Posted in November 2017

Environment Agency consults on significant increases in charges

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The Environment Agency (EA), the main environmental regulator in England, has today released its consultation on its Strategic Review of Charges. The proposed changes will have financial implications for all AD operators who operate under environmental permits in England. You can read the full consultation here: https://www.gov.uk…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, charges

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RHI and RTFO interactions - discussions ongoing

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In the context of falling tariffs, ADBA have been proactively working with industry on finding new ways to finance AD and biomethane projects. One of the options which is being explored is enabling the splitting of biomethane production between the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, RTFO, RHI, biomethane, DfT, beis, Ofgem

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What FIT tariffs can you expect in the future?

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At ADBA, we have been keeping track of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) queue for AD and done some analysis on what this means for future tariffs. FIT queue In February 2016, quarterly caps were introduced for AD that placed a 5MW limit on the amount of electrical capacity that could apply…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, UK AD & Biogas, fit queue, FIT degression, default degression, contingent degression, emiliano lewis, financial incentives

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Industrial Strategy and other important AD news - a message from ADBA’s Chief Executive

Those of you who have been able to attend our members meetings will have heard me say that, whilst members may not yet be seeing much evidence of concrete policies to support an increased rate of growth in our industry, there does appear to be quite a lot happening behind…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, industrial strategy, adba national conference 2017, RHI, renewable transport fuel obligation, separate food waste collections, adba ad certification scheme, clean growth strategy

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PRESS RELEASE: AD industry welcomes Industrial Strategy White Paper

Paper promises sustainable agriculture to help improve food production Government pledges new Bioeconomy Strategy in support for circular economy AD can play key role in enhancing UK’s industrial capability but concrete support needed   The UK anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has today welcomed the publication of the government…

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Tags: press release, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, industrial strategy, farming, Circular Economy, bioeconomy strategy

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Industrial Strategy Highlights Bioeconomy

Overshadowed somewhat by the announcement of the Royal Wedding today, the Government has published the details of its long-awaited Industrial Strategy and associated sector deals. ADBA has been engaging with the key Government departments to ensure that AD and bioresources industry are recognised in this process and positively, the Strategy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, politics, industrial strategy, sector deal, agriculture, Defra, beis

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Training, Safety and Environment working group continues focus on odour

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Last week, we were pleased to hold a meeting of our Training, Safety and Environment working group. Hosted by Thomas Minter at Malaby Biogas in Wiltshire, attendees were able to tour the plant and listen to Thomas’s experience of developing and running an AD plant. Huge thanks to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, environment, health and safety, training, secondary containment, bioaerosols, Environment Agency

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Opportunities in anaerobic digestion for Irish farmers

Gas to grid anaerobic digestion (AD) plants will be built on many Irish farms in 2018, subject to an RHI announcement due to be made next summer. “There will be a big opportunity for farmers and producers across Ireland to diversify their businesses through AD installation, but the industry needs…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, gas to grid, Ireland, farming, RHI

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ADBA analysis - AD crops little impact on UK food output

We've long argued that using crops for AD in reasonable amounts is a good thing. It diversifies farm incomes, allows the profitable introduction of longer crop rotations, reduces emissions and stores carbon in soils.  ADBA has analysed data produced by the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, RHI, farm AD, national conference 2017, crop ad

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Taking AD to the Heart of Government

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Charlotte Morton and Jon Harrison had an opportunity to take AD to the heart of government this week with a meeting with the Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on the Environment, Sir John Randall. Meeting Sir John at No.10 Downing Street, Charlotte and Jon had an opportunity  to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, politics

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New export opportunity: Department for International Trade (DIT) Ethiopia

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) Ethiopia has made us aware of three new export opportunities launched by the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) that might be of interest to ADBA members. The 3 export opportunities are on: Energy meters for smart substation, 73 MVA Power transformer, Distribution transformers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, department for international trade, ethiopia, export, international opportunity

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What the Budget means for AD

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Unfortunately, today's Budget contained very little in terms of support for AD. Here are some points that may be of interest:  Energy Sustainable investment in energy – The government will continue to support low-carbon electricity as it becomes more cost-competitive, including through up to £557 million for further…

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Tags: Ollie More, budget 2017, anaerobic digestion, energy, Waste, climate change

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Our survey said – AD Certification Scheme!

Following weeks of consideration and engagement with stakeholders, culminating in a survey of our members and other interested parties, we have now decided to rename the Best Practice Scheme the AD Certification Scheme (ADCS). The scheme will sit within our ‘Best Practice Programme’ along with other work that…

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Decentralised electricity sector deal - can we get government backing?

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Next week the government is expected to publish its Industrial Strategy, including a number of sector deals to include policy support and research and development funding for specific sectors. Introducing an Industrial Strategy is one of Theresa May's main objectives, so it will be interesting to see whether there…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, decentralised energy, renewable financial incentives, biogas, beis, industrial strategy, sector deal

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SEPA publishes findings of research project on plastic in food waste derived digestate

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has recently published the findings of a research project investigating plastic in digestate derived from food waste. For context, SEPA is aligning the physical contaminant limits in its ‘end of waste position’ for digestate with the limits in the Quality Meat Scotland…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, Scotland, digestate, plastic, PAS110, End of waste, research

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