Posted in April 2015

BREAKING NEWS – Biomethane RHI will degress 5% in July

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DECC have just released the latest quarterly figures for the non-domestic RHI scheme. The figures show that the biomethane tariff will degress by 5% on 1 July. This is the second degression this year, following the implementation of the new tiered tariff and the six month degression holiday.   Existing tariff (p…

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Tags: will bushby, RHI, RHI degression, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, DECC, Ofgem, degression

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Devil in the detail – the programme for government

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Following last year’s Autumn Conservative Party conference I wrote that, regardless of the lack of green rhetoric, for the renewables industry the devil is in the detail. The Government has now set out its legislative stall in the Queen’s Speech but there is scant detail there…

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Tags: government, queen's speech, energy bill, onshore wind, paris conference, oil and gas authority, Ofgem, climate change, national grid, green agenda, Parliament, Derek Sivyer

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Updates from ADBA Regulatory Forum

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ADBA's latest Regulatory Forum took place in Leeds last Thursday, with forty ADBA members gathering to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies and discuss the implications of changing regulation. Robert Starr, from hosts Walker Morris, opened the day with a presentation on enforcement undertakings, and the role that…

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Tags: regulatory forum, ADBA events, digestate, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, COMAH, landspreading, IED, permitting, Defra, apha, HSE, health and safety, food waste, crop operators, food waste operators, European Commission

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Circular economy package signals huge opportunity for resource management agenda

The European Commission has launched a 12 week public consultation on its proposed Circular Economy package, which aims to establish a competitive, resource-efficient economy. As one of the few circular economy technologies already functioning, anaerobic digestion (AD) will take a leading role in resource-efficient policy. Commenting on the technology’s…

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Tags: European Commission, EC, circular economy package, resource security, food waste, End of waste, PAS 110, digestate, consultation, phosphorus, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Shortlist announced for the UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2015

Announcing the shortlist for the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry’s fourth annual awards, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: An exceptional pace of innovation and entrepreneurship has enabled the industry to flourish through 622 per cent growth over the past five years, and helped scale the industry up…

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Tags: uk ad & biogas 2015, uk ad & biogas industry awards 2015, Charlotte Morton, Charlotte Smith, jonathan scurlock, NFU, nigel horan, sorp, aqua enviro ltd, Awards, shortlist, Agraferm, reynier funke, nijhuis-h2ok, brian scheffe, Edina, sarah farr, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: More gas, less maintenance with Landia GasMix

One of China's key comprehensive educational institutions has installed Landia’s GasMix digester mixing system to test various feedstocks and ascertain the best methods for optimising the AD process. Located in the ancient capital of six dynasties in eastern China, the University of Nanjing’s Bioenergy Research…

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Tags: member's press release, landia gasmix, digester, mixer, china, university of nanjing’s bioenergy research institute, zhang yabing, uk ad & biogas 2015, Landia, denmark, university of aarhus, gasmix, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Aqua Enviro to exhibit at ADBA’s UK AD & Biogas 2015

Experts from wastewater and organic waste specialist Aqua Enviro will be speaking and exhibiting at this year’s UK AD & Biogas 2015 exhibition and conference.    The environmental consultancy and technical conference organiser, based in Wakefield, will be showcasing its wastewater, organic waste treatment and technical training services…

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Tags: member's press release, uk ad & biogas 2015, Aqua Enviro, dr david tompkins, digestate, biogas, operational performance, Derek Sivyer

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DECC publish FIT “attrition” rate and April deployment figures

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DECC has shared statistics on the "attrition" rate for pre-accredited FIT capacity last year - i.e. the number of projects which were pre-accredited by December 2013 and were not built. This is important - as Matt discussed at our members' meeting - because the degression mechanism currently assumes that all…

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Tags: FIT, FIT degression, fit deployment, deployment, will bushby, financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, DECC, renewable financial incentives, biogas

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MEMBER’S OPINION PIECE: Will Conservatives ban landfilling food waste?

Matt Hale, international sales manager, HRS heat exchangers explains how using heat exchangers in AD processes can save energy, money and the environment. While the ‘circular economy’ was once a buzzword, it is now an accepted phrase and end goal, yet putting it into practice is not quite…

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Tags: member's press release, hrs heat exchangers, matt hale, Circular Economy, conservative, government, Parliament, Mayor of London, Pasteurisation, CHP, boris johnson, liz truss, food waste, landfill ban, recycling, Derek Sivyer

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EA regulatory position statement clarifies Standard Rules can cover biofilters and biogas upgrading

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The EA has released a regulatory position statement clarifying that operators can use biofilters or biogas upgrading systems under current Standard Rules permits, pending their revision in the autumn. The position statement is available to download here. This addresses an anomoly in the current approach. In the EA's words: …

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Tags: EA, Environment Agency, emissions, standard rules, permits, environmental permitting, permitting, biomethane to grid, biofilters, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle

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Have your say on reducing costs for gas grid connections

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The Energy Networks Association (ENA), which represents the Gas Distribution Networks, has released a consultation this week to gather views on reducing the requirements for CV measurement at biomethane sites. ADBA has been closely involved in the pushing for the consultation, as part of the biomethane campaign group that we…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, Matt Hindle, RHI, biogas, anaerobic digestion, will bushby, Ofgem, biomethane to grid

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Irish Cleantech Firm NVP Energy recognised by the UK Energy & Water Sectors

NVP Energy (NVPE) is a clean-tech company that has developed an innovative technology that can turn wastewater (WW) into a revenue generator for end users in the municipal and industrial WW industries. NVP Energy was recently the recipient of two prestigious awards from the UK Energy and Water sectors not…

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Tags: member's press release, nvp energy, nvpe, wastewater, DECC, innovation, award, energy entrepreneurs fund, water sector, michael murray, Derek Sivyer

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Reduce costs, improve biogas yields, transform digestate: the R&D Hub has all the answers

This year's UK AD & Biogas will include an R&DHub for those keen to share ideas about how the AD sector can reduce capital and operating costs, improve biogas yields and transform the economics of the sector. We've selected the best researchers to tell us how…

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Tags: R&D, R&D Hub, trade show, Ollie More

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ADBA’s “who’s who” guide to key government ministers

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As Matt wrote earlier this week, after months of predictions of a hung parliament and instability, we instead have a single party government. David Cameron’s decision to appoint two reputable modernisers to the Department of Energy & Climate Change – the new Secretary of State, Rt Hon Amber…

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Tags: government, ministers, DCLG, DECC, Defra, DfT, greg clark, andrew jones, patrick mcloughlin, liz truss, lord bourne, andrea leadsome, amber rudd, MP, Parliament, Derek Sivyer

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Members meeting discusses FIT, RHI, Sustainability, Grid Connections & Political Landscape

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ADBA members gathered at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London on Tuesday for our Members’ Meeting sponsored by Matchtech, with a number of important subjects on the agenda. We are currently awaiting permission to share the presentations, once we have received this we will publish them online, however,…

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Tags: will bushby, ADBA members, members' meeting, membership, anaerobic digestion, policy report, DECC, DfT, DCLG, BIS, Feed-in-Tariff, RHI, sustainability criteria, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, grid connection, biomethane, biomethane in transport, Chris Huhne, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, Charlotte Morton

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