Posted in December 2017

Defra issues summary of implementation of Medium Combustion Plant Directive

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Defra has circulated a brief summary factsheet and Q&A document regarding the implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) and associated emission controls. The MCPD will be implemented via the Environmental Permitting Regulations, with the new regulations being laid on 11th December. It is understood that the…

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Opportunity to attend EA workshop on landspreading permitting - respond asap

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We have been asked to extend the invite below to our members on behalf of the Environment Agency (EA). If you operate under landspreading permits and have feedback or ideas about how the process could be improved, please get involved - you can respond directly to the EA using the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas

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BEIS set out their plans for heat strategy work

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Last week I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In addition to hearing the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, which you can read here, BEIS set out their plans for…

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Tags: RHI, decarbonisation, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, future of heat

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ADBA joins other associations to discuss decentralised energy sector deal

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ADBA joined a range of other renewables trade associations yesterday to discuss ongoing plans for a sector deal on decentralised energy with officials from BEIS. The government's Industrial Strategy White Paper sets out plans for a range of deals for specific sectors of the economy, and BEIS has…

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Tags: industrial strategy, sector deal, electricity, beis, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, feed-in tariff

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RHI legislation sent to parliamentary committee

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Yesterday I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on behalf of ADBA, to hear the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, as well as government thinking on support for renewable heat post 2020/21, when…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, RHI, decarbonisation, renewable heat, emiliano lewis

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MEDIA PARTNER PRESS RELEASE: Energy Now Expo 2018

The agricultural sector is used to a change, however, understanding what impact the recent policy changes in the agri-renewables sector will have, and whether investment in renewable energy is still a practical, viable option for farmers, often isn’t clear.  The Energy Now Expo 2018 will…

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Tags: media partner press release, on-farm AD, jess allan

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Impact of EA charges review on AD sector: member briefing

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As reported upon the consultation's launch, the EA are currently consulting on their proposed review of charges. Originally, the consultation was proposed to be closed on 12 January 2018, but following widespread calls from industry bodies including ADBA, it will now run until 26 January 2018. The consultation is wide-ranging and will have…

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Important: feedback requested from EA on use of up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket systems

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The Environment Agency (EA) has sought feedback from industry on whether operators are using the Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) on the use of ‘up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket anaerobic digestion systems’. The EA has a position statement on how they regulate this type of AD system if it is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, sludge, blanket, sludge blanket

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Defra focuses on ammonia emissions reduction from agriculture and AD

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In the last couple of months, ADBA has attended two meetings with Defra’s Air Quality team, designed to bring stakeholders together to consider how to achieve ammonia emissions reductions from agricultural sources and from AD/digestate activities. This blog summarises the discussions so far. Why is the reduction…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, ammonia emissions, digestate, digestate spreading, digestate storage

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Future of on-farm AD plant secured

The future of a 1 MW on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plant based in Essex has been secured following new investment. The purchase of Station Works AD in Thaxted, was completed in November by AD funders Privilege Finance and business partner BioWatt, who will take over the operation of the plant with…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, on-farm AD

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Silicone and siloxane use in food preparations

The redirection of food waste streams from landfill to recovery of energy in Combined Heat and Power plant (CHP) is beneficial in that there is less ground pollution from leachate in landfills and at the same time, non-fossil fuel energy is recovered. This operation is therefore beneficial to both the…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, food waste

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Food Waste Recycling Action Plan bulletin

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FWRAP Bulletin – November 2017 1st edition Welcome to the debut bulletin for the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan (FWRAP), designed to bring you all the breaking news from the plan. FWRAP, led by a cross-industry steering group and supported by WRAP, is working to increase and improve the quantity and…

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Tags: food waste recycling action plan, food waste, recycling

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Synergie Environ project manage Inver House Distillers AD plant build

As specialist engineers in the AD field we are project managing this installation at Balmenach through all feasibility, planning, permitting, procurement and construction phases. Managing Director Uisdean Fraser commented: We have a long-established working relationship with Inver House Distillers and have worked hard with the management team over a number…

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What might AD look like in 2050?

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A few weeks ago I attended a workshop on the water-energy-food nexus in 2050, organised by the Stepping Up project. The workshop examined what the UK might look like by the middle of the 21st century, with a focus on three particular innovations: AD, insect protein, and food redistribution. The workshop…

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Tags: research and innovation, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Clearfleau building new biogas plant in Scottish Highlands

Anaerobic digestion plant will make Balmenach one of lowest carbon distilleries in Scotland Clearfleau, the UK’s leading provider of on-site biogas plants for the food and beverage sector, has started work on its latest biogas plant on a distillery for Inver House at Balmenach in rural Speyside. The…

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