Posted in July 2016

RHI Degression: Biogas tariffs cut 25%; biomethane cut 5%

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BEIS released an update of the RHI scheme which states that, on 1st October 2016, tariffs for new biomethane plants will see a degression of 5% and biogas will see a 25% degression as shown below: Technology Category Exisiting Tariff (p/kWh) Degression (%) New Tariff for installations on or…

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Tags: RHI, degression, beis, emma thomas, biogas, biomethane, financial incentives, crop operators, AD

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Weltec Biopower - Pig Farm Uses Synergies to Generate Energy

Croatian Biogas Plant of WELTEC BIOPOWER Goes Live In summer 2016, a biogas plant of the German plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER went live in Varazdin, northern Croatia. The 250-kW plant of the pig farmer Dalibor Vrček perfectly suits the farm‘s cycle of food production, liquid manure…

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Tags: member's press release, Weltec Biopower, biogas, pig manure, heat, feed-in tariffs, croatia, food waste, agricultural application

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ADBA pushes to retain ‘embedded benefit’ payments for AD operators

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Earlier this week, I met Ofgem to discuss their open letter on changes to ‘embedded benefits’, which could ultimately reduce the ‘triad’ payment available to AD operators.  We have also joined other organisations including the Association for Decentralised Energy in a joint letter to BEIS…

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Tags: Ofgem, national grid, embedded benefits, embedded benefit, triad, tnuos, cmp264, cmp265, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators

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Food waste inquiry: what proposals are necessary to further reduce food waste?

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The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the economic, social, and environmental impact of food waste in England. The Committee will assess the impacts of food waste with a focus on consumers, the retail and hospitality sectors, and local government. You can…

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Tags: efra committee, consultation, food waste, food waste collections, separate food waste collections, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste recycling action plan, Wrap, recycling

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Böck Super 7 Silage Film

​Brand new 7-layer technology guarantees unique features (standard until today: 3-layer): Barrier lm with less than 15ml/m2/24 hours oxygen permeability (DLG-standard: <250ml/m2/24 hours). All-in-one: Replaces standard separate underlay- and silage sheet with only one lm  Top layer: White – reflecting sun light, prevents from heating up…

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Tags: member's press release, Bock UK, silage film, Silage, anaerobic digestion, crop operators

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Compliance matters – attend our Regulatory Forum

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Our Autumn Regulatory Forum is now fast approaching and we’re busy finalising the programme. It is taking place on 4th October and will be hosted by Walker Morris at their office in Leeds. This event is free to attend for members – simply click here and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, EA, SEPA, waste regulation, BREF

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ADBA sets out views on commissioning standards under the RO to Ofgem

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ADBA has submitted its comments to Ofgem concerning the commissioning standards and practices for AD plants applying under the Renewables Obligation (RO). You can read our response here. Thank you to the members who came forward to provide views. 31 March 2017 is the last date by which plants must be commissioned…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, RO, renewable financial incentives, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, commissioning, g59, thom koller

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How Copys Green Farm integrates AD into every part of their business

On the 17th August Thom Koller and I visited Stephen Temple’s on-farm AD plant in Norfolk, which was commissioned in 2010. The site has a methane from biogas plant generating up to 170kW of electricity for the grid and their own use; the electricity is used on the farm,…

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Tags: site visit, on farm ad, AD plant, plant, anaerobic digestion, biomethane]biogas, r&i, emma thomas, thomas koller

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ADBA Members’ Industry Directory 2016/17

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I am delighted to announce that we will again be producing the official ADBA Members' Industry Directory for the membership year 2016/17. As a member of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) for the membership year 2016/17, you are entitled to a free listing* in the Directory. …

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EA publishes consultation response on landspreading permits

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This week the Environment Agency (EA) published a summary of responses and decisions arising from the Business Engagement Assessment (BEA) that they undertook to understand the likely cost implications of their proposed changes to the landspreading permits. You can view the document here. Background Consultation In 2015, the EA consulted on…

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Tags: landspreading, standard rules, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, EA, digestate

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Reminder: have your say on reduced payments for peak power

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As I blogged two weeks ago, Ofgem are considering reducing 'embedded benefits' for electricity generators connected to the distribution network.  ADBA is meeting Ofgem on Wednesday next week to give our reaction to the plans - so if you want to make your voice heard, please let us know…

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Tags: Ofgem, embedded benefit, triad, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Herts food waste recycling plant nominated for Outstanding Achievement Award

Food waste to renewable energy company Biogen is delighted to be in the running for a CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Award, for its Bygrave Lodge anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Hertfordshire. The £12m state of the art plant near Baldock recycles 45,000 tonnes of food waste from homes and the food…

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Tags: member's press release, Biogen, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, biofertiliser, biogas, environmental impact, sustainability

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: BioConstruct signed up for new AD projects in UK

Bioconstruct: UK-projects in 2016 sum up to more than 17 MW of installed electric capacity Melle, 26.07.2016: BioConstruct GmbH managed to expand its market position within the UK by signing up for two new waste-to-energy projects in UK within the last two weeks. Both projects will treat pumpable waste and…

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Tags: member's press release, bioconstruct, renewable energy, Renewables Obligation, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, CHP, food waste, gas to grid

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Ofgem to host webinar on FIT accreditation

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Ofgem are to host a webinar on 25 August to set out key information on submitting FIT applications. Ofgem has contacted all applicants whose preliminary accreditation is due to lapse in September to invite them to sign up.  The webinar, titled ‘How to submit a successful FIT…

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Tags: Ofgem, webinar, renewable financial incentives, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, pre-accreditation, accreditation, fit application, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Bock UK Introduce New Specialist Silage Clamp Wall Paint

Bock UK, The UK’s #1 Silage Clamp Experts, are delighted to introduce our New Specialist Silage Clamp Wall Paint Water based, grey paint that will give your concrete panelled silage clamp a smooth, protective finish making your clamp look brand new and ensures the longevity of…

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Tags: member's press release, Bock UK, silage clamps, silage wall paint, crop operators, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion

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