Posted in May 2015

Western Power Distribution – electricity network connection surgeries

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Western Power Distribution (WPD) has announced that they will be holding electricity connection surgeries for WPD customers and independent connection providers. The surgeries will run on the dates listed below and enable interested parties (like landowners, ICPs, developers and community groups) to make a 45 minute appointment with an engineer to…

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Tags: western power distribution, biogas to electricity, national grid, grid connection, Ofgem, anaerobic digestion, will bushby

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£1m funding per project available from Agri-Tech Catalyst

Innovate UK have announced the latest round of funding available to innovation projects in the agricultural sector as part of the Agri-Tech catalyst. Projects in the following funding categories may be eligible for funding: Primary crop and livestock production, including aquaculture Non-food uses of crops including ornamentals Food security…

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Tags: R&D, Ollie More, Agri Tech, crop operators, biogas, anaerobic digestion, r&d funding

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European Commission recognises opportunity to cut carbon in food production through AD

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released a detailed report on the carbon footprint of food production, specifically recognising that anaerobic digestion on farms and food production sites can play a significant role in making food supply chains more sustainable. You can read the full report…

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Tags: Europe, European Commission, joint research centre, JRC, EBA, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, on farm ad, digestate, R&D, Defra, renewable financial incentives, crop operators, food waste, farming, arable farming, livestock, fertilisers, Waste, onsite AD

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Operators: contribute to AD & Bioresources News: Safety First

Contributing to our bi-monthly magazine, AD & Bioresources News, is a great way of strengthening your reputation within the industry as well as highlighting the industry issues which you feel are most important. We are currently looking for operators to contribute an article for the Safety…

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Tags: ad & bioresources news, safety, health and safety, Training and Safety, operators, food waste operators, crop operators

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LowCVP annual conference – “The Energy For Future Transport”

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On Wednesday I attended the LowCVP’s annual conference on “The Energy For Future Transport”. The conference focused on future fuels for transport and the infrastructure required to support them, particularly in the city environment. Timed to take place in the week leading up to Britain&rsquo…

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Tags: LowCVP, biomethane, biomethane in transport, low carbon fuel, transport, sustainable transport, air quality, transport fuel, will bushby, DfT, andrew jones, transport energy task force

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DECC Feed-in Tariff review – cost data

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This year DECC will be undertaking a comprehensive review of the Feed-in Tariff. This includes collecting data on the cost of the data technology to calculate whether the tariff is justified.  We have been collecting cost data from a variety of sources. The best of this data is directly…

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Tags: DECC, Ollie More, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, cost data, degression, FIT degression, feed-in tariffs, feed in tariff

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Training and Safety: comment on syllabus and meeting at UK AD & Biogas 2015

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As you may know ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment Management Working Group has been working on a draft syllabus for operator training. This is designed to help improve operational standards, meeting the needs of developers, operators, regulators and insurers. We are now looking for comments on this from…

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Tags: Training and Safety, food waste operators, crop operators, training, secondary containment, permitting, environmental permitting, best practice, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle

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FIT deployment data & large scale degression

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This week DECC released its monthly deployment data for May. Following on from April, when we saw no uptake, the growth has remained quite low. Looking to the degression implications, you may already know we have already hit the 20% annual trigger for plants up to 500kW and we have just…

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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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Anaerobic Digestion and the water sector

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ADBA's Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, wrote the following editorial in Issue two of Water & Sewerage's 2015 magazine Anaerobic digestion is well known – and well established – in the UK’s wastewater treatment sector. But that doesn’t mean the sector has stopped developing: the drive…

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Tags: adba editorial, water and sewerage, water sector, wastewater, sewage, Renewables Obligation, uk ad & biogas 2015, DUKES, sludge, advanced anaerobic digestion, aad, thermal hydrolysis, enzymatic hydrolysis, pre-treatment, thames water, peter winter, Mohammed Saddiq, GENeco, bio-bus, biomethane, vehicles, air quality, R&D, university of bath, operational performance, digestate, phosphorous, biofertiliser, Derek Sivyer, Ollie More

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: First 180 Days proves crucial to the Life of an AD Plant

Leading South West law firm Stephens Scown has commissioned a ground-breaking white paper on 'The Crucial First 180 Days in the Life of an AD Plant' to be launched in July at UK AD & Biogas 2015. Prepared with technical input from New Generation Biogas, risk management input from Jelf Insurance Brokers…

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Tags: member's press release, law firm, South West, stephens scown, new generation biogas, jelf insurance brokers, biological conditions, biogas, sonya bedford, phil hobbs, carl gurney, risk mitigation, Derek Sivyer

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DECC to change RHI degression forecasting; clarify calculation

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As members who have attended our biomethane working groups are aware, DECC have been working on an issue with their biomethane forecasting methodology which could mean plants effectively count twice towards degression. In short, the current methodology effectively assumes that a plant will be operating at full capacity from the…

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Tags: will bushby, DECC, RHI, biomethane, RHI degression, degression, Ofgem, anaerobic digestion, biomethane to grid, biomethane to grid working group

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Energy for Future Transport survey

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The LowCVP are conducting a short survey to help inform discussions on The Energy for Future Transport at their annual conference next week. They are seeking to understand the views of experts and informed stakeholders on the vehicles and fuels we are using now and those that we will be…

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Tags: Low CVP, Survey, biomethane, biomethane in transport, low carbon fuel, transport, sustainable transport, air quality, transport fuel, will bushby

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: CO2Sense to present at UK AD & Biogas 2015

CO2Sense is pleased to announce that Kulraj Heer of CO2Sense, will be speaking on 2nd July at the UK AD & Biogas 2015 event, as part of a select panel considering the Avenues of Finance for Anaerobic Digestion. The 2 day event will bring together over 3000 visitors and a range…

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Tags: co2sense, kulraj heer, finance, FIT, feedstock, funding, investment, member's press release, Derek Sivyer

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Can the R&D Hub help your business cope with a falling FIT? Access free academic support for SMEs

As Ofgem's FITs tariff tables show, the Feed-in Tariff is now 9.4 pence/ kWhe for 250-500 kWe plants. We already know it  will fall 10% on 1 October and a further ~10% on 1 April 2016, unless we can pursuade Government to make changes to the tariffs and degression mechanism in the review later…

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Tags: FIT, DECC, R&D, digestate, R&D Hub, Ollie More, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Get involved in our new ‘case for crop feedstocks’

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In 2011, we published a Case for Crop Feedstocks in AD with CLA, NFU, NNFCC and REA. That document was designed to demonstrate the role that crops for AD can play to support discussion around the AD Strategy and Action Plan, and government policy in general. From this autumn, sustainability criteria…

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Tags: case for crop feedstocks, crop operators, DECC, Defra, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, biogas, anaerobic digestion, arable farming, farming, crop feedstocks

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