Posted in February 2016

Biomethane and biogas 10% degression on 1 April

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The RHI biomethane tariff is set to be reduced by 10% on 1 April 2016. Biogas heat will also be degressed by 10%. For biomethane, load factors lower than those originally estimated by operators have had the effect of reducing the government's expected commitment.  All the tables can be found here.

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, crop operators, food waste operators, Renewable Heat Incentive

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FIT deployment cap now totalling 17.623MW

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Over the last few weeks we have run a series of blogs about the FIT deployment caps, posts about the deployment cap being reached in 15 minutes and our update from last Friday. Today Ofgem have released their latest figures, and as you can see from the table…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, deployment caps, fit deployment

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The future of the RHI

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In the coming weeks we are expecting that changes will be made to the RHI for 2016-17, and that DECC will launch a consultation on the RHI, with substantial reforms likely for 2017/18 forwards. We are in close contact with DECC to ensure that the industry’s views are represented…

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Tags: DECC, Ofgem, consultation, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, RHI, food waste operators, crop operators, member survey, anaerobic digestion, decarbonisation, cost-effectiveness, renewable energy directive

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Ofgem release new FIT guidance

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Ofgem have today released a new guide for the FIT, Guidance for Renewable Installations (Version 10), which you can find here. The changes to the FIT that the Version 10 Guidance responds to are: The introduction of deployment caps; The re-introduction of preliminary accreditation; Changes to the degression mechanism; and, Ending support…

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Tags: Ofgem, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, deployment caps, fit deployment, FIT degression, default degression, preliminary accreditation

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Biomethane VAT charge: are you affected?

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We are aware that some biomethane producers may have been subject to a surprise VAT charge, and are hear from members affected. The domestic reverse charge ('DRC') is an anti-fraud measure designed to tackle Missing Trader Intra-Community ('MTIC') fraud, in which VAT is avoided on imported goods but then reclaimed…

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Tags: DECC, HMT, hmrc, tax, vat, biomethane, biogas, biomethane to grid, FIT, RO, biogas combustion, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Puregas Solutions

Purac Puregas: Today marked a significant milestone for Purac Puregas on their journey to become a total solutions provider in the field of Biogas Upgrading. The first membrane upgrading plant left their Kalmar based manufacturing facility this morning, bound for Rybjerg in northern Denmark.    The plant which…

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, gas to grid, R&D, biogas upgrading, Purac Puregas, process optimisation, renewable energy, CNG

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Latest AD plant database

We've updated ADBA's AD plant database with all the latest details on new operational plants and plants moving through the planning process. As well as providing information on individual plants, this spreadsheet provides the basis for the market reports we publish four times per year. Our next report…

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Tags: market analysis, market report, Ollie More, biogas, anaerobic digestion, biomethane

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18 parameters impacting on cost competitiveness - ADBA member feedback invited

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Energy tariffs for electricity and biomethane have been falling at a rapid speed over the last 2-3 years. The industry is currently unable to cut costs of producing energy at this rapid rate. The cost of generating energy from anaerobic digestion has already fallen considerably since the first plants were…

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Tags: DECC, R&D, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste, cost competitiveness task force, ad cost competitiveness, cost competitiveness

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Doosan Enpure join ADBA

Update: Doosan Enpure will be speaking at the Research & Innovation Forum in York Doosan Enpure: Following their late 2015 acquisition and ownership of the intellectual property rights and know-how for the Ros Roca waste treatment processes relating to Anaerobic Digestion, Doosan Enpure is now also pleased to announce its…

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Tags: doosan enpure, ADBA, anaerobic digestion, food waste, biomethane, CHP, district heat, member's press release, food waste operators, crop operators

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Energy Game Changer and UK-India and UK-China funding opportunities

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Innovate UK, the UK government's innovation branch, is providing funding to support innovation in a number of fields: The Energy Game Changer provides funding of up to £1.5 million in technical feasibility studies to encourage new entrants to the energy sector and stimulate the adoption of disruptive technologies. …

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, anaerobic digestion, biogas, adba r&i forum, r&i forum 2016, r&i forum

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Rules on adding biogas boilers to existing AD plants

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During the last few weeks we received some questions about the rules on adding biogas boilers to existing AD plants, under the RHI. The Ofgem guidance, below, sets out what equipment needs to be categorised as new. We contacted Ofgem to ask whether the AD plant is still classed as …

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Tags: RHI, Ofgem, anaerobic digestion, new plant, new boiler, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane

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Anaerobic gut fungi and tiny red crystals - the glamour of increasing biogas yields

Two research papers have been published this week on how to improve biogas production.  The first considers the glamourous world of herbivore anaerobic gut fungi. Harper Adams and the University of California have been studying the fungi with a view to establishing a "straight-forward platform, mimicking the conversion…

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Tags: r&d dissemination, r&i forum, adba r&i forum, R&D forum, r&i forum 2016, research and innovation r&i forum, innovation

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Rural Planning Review: how to make planning AD-friendly?

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Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched a call for evidence on the Rural Planning Review.  The Review provides opportunity for members to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and allows…

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Tags: DCLG, Defra, planning, rural planning review, small scale AD, on-farm AD, permitted development, Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, crop operators

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FIT deployment cap now totalling 17.173MW

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Last week we learned that the FIT deployment cap of 5.8MW for AD had been breached in 15 minutes and that by the end of the first day of the current quarter applications had been submitted amounting to a total capacity of 14.907MW. Ofgem have just released an update of…

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Tags: FIT, deployment caps, fit deployment, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, Charlotte Morton, avril banks, aardvark em, feed in tariff, green energy

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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: huber technology, huber uk, Tamar Energy, de-packaging, food waste operators, food waste, member's press release

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