Posted in March 2018

Reformed RTFO coming into force 15 April

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The The Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018 legislation has now been approved by both Houses of parliament and been signed by the Minister and made. It will come into force on 15th April 2018. The legislation can be found here and has not changed since the debates. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, RTFO, renewable transport fuel obligation, DfT, uk motor fuel ghg reporting regs, rtfo guidance year 11, thom koller

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Cleanest HGVs will pay less to use UK roads

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Department for Transport has today announced a change to the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) levy for hauliers running cleaner lorries, as part of efforts to improve air quality across the UK. The changes to the levy seek to encourage hauliers to pursue newest lorry models that generate 80% less nitrogen…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, HGVs, air quality, GHG emissions, DfT, thom koller

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Biomethane excluded from £48 million fund for cleaner, greener buses

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Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani MP has today announced a new Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme aimed at cutting emissions and ensuring cleaner and greener journeys. With the transport sector now the largest sector in terms of emissions this funding is welcomed. The funding will allow local authorities…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, OLEV, LowCVP, RTFO, bsog, renewable transport fuel obligation, uleb, leb, bus funding, refuelling infrastructure, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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Lifeline for AD CHP?

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Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced the department's intention to launch a formal review of the Capacity Market later this year. The Capacity Market (CM) was introduced to provide security of supply…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, beis, capacity market, baseload energy, feed-in tariff, FIT, claire perry mp, thom koller

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ADBA joins call for carbon-neutral farming in Scotland

ADBA has joined fifty organisations, academics and individual farmers including the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates, Scottish Crofting Federation and Scottish Environment LINK members to call on the Scottish Government to do more to help agriculture turn a corner and substantially reduce its greenhouse gas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, farming, Scottish Government, manure management, climate change mitigation, thom koller

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BEIS release latest RHI deployment and scheme spending figures

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The Department for Business, Energy and Strategy (BEIS) have today released their latest figures for RHI deployment. Following a record year in 2017 for both biomethane and biogas heat claimed under the RHI, this year has started strongly. Biomethane In the first two months of 2018, 481 GWh of biomethane has…

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

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Operators - register your interest in a free operator workshop

On 14th May, ADBA will be teaming up with the Environment Agency and National Farmers Union to hold a free workshop for AD operators. While the day is open to all operators, we are particularly targeting the day towards operators of smaller plants and agricultural or crop-fed plants. The workshop…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, NFU, EA, crop operators, agricultural operators, food waste operators

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Join ADBA’s PR working group

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As a membership organisation, it's hugely important that ADBA's communications work reflects the concerns of and, wherever possible, directly involves its members. It's also of course true that, as an industry, we can maximise the effectiveness of our communications by working together on joint press activity as…

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Training, Safety and Environment working group hold useful meeting

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Last week our Training, Safety and Environment working group met for a day of useful discussions around regulation and good practice around plant design, maintenance and operation. With involvement from ADBA members and the regulators (Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive), the group tackles the most pressing issues facing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment, training, Environment Agency, health and safety executive, health and safety, environment, environmental permitting

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Renewables Obligation Annual Report published for 2016-17

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Yesterday Ofgem published their Renewables Obligation (RO) Annual Report for the year 2016-17. Key points of interest from the report for the year ending 31 March 2017 are summarised below: Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) issued and renewable generation Ofgem issued 86.2 million ROCs in 2016-17 compared to 90.4 million ROCs in 2015-16. This…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, feedstocks, agricultural feedstocks, food waste, emiliano lewis

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Spaces available for government workshop on heat network commercialisation

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) is holding a workshop on 13th April at the BEIS Conference Centre in Victoria, London (10:00-13:00). This event is aimed at organisations, groups and businesses who may be less familiar with heat networks but who would like to know more. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, heat networks, hnip, beis, future of heat, combined heat and power, heat, thom koller

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Environment Agency confirms most fee changes to come into effect from April

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At the beginning of 2018, ADBA submitted a robust response to the Environment Agency’s Strategic Review of Charges consultation. To read our response, click here. ADBA expressed significant concerns on behalf of our members, particularly regarding the scale of charge increases for the biowaste sector and the speed that…

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

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Wasting London’s Future - Environment Committee call for separate food waste collections

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Following consultation and a review of the latest evidence, the London Assembly's Environment Committee has today released its report 'Wasting London's Future'. Setting out the challenge ahead, the report notes the Mayor's pledges to: Increase total recycling in London from 52 per cent to 65 per cent by 2030; and, …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, london assembly, environment committee, separate food waste collections, food waste, Charlotte Morton, thom koller

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Celebrating the first AD plant certified under the AD Certification Scheme

Earlier this year, we were delighted to announce that Granville Ecopark had been successfully certified under the AD Certification Scheme, which was opened in December 2017. This is a fantastic achievement for the team operating this plant and we are pleased that they have worked with us to produce a short…

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BEIS call for evidence on A Future Framework for Heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today released a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can access the document launching this work here. The call for evidence confirms the government commitment to reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050, with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat decarbonisation, heat networks, dnos, GDNs, innovation, 2050, thom koller, network charging

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