Posted in April 2017

Poll-itics

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A look at the numbers behind the confusing political opinion polls.

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AD abates almost 4 million tonnes of GHG emissions annually

AD is currently avoiding around 3.8 million tonnes of CO2e emissions each year in the UK, helping the country meet its carbon reduction targets. This is about 0.8% of the UK’s total emissions of 497 million tonnes of CO2e annually. The chart below shows the progress the AD…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, carbon abatement, greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonisation

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LATEST ADBA Map Published

Today we have published the latest map showing details of all the AD plants in the UK inside and outside of the water sector.

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ADBA responds to Scottish Government energy strategy

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Earlier this week we submitted our final response to the Scottish Government on their draft energy strategy ‘The Future of Energy in Scotland’. You can view our response here. Thank you to those members who got in touch and contributed views.   Our response In our submission we…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scottish Government, consultation, renewable financial incentives, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, 2050, bioenergy action plan, thom koller

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ADBA responds to Environment Agency’s informal consultation on changes to OPRA

At the end of last week, ADBA provided comments to the Environment Agency (EA) in response to their informal consultation on the proposed changes to the OPRA system of assessing operator performance. To see the proposed changes, click here to read our previous blog. The proposals could have significant…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, opra, operator performance assessment, waste regulation

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: AD finance provider shortlisted for two industry awards

Cambridgeshire-based company Privilege Finance has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards in recognition of its dedication to providing funding solutions to the UK AD industry. The finance provider is down to the final four of the 2017 AD & Biogas Industry Awards (ADBA) in the category of ‘Best AD Support…

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Tags: member's press release, finance, anaerobic digestion, ad & biogas industry awards, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, optimisation

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Clamp management open day

AD operators are invited to attend a clamp management open day, which will include practical demonstrations, at Vale Green Energy on Thursday 8th June 2017. The meeting will be held at The Vale Golf Club, Hill Furze Road, Bishampton, Pershore WR10 2LZ, with refreshments at 9:30 and presentations starting at 10:00. Lunch will…

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Tags: member's press release, clamp management, ad operators, gas yield, plant performance

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Election Update – Don’t count your chickens…

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Election Update – Don’t count your chickens… If you had looked through any of the Sunday newspapers last weekend, you’d think the general election campaign was a foregone conclusion. The Conservative Party had a twenty point opinion poll lead and seemed to be sailing calmly…

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UK-Egypt international grant funding opportunity

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The British Council in Egypt has made us aware of the Newton-Mosharafa Fund, a £50 million fund to support scholarships and research projects to establish partnership between Egypt and the UK science and innovation sector. The four current themes for the fund are sustainable water management, renewable energy, sustainable food…

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Tags: r&i, international opportunity, egypt, biogas

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Lower biomethane growth in 2017, rebound in 2018

ADBA now expect between 8 and 20 new biomethane plants to be commissioned this year, down from our previous projection of 10-25.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, beis, UK AD & Biogas, industry projections

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Updates on charges and compliance from the Environment Agency

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Our Regulatory Forum is a great opportunity for ADBA members to hear directly from the regulators and put concerns or queries to them. Yesterday, we were pleased to welcome the Environment Agency’s Nick Green to present the latest. This blog summarises the main points made by Nick, and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, Environment Agency, regulatory forum, environmental permitting, permitting charges

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Regulatory Forum a great success – thank you to all involved!

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Thanks to a great set of speakers and a lively audience, ADBA’s Spring Regulatory Forum proved an interesting and thought-provoking day. Huge thanks to our hosts, Clarke Willmott, who provided an excellent venue and refreshments at their Bristol office. Thanks also to all those who presented and attended…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, regulation, environmental permitting, BREF

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How to achieve UK-wide separate food waste collections

Yesterday I gave a presentation at EDIE Live about introducing source-segregated food waste collections throughout the UK. The event features talks on smarter and more sustainable business and brings together energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals.  I spoke about where we are in the UK in terms of food…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, beis, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, Wrap, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, thom koller

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Heat decarbonisation and the role of new AD feedstocks

At some point in the next decade, the government will need to decide how it will largely decarbonise heat by 2050. Clearly the assumption behind this statement is that they remain committed to decarbonisation. Decarbonising the electricity grid will look like a piece of cake compared to the heat sector. And…

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Election update – Don’t count your chickens…

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By ADBA External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison If you had looked through any of the Sunday newspapers last weekend, you’d think the general election campaign was a foregone conclusion. The Conservative Party had a twenty point opinion poll lead and seemed to be sailing calmly towards a stonking…

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Tags: jon harrison, general election, anaerobic digestion, manifestos

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