Posted in January 2015

New Draft RTFO Amendment

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The draft RTFO (Amendment) Order 2015 was laid before Parliament on 14 January and can be found by clicking here. The key features of the amendment are as follows: The definition of "notional volume" has been amended so that, where the volume includes a fraction of a litre, it is to be…

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Tags: RTFO, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane, DfT, will bushby

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Northern Ireland RO support confirmed to 2017

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Today the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment (DETI) in Northern Ireland published its response to the consultation on proposed ROC banding levels for renewable technologies including AD with a maximum installed capacity of up to 5MW. The response confirms that existing ROC levels for AD plants up to 5MW…

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Tags: ROCs, niro, Northern Ireland, northern ireland renewables obligation, consultation, small scale AD, small-scale, deti, will bushby

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RHI tariff guarantees consultation – ADBA’s response submitted

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DECC recently asked for views on how a tariff guarantee for the RHI could work. The main aim of a tariff guarantee is to provide greater clarity on the level of subsidy a project will receive, making the RHI more bankable for projects with long lead-in times and encouraging deployment…

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Tags: consultation, RHI, rhi tariffs, DECC, will bushby

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DECC seeking views on the introduction of third party finance options for RHI

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As you all know, the Non-Domestic RHI scheme provides important support to the AD sector, and DECC are now looking for views to increase flexibility of the scheme. The department is seeking evidence on whether assigning the RHI payment directly to a third-party may be useful - this could help…

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Tags: RHI, finance, consultation, DECC, will bushby

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Funding pledge for AD highlights importance of local business engagement

Last week we reported on Labour’s support for domestic green gas generation in the UK. Yesterday, the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer set out the Conservative Party’s long term economic plan for the south-west, which included a pledge to: support tech clusters, green energy,…

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Tags: local enterprise partnerships, green gas, political parties, prime minister, chancellor, Derek Sivyer, conservative party, MP, funding, enterprise zone

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE – Balmoral Tanks: “a natural evolution”

The globally renowned tank manufacturer, Balmoral Tanks, has evolved into Europe’s leading storage tank design and manufacturing company. The 2014 acquisition of the assets of Barnsley-based Galglass significantly expanded Balmoral Tanks’ portfolio to include new product lines for the AD market including epoxy coated steel tanks and concrete…

Posted in: Members' press release

Tags: balmoral tanks, ad tanks, water storage, Derek Sivyer, member's press release

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Industry urges policy detail as Shadow Energy Secretary reinforces Labour’s support for green gas

Last month ADBA welcomed a Labour Party policy document, which reiterated the Party’s aspiration to make Great Britain a world leader in low carbon technology and green jobs. Key green objectives outlined in the policy document include: Creating a million new high technology, green jobs by 2025. Setting a…

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Tags: labour party, green gas, green jobs, biomethane, Derek Sivyer, Green investment Bank, lobby strategy, lobbying, MP, Parliament, lanfill ban, food waste

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Final 2014 FIT deployment figures published

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The final Feed-in Tariff statistics for applications in 2014 were published this morning.  You can download the official statistics here, and we will update details on the members' area as soon as possible.  There are no surprises in the final figures, but of course the headlines are: 20% year-on-year degression…

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Tags: FIT, DECC, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Climate-Friendly Heat for Thermal Health Spa

Completion of BTA Anaerobic Digestion Plant with flexible substrate mix and intelligent biogas valorization concept in Zell am See Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany, January 22, 2015 – Another biogas plant from BTA International has been completed and accepted by the Austrian town Zell am See. The facility will make a significant…

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Tags: zell am see, bta, coo, agraferm technologies ag, biogas valorization, Derek Sivyer, member's press release

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Help us to respond to the EA consultation on land spreading & digestate storage rules

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The EA have asked for our views on their proposal for new and revised rule sets and risk assessments covering land spreading and digestate storage activities. These changes introduce additional restrictions to better protect the environment but will also provide operators greater flexibility in the choice and usage of…

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Tags: EA, consultation, land spreading, digestate, Environment Agency, will bushby

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RHI Tariff Guarantees Consultation

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As you may know, DECC have recently been looking into the idea on how a tariff guarantee for the RHI could work, should the Government decide to make a guarantee available from April 2016. The main aim of a tariff guarantee is to provide greater clarity on the level of subsidy…

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Tags: will bushby, rhi tariffs, RHI, consultation, DECC

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WRAP publish digestate research update and video

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The latest edition of WRAP's DC-Agri project bulletin is now available here. This bulletin quantifies a number of the benefits of compost use, and also links to a short video for farmers and agronomists on how to use digestate as a renewable fertiliser, which is available directly here:…

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Tags: Wrap, digestate, R&D, ADBA R&D Forum, Matt Hindle, ADBA events

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Members urge MPs to sign ADBA pledge card

Many ADBA members have already written to their local Member of Parliament or parliamentary candidate, inviting them to visit their company or plant. For those who have not yet been in touch with their local MP, however, we encourage you to do so because this will help us as the…

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Tags: pledge card, lobby strategy, Derek Sivyer, MP, Parliament, manifesto, general election, lobbying

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Sub-100 kWe Feed-In Tariff ADBA cost exercise

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We believe that cost evidence is likely to support the case to introduce a new tariff for AD electricity plants of 100 kWe and under. We are working to establish what a tariff would be for this level, as well as to gather cost information to support the FIT review in…

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

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RHI biomethane degression clarified

Following the RHI biomethane tariff announcement in December, several members have contacted us for clarification on the way in which the first degression of new tariffs will be calculated for July 2015.  Our understanding, as explained in our (now updated) briefing, was that the normal calculation would be applied -…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, financial incentives, biomethane to grid

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