Posted in August 2016

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Agrivert achieves first power at 2 of the last food waste plants to be built

Agrivert announces successful completion of G59 (first electricity supply to grid) at its two latest Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facilities; securing their tariffs for the next 20 years. The two new plants in South Wales and North London will strengthen the network of food waste facilities that Agrivert operate to a total…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, member's press release, Agrivert, food waste, food waste operators, financial incentives, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, g59

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ADBA contributes to House of Lords UK energy policy inquiry

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The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) inquiry into the economics of UK energy policy closes this week. The Committee is assessing successes and failures of recent policy interventions and current subsidy arrangements in the energy market. It intends to present a report and recommendations for…

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Tags: economic affairs committee, House of Lords, consultation, energy policy, renewable financial incentives, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, hinkley point c, energy market design, thom koller

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Operational notice: fire incidents in carbon filters

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We have been made aware that there has recently been at least three incidents at AD plants where fires have been caused by a self-heating process in activated carbon filters. We have been informed by the West Yorkshire Fire Service that one particular incident arose when pipework was removed by…

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Tags: fire prevention, health and safety, EA, anaerobic digestion, biogas, carbon filters

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Call for papers: R&I Forum 2017

R&I Forum 2017 On 28-29 March 2017 ADBA will be hosting its annual Research and Innovation Forum (R&I Forum) in The Building Centre, London*. The event aims are to: Build awareness of research activities and potential for industry. Build awareness of industry challenges and opportunities for research in…

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Tags: r&i forum, research, innovation, emma thomas, R&D, r&i, events, 2017, march

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New evidence shows digestate has capacity to replace the “whole market” for peat

WRAP has published a series of documents based on their research into the potential for digestates in horticultural applications. In their words, These have shown that there is early promise for the continued investigation of the use of quality digestate in horticultural applications such as growing media or as a…

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Tags: Wrap, digestate, horticulture, research, research and development, research and innovation, trial results, food waste operators, crop operators, Matt Hindle

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Muntons project on the shortlist for another energy industry award

Following their win at the ADBA Industry awards, the Anaerobic Digester (AD) plant at Muntons has been shortlisted as Industrial Project of the year for demonstrating excellence in low carbon and renewable energy generation by the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE). Muntons are manufacturers of malt and malted ingredients and…

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Tags: member's press release, muntons, adba industry awards, UK AD & Biogas, CHP, biofertiliser

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DfT to incentivise biomethane buses & HGVs

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The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on changes to vehicle weights and dimensions to incentivise cleaner fuel technologies. The proposals look to allow certain vehicles to operate at higher weights to ensure that vehicles with heavier powertrains compared to conventionally-fuelled vehicles such as diesel and petrol are not…

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Tags: DfT, Department for Transport, consultation, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, crop operators, food waste operators, CNG, LNG, weights and dimensions, RTFO, renewable transport fuel obligation

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Speakers confirmed for Regulatory Forum - still time to register!

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We are looking forward to welcoming members to our Regulatory Forum on Tuesday 4 October. The programme has now been finalised and includes excellent speakers covering a wide range of regulatory topics. Click here to see the final programme; there are still spaces at this free-to-attend event, so please click here…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, EA, SEPA, training, safety and environment working group

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ADBA defends embedded benefits following Ofgem consultation

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Ofgem is considering a proposal to reduce 'embedded benefits' for electricity generators connected to the distribution network. This could result in an end to, or the reduction of, the triad payments available to operators. In their open letter Ofgem set out their concerns over Transmission Network Use of…

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Tags: Ofgem, embedded benefits, cmp264, cmp265, triad, consultation, tnuos, food waste operators, crop operators, capacity markets, Matt Hindle, thom koller

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2017 Horizon 2020 Energy Calls for Proposals now open

Two Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals have been launched this week, they will fund research in biofuels, decarbonisation and smart grids. There is also funding for smart grids demonstration projects and for market update projects for PV, heat pumps, CSP, wind energy, geothermal energy and sustainable fuels. The tables below show…

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Tags: funding, r&i funding, r&i, Horizon 2020, emma thomas, call for proposals

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Shell Springboard programme opens

On Monday 26th September the Shell Springboard will open for applications.  The Shell Springboard programme supports UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions. One national winner will receive £150,000 and a further five regional winners will each get £40,000 of equity-free funding, as well as feedback…

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Tags: funding, competition, r&i, r&i funding, emma thomas, shell, shell springboard, innovation

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House of Lords UK energy policy inquiry: help us show that AD is better than Hinkley Point C

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The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) inquiry into the economics of UK energy policy closes next week. You can download our draft response here. Comments are of course welcome. The Committee is considering recent policy interventions and current subsidies in the energy market. It will present a report…

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Tags: economic affairs committee, House of Lords, consultation, energy policy, renewable energy, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, crop operators, food waste operators, energy market design, efficiency, energy bill, hinkley point c, thom koller

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EBA economic analysis of biogas facilities throughout Europe

The European Biogas Association (EBA) is often asked by the European institutions for more data about biogas’ and biomethane’s costs (both CAPEX and OPEX) in order to make comparisons between different industries and/or countries. EBA has so far very limited knowledge about costs and relies on…

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Tags: EBA, questionnaire, biogas, data, emma thomas, capex, opex, policy, biomethane

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Biomethane for transport: our position on emissions and costs

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The Department for Transport is close to finalising its transport energy strategy. The aim of the energy strategy is to assess potential energy pathways consistently across a range of metrics over the period to 2050. Pathways will be segmented by vehicle type, near term/long term deployment and duty cycle. Drivers…

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Tags: DfT, transport energy strategy, biomethane as a transport fuel, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, RTFO, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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Environment Agency temporarily closes Definition of Waste Panel

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The Environment Agency has announced that it has closed the Definition of Waste Panel to new submissions for a period of three months (beginning from 16th September). The panel provides formal decisions on whether wastes can be considered to have achieved non-waste status where these are not already covered by…

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Tags: Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, End of waste

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