Posted in November 2016

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Green gas boost as National Grid secures £5 million for gas bill study

Gas bill pilot project seeks to open the door to more green gas Updating gas bill calculations aims to cut propane use in biogas Scheme could pave the way for a future low carbon gas grid   A trail-blazing pilot scheme that aims to further open the door to lower…

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Tags: ADBA members, national grid, biomethane, green gas, research, research and development, research and innovation, Ofgem

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RHI Degression: Biogas tariffs cut 25%; biomethane cut 10%

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BEIS released an update of the RHI scheme degression, taking effect on the 1st January 2017. In this degression biomethane will see a degression of 10% and biogas will see a 25% degression. We are still waiting for the government response to the RHI consultation. The date of the response…

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Tags: RHI, degression, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, DECC, beis, emma thomas

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DfT create new supplier’s obligation to reduce GHG emissions

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Alongside the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) consultation – news of which you can read about here – DfT have also issued a consultation on the Motor Fuel (Road Vehicle and Mobile Machinery) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations. Whereas the RTFO operates to increase the volume of renewable fuels used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, financial incentives, GHG emissions, consultation, DfT, upstream abatement, sustainable transport

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DfT launch consultation on Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)

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The Department for Transport has today launched its long awaited consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO). This sets out the clear intention of government to provide a positive investment environment beyond 2020 to further encourage the development of waste-based and advanced fuels, while limiting the use of fuels made…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, DfT, consultation, RTFO, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, 7% crop cap, development fuels, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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BEIS eye up food waste

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At the kind invitation of members, over the last few weeks ADBA has arranged for 25 civil servants to visit AD plants. Last week a group from BEIS, including staff working on the FIT and CfD visited Agrivert’s West London plant. The plant is 2.4MWe, takes 39,000 tonnes of food…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, beis, biogas, Agrivert, Feed-in-Tariff, CfD, thom koller, food waste operators, financial incentives, food waste, FIT, consultation

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Autumn statement: is no news (mostly) good news?

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The Chancellor's first autumn statement was long on doomsday economic forecasting and short on white rabbits, dividing lines or really and kind of serviceable metaphor. While there may be plenty of changes the AD sector would like to see in government policy, in that context a statement short…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, food waste, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, beis

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Ofgem webinar for FIT applicants

Ofgem have asked us to publicise a webinar on 6th December on “How to submit a successful FIT application” which will mainly focus on applicants converting their preliminary applications to full but will cover a range of topics that may be useful to all those involved in…

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Tags: Ofgem, FIT, feed-in tariff, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Knottingley-based 4R Group celebrates 10 years of trading and 810,000 tonnes

A decade of recycling ‘wastes’ to land and saving carbon has been celebrated by Knottingley-based 4R Group. The company, founded in 2006, recycles ‘wastes’ to agricultural land and has also worked on major land restoration schemes all over the country, including Langton in Derbyshire and Imerys, Dubbers…

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Tags: member's press release, 4r group, carbon abatement, soil health, climate change, nutrient recycling

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: PlanET Biogas Group receives prestigious innovation award

Sole Lead for Gas Management System The PlanET Biogas Group received the ‘dlv novelties award 2017’, one of the most distinguished German innovation awards of the agricultural sector. The German agricultural publishing company (dlv) benchmarks outstanding technical developments in ten categories. At this year’s Eurotier in Hanover…

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Tags: member's press release, planet biogas group, biogas, anaerobic digestion, biogas storage, innovation

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The AD Network: 3rd Proof of Concept Call now open

The following funding streams are now open through thr AD Network. These are available to members of who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding (http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/web/files/guidelines/grants-guide.pdf). Application forms are now available via www.anaerobicdigestionnet.com. 3rd Proof of Concept…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, r&i, emma thomas, AD network, adnet, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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University of Sheffield powers a rural village in India

Recently the University of Sheffield and partners in India an dthe UK, successfully helped a remote village in India gain access to electricity for the first time.  The project, funded by RCUK Energy, RCUK Digital Economy and the Indian Department of Science and Technology, involved a multinational team, including…

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Tags: university of sheffield, energy2050, biogas, india, anaerobic digestion, emma thomas, R&D, r&i

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ADBA responds to Public Accounts Committee inquiry into the LCF

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Following the National Audit Office’s October 2016 report into the Levy Control Framework (LCF), available here, we have submitted our views to the Committee who will meet on 30 November to discuss the report and the LCF more generally. In April 2015 the Department for Energy and Climate Change, now the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, renewable financial incentives, renewable electricity, consultation, public accounts committee, FIT, food waste operators, crop operators, levy control framework, national audit office, beis, thom koller

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European Space Agency Waste Management call

The European Space Agency has opened a call to explore where space-based services in combination with terrestrial technologies could provide added value over current practices in waste management and operations. Topics of interest that have been identified include: Logistics and recycling of commercial / industrial / domestic waste Biomass / anaerobic…

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Tags: r&d funding, funding, research, innovation, emma thomas, ktn, ESA, european space agency

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Stepping Up: Safe and equitable access to food, water and energy systems.

Pools of Water Reflect: Ben Husmann Flickr link to image: Pools of Water Reflect License: CC-BY 2.0 Safe and equitable access to food, water and energy systems, and the goods and services they provide, underpin our societal and global wellbeing. However, they are all stressed due to unsustainable production and consumption…

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Tags: r&i forum 2017, r&i, r&i forum, emma thomas, stepping up, research, innovation, anaerobic digestion

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Chair shares views on opportunities in the water sector ahead of ADBA National Conference 2016

Ahead of ADBA National Conference 2016, Graham Southall from V2B Consulting Limited shares some thoughts pertinent to the “How is water sector deregulation changing organic waste markets?” session. Read our interview with him below:   1. With the changing political landscape, how can we build on the UK&rsquo…

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Tags: ADBA National Conference, graham southall, v2b consulting limited, water sector deregulation

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