Posted in June 2015

FIT pre-accreditation: chance to meet DECC in Edinburgh

DECC will be holding a second consultation event to discuss the proposed removal of pre-accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff. This will be held from 13.30-16.00 on Thursday 13 August 2015, at the COSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh This follows an event with DECC next week in London, after which…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, renewable financial incentives, biogas, anaerobic digestion, financial incentives, will bushby, pre accreditation

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Farming sector leads 40% surge in electricity from biogas

The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) yesterday released their annual Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES), demonstrating a surge in AD capacity outside of the water industry from 164MW in 2013 to 216MW (32 per cent) in 2014. ADBA’s own analysis shows that these plants generated 40 per cent…

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Tags: press release, DECC, DUKES, capacity, sewage, sludge, water industry, on-farm, farming, market report, biomethane, intermittent renewables, FIT, bioeconomy, government, operational performance, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA takes the pre-accreditation fight to DECC

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On Wednesday, we met with DECC officials to discuss the FIT pre-accreditation consultation. For those that are not aware, DECC has launched a consultation which proposes to remove pre-accreditation for Feed-in Tariff technologies including anaerobic digestion. The first item on the agenda was the tight timescale: we made the point…

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Tags: Matt Hindle, DECC, FIT, anaerobic digestion, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, pre-accreditation, biogas

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Anaerobic Digestion Network (ADNet) award proof of concept funding

The Anaerobic Digestion Network (ADNet) - a network of academic and industrial partners which ADBA is part of - has awarded three grants to researchers focussing on different aspects of the AD process. Each aspect is really exciting in themselves - but it is also of value to the industry…

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Tags: r&d dissemination, R&D, digestate, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Clean Energies Investor Launch with UK NGB Funding Deal

Clean Energies Investor has marked its launch in the UK with a three plant funding deal to bio renewable pioneer, New Generation Biogas (NGB). Clean Energies Investor is a renewable energy investment firm that supports and funds emerging and under-developed sources of UK renewable energy, such as…

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Tags: member's press release, clean energies investor, new generation biogas, funding, Derek Sivyer

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Ministerial letter: Cutting Red Tape Review on waste & energy sectors

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Following on from Jess' blog on the EA requesting feedback on waste expemption, Defra have launched a call for evidence for a Cutting Red Tape Review on the waste sector, earlier this week we received a letter from Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, and Rory…

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Tags: will bushby, Environment Agency, DECC, Defra, spending review, consultation

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National Grid query to ADBA: how reliable is AD?

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We've been in discussion with National Grid about demonstrating the role that AD can play in supporting the electricity grid. As part of this, they are interested to find out more about the generation profiles/ load factors are for a number of technologies including AD.  Being a…

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Tags: national grid, baseload, grid connection, anaerobic digestion, Ollie More

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EA reviews waste exemptions

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Do you use waste exemptions? ADBA has been contacted by the Environment Agency (EA) requesting feedback specifically on the waste exemptions regime, which is being reviewed in the wider context of the ‘Cutting Red Tape Review’ (more info here). The review seeks to identify unnecessary barriers to growth…

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Tags: EA, biogas, Defra, food waste operators, Waste Regulations, environmental permitting, exemptions, AD, jess allan, regulatory forum, farm waste, agriculture

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Muntons named Business of the Year

Muntons, a Stowmarket based business which supplies malt and malted ingredients, as well as beer, wine and cider making kits to customers around the world has been named Business of the Year in the East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards as well as receiving the accolade of Large Business of…

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Tags: member's press release, muntons, alan ridealgh, east anglian daily times, business awards, business of the year, malt, Derek Sivyer

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FIT deployment data & degression

This week DECC released its monthly deployment data for June. Following on from the previous two months we saw very little uptake. Looking to the degression implications, you may already know we have already hit the 20% annual trigger for plants up to 500kW and last month we hit the 5%…

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Tags: FIT, DECC, renewable financial incentives, will bushby, biogas, anaerobic digestion, feed in tariff, pre accreditation, financial incentives

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FIT pre-accreditation timetable & DECC workshop

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Following on from Matt’s blog on the scrapping of FIT pre-accreditation we have put together the following timetable in which to build a strong response to the consultation as to why we believe FIT pre-accreditation should remain in place. Date Task 28th - 30th July Calls with members…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, renewable financial incentives, will bushby, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Feed-in-Tariff, pre accreditation, financial incentives

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Growing stronger together

As an ADBA member we know that you share our dedication to developing a safe and sustainable AD industry.  Your involvement and commitment supports the association in its efforts to remove barriers to growth and promote the amazing benefits of AD to both business and communities alike. However, not…

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Tags: ADBA members, member services, member benefits, jay abai, ADBA, New member, membership

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RHI sustainability criteria: further details from Ofgem, workshop dates

Following the publication of their guidance last week, Ofgem have asked us to pass on the following message, which is relevant to anyone who claims the RHI and uses crop feedstocks. In particular, please note the urgent need to submit your FMS questionnaire, and the workshops whcih will be taking…

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Tags: Ofgem, RHI, sustainability criteria, biogas, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biomethane to grid, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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FIT pre-accreditation to be scrapped

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DECC has launched a consultation which proposes to remove pre-accreditation for Feed-in Tariff technologies including anaerobic digestion. The department admits that the move will reduce certainty for developers and therefore deployment, but are pushing for the change anyway. The consultation document is available to download here.  The consultation is…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Feed-in-Tariff, pre accreditation, will bushby, financial incentives

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Government ramps up assault on renewables

The Government has today launched a consultation on the removal of pre-accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff (FIT). Addressing the consultation, the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) explained that it was seeking to take: Action to limit the risk to bill payers of a deployment surge under the Feed-in…

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Tags: government, pre-accreditation, FIT, DECC, consultation, cuts, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer, paris conference, chancellor of the exchequer

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