Posted in February 2018

Putting AD on the Pathway to Zero Subsidy?

You may have noticed the headline for our Research and Innovation Forum this year is "Putting AD on the Pathway to Zero Subsidy".  Of course government has been asking us as an industry for many years when we will match the cost reductions that solar and offshore wind have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, R&D, research and innovation forum

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PRESS RELEASE: Brexit must not stop UK signing up to new EU recycling targets – ADBA

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has welcomed the endorsement of EU ambassadors for the four legislative proposals of the European Union’s waste package, and called for the UK to sign up to the targets included in the proposals irrespective of its future relationship with the EU.

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Tags: adba press release, Charlotte Morton, Circular Economy, food waste collections, food waste, anaerobic digestion, landfill

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Understand Brazilian energy market and opportunities

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We have received the below invitation for ADBA members to dial-in to a webinar on the Energy Expansion Plan (2026) and on perspectives for renewable energy in Brazil. For full details see here. For members interested in export and investment opportunitities we can put you in touch with someone from the…

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AD and post-CAP support for farmers

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Defra has today launched a consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit, what it calls a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape future farming policy". You can read the Defra press release here and download the consultation documents here. The consultation will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, common agriculture policy, CAP, on farm ad, soil quality, 25 year environment plan, digestate, thom koller

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Separate food waste collections for all by 31 December 2023 says EU

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As part of EU revisions to the Circular Economy Package the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) is being updated. The measures will support Europe's transition to more sustainable material management and a circular economy, ensuring efficiency of resource use, enhancing the use of renewable energy, and that waste…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, European Union, Waste Framework Directive, circular economy package, food waste, separate food waste collections, recycling, thom koller, european biogas association

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PRESS RELEASE: Green gas industry responds to NAO renewable heat report

Green gas is home-grown and reduces need for expensive natural-gas imports Industry echoes NAO call for govt. to address policy gap by providing long-term support for renewable heat and introducing effective carbon price Report says successor policy to RHI to be announced this year   Responding to a new report…

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Tags: adba press release, RHI, Charlotte Morton, green gas, carbon price, biomethane

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National Audit Office report on RHI value for money

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The National Audit Office has concluded its report on the low-carbon heating of homes and businesses and the Renewable Heat Incentive. The investigation examines progress against the original objectives of the RHI, its cost-effectiveness, monitoring and evaluation processes, non-compliance and gaming. Considering the cost effectiveness of the scheme is important;…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Ofgem, national audit office, carbon cost effectiveness, renewable heat, future of gas, thom koller

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Defra to speak about ammonia emissions action at ADBA Regulatory Forum

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We are delighted to announce that Defra's Air Quality team will be attending our Regulatory Forum on 24 May in Leeds, to present their work on ammonia emissions in the AD industry. Ammonia emissions to atmosphere may occur during digestate storage and spreading, but can be managed through the use…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, regulatory forum, ammonia emissions

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What cost reductions can be achieved in AD?

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We have done some analysis on how the levelized cost of AD has changed over time for biomethane plants since the launch of the RHI scheme in 2011. The levelized cost here is a rough figure calculated by adding the natural gas wholesale price (BEIS data - Annex M: Growth assumptions…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, ad cost competitiveness, levelised costs, energy costs, emiliano lewis

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London report calls for less incineration and more AD

ADBA has welcomed a report published by the London Assembly’s Environment Committee that describes incineration of household waste as one of the ‘least desirable forms of management in the waste hierarchy’. The report states that the amount of waste sent for incineration has more…

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Ofgem RHI Industry Forum update

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Last week I attended Ofgem's RHI Industry Forum. The forum is an advisory body, not a decision making body. The purpose of this group is to assist Ofgem by reviewing selected procedures and documents associated with the delivery of both the Domestic and Non-Domestic RHI schemes and to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, sustainability, fmsq, rhi industry forum, thom koller

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Reminder – Countryside Productivity Small Grants open for applications

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The Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme provides funding for farmers to purchase equipment to improve the productivity of their farm. The scheme is currently open to applications, with the application window running from 7 February to 14 March. Applications must be made by a farmer and is only open to farmers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, Farmers, on-farm, crops

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Emissions reductions under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive provides the central policy behind the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU. It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. Looking beyond that horizon, on 30 November 2016, the European Commission published proposals…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, food waste operators, crop operators, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, emissions reduction, renewable energy directive, redii, European Union, sustainability criteria, brexit, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Newly published AD research

Newly published industrial research demonstrates further benefits of using UASB technology

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Tags: member's press release, R&D, wastewater, anaerobic digestion

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Consultation on the future of gas

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Carbon Connect is holding a consultation on the future role of low carbon gas and the contribution it can make to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The project, called the Future of Gas Series, will also look at policy developments required to enable its continued deployment as…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, decarbonisation, future of heat, Renewable Heat Incentive, consultation, future of gas, thom koller

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