Posted in August 2015

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Muntons officially open new anaerobic digester plant

The 25th September saw the official opening of Muntons new Anaerobic Digester plant, with The Baroness Scott of Needham Market performing the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. As an environmentally conscientious manufacturer, the decision for Muntons to invest £5.4 million in the new plant was a simple one to make,…

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Tags: member's press release, muntons, alan ridealgh, baroness scott, nigel davies, biofertiliser, digestate, malting barley, beer, whiskey, malt vinegar, chocolate confectionery, barley, biogas, stowmarket, Derek Sivyer

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Committee on Climate Change petitions government to re-assess UK low-carbon policy

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In an open letter to the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, the Chair of the government’s advisory body, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), has urged the Minister to clarify current low-carbon policy direction after the recent spate of damaging…

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Tags: blog, amber rudd, DECC, committee on climate change, low-carbon policy, government, lord deben, carbon budgets, Derek Sivyer

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Consultation on reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape

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The government has today launched a review of business energy taxes, following the announcement at the Summer Budget that it will look at how to simplify and improve them. Over the summer, the government sought initial views from a range of businesses, academics and other bodies. An initial consultation published…

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Tags: lecs, will bushby, HM Treasury, treasury, efficiency, tax, consultation

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Measuring gases in AD and landfill – choosing the right product

With over 30 years’ experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech’s product portfolio is tailored to satisfy…

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Tags: member's press release, Geotech, gas analysis, monitoring equipment, biogas, farm waste, small scale, food waste, landfill, data storage, Derek Sivyer

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FIT Review - ADBA tackles industry concerns with DECC officials

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Yesterday myself and Ollie More met with DECC officials to discuss the comprehensive FIT Review. Although the consultation is pretty clear on the likely outcomes of the FIT Review we asked for clarification on a few points. We discussed the following areas: Member reaction to the removal of preliminary accreditation …

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

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DECC FIT Review Workshops - Edinburgh & London

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Following the launch of the FIT Review DECC will be holding a workshop in both London and Edinburgh to discuss the proposed changes set out in the consultation. At the events DECC will be presenting the consultation proposals and provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and discuss…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, will bushby, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, fit review

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ADBA roundtable discussion assesses future uses for biogas

Yesterday ADBA hosted a roundtable discussion in Bristol, pulling together leading experts from across the transport, C&I and utilities industries to assess the future role of biogas and biomethane in UK energy production. When looking at the potential for biogas there are two timeframes to consider. First, there…

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

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CBI slams government’s renewables policy

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The Confederation of British Industry’s Director General, John Cridland, is widely considered the voice for British business, and so it will not go unnoticed that he has today slammed ‘the worrying signal to businesses’. Speaking alongside the former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore,…

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Tags: blog, cbi, john cridland, renewables, green economy, business, government, policy, al gore, paris conference, low carbon, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA calls on farmers to contribute to parliamentary scrutiny of Defra

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The House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee, a body of MPs responsible for scrutinising Defra policy and holding ministers to account, has launched an inquiry into farmgate prices. While the focus of the inquiry is on assessing the impact of changing global/national conditions factors on…

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Tags: House of Commons, Parliament, MP, Defra, farming, agriculture, soil degradation, blog, efra committee, inquiry, scrutiny, neil parish mp, Derek Sivyer

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AD on the verge of facilitating important wildlife conservation

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A research project based in Lincolnshire has been looking into the feasibility of using roadside verge biomass in AD. This would provide ecological benefits as the verges would be better managed for high biodiversity.

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Tags: r&d dissemination, anaerobic digestion, EA, crop operators, regulation, environmental permitting, jess allan, conservation

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ADBA meeting on the Feed-in Tariff Review

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As you will know from our blogs and emails over the last few weeks, DECC has launched its review of the Feed-in Tariff. In light of the recent announcement regarding the removal of the ability to pre-accredit it is vital that we put together a strong response to the wider…

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

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Better Regulation: ADBA takes part in workshop on Cutting Red Tape

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As Will explained in his blog back in July, the government are undertaking a ‘Cutting Red Tape’ review of the waste sector. The review is being led by Defra in conjunction with the Cabinet Office and the Better Regulation Executive (BRE) in BIS. The purpose of the review…

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Tags: EA, Defra, regulation, food waste operators, jess allan, anaerobic digestion, innovation

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The political case for AD starts with you!

What’s changed? HM Treasury appears to be refusing to participate in constructive dialogue on the vital role of renewables in a thriving UK economy, and each government department is currently pre-occupied grappling with how to meet the hefty cost reductions demanded of them. Although the government has said…

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Tags: lobbying, mps, Parliament, lec, cuts, DECC, treasury, degression, campaign, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Launch for synthetic natural gas from the power-to-gas plant in Allendorf

Renewable natural gas for the mobility sector At the Viessmann company headquarters in Allendorf (Eder), synthetic natural gas produced from surplus renewable electricity (e.g. from wind and solar power) by means of a biological power-to gas method is being marketed within the mobility sector for the first time. The…

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Tags: member's press release, viessmann, schmack biogas gmbh, allendorf eder, power-to gas, surplus electricity, Schmack Carbotech, methane, microbenergy, methanisation, microorganisms, tüv süd, CNG, biopower2gas, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Proof of the mixing is in the maximised gas production

Mixing specialist SYSTEM MIX LTD has made an important contribution to the operational success and environmental sustainability of Northumbrian Water’s advanced anaerobic digestion operations at their Bran Sands, Middlesbrough and Howdon, Newcastle sites in the North East. Following the implementation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive and…

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Tags: member's press release, system mix ltd, northumbrian water, municipal sewage, thermal sludge drying facility, bran sands, 6 vaughan he12 chopper pumps, rotamix, andy parr, Derek Sivyer

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