Posted in July 2015

DECC confirms that RHI for biomethane will degress by 10% on 1 October 2015

Locked!

*Members Only*

Today DECC released the monthly statistics on RHI expenditure, the figures confirm our prediction that the biomethane tariff will degress by 10% on 1 October 2015 while biogas remains the same.  This means that biomethane tariffs for new plants will be as follows:    Existing tariff (p/kWh) New tariff - 1…

Posted in: News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: RHI, RHI degression, biomethane, DECC, degression, will bushby, anaerobic digestion, biogas, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid

Read more

Welcome to the latest issue of AD & Bioresources News: Defending incentives and Biomethane

As you know, AD’s incentives have been very much under attack in the last few weeks so my section on page 4 looks at what we must do together to defend them. The surprise £11 million cut from the removal of Levy Exemption Certificates (LECs) in the summer budget,…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, News for Members

Tags: ad & bioresources news, Charlotte Morton, incentives, cuts, biomethane as a transport fuel, uk ad & biogas 2015 review, AD plant additives, process optimisation, regulatory advice

Read more

Scam warning: International Fairs Directory

We have received information that an ongoing scam has emerged once again, though under a new name. International Fairs Directory, formerly known as Expo Guide, has once again posted a letter using our name and our trade show UK AD & Biogas to request a data update for ADBA members'…

Posted in: ADBA News

Tags: Scam, UK AD & Biogas, ADBA members

Read more

Feed-in Tariff could be limited to 17 projects next year: full briefing

Locked!

*Members Only*

DECC have published the comprehensive review of the Feed-in Tariff. Although there are no proposed changes to AD tariffs at this stage – they will be consulted on later this year – there are major implications. Most notably, the government is proposing to limit support to just 17 new plants in 2016,…

Posted in: News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: DECC, renewable financial incentives, FIT, food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, CHP, Matt Hindle, feed-in tariff

Read more

Government FIT consultation ‘disaster’ for AD growth

DECC has today published a consultation on its review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme. Despite the consultation leaving AD tariffs unchanged for now, the proposal to limit the FITs scheme to a maximum overall budget of £75-100 million from January 2016 to 2018/19 will have a disastrous affect on investor certainty…

Posted in: ADBA News, Policy updates

Tags: press release, DECC, consultation, FIT, cuts, government, tariffs, deployment, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, incentives

Read more

Important changes to emissions monitoring requirements

Locked!

*Members Only*

The Environment Agency (EA) have produced a new Technical Guidance Note (TGN) entitled ‘M9: environmental monitoring of bioaerosols at regulated facilities’ and have released a draft for informal consultation. Click here to read the draft document. The EA are not undertaking a formal consultation but they have sent…

Posted in: News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: food waste operators, EA, regulation, emissions, bioaerosols, environmental permitting, jess allan, monitoring, anaerobic digestion

Read more

AD electrical capacity surges beyond 500MWe

The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry now delivers an electrical equivalent capacity (electricity and biomethane) of 514 megawatts across 411 plants in the farming, waste and water sectors. Commenting on this substantial progress, ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, said: Last month I announced a new industry milestone following the unveiling of…

Posted in: ADBA News, Policy updates

Tags: press release, capacity, electricity, biomethane, low carbon, baseload, nuclear power, wylfa, energy security, FIT, pre-accreditation, cuts, government, DECC, budget 2015, lecs, food security, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

Read more

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Biogas Upgrading Kept Simple

Exacting engineering and precise planning help make the installation our CApure Biogas Upgrading Plants as simple as possible. The Plant is fully assembled and rigorously tested in our manufacturing facility prior to shipment, making installation and commissioning a breeze. Purac Puregas Ltd's latest project for the UK was…

Posted in: Members' press release

Tags: biogas upgrading, gas to grid, biomethane, intelect, renewable energy, Purac Puregas, RHI, CNG, member's press release, wiltshire, biogas, capure, Derek Sivyer

Read more

Non-Domestic RHI enquiry line closed for staff training next week

Locked!

*Members Only*

Any members who have applied for - or plan to apply for - the RHI should be aware of the following notice from Ofgem: Due to staff training, the enquiry line will be closed on 2 and 3 September 2015. During this time, you can still email us at RHI.Enquiry@ofgem…

Posted in: News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: Ofgem, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, biomethane, biogas, heat, anaerobic digestion

Read more

FIT deployment data published: 7.5 MWe uptake at 0.5-5 MWe scale in July

Locked!

*Members Only*

July saw over 7.5 MWe of new capacity (not pre-accredited) receive full accreditation in the 0.5-5 MWe scale of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) in July. This is a big increase in capacity for an individual month. This was across 12 fully-accredited plants, which indicates that the average capacity was 0.626 MWe. …

Posted in: News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: Ollie More, Feed-in-Tariff, degression, FIT degression, fit deployment, FITs, biogas, anaerobic digestion, FIT

Read more

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: CPI launches project to produce biomethane from seaweed through AD

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced that it is leading a £2.78 million UK based collaboration to help strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader in industrial biotechnology.  The three year project - ‘SeaGas’ - is working on producing biomethane from seaweed…

Posted in: Members' press release

Tags: member's press release, cpi, biomethane, seaweed, seagas, crown estate, cefas, sams, queen’s university belfast, newcastle university, manufacturing catapult, R&D, national grid, biogas, bbsrc, EPSRC, industrial biotechnology catalyst, steve broome, merlin goldman, innovate uk, prof mike cowling, biotechnology, Derek Sivyer, Ollie More

Read more

Reminder - How can AD help Welsh agriculture?

Locked!

*Members Only*

Back in June I blogged about a set of proposals that have been developed jointly between the Welsh Government, FUW, NFU Cymru, CLA Wales and other key stakeholders. The consultation is coming to a close in the next few weeks and we are in need of member’s opinions…

Posted in: News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: Welsh Government, fuw, NFU, nfu cymru, CLA, cla wales, Wales, consultation, anaerobic digestion, digestate, agriculture, biogas, farm, farm AD, on-farm AD, will bushby

Read more

ADBA objects to DECC consultation on the removal of FIT pre-accreditation

Locked!

*Members Only*

We have now submitted our response to DECC’s consultation on the removal of pre-accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff, you can find our response by clicking here. We strongly object to the proposals on the basis that the consultation was not fully justified and if implemented it will halt…

Posted in: News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: DECC, FIT, FIT degression, fit deployment, FITs, anaerobic digestion, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, pre-accreditation, preliminary accreditation, biogas, will bushby, consultation, amber rudd, cuts, ADBA members, renewable electricity

Read more

Developing a world class AD industry

Locked!

*Members Only*

As we all know, the AD industry offers exceptional value to the UK, and an excellent return on the government’s investment. We grew by over 600% during the last parliament, creating over 4,000 jobs, and are now well positioned to take advantage of a growing global marketplace worth billions of…

Posted in: News for Members

Tags: Charlotte Morton, financial incentives, RHI, FIT, anaerobic digestion

Read more

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Schmack Carbotech awarded another contract in Sweden

Biogas from one of the world's largest waste water treatment plants to be purified to natural gas quality Schmack Carbotech is set to provide another gas upgrading plant in Sweden. The plant is based on the principle of pressure swing adsorption (PSA) and will be installed in Henriksdal near…

Posted in: Members' press release

Tags: member's press release, Schmack Carbotech, Sweden, natural gas, waste water, pressure swing adsorption, henriksdal, viessmann group, biogas, sewage sludge, vehicles, biomethane, CNG, biofuels, sofielund, Derek Sivyer

Read more