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Posted in March 2015

DECC FIT and RHI cuts mean the R&D Forum needs to produce some magic

Last year Greg Barker MP, the then Minister for Energy, challenged the AD industry to innovate and cut the costs of generating renewable energy. This was following his decisions not to consider reviewing the small scale FITs tariff. Since then it's become clear that, through the degression mechanisms…

Posted in: Policy updates, R&D Updates

Tags: DECC, R&D, R&D forum, Ollie More, digestate, bioresources, biorefinery

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Biogen green energy plant awarded industry standard for fertiliser

Biogen’s food waste recycling plant near St Asaph, Denbighshire has been awarded the PAS 110 specification for its biofertiliser derived from the recycling process. The 22,500 tonne anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, the largest of its kind in Wales, recycles food waste from homes and businesses to generate renewable electricity for…

Posted in: Members' press release

Tags: member's press release, Biogen, PAS 110, biofertiliser, food waste, Wales, julian o’neill, cllr david smith

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: New research shows thermal hydrolysis could double AD throughput

New research published today (Wednesday 11th March) by AeroThermal Group shows that pre-treating food waste with a combination of steam and pressure, in a machine known as an autoclave, could double the throughput of an anaerobic digester and significantly reduce the amount of ammonia concentrations by denaturing proteins. The trials…

Posted in: Members' press release

Tags: R&D, aerothermal group, food waste, member's press release, christian toll, southampton university, valorgas project, biologic methane potential, Derek Sivyer

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RHI third party payments consultation — ADBA’s draft response

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DECC recently asked for evidence on whether assigning the RHI payment directly to a third party may be useful, the consulation closes on Friday 13 March. In general we agree that assigning the RHI payment directly to a third party may be useful and could help some plant owners when applying…

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Tags: RHI, finance, Finance Forum, consultation, DECC, will bushby, anaerobic digestion

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“Fuelling Britain’s Future” — report launch

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On Monday I attended a seminar hosted by LowCVP to discuss the findings of a report commissioned by the European Climate Foundation entitled "Fuelling Britain's Future". The report assesses the economic costs and benefits of decarbonising passenger cars and vans in the UK. The report finds that low-carbon technologies…

Posted in: Industry News, News for Members

Tags: will bushby, LowCVP, transport energy task force, low carbon fuel, biogas, anaerobic digestion, biomethane

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Ofgem clarification on the use of glycerol as a feedstock

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Recently Ofgem have been looking into the use of glycerol in anaerobic digestion as a feedstock under the Feed-in Tariff scheme. This follows pressure from several ADBA members, which we supported in a meeting with Ofgem last year. A letter released by Ofgem today states that they are willing to…

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Tags: will bushby, FIT, glycerol, Ofgem, crop operators, Feedstock Working Group, feedstock, Crop feedstock, anaerobic digestion

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ADBA R&D Forum to take the AD industry to the next level

We’ve now finalised our programme for the ADBA R&D Forum 2015. We are organising this Forum because we believe in pushing the industry, and those who work in it, to improve performance and maximise our use of the bioresources available. This way we can be more profitable…

Posted in: News for Members, R&D Updates

Tags: R&D, ADBA events, digestate, biomass sustainability criteria, bioresources, AD R&D, research and development, anaerobic digestion

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UK AD & Biogas 2015 event guide exhibitor listings

UK AD & Biogas 2015 exhibitors have now been sent their link and login details to submit their company profile for our official event guide. The information was sent by email by our partner Publishing Events who are prodcuing the event guide on our behalf. The email will have come from…

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Tags: uk ad & biogas 2015, publishing events

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Launch of Energy Institute Young Professionals’ Network in Northern Ireland

The Energy Institute Young Professionals Network was launched in Northern Ireland on 12 February 2015. The event included a series of information seminars outlining the employment opportunities presently available and allowed young professionals’ access to potential employers including Edina. Philip Pollock, Joint Managing Director of The Edina Group, commented, With our…

Posted in: Members' press release

Tags: energy institute young professionals network, Northern Ireland, Edina, member's press release, philip pollock

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Government aspires to £100bn bioeconomy

In a cross-departmental policy paper released yesterday, the Government has highlighted the economic and environmental potential of the emerging bioeconomy, estimated by last year’s House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report, ‘Waste or resource? Stimulating a Bioeconomy’, to be worth £100 billion. In particular, the…

Posted in: ADBA Press Release, Policy updates

Tags: government, bioeconomy, House of Lords, new innovation, food waste, R&D, ADBA R&D Forum, Derek Sivyer

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group - 25 March

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The next Biomethane to Grid Working Group will be held on Wednesday 25 March from 10:30-13:30 at ADBA’s office in London. The group chaired by Thom Gornall from Greenlane Biogas will focus on areas such as CV measurement, biomethane in transport and the future of RHI. Click here …

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Tags: biomethane to grid, Working Group, biomethane to grid working group, will bushby, biomethane, RHI, RHI degression

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Update on Feed in Tariff work and DECC meeting

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ADBA, REA and a small industry delegation met DECC officials two weeks ago to discuss the Feed-in Tariff review, and particularly issues related to smaller scale AD. A meeting note has now been agreed with DECC, and is available to see in full here. Key points from the department included: …

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Tags: DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, farm AD, crop operators, food waste operators

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ADBA assess potential impact of smart cities on circular economy

ADBA Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, will be speaking at this morning’s (05/03/15) Resource event on the future potential impact on the circular economy. The panel session, which starts at 11am in the #ThinkCircular theatre at the ExCel Centre in London, will assess how circularity can be embedded into smart…

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Tags: resource event, smart cities, Circular Economy, circularity, urban design, urban ecosystems, city living, cities, food waste, biomethane, air quality, nutrient recovery, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: NEC food leftovers power Coleshill sewage treatment works

If you’ve ever eaten at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham there’s every chance your leftovers, potato peelings and more, could be powering Severn Trent’s sewage treatment works at Coleshill. The NEC has become one of the first local businesses to send its…

Posted in: Members' press release

Tags: severn trent, member's press release, sewage treatment, coleshill, food waste, chris jellett, uk ad & biogas 2015, severn trent green power, nec, landfill, Derek Sivyer

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UK AD & Biogas event recognised for ‘Excellence’

UK AD & Biogas, the UK’s only trade show focusing exclusively on anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas, has been recognised for excellence in exhibitions at The Association Excellence Awards 2015. Speaking at the Association Excellence Awards last Friday (27/02), UK AD & Biogas event co-ordinator, Kelly Oxenham, commented: It&rsquo…

Posted in: ADBA News, ADBA Press Release

Tags: UK AD & Biogas, the association excellence awards 2015, trade show, exhibitions, Chris Huhne, kelly oxenham, Derek Sivyer

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