Posted in May 2016

ADBA welcomes government backing for Fifth Carbon Budget

ADBA welcomes the government’s decision to endorse the Fifth Carbon Budget, following its recommendation from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The ratcheting up of carbon reduction targets now needs to be met with ambitious and concrete plans to reach these emissions reductions. As the CCC advised, government…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, committee on climate change, fifth carbon budget, greenhouse gas emissions, manure, household waste collections, municipal waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, decarbonisation, Feed-in-Tariff, RHI, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: CAPITA-PROjEN AD plant optimisation service

CAPITA-PROjEN is pleased to advise that it is launching its enhanced and updated version of PROjEN ADvisor, AD plant optimisation service at UK AD Biogas. The new optimisation tool is being launched as PROjEN AD Pilot+. The new enhanced software and support services will be available for viewing on the…

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Tags: member's press release, capita-projen, anaerobic digestion, plant optimisation, process optimisation, process design, commissioning, biogas, renewable financial incentives

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Getting more out of your AD plant

With less than a week to go until the UK AD & Biogas exhibition HUBER Technology are busy getting ready for this very important show. With the growth of anaerobic digestion set to play an increasingly important part in the UK’s renewable energy mix, process optimisation is seen…

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Tags: member's press release, huber technology, huber uk, anaerobic digestion, waste water, PAS 110, digestate, plant optimisation, digestate quality, UK AD & Biogas

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£320 million for heat network investment: DECC open consultation

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DECC has launched a consultation to gather views on how to design, implement and manage the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP), a £320m capital support fund designed to increase the volume of heat networks being built, deliver carbon savings, and help create the conditions necessary for a self-sustaining heat…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas heat, hnip, district heat, heat networks, heat use, Swancote Energy, RHI, investment, spending review, thom koller

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Give your views on our draft response to SEPA’s consultation on food waste and digestate

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As I explained in my blog last week, we have been working on our response to SEPA’s consultation on food waste management in Scotland over the last month and are still seeking your feedback. There is still time to give us your views on the proposals within…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, food waste, food waste operators, digestate, PAS110, digestate quality

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Brexit and biogas

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The UK’s politics and economy are entering a period of extreme uncertainty, the impacts of which we can only guess for now. Today’s stock and currency market reactions are extreme, but unsurprising in the circumstances. Markets appear to have expected a ‘remain’ vote, so…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, Europe, European Union, eu referendum, EU, Circular Economy, circular economy package, farming, CAP, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, digestate, energy policy, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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ADBA reacts to EU referendum

Commenting on the UK's decision to leave the European Union, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: “The policy framework for anaerobic digestion has been closely linked to European directives, and the industry will need to work hard to ensure that we maintain and build our place in Britain…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Charlotte Morton, Defra, government, European Union, EU, Europe

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The reasearch and innovation great digestate challenge: research to maximise nutrient use efficiency

Day 2 of our UK AD & Biogas R&I Hub features a challenge to academia and industry on digestate: how to maximise the use of nutrients. WRAP have assessed the proportion of digestate nutrients are not taken up by plants in the growing season. Following best practice in digestate…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas, anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, Wrap, R&D, r&d dissemination

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Making a Difference in AD - Celebrating National Women in Engineering Day

Today is National Women in Engineering Day, an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. In an industry like AD we cover Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects, which means…

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Tags: emma thomas, engineering, stem, anaerobic digestion, operators, celebrate, nwed, national women in engineering day, UK AD & Biogas

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: How to make (and not lose) money on compact AD

Ten things UK farmers need to know New Generation Biogas (NGB) and Clean Energies Investor at ADBA 2016 Birmingham, NEC Stand No. G301 At this year’s ADBA Exhibition on 6 and 7 July, NGB and Clean Energies Investor will be running a series of farmer clinics on the “10 steps to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, uk ad & biogas 2016, compact ad, on farm ad, small scale AD, planning, crop operators, capex, opex, uk ad & biogas clinics

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On-farm AD passes 200 plant milestone - ADBA figures

The UK’s biogas sector has passed a major milestone, with over 200 plants now operating on UK farms according to ADBA's latest figures. The landmark was reached with the opening of JFS’ latest agricultural plant. Supported by Prism Planning Ltd, the Gravel Pit Farm plant in North…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, Charlotte Morton, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Defra, financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, Feed-in-Tariff, farming, on farm ad, ADBA, carbon abatement, committee on climate change

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Fighting FITs: member evidence needed to challenge DECC assumptions

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Earlier today Ollie and I presented the second in the Feed-in Tariff webinar series, during which we presented our draft tariff model. When this is finalised we will submit to DECC as part of our response to the FIT consultation. If you missed the webinar and would like to view…

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Tags: FIT, feed in tariff, consultation, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, digestate, DECC, Ollie More, financial incentives, food waste, thom koller

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Stream BioEnergy announces £23m AD project in Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Stream BioEnergy is starting construction on its £23 million biogas facility at Ballymena in Northern Ireland.  This plant represents a major investment for Northern Ireland and will bring a number of benefits to the community, in the form of local jobs, renewable energy, and other important environmental benefits through…

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Tags: member's press release, poultry, stream bioenergy, slurry, Northern Ireland, digestate, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators

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Hear about the Best Practice Scheme at UK AD & Biogas

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To mark the launch of the first stage of our Best Practice Scheme, we are holding two dedicated sessions at UK AD & Biogas, which takes place on 6 and 7 July. Launch of Best Practice Checklists: Conference, Day 1, 10:15-11:00 We will be kicking off the conference on the first day of…

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

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Ofgem releases new FIT guidance

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Ofgem have today released an updated Feed-in Tariff: Guidance for Renewable Installations. Version 10.2, which you can access here, reflects minor changes and technical modifications to the Electricity Supplier Licence conditions and the 2016 FIT Order made by government following its 2015 review of the FIT. Do get in touch with me if…

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Tags: Ofgem, feed-in tariffs, FIT, fit guidance, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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