Posted in March 2016

AD energy revolutions: what should we promote to Parliament?

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The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee is investigating disruptive innovation in the energy sector, including the potential of technology to transform existing market structures, and Government support for innovation. They are calling for suggestions of innovations that could transform the energy sector. ADBA members have submitted ideas and…

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Tags: ECC committee, consultation, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, virtual power plant, biorefinery, biomethane, biogas, thom koller

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Your chance to comment on fertiliser regulation proposals

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The EBA have circulated a draft of their response to proposed fertiliser regulations, which will set end of waste criteria for digestates as part of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package. I summarised EBA’s views earlier this month here, and Jess provided a summary of the…

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Tags: End of waste, PAS110, digestate, European Commission, Europe, EBA, Matt Hindle

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RHI consultation: response submitted

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Yesterday we submitted our response to DECC’s consultation on the RHI. You can download our full response here. Thank you to all our members who participated in the process, took part in our webinars and shared views, data and evidence. Our response makes a number of important arguments,…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, biomethane to grid, crop operators, crop feedstocks, food waste operators, biogas heat, biogas, digestate, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller, Matt Hindle

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER Presents Solutions for the Generation of Energy from Waste a

WELTEC BIOPOWER will present its mature procedures for the efficient utilisation of waste and wastewater for the generation of energy at this year's IFAT from 30 May to 3 June in Munich, Germany. At this industry platform for environment technologies (Hall B3, Stand 205), the German biogas plant manufacturer will show visitors…

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Tags: member's press release, Weltec Biopower, jens albartus, Waste, wastewater, ifat, munich, germany, environment, biogas, Derek Sivyer

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Tell us what you think about the Best Practice Scheme

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We have now created an event page for the Best Practice Scheme Stakeholder Meeting on 16 May. The meeting will be held in Bristol and will start at 15:45 (immediately after our Regulatory Forum event). It will be open to both ADBA members and non-members – spaces will be limited so…

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Tags: biogas, AD, best practice scheme, crop operators, food waste operators, regulatory forum, EA

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Digestate optimisation technology for AD operators

Demonstrating how to optimise anaerobic digestion (AD) plant performance, HRS Heat Exchangers will showcase their latest ultra-energy efficient Digestate Concentration System (DCS) on stand D501 at UK AD & Biogas 2016 (6-7 July, NEC Birmingham). With a typical 1.5 MW AD plant producing a much as 40,000 tonnes of liquid digestate each year,…

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Tags: member's press release, hrs, matt hale, hrs heat exchangers, digestate concentration system, uk ad & biogas 2016, digestate, biofertiliser, heat transfer technology, heat, Water, feedstock, Derek Sivyer

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RHI consultation response: last chance to comment

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Yesterday we discussed our RHI consultation response with many of you at our members’ meeting, and you can now download our draft responses on the key issues by clicking here. Our summary of the consultation proposals is still available here, and the consultation documents themselves are on DECC's…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, biomethane to grid, crop operators, crop feedstocks, food waste operators, biogas, biogas heat, digestate, Matt Hindle, thom koller

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ADBA promotes AD for heat and transport in Parliament

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The Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Select Committee is investigating the 2020 targets of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government, with a 12% renewable generation from the heat sector and 10% of transport. Our response comments on the progress made to date, the challenges the UK faces and potential…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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Rural Planning Review: our response

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The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) Rural Planning Review provided opportunity for the AD industry to comment on how AD plants should be seen in the planning system and to provide suggestions for changes to permitted development (PD) rights. …

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Tags: consultation, rural planning review, permitted development, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, Defra, DCLG, thom koller, planning, small scale AD, on farm ad

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Southampton University’s Free Research, Industry and Career Events

AD Net have been busy organisation two interesting events over the next few months. There is one is May, which brings together industry and academia, and one in July which focuses on research.  To have your digestate microbial profile analysed or to meet experts from industry and research, then…

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Tags: R&D, r&i, events, industry, researchers, research, emma thomas

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Planning rights for AD

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The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched the Rural Planning Review, giving members the opportunity to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and to contribute on how it could be improved through changes to…

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Tags: consultation, rural planning review, permitted development, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, DCLG, planning, on farm ad, small scale AD, thom koller

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Will the UK meet its 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport?

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To meet the 2020 target of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government has proposed that 12% of the heat sector will be from renewable sources and 10% of transport. The Energy and Climate Change Committee is looking into the challenges and potential solutions required to meet these targets. Our response communicates…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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New report on smaller scale biogas - what’s the future for the sector?

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This week the IEA's Task 37 met in Oxfordshire, and yesterday the group held an event to launch their new brochure on smaller scale AD in the livestock sector. This is available to download from their website here. The report authors - UK Task 37 leader Clare Lukehurst OBE and Angie…

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Tags: international energy agency iea, task 37, FIT, small scale AD, RHI, farming, farming resilience, Matt Hindle

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER UK Reports Two New Contracts

In view of the ongoing debate about a new feed-in tariff (FIT) system, the development of renewable energies in the UK is becoming ever more challenging. Thus, most anaerobic digestion plants are currently implemented by experienced companies. After all, quick planning and construction are a must in order to benefit…

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Tags: member's press release, Weltec Biopower, FIT, Northern Ireland, strabane, cattle manure, Silage, chicken manure, grass, sugar beet, maize, v, low farm, pre-accreditation, pig manure, multimix, feedstock, aberdeen, Scotland, stoneleigh, warwickshire, agriculture, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA unveils cost competitiveness task force

The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry outside of the water sector has grown by over 600% in the past five years, partly thanks to innovation from world class UK researchers. ADBA has appealed for academia to focus their current efforts behind delivering major improvements which would put the cost of AD on…

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Tags: press release, levelised costs, mwh, adba r&i forum 2016, researchers, world class, hinkley point c, nuclear, academia, exports, biogas, cost competitiveness task force, incentives, caps, billions, operational performance, Derek Sivyer

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