Posted in January 2016

Responses urgently needed on revised Waste Treatment BREF

As explained in previous blogs, the revised Waste Treatment BREF has now been released for consultation. We met with the Environment Agency (EA) last week to discuss the consultation process (click here for more information), and they have now sent us their initial comments on the draft revised BREF…

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

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Consultations reminder: have your say on the industry’s future

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There are several consultations and inquiries currently underway that are of interest and importance to the AD and bioresources industry. You can visit the Consultations Hub for further details, but here is a quick summary of those closing soon: Encouraging Innovation DECC consultation We will be suggesting, subject to member…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, digestate, food waste operators, UK AD & Biogas, biogas, food waste, consultations, crop operators, renewable energy, renewable energy directive, European Commission, innovation, bioresources

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Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into the renewable energy sector

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The future of renewable energy in Scotland is soon to be debated by the Scottish Affairs Committee, with a call for evidence being launched today. The inquiry is of interest to the AD and bioresources industry with one of the main areas of focus being potential impacts of changes…

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Tags: renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, digestate, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, RHI, DECC, biogas, financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, Scottish Renewables, Scotland

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: outside the digester is best for Eco with Landia GasMix

Four Landia GasMix systems are close to completing their first year of uninterrupted operation at Eco Sustainable Solutions’ award-winning 1.6MW AD facility in Piddlehinton, near Dorchester, Dorset. Externally-mounted with no moving parts inside the tank, the Landia GasMix systems serve two 2500m3 digesters that primarily contain household food waste. …

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Tags: member's press release, landia gasmix, eco sustainable solutions, dorchester, food waste, pumps, national grid, PAS 110, digestate, fertiliser, stephen harman, trelawney dampney, Derek Sivyer

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Sustainability and HM Treasury inquiry

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The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling for evidence on the role of HM Treasury in relation to sustainable development and environmental protection. The inquiry provides opportunity for ADBA and its members to question whether the Spending Review process allows UK Government to make well-informed decisions in respect of the…

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Tags: RHI, biogas, food waste, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, member's press release, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, R&D, digestate, crop operators, climate change, spending review, sustainability

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Environment Agency questionnaire on biodiesel residues for AD

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Aqua Enviro and Eunomia, on behalf of the Environment Agency, are undertaking a project examining the range of wastes produced during biodiesel manufacture, and their suitability for ‘bio-treatment’ (including anaerobic digestion, composting, aerobic digestion and MBT).  At present the only relevant waste listed in Standard Rules permits…

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Tags: Aqua Enviro, Eunomia, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, biogas, anaerobic digestion, EA, biodiesel, glycerol, glycerine

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Dairy Crest Davidstow Creamery in Cornwall

Huber Technology: The Dairy Crest Creamery in Davidstow is the largest producer of mature cheddar and the most advanced cheese making creamery in Europe. When an upgrade of the sludge handling facility was required, Dairy Crest turned to several suppliers of dewatering equipment to dewater their sludge’s. Four…

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Tags: member's press release, huber technology, huber uk, dairy crest, dairy crest creamery, davidstow, cornwall, sludge, cheese, screwpress units, dewatering, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: dewatering and compacting of reject from food waste plant

Huber UK, as part of their ongoing development programme to solve their customer’s requirements, have been developing and testing well proven equipment in the applications arising on Anaerobic Digestion plants. One area looked at has been to reduce the amount of rejects from the de-packaging units in order…

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Tags: member's press release, huber uk, huber technology, de-packaging, landfill, food waste, plastics, Tamar Energy, wap-l unit, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Removing plastics from digested food waste

In order to meet the Quality protocol PAS 110 for use of digestate as a fertiliser the plastics content must be reduced. How the plastics are removed will depend on the upstream process however Huber Technology have successfully trialled and installed their Strainpress for plastics removal at a number of sites. …

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Tags: member's press release, huber technology, PAS 110, digestate, biofertiliser, plastics, food waste, strainpress, andigestion, Derek Sivyer

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Reminder: draft revised Waste Treatment BREF available for review

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The first draft of the revised Waste Treatment BREF was released for review at the end of last year, as I explained in my blog. To view the document, please click here. The relevant parts are Chapters 2, 4 and 6. This document will have EU-wide implications for AD plants and other waste…

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Tags: BREF, waste regulation, environmental permitting, EA, EU, anaerobic digestion, jess allan

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: American Organic Energy Chooses GE Water as Technology Provider

American Organic Energy chooses GE Water as its technology provider to transform Long Island food waste processing into sustainable leader American Organic Energy has taken a significant step toward building the most sophisticated food waste processing plant in the Northeast by picking GE Water to provide several key pieces of…

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Tags: member's press release, american organic energy, ge, ge water, organic waste, sustainable energy, clean water, biofertiliser, digestate, anaerobic digestion, biogas, usa, waste disposal, methane, renewable natural gas, heiner markhoff, ge power, charles vigliotti, kevin s. law, long island association, mike land, baker tilly, new york, food waste, processing plant, compost, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Suite of biogas events kick off business in 2016 for Geotech

Geotech is inviting colleagues, consultants and technicians with the Landfill and Biogas industry to their UK Biogas Seminar next week.  Held on Thursday 28 January 2016 at their headquarters in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the event is part of a suite of seminars being rolled out throughout the world in quarter one…

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Tags: member's press release, Geotech, landfill, biogas, uk biogas seminar, leamington spa, Malaysia, exports, ab-en, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Green Gas Mill will inject £60 million into local economy

Britain’s leading green energy company, Ecotricity, has submitted a planning application for a Green Gas Mill at Sparsholt College – a partnership that will inject £60 million into the local economy.  As part of the unique partnership, Ecotricity will finance and build the Green Gas Mill, with…

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Tags: member's press release, Ecotricity, green gas mill, sparsholt college, green gas, biogas, anaerobic digestion, winchester city council, dale vince, tim jackson, clean gas, sparsholt village, paris climate conference

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WRAP/ Defra survey of AD operators: 5 minute questionnaire

We are working with the NNFCC and others to collect AD plant operational data for WRAP (also to be used by DEFRA). This is used to produce key data that DEFRA and DECC use to inform decisions on issues like separate food waste collections. See last year's report here.…

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Tags: Wrap, NNFCC, Annual Survey of the Organics Recycling Industry, organics recycyling survey, Survey, Defra, market analysis, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators

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DECC consultation on £500m innovation budget

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The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have launched a Consultation on ensuring regulation encourages innovation. DECC has a budget of up to £500 million for innovation over the next 5 years. Your installations and products are proof that encouragement of innovation can create a thriving industry. We will be…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, R&D, digestate, crop operators, consultation, renewable energy, innovation

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