Posted in September 2015

European End of Waste: Commission says ‘optional’ harmonisation possible, but not yet confirmed

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Following the news on European End of Waste criteria from our Regulatory Forum – which confirmed for the first time that the Commission are minded to use a ‘partial harmonisation’ route which would allow UK operators to continue to use PAS110 – the Commission have now released a…

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Tags: End of waste, PAS110, PAS 110, digestate, food waste operators, food waste, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Matt Hindle, Defra, EA, European Commission, Europe, fertilizer regulations, Circular Economy, circular economy package

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Have your say on Secondary Containment guidance

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The EA have made clear at ADBA’s recent regulatory forum (see presentation by Viv Dennis) and in other meetings that they remain concerned about containment failure incidents in the AD industry. Our Training, Safety and Environment Management Working Group has been working on secondary containment guidance for the…

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Tags: ADBA, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Training and Safety, Environment Agency, permitting, secondary containment, best practice, jess allan, Matt Hindle, ciria, containment, environmental performance

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Help us shape Scottish policy on the circular economy

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Following on from my previous blog the Scottish Government earlier this year launched a consultation that explores the priorities for building a more circular economy - where products and materials are kept in high value for as long as possible. It builds on Scotland's progress in the zero waste…

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Tags: will bushby, Scottish Government, Circular Economy, digestate, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, food waste, Scotland

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: 1 million kilowatts of electricity from AD plant

Within 10 months of operating its £5.3m investment in an anaerobic digestion plant, Muntons, the Stowmarket based maltster, is proud to announce that the plant has just generated its one millionth kilowatt hour of electrical energy. The plant was officially opened on September 25th by The Baroness Scott of Needham…

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Tags: member's press release, muntons, AD, maltster, stowmarket, kilowatt, baroness scott, jo churchill, MP, Parliament, suffolk, nigel davies, practical sustainability, Derek Sivyer

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Latest news on waste exemptions review

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Firstly, thank you to those members who responded to our request for views on the waste exemptions system. We used these views to compile an informal response to the Environment Agency’s review, which we submitted last Monday. The response emphasised the importance of exemptions to small-scale AD and…

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Tags: EA, environmental permitting, exemptions, food waste operators, jess allan, waste regulation, on farm ad, Defra

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Opportunity for free pre-application workshop with Environment Agency

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As those of you who attended our Regulatory Forum earlier this month will know, the Environment Agency (EA) have decided to hold a free pre-application workshop for people or companies intending to apply for an Environmental Permit for a new AD plant. We have now received some further detail on…

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Tags: EA, food waste, AD, food waste operators, waste regulation, environmental permitting, jess allan

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: The Ricardo Energy & Environment Biogas GHG Calculator

Operators claiming RHI payments for biomethane injected to the grid will need to report their GHG emissions from October 5th 2015. Government has developed a tool the ‘Solid and Gaseous Biomass Carbon Calculator’ which can be used to calculate emissions. This tool focuses on solid biomass use for heat…

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Tags: member's press release, ricardo energy & environment, biomethane, RHI, gas-to-grid, GHG emissions, biogas, dr paul maryan, ghg calculator, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA submits its response to DECC’s FIT Review

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Last month DECC launched its comprehensive review of the Feed-in Tariff, which included a whole host of dramatic changes, as you will know from Matt’s briefing. We have now submitted our response which can found here. Key points This consultation, alongside other announcements and consultations from DECC such…

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Tags: government, DECC, consultation, fit scheme, pre-accreditation, baseload, electricity, capacity crunch, budget cap, ADBA, will bushby, FIT, biogas, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff

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ADBA joins ministerial meeting on FIT future

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In the week that the Feed-in Tariff review closes, I was part of a group of renewable energy trade associations, as well as other representative organisations such as the TUC, the Electrical Contractors Association, and Friends of the Earth, invited to roundtable meeting by DECC minister Andrea Leadsom MP. The…

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Tags: DECC, Charlotte Morton, FIT, feed-in tariff, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, crop operators, food waste operators

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Anaerobic digestion industry fights to survive

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association has today strongly objected to DECC’s plans to massively cut back government support for new AD plants. The association’s response to the review of the Feed-in Tariff called for the government to set out much more ambitious plans for delivering…

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Tags: government, DECC, consultation, fit scheme, pre-accreditation, baseload, electricity, capacity crunch, budget cap, ADBA, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer, hinkley point c, nuclear, cost-effective, press release, capacity, brown-outs, black-outs, jobs, investment, anaerobic digestion

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Update on government proposals to tackle waste crime and poor performance

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You may remember that earlier this year the government ran a consultation seeking views on proposals to help the regulators tackle waste crime and entrenched poor performance. The government have now published a document which summarises the responses received and the proposals that will be taken forward. The full document…

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Tags: EA, anaerobic digestion, Defra, jess allan, NRW, waste regulation, environmental permitting, compliance, food waste operators, crop operators

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Commons Committee summons Energy Minister for hearing

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Last month I reported on the House of Commons Energy & Climate Change Committee’s (ECCC) programme for departmental scrutiny as the body of MPs sets out to hold government to account for recent policy announcements. As part of this programme, the ECCC today summoned the Energy Minister, Andrea…

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Tags: blog, Parliament, committee, efra committee, Defra, Minister, andrea leadsom, dan poulter, hinkley point c, mps, energy trilemma, investor confidence, shale gas, ghg, low-carbon, DECC, HM Treasury, FIT, pre-accreditation, scrutiny, Derek Sivyer

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Get £10k free AD technical support

The Anaerobic Digestion Network has announced that the AD industry can now access £10k to support a research project. This is great news that should be taken advantage of by the industry. See all the details here. A good place to start in considering whether a project might be…

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Tags: R&D, AD network, anaerobic digestion, r&d funding

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