Posted in January 2018

An insight into the issues facing the AD sector in Scotland

Locked!

*Members Only*

Last week, Charlotte Morton (Chief Executive) and I headed to Edinburgh for a packed day of meetings with contacts in the Scottish AD sector. We look forward to continuing these discussions with others at our upcoming Scottish National Conference, which you can find out about here. Our first meeting last…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, scottish conference, Scotland

Read more

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: ADCS will revolutionise the industry, comments CooperOstlund

Last month, the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) launched its pioneering AD Certification Scheme (ADCS) – a forward-thinking initiative that aims to drive operational best practice across the co- and tri-generation industries. Duncan McPherson, finance director at CooperOstlund, believes the scheme will prove a breath of fresh air and…

Posted in: Members' press release, News for Members

Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, ad certification scheme, ADBA

Read more

Urgent information from Ofgem Renewable Obligation ITARs

Locked!

*Members Only*

If your accreditation application is for a generating station that is off grid or has zero export capacity, please be aware that there is an additional requirement for an Independent Technical Assurance Report (ITAR). Ofgem have notified to us that they have a number of applications pending accreditation due to…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, renewable financial incentives, Renewables Obligation, independent technical assurance report, Ofgem, renewables obligation certificates, thom koller

Read more

Committee on Climate Change highlight gaps in Government policy

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today published its independent assessment of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy, the Government’s recent announcement of around 100 policies, proposals and plans. This report, available to download here, assesses the Government’s latest set of policies and proposals that…

Posted in: Industry News, Policy updates

Tags: CCC, committee on climate change, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, future of on farm ad, future of gas, rhi application form, food waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, policy gaps, thom koller

Read more

Bioenergy Review - Call for Evidence

Locked!

*Members Only*

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is conducting a review of bioenergy, which will review work undertaken in 2011 into the potential role of bioenergy in meeting UK carbon budgets through to 2050. You can read the full terms of the call for evidence here. The deadline for submissions is 9am on …

Posted in: Policy updates

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

Read more

Transport legislation laid before Parliament

Locked!

*Members Only*

The reforms to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) and the Motor Fuel Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting legislation were laid before Parliament yesterday, 15th January. You can access the legislation directly at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2018/9780111164242/contents The legislation cannot be amended at this stage, it can…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, adba introductory guide to the rtfo, RTFO, DfT, thom koller

Read more

Impact of the EA’s charges review – will your annual charges double? See our draft response.

Locked!

*Members Only*

As reported previously, the Environment Agency (EA) are currently consulting on their review of charges, which proposes dramatic rises in the annual fees that operators will pay. In some cases, the increases will more than double the existing charge. In addition, permit application fees are proposed to increase, along with…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, charges

Read more

New paper published on inhibition of thermochemical treatment on biological hydrogen

Locked!

*Members Only*

A new peer review journal paper from MaREI Bioenergy has been published entitled: 'Inhibition of thermochemical treatment on biological hydrogen and methane co-production from algae-derived glucose/glycine'. https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1WMVkin8VOZ4n The paper assessed the total energy conversion efficiency (ECE) of 71.1% through fermentation of untreated glucose…

Posted in: News for Members, R&D Updates

Tags: R&D, biomethane

Read more

PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion industry welcomes Environment Plan soil health goal

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has welcomed a target from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for all of England’s soils to be “managed sustainably” by 2030, calling it “an important step in the right direction” towards restoring the UK’s soils.

Posted in: ADBA News, ADBA Press Release, News for Members

Tags: adba press release, soil health, biofertiliser, Defra, Charlotte Morton, environment plan, anaerobic digestion, food waste collections, farming

Read more

Focus on Soil Health in 25 Year Plan for Nature

Locked!

*Members Only*

Theresa May has launched DEFRA’s long-awaited 25 Year Plan for Nature, a comprehensive assessment of  what steps the Government will take in order to safeguard our land, water and air for future generations. While the main headline focus has been on plastics reduction, the strategy contains important ambitions…

Posted in:

Tags: anaerobic digestion, digestate, soil, food waste, Defra, farming

Read more

URGENT reminder to food waste operators - WRAP’s gate fee survey

WRAP is undertaking its eleventh annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities throughout the UK. We are encouraging as many operators as possible to take part. The deadline to fill in the survey is tomorrow, Friday 12th January, though it is now likely to…

Posted in: News for Members

Tags: Wrap, anthesis, gate fees, food waste, food waste operators, member survey, UK AD & Biogas, biogas, anaerobic digestion, emiliano lewis

Read more

Opportunity to participate in a research project on alternative grid connections

Locked!

*Members Only*

Sonya Bedford, Team Leader and Partner at Stephens Scown LLP’s Energy Team, is currently undertaking a research project as part of her MSc in Renewable Energy. Sonya will be familiar to many ADBA members, given her experience in the sector. There is a great opportunity for members to…

Posted in: News for Members

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, research, grid connections, DNO, alternative grid connection

Read more

IEA holding free webinar on measuring methane emissions at AD plants

Locked!

*Members Only*

We would like to highlight an opportunity to take part in a free webinar run by IEA Bioenergy, entitled ‘Methane Emissions from Biogas Plants: Methods for Measurement, Results and Effect on Greenhouse Gas Balance of Electricity Produced’. The webinar will be presented by Dr Jan Liebetrau. This topic…

Posted in: News for Members

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, emissions monitoring, ammonia emissions, methane leakage, international energy agency iea

Read more

Invitation for expressions of interest - pilot biomethane injection National Grid Transmission

Locked!

*Members Only*

Project CLoCC invites Expressions of Interest for Pilot Customer Interested parties are encouraged to submit an EOI by 19th January 2018 Project CLoCC is a National Grid Gas Transmission project to reduce the cost and length of time of connecting to the National Grid Transmission network. It is now in its…

Posted in: News for Members

Tags: national grid transmission, biomethane injection, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, green gas

Read more

PRESS RELEASE: Green gas can help Scotland meet energy goals – ADBA

Green gas can make a key contribution to meeting the goals set out in Scotland’s first ever Energy Strategy, according to the UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD).

Posted in: ADBA News, ADBA Press Release

Tags: adba press release, adba scottish national conference 2018, Scotland, anaerobic digestion, green gas, renewable energy, Charlotte Morton

Read more