Posted in January 2018

ADBA Training, Safety and Environment Working Group to meet in March - get involved

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ADBA's Training, Safety and Environment Working Group is set to meet in early March and we will help be setting the meeting agenda over coming weeks. If you are interested in joining the group, please let me know at jessica.allan@adbioresources.org and I will make sure you…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, training, health and safety, environment, regulation, permitting

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Defra consults on proposals to reduce waste crime and boost operator competence

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Defra is currently consulting on a range of proposals relating to reducing waste crime – a topic that does not have a huge impact in the AD sector compared with, for example, metal recycling. However, there are a few relevant aspects to the consultation which we may respond to in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, waste crime consultation, exemptions, operator competence, management systems, food waste operators

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: ARK Agriculture formed to take silage clamp innovation to new heights

The company known for its innovation in silage clamps for livestock farmers and anaerobic digestion plants has been re-branded ARK Agriculture following a management buyout of Bock UK. Best known for its patented sloping-walled clamps and oxygen barrier silage sheets, the Colchester-based firm is now chaired by Sean Milbank with…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, silage clamps

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Is Contracts for Difference the future for AD electrical generation?

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is running a consultation on changes to Contracts for Difference (CfD) for Renewable Electricity Generation.  Ongoing until 9 March 2018 Government is considering various changes to the CfD scheme to enable it to continue to support new generation and provide best value…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, consultation, renewable financial incentives, CfD, Contracts for Difference, thom koller

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New rules on eligible heat use under the RHI

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Towards the end of 2017 Government made a number of proposals to tighten the rules relating to various heat uses on the Non-domestic RHI, including removing all drying practices as an eligible heat use for new participants. The Government response to the RHI amendments on eligible heat uses has now…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, biogas heat, beis, eligible heat, crop drying, drying, consultation, rhi consultation, RHI, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion industry labels Environment Agency charges hike ‘unjustified’

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), the UK’s trade body for AD, has today labelled the proposals in the Environment Agency’s (EA’s) consultation on its Strategic Review of Charges as ‘unjustified’.

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Tags: adba press release, ad certification scheme, Charlotte Morton, Environment Agency

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Update on the EU’s Clean Energy Package

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The EU is revising its energy legislation for the 2020-30 period. The changes look to modernise the EU’s energy system, integrate renewables more fully, support the decentralisation of energy production and give greater roles to consumers. Although the UK is leaving the EU some of these proposals may…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, European Commission, European Parliament, European Union, european council, eu ets, clean mobility package, renewable energy directive, red ii, thom koller

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Help shape the Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 Bioenergy Review

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is conducting a call for evidence to inform its updated Bioenergy Review, which it is expecting to publish in Autumn 2018. The CCC are interested in seeing evidence on sustainability of bioenergy, lifecycle emissions, resource availability and best-use of bioenergy across the economy. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, CCC, commitee on climate change, consultation, bioenergy review, thom koller

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ADBA responds to EA charges review: proposals go too far, too fast

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Today, we submitted our response to the Environment Agency’s ‘Strategic Review of Charges’. Many thanks to all members who provided feedback and input; this has helped us put together a strong response. You can read our full response here. In our view, the proposals are too…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, charges, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, consultation, strategic review of charges

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Cooper Östlund to attend ENERGY NOW Expo 2018

CHP gas engines expert CooperÖstlund is attending the ENERGY NOW Expo, held at the Telford International Centre, Shropshire, between 7-8 February. Director Stuart Cooper will host an ‘advice clinic’ dedicated to CHP engine maintenance. CHP Maintenance Advice Clinic Thursday 8th February 12.30pm – 1.30pm If you…

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Tags: member's press release, CHP, energy now expo, ad & biogas industry awards

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Record year for renewable heat from AD

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Last week, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released their final figures for 2017 showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. 2017 was a record year for both biogas heat and biomethane - the future looks bright for AD. Biogas In 2017, biogas heat generated and paid for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, biogas heat, emiliano lewis, Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2018, ad map, adba map

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What’s next for embedded benefit and residual charges?

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Ofgem is currently reforming network charging, the effects of which look set to cut embedded benefit. As we informed ADBA Members last year, following consultation on CMP264 and CMP265 Ofgem produced a 'minded to' decision that they are pressing ahead (following the WACM4 recommendation). This works to remove the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, targeted charging review, significant code review, consultation, riio-2, triad, embedded benefits, thom koller

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R&D and global news update from International Energy Agency Task 37

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has a Tash set up to support the global development of AD.  It has published a range of peer-reviewed technical brochures to support industry.  In addition the UK representative on the task often passes us relavent academic research and reports on developments across…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, iea biogas, international energy agency, international energy agency iea

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Partnership initiative launched to tackle Scotland’s food waste

As Scotland’s mounting food waste issues attract increasing attention, two Scottish companies have come together to offer the country’s only fully integrated collection and treatment solution. Food Waste Scotland is the innovative collaboration of leading waste management and recycling company Binn Group with major food waste…

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

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Environment Agency publishes bioaerosol monitoring regulatory position

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This week, the Environment Agency (EA) published their regulatory position statement on the monitoring of bioaerosol emissions, which sets out when bioaerosol risk assessments and monitoring is required and how it will be enforced. You can see the new guidance and background to the position statement here. The statement…

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