Posted in November 2015

RHI: “business as usual” from April 2016

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This afternoon I represented ADBA at a meeting of DECC’s Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group, which provided a little more detail on the outcome of the Spending Review. The confirmed information that we know, and the key points that I set out to DECC today, are contained our…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, biogas, biogas heat, anaerobic digestion, financial incentives, spending review, Matt Hindle

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RHI settlement: detailed briefing

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As you are probably aware, yesterday's Spending Review set out the following detail for RHI spending. However, this was not clear on the budgets for individual years - we have now received confirmation of the official government figures. You can read these in our detailed briefing here. 

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Tags: DECC, RHI, Matt Hindle, biogas, biomethane, renewable heat, financial incentives, spending review, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Hat trick of awards for UK’s leading food waste recycling business

Premier food waste to green energy firm Biogen has been awarded 3 sought after certifications for its environmental, quality management and health & safety systems. The certifications, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, were awarded by UKAS accredited auditors ISOQAR, and set Biogen apart as one of only a handful of anaerobic digestion …

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, green energy, Biogen, health & safety systems, certification, ukas accredited, renewable electricity, national grid, biofertiliser, kate lister, compliance, iso 9001, iso 14001, ohsas 18001, isoqar, activ, control system, Derek Sivyer

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5th carbon budget advice urges action to decarbonise farming and waste treatment

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today heaped pressure on the government increase the pace of carbon abatement, particularly within the farming and waste treatment industries.   The CCC’s fifth carbon budget, covering the period 2028-2032, is aimed at ensuring that the UK remains on course to…

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Tags: press release, committee on climate change, CCC, matthew bell, carbon abatement, co2, waste treatment, farming, GHG emissions, fifth carbon budget, food waste, n2o, methane, manure management, fuel efficiency, fertiliser, fossil fuel emissions, manure, landfill, low-carbon, green energy, feed-in tariff, FIT, ADBA National Conference, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, HGV, road emissions, hinkley point c, baseload energy

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AD industry welcomes Spending Review support for green gas

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today unveiled plans in today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement announcement to extend the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) with additional funding for new projects until the end of this Parliament. The Government’s energy policy “reset” announced last…

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Tags: press release, budget, Autumn Statement, spending review, chancellor of the exchequer, george osborne, RHI, green gas, heat, renewable heat target, Parliament, HM Treasury, domestic gas, biomethane, biogas, national grid, House of Commons, energy & climate change committee, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Spending Review and the RHI: First reaction

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This post has been edited to reflect further work we are doing on the RHI figures. A more detailed briefing, which supersedes this post, is now available here: http://adbioresources.org/news/rhi-settlement-detailed-briefing.  The Chancellor made his long-awaited Spending Review statement to Parliament earlier this afternoon. His speech…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, spending review, biomethane, renewable heat, green gas, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment and Energy Recovery

The AD Network will be holding a free workshop for AD Network members on January 14th 2016 at Southampton University entitled  "Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment and Energy Recovery". Featuring presentations by the top experts in this field it is a rare opportunity to access the most up-to-date work…

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Tags: member's press release, AD network, southampton university, anaerobic membrane, bioreactors, wastewater treatment, energy recovery, jules van lier, david stuckey, barry heffernan, charles banks, veolia, imperial college, delft technical university, Derek Sivyer

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New European Commission €21m funding for bioenergy research projects

The ERA-NET Bioenergy has launed a new round of funding open to research proposals on novel bioenergy concepts. Proposals may focus on different bioenergy value chains or energy uses (heating/cooling, electricity, transport biofuels), but in all cases, the question of economic, environmental and social sustainability of the…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, Ollie More, bioenergy, Bioenergy research, biogas, anaerobic digestion, innovate uk

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Amended Standard Rules permits to be published on 1 December

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The Environment Agency (EA) have informed us that they will be publishing a large number of amended Standard Rules permits on 1 December 2015, following the Environmental Permit Standard Rules consultations No.12 and No.14. The EA will be writing to all existing permit holders who will be affected by the changes over…

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Tags: standard rules, EA, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, on farm ad, environmental permitting, jess allan

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: CAPITA-PROjEN extends its Anaerobic Digestion and Waste Water Treatment Team

CAPITA-PROjEN are pleased to announce that Dave Auty joined our ranks at the beginning of November.  Dave has a long history of working with anaerobic digestion across many sectors, but particularly the water industry and the waste industry.   He has particularly in depth knowledge in the design…

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Tags: member's press release, capita-projen, PROjEN, capita, dave auty, anaerobic digestion, skills, staf

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Food Waste Action Plan making progress

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This week I represented ADBA members in the latest steering group meeting for the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan (FWRAP). The process brings together AD operators, local authority representatives and other interested stakeholders, with the aim of creating a report by March 2016 which will set out plans to improve the…

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Tags: Wrap, food waste collection, food waste, food waste operators, Matt Hindle, Defra, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Chris Huhne’s take on the new UK energy policy

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Our strategic adviser, former DECC Secretary of State Chris Huhne, provides his analysis of the implications of the speech Amber Rudd gave on energy policy this week: The speech was heavily trailed as being about affordability, but there is nothing new on this except the threat that offshore wind…

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Tags: DECC, Matt Hindle, financial incentives, FIT, RHI, Chris Huhne, ADBA National Conference, biogas, anaerobic digestion, energy policy, renewable energy

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: The New Performance Benchmark for Detonation Flame Arresters

Elmac Technologies® has developed the UCA Series of unstable detonation arresters with better pressure drop and flow performance than any equivalent stable or unstable detonation arrester currently on the market. By combining their E-Flow™ element technology with a patented High Energy Dissipation System (HEDS™), Elmac have created…

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Tags: member's press release, elmac technologies, e-flow, high energy dissipation system, uca series, computational fluid dynamics, gas, deflagration flame arresters, peter evans, certification testing

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Amber Rudd backs indigenous gas

Marking a major shift in UK energy policy, the Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, is today expected to unveil plans to prioritise support for indigenous sources of gas, as she announces the phasing out of coal-fired power stations by 2023. As part of the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s …

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Tags: press release, DECC, government, amber rudd, energy, policy, green gas, indigenous gas, coal-fired power, energy security, baseload energy, renewable, food security, farming resilience, hinkley point c, nuclear, RHI, Autumn Statement, ADBA National Conference, FIT, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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EA permitting workshop on 27 Nov - still spaces!

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As I explained in my blog at the end of October, the Environment Agency (EA) are offering a free pre-application workshop for new permit applicants for AD plants. The event will be held at the EA's office in Bristol on 27 November. A limited number of spaces remain available for…

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Tags: environmental permitting, anaerobic digestion, EA, waste regulation, food waste operators

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