Posted in February 2015

Free workshops on carbon calculator and sustainability criteria

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As you will be aware all those claiming RHI will need to demonstrate compliance to the RHI biomass sustainability criteria from October 2015. In order to show compliance the Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator (B2C2) has been introduced – to help RHI recipients understand this tool DECC are holding a…

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Tags: carbon calculator, b2c2, RHI, sustainability criteria, workshop, Ofgem, DECC, e4tech, ghg calculator, GHG emissions, will bushby

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Food Waste operators meet in Birmingham

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ADBA’s Food Waste Operators Group met in Birmingham on 25 February. Full minutes are being prepared for the group, who finalised the remit following initial discussions in the inaugural meeting in November. In particular, the group is keen to act as a forum to share best practice, and learn…

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Tags: food operators, food waste operators, food waste, EA, Environment Agency, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton, digestate, PAS110, End of waste

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WRAP funding

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As you are no doubt aware finding funding for an AD project can be quite complicated - in an attempt to make it slightly easier below are a list of possible WRAP loans/grants that could be of some use. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact…

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Tags: Wrap, funding, will bushby, Scotland, Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund, on-farm AD, on-farm, AD loan fund

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Help shape Defra policy on waste crime

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Defra & the Welsh Government have launched a consultation on proposals they have set out to enhance enforcement powers and other measures to tackle waste crime and persistant poor performance in England and Wales. In order to create a strong response we need your help. Below is a summary of…

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Tags: Defra, Environment Agency, EA, Welsh Government, consultation, Wales, england, Waste, food waste operators, will bushby

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DECC-funded project to support bird habitats and energy objectives

Two years ago DECC awarded £1m funding to a project that aimed to use waste reeds and rushes from wetland nature reserves for bioenergy: either through AD or direct biomass combustion. The results of that are starting to come through. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds …

Posted in: News for Members, R&D Updates

Tags: R&D, Ollie More, R&D forum, ADBA R&D Forum, r&d dissemination

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Action plan update shows progress, but more to do

Defra has released its annual assessment of the Government’s Anaerobic Digestion Strategy and Action Plan, which was launched in 2011. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: ADBA has been pleased to work with government, our members and industry partners to deliver the AD Strategy.   While the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion strategy and action plan, press release, Charlotte Morton, industry regulation, Derek Sivyer, government

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Triogen appoints BasePower as its UK agent

To boost the roll-out of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology in the UK, European ORC supplier Triogen has appointed BasePower as its UK agent. ORC technology converts waste heat into renewable energy when added or retrofitted onto the exhausts of biogas, CHP (Combined Heat and Power) or landfill engines. This…

Posted in: Members' press release

Tags: member's press release, organic rankine cycle, triogen, basepower, renewable energy, biogas, CHP, marcel borkent, dan poulson, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Malaby Biogas welcomes Julie Girling MEP on a fact finding tour of Bore Hill

Thomas Minter Director of Malaby Biogas hosted a visit to the Bore Hill Farm Biodigester by Julie Girling MEP for the South West and Gibraltar. This innovative and award-winning renewable energy business is at the forefront of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology development. Bore Hill Farm Biodigester provides a combined waste…

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Tags: malaby biogas, member's press release, mep, lobbying, biodigester, food waste, julie girling mep, thomas minter, Derek Sivyer, EU, European Parliament

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EA permit refusal documents available

There has been fairly widespread coverage of a refused permit application for a large pig farm in Derbyshire today. Most of the media reports have focussed on the potential odour and pollution from the general operation of the pig farm, which were the principal reasons for the refusal.  However,…

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

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Biomethane campaign: evidence on CV measurement costs

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As I posted in January, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) is planning to consult on options to reduce costs of CV measurement at biomethane sites. This week, the biomethane campaign group we established with ENA met to discuss the consultation proposal with Ofgem, who will ultimately have to approve any…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, biomethane to grid, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, Matt Hindle

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Green Investment Bank community funding to include AD projects

Earlier this week, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced a new £60m investment by the Green Investment Bank and the Strathclyde Pension Fund (SPF) in community-scale renewable energy projects, through Albion Community Power.  According to the announcement GIB has committed to provide up to £50m with…

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Tags: GIB, Green investment Bank, BIS, finance, funding, funding opportunity, Matt Hindle

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Consultation deadlines

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Over the last few weeks I have blogged asking for help on several different consultations, we are fast approaching several of these deadlines so I thought it might be useful to consolidate all my requests into one small blog. Below are a list of the consulations with the views we…

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Tags: RHI, finance, Finance Forum, consultation, DECC, EA, land spreading, digestate, Environment Agency, European Commission, Europe, emissions, eu emission trading system, eu ets, will bushby, crop operators, workshop

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Richard Howitt MEP signs industry pledge card

Richard Howitt MEP signed up to ADBA's pledge card during a tour last week of Biogen's new £12 million food waste plant near Baldock, Hertfordshire. With party political manifestos due to be published, it is vitally important that we are pulling together to raise awareness of AD and…

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Tags: Biogen, European Parliament, lobbying, pledge card, food waste, mep

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Special offer for UK AD & Biogas 2015 exhibitors: 15% off advertising in The Energy Industry Times

The Energy Industry Times is a monthly newspaper dedicated to providing forward-looking reporting on key issues driving this exciting sector. At last, an easy way to keep abreast of the latest news in the power and energy sectors from a source you can trust. The Energy Industry Times is an…

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ADBA responds to changes to EIS funding - 2014 Autumn Statement

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Today ADBA has submitted a response to the Chancellors announcement that companies benefitting from subsidies for the generation of renewable energy will be excluded from benefitting from EIS, SEIS and VCTs with effect from 6 April 2015. We would like to thank all members that provided help and feedback. As soon as…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, FIT, financial incentives, EIS, VCT, will bushby, renewable financial incentives, finance, Finance Forum, HM Treasury, treasury, Autumn Statement

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