for those who enjoy reading Statutory Instruments in full. The regulations are now passing through Parliament, and assuming no problems in that process they will be in place in February Sustainability Criteria …

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Tags: DECC, renewable financial incentives, RHI, financial incentives, biomethane, sustainability criteria, biogas, CHP, Matt Hindle, sustainability

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Feed-in tariff data published - surge in pre-accreditation applications in September

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DECC have released Feed-in Tariff (FIT) deployment data for November 2014. We already knew about the expected further 10% cut to the Feed-In Tariff in April 2015 for sub-500 kWe plants and the extra 5% cut to the 500kWe - 5 MWe plants (in addition to the 10% and 5% cuts seen in October this year). We'…

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UK business and trade bodies unite against EU plans to axe circular economy package

Resources & Environmental Management Industries, Manufacturers and NGOs have today united in opposition against EU plans, due to be put before a vote of the European Commission today, on its work programme for 2015, which may remove support for the Circular Economy package. The UK’s most influential representative bodies…

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Tags: EU, foe, eef, eic, tag, Circular Economy, green jobs, Derek Sivyer

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End of Waste position paper submitted

The UK bodies have submitted a joint position paper on prospective European End of Waste proposals. This is available to download here, with thanks to the members who submitted comments. Defra is representing the UK at a technical meeting next week to discuss the Fertiliser Regulations, where End of Waste…

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Tags: food waste, Defra, European Commission, Europe, End of waste, Matt Hindle, food waste operators

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Industry unites in dismay at news on EU’s Circular Economy Package

Resources & Environmental Managament Industries, Manufacturers and NGO's unite to state dismay at news about Circular Economy Package, and call for Defra to express support The UK’s most influential representative bodies for the resource and waste management sector have combined with EEF the manufacturers’ organisation, the…

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Tags: tag, Circular Economy, lobby, political, Defra, liz truss, Derek Sivyer

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AD growth at risk without access to food waste collections

The latest official data for the calendar year 2013 shows that the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has benefited from strong growth, with feedstock use and operational capacity up by over 50% and full-time employment in AD up by 36%.  While WRAP’s Annual Survey of the Organics Reprocessing Industry confirms the…

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Tags: Wrap, food waste, green jobs, Derek Sivyer, landfill ban

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Labour reinforces green jobs pledge

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The Labour Party has set out its core priorities in a policy document ahead of its official manifesto launch in the early New Year. As part of the Party’s 10 core pledges, Labour have reiterated its aspiration to make Britain a world leader in low carbon technology and green…

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Tags: Labour, Parliament, Derek Sivyer, general election, green jobs, lobby strategy, DECC, caroline flint

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