Posted in March 2016

Research and Innovation Forum - closing for bookings Monday

Bookings for our sixth Research and Innovation (R&I) Forum will be closing on Monday 4 April at 6pm. We have an excellent line-up of speakers with over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles published between them. We're also delighted that so many operators have chosen to both speak at the event…

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Tags: r&i forum, adba r&i forum 2016, adba r&i forum, research and innovation forum, research and innovation forum 2016, biogas, anaerobic digestion, R&D

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RHI consultation: ADBA plan of action UPDATE

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Following the release of the RHI consultation ADBA has been running activities for members to share their views and, crucially, contribute their data and evidence.  The RHI consultation documents can be read on the government website and you can read our summary of the consultation here. Below is our…

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Tags: RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, DECC, consultation, biomethane, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, carbon cost effectiveness, carbon abatement, digestate, digestate drying, eligibility, heat use, webinar, energy crops, rhi tariff guarantees, rhi tariffs, rhi deployment capping

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Update from the Training, Safety and Environment Working Group

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The Training, Safety & Environment Working Group, chaired by Terry Brownhill, met last week to discuss relevant issues and ongoing work. The key points to share from this meeting are detailed below. Current work Training – the working group discussed the work being taken forward on improving training in the…

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Tags: Training and Safety, anaerobic digestion, biogas, EA, odour, secondary containment, training, safety and environment working group

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DECC consultation on reforms to the Capacity Market: ADBA response

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DECC is seeking views on proposed changes to the electricity Capacity Market (CM), the way in which the UK ensures adequate electricity capacity. The consultation builds on the October 2015 consultation and lessons learned from the second Capacity Market Auction in December 2015. You can read the consultation document here.  The…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, FIT, anaerobic digestion, biogas, capacity markets, financial incentives, crop operators, food waste operators

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Best Practice Scheme for AD takes shape

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The ultimate aim for our Best Practice Scheme is to support the UK AD industry to become world-leading in environmental, safety and operational performance (see my previous blog here, which explains further). The scheme is now taking shape as we work with our members and other industry stakeholders to achieve…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, best practice scheme, jess allan, food waste operators, crop operators, UK AD & Biogas

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AD industry experts gather for first Cost Competitiveness Task Force Workshop

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On Monday, we held our first workshop on improving the competitiveness of AD, in the context of falling wholesale energy prices and government tariff rates, and a continued lack of appropriate carbon emission pricing.  We brought together six of the leading experts in the industry, including operators, technology providers…

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Tags: ad cost competitiveness, cost competitiveness, cost competitiveness task force, Ollie More, R&D, digestate, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste, food waste operators

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Limejump joins ADBA

We are pleased to announce that Limejump is now a member of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association. Limejump is a technology-driven utility providing famers and landowners with small – scale generators, including AD Biogas, with the most competitively priced Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on the market and full access…

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Tags: member's press release, ADBA, limejump, famers, landowners, ppa, national grid, demand response programme, jj power, malaby biogas, weather forecastin

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Research and Innovation (R&I) Forum - programme finalised

We've finalised the programme for our annual Research and Innovation (R&I) Forum to be held on 6-7 April in York. We've added some exciting features in the last week: How Thames Water are transforming their use of sludge to produce more biogas and the high quality…

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Tags: r&i forum, r&i, R&D, research and development, digestate

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: ReFood orders second gas-to-grid plant from Greenlane

Greenlane Biogas has received a multi-million pound contract from ReFood Ltd, part of the SARIA Group, to supply and install a ‘Totara’ biogas-to-biomethane upgrading plant at a new food waste processing site under development in Dagenham, Essex, UK. The contract is the second to be placed by ReFood…

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Tags: member's press release, greenlane biogas, refood ltd, saria group, totara, biogas upgrading, biomethane, dagenham, essex, widnes, glenn mercer, philip simpson

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Opportunity to join IEA biogas meeting

As we reported earlier this year, the government has agreed to another year’s funding for the UK subscription to the International Energy Association’s Biogas Task (“Task 37”). This allows the industry input to the task’s activities and reports, which have helped to raise…

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Tags: iea, task 37, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Food Waste Action Plan taking shape

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Last week I represented members at the latest meeting of the steering group for the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan. This work is taking place alongside the Defra-led group on consistency of waste collections, where ADBA has strongly advocated the role of food waste collections in improving recycling rates and…

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Tags: food waste, food waste recycling action plan, food waste collection, waste collection, Defra, Wrap, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane

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FIT for purpose?

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Delays in FIT deployment Over the last few months ADBA members have been reporting severe delays in Ofgem approval of their FIT applications. The backlog of AD applications resulted from last summer’s reforms to the FIT, with many projects submitting prior to October 2015 to ensure they were not…

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Tags: FIT, Ofgem, DECC, food waste operators, crop operators, financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, Feed-in-Tariff, biogas

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European Commission confirms that UK can retain existing End of Waste provisions

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Last week the European Commission (EC) announced that Member States will be allowed to have ‘optional harmonisation’ with the revised EU Fertiliser Regulation. The news confirms that UK AD operators will be able to continue using existing national end-of-waste criteria (i.e. PAS110) when trading digestate within the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, European Commission, food waste operators, digestate, PAS110

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER Upgrades Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bavaria

The increasing restriction of the agricultural use of sewage sludge is associated with mounting pressure on municipalities and sewage treatment providers. Moreover, the high power needs drive up the expenses of wastewater treatment plants. Thus, more and more sewage treatment plants decide to employ energy-saving sludge stabilisation in an anaerobic…

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Tags: member's press release, Weltec Biopower, sewage sludge, südwasser gmbh, biogas, sludge, CHP, methane, bioreactor, odours, sludge stabilisation, arne nath, jens flerlage, burgebrach, raw sludge, thermal output, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Purac Puregas announce BioLNG contract

Purac Puregas are delighted to announce the placement of a contract to supply a CApure CA70 Biogas Upgrading Plant to Finnish energy solutions provider Wärtsilä. The plant which will upgrade up to 3,000Nm3/h of raw biogas will be part of the largest biogas liquefaction plant in…

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Tags: member's press release, Purac Puregas, capure ca70, biogas upgrading, finland, wärtsilä, liquefaction plant, transport, green gas, biomethane, norway, skogn, fishery waste, liquid biogas, sox, co2, environmental impact, vehicles, biolng, Derek Sivyer

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