Posted in December 2016

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Maximising the value from biosolids

One of the end products of wastewater treatment, biosolids has historically been considered a liability, rather than a material that can make a genuine contribution to sustainable farming. Following the introduction of the Safe Sludge Matrix and Sludge Code of Practice, the recycling of biosolids to agricultural land is now…

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Tags: member's press release, biosolids, wastewater treatment, agriculture, sludge

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Revolutionary technology by Ductor® commissioned in Tuorla, Finland

The first biogas plant equipped with Ductor’s nitrogen and phosphorus recovery technology was put into use in Tuorla late November 2016. The size of the Ductor fermenter at the demonstration plant is 80 m3, and with Ductor’s process the plant is capable of treating 1,400 tons of poultry manure…

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Tags: member's press release, ductor, biogas, nitrogen, phosphorus, biowaste, ammonia nitrogen

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Proof of Concept Call; Novel Feedstocks; jobs, courses and more

AD Network 3rd Call for Proof of Concept Funds Closes 31 Dec 16 This call closes soon. ADnet still have five awards of up to £60K to allocate. Do you have a NEW concept which can be investigated in a 6-12 month timescale on that budget? Does it have relevance to…

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Tags: r&i funding, r&d funding, funding, r&i, R&D, emma thomas, adnet, university of southampton, careers, news, events, courses

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EA’s Definition of Waste Panel to remain closed until further notice

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As we reported in September, the Environment Agency (EA) temporarily suspended the Definition of Waste Panel, as they were unable to continue resourcing this service (which has been provided free of charge). The EA have now informed us that this closure will continue until further notice. They have asked us…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, definition of waste, Environment Agency

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EA to publish updated Standard Rules permits for digestate on 6 January

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As I wrote in a blog a few weeks ago, the Environment Agency (EA) will be publishing updated Standard Rules permits for digestate storage and landspreading in January. They have now confirmed that this will be on 6 January, and so from this date only the amended rule sets will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, Environment Agency, environmental permitting

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RTFO consultation: timeline and evidence needed

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DfT is consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. The consultation sets out government ambition of meeting the 2020 renewable energy target, stimulating the supply of sustainable 'development' fuels and targeting transport sectors difficult to decarbonise such as freight. You can download our full briefing on the proposals here. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, consultation, DfT, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, rtfo workshop, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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ADBA set out the role of AD in the smart, flexible energy future

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BEIS and Ofgem are calling for evidence on how to develop the UK energy system ensuring it is smart, flexible and future proof. Further details on the intention of the consultation can be found here. The consultation closes on 12 January 2017 and members can download our draft response here, comments are…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, beis, Ofgem, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, power to gas, baseload energy, smart energy systems, flexible generation, innovation, dispatchable power, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller

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Evidence sent to BEIS ahead of CfD second round allocation

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The second CfD auction is scheduled to take place in April 2017. Ahead of the allocation BEIS is requesting evidence on how costs of fuelled technologies will reduce between 2020 and 2030, what changes could be made to scheme to improve carbon cost effectiveness and how the CfD should take into account decarbonisation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, CfD, Feed-in-Tariff, RO, beis, heat, decarbonisation, carbon cost effectiveness, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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Can biomethane help reduce the UK’s GHG emissions and contribute to the UK’s gas supply?

Image source In the UK, we need to seek viable, alternative methods to accommodate our ever-increasing energy demand. In Hammond and O’Gradys paper, they explore the use of gas in three different scenarios to meet energy demand and reduce carbon emissions to 2050. Since 2004 the UK has been a…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane, gas network, gas, network, energy, future energy supply, emma thomas

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ADBA Map updated

After the successful launch of the ADBA map we have been busy updating the map with new data. We’ve had a great response from those using the members and public map, including feedback about how we could improve the map further. The map contains information until the beginning…

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Tags: adba map, map, update, emma thomas

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RHI consultation: government response published

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today released its much anticipated response to the RHI consultation. The release of the intentions for the scheme going forward brings a degree of certainty to the AD industry, with many projects on hold awaiting this crucial decision. The consultation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, DECC, beis, consultation, RHI, renewable financial incentives, biogas heat, CHP, digestate, crop operators, food waste operators, thom koller, degression mechanism, crop feedstocks, rhi tariff guarantees

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA welcomes BEIS RHI announcement

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has welcomed the publication today of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s response to its consultation on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Commenting on the announcement, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: It’s great to see that…

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Tags: chris noyce, beis, RHI, tariff levels, feedstock, rhi tariff guarantees, Charlotte Morton, biomethane, biogas, consultation

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Edina wins contract to upgrade Sussex Southern Water CHP plant

Water and wastewater service provider Southern Water has announced upgrades to its combined heat and power (CHP) plants across its wastewater treatment plants. The site upgrades to the CHP plants include: Gravesend, Kent; Goddards Green, Sussex; Milbrook, Hampshire; Fullerton, in Andover, Hampshire; and Budds Farm in Havant, Hampshire. Leading supplier,…

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Tags: member's press release, CHP, Waste, wastewater, biogas

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Natural Resources Wales consults on changes to digestate storage and spreading permits

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the regulatory body responsible for the environmental permitting regime in Wales, is currently consulting on proposals to make changes to the Standard Rules permits relating to the storage and spreading of digestate. Click here to view the consultation and here to see the proposed…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, environmental permitting, Wales, natural resources wales, food waste operators, digestate, digestate spreading

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Partner Press Release: Impact of Brexit debated at leading agricultural event

Energy Now Expo, 8-9 Feb 2017, Telford International Centre The effect of Brexit on the UK’s renewable and low carbon energy policy will be outlined by the Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben - chairman of the committee on climate change, at the Energy Now Expo next February 8 & 9 2017. …

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