Posted in September 2017

ADBA respond to DfT consultation on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport (DfT) is consulting on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane as a transport fuel, Department for Transport, DfT, lcv, emiliano lewis

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Evonik obtains patent for three-step membrane process

The European Patent Office has granted Evonik Fibres GmbH, based in Schörfling (Austria), a patent for a three-stage process for membrane-based purification of biogas and natural gas.   In the gas separation process, which has been developed by Evonik, binary gas mixtures such as raw biogas, which…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER extends AD plant in France

Together with its French partner WELTEC Agripower, German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER is currently working on an AD extension project in Iffendic, Brittany. The biogas plant in Iffendic was built back in 2014, and now its capacity is being doubled. The biogas plant now generates 500 kW a day, enough to…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, biogas, agriculture

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ADBA draft response to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation

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I have drafted some key points that we wish to make on the BEIS Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation on further amendments to the scheme. This consultation has been described as 'other bits and pieces' by some because it considers a range of different eligbility issues, including multiple plant,…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, consultation, Renewable Heat Incentive

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LATEST Market Data Published - October 2017

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Today we have published the latest data on the UK AD & Biogas market in our Pipeline spreadsheet (to access it click on the "Operational & proposed plant data" dropdown box followed by the "Pipeline Data" link). Industry capacity rises to 779 MWe-equivalent, from 578 AD plants. 11.4 TWh of biogas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, biomethane, energy generation, capacity, pipeline data

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DfT consult on draft guidance for RTFO Order and GHG Regulations

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Following the publication of their response to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) on the 14th September, the Department for Transport (Dft) is now seeking views on draft updated guidance for the RTFO Order (Parts 1-3, covering process, carbon and sustainability, and guidance for verifiers) and on a new…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, RTFO, Department for Transport, sustainable transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, emiliano lewis, biomethane

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Environment Agency: increases to permitting charges and new emissions limits

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We were delighted to welcome the Environment Agency’s Howard Leberman to our Autumn Regulatory Forum to deliver an update on several significant developments for the regulation of AD plants. This blog provides an update on the main topics discussed: waste exemptions; Medium Combustion Plant Directive; Waste Treatment BREF;…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, charges, regulation, environmental permitting, BREF, medium combustion plant directive

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion can underpin Clean Growth Strategy – ADBA

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today welcomed the Clean Growth Strategy published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and said that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play an underpinning role in meeting the strategy’s goals. ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: The multi-faceted…

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Tags: press release, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, beis, clean growth strategy, heat, electricity, farming, transport, recycling, best practice scheme, RHI, FIT

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Clean Growth Plan Published

The Government has published its long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy, which is intended to set out how Ministers intend to cut emissions and grow the economy in a sustainable way. The Strategy contains some good news on our progress so far -the UK is a world leader in cutting emissions while…

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Regulatory Forum round-up: debate and discussion in Leeds

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ADBA's Regulatory Forum: keeping members informed Earlier this week, myself and ADBA’s Membership Manager, Alex Monks, headed up to Leeds to hold our Autumn Regulatory Forum event. Alex and I were pleased to see a great mix of delegates, including operators, consultants, regulators, developers and insurance experts.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, Environment Agency, permitting, charges, natural resources wales, SEPA, HSE

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Puregas Solutions named North East’s fastest growing company

The firm won two prizes at the annual Fastest 50 event organised by Newcastle law firm Ward Hadaway. The Sunderland-based company, now a Wärtsilä Company, won the award for the overall fastest growing North East business of 2017, as well as being named the fastest growing medium-sized business in…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas upgrading, biomethane

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£25K research funding up for grabs - apply by 16th October

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We would just like to alert you to a new short-notice funding opportunity from the Anaerobic Digestion Network – £25K Seeding Catalyst Roadmap. Details are available on the website now (www.anaerobicdigestionnet.com), with a deadline of 16th October for all applications.   ADNet members (free to join) are…

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ADBA Party Conference Roundup

At the time of writing, Charlotte Morton and I have just returned from attending the main political party conferences. The gatherings are a chance for party members to catch up, Ministers to preen themselves on the main stage and most importantly, for policy debates to happen both in and out…

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Update from Low CVP Fuels Working Group

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Today I attended a meeting of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (CVP) Fuels Working Group, which includes representation from the Department for Transport (DfT), Low CVP, and many others working in the low-carbon fuels sector (including a number of ADBA members). Here are some of the key points relating to…

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Tags: chris noyce, emiliano lewis, biomethane, transport, RTFO, DfT, Low CVP

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Medium Combustion Plant Directive: hear about permitting implications at Regulatory Forum

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As Thom reported in his blog at the end of August, last year Defra consulted on transposing the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) into UK legislation and introducing emission controls for certain generators in England and Wales. You can access the consultation proposals here. This will be implemented…

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