Posted in March 2018

ADBA Submission - UK Industrial Strategy

It is vitally important that government recognises that huge role that anaerobic digestion has to play in the UK's Industrial Strategy. As part of the government prioritising areas of focus for its Industrial Strategy, we therefore submitted a proposal to include anaerobic digestion in the government's plans for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic biotechnology, R&D

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WBA President discusses importance of managing food waste in cities

Ahead of the launch of a new international report by the World Biogas Association (WBA) and the C40 Cities Food, Water and Waste Programme on urban food waste management, WBA President David Newman sets out why it’s critical for cities around the world to manage their food waste sustainably.

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, food waste, world biogas association, david newman, anaerobic digestion

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Do separate food waste collections lead to reduced food waste?

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In recent months, we have been engaging with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on the case for introducing mandatory separate food waste collections in England. The cost of introducing separate food waste collections across England is now deemed to be £20m per year for 10 years,…

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Tags: Defra, food waste collections, separate food waste collections, waste reduction, cost benefit analysis, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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ADBA Advisory Board discusses key industry topics

Last month we held our ADBA Industry Advisory Board meeting to gather the key points from industry experts on what the priorities for ADBA and the industry should be. We had a wide-ranging discussion, with each board member giving three areas they'd like us to focus on. What is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, advisory board

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The latest on the EU Fertiliser Regulations

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Yesterday I joined a call hosted by the European Biogas Association (EBA) regarding the ongoing progress of the revision of the EC Fertiliser Regulations, which is part of the Circular Economy Package. You can see the slides here. The call included representatives from other national associations representing the AD and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, eu fertiliser regulations, digestate, digestate quality, End of waste

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Geotech heads to Biomethane Day 2018

As conversations around the path towards a more sustainable future within the industry grow, Geotech is gearing up to participate at the 2018 Biomethane Day to join discussions on the importance of biomethane for our energy future.

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, gas to grid

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Breaking news: House of Lords set to debate RHI reforms

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Following their successful journey through the House of Commons the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) the House of Lords is set to debate the regulations on Wednesday 9 May. Please note that the 'entry into force' of the regulations will not be instant upon the completion of the debate. There are formal…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, renewable financial incentives, rhi tariff guarantees, beis, House of Lords, thom koller

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Draft response to Ofgem consultation on new network price controls

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Energy network regulation and price is set by the 'RIIO approach'. This ensures that the companies who run gas and electricity networks in the UK have enough revenue to run an efficient network, and that as a result end consumers have access to their energy as and when they need…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, consultation, riio-2, decarbonisation, innovation, thom koller

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Defra farming consultation: comment on our draft response

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on the support for farmers following the end of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). ADBA is responding to the consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit, details of which you…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, common agricultural policy cap, crop rotation, digestate, air quality, ammonia emissions, GHG emissions, agricultural feedstocks, Future Biogas, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: DMT hits landmark production of ¼ billion cubic metres of green gas

Global biogas upgrading equipment specialist DMT Environmental Technology will reveal at UK AD and World Biogas Expo 2018 how its membrane technology has produced a quarter of a billion cubic metres of biomethane, which is enough green gas to heat 227,000 homes and power thousands of vehicles worldwide. Furthermore, the firm will…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, biomethane, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Reduce digestate volumes with HRS

At UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 stand D603, HRS Heat Exchangers will showcase its novel Digestate Concentration System (DCS), which increases the dry solid content of digestate three-or four-fold, typically to between 10-20 per cent.

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Tags: member's press release, digestate, anaerobic digestion

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Defra sets out support for sending inedible food waste to AD

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Ahead of the forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, at last week’s ADBA Member Meeting we were joined by Robert Vaughan, Head of Household Waste and Recycling at Defra, who spoke about the work being undertaken towards achieving the target of zero food waste to landfill by 2030. This could…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, Defra, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, separate food waste collections, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER Expands Plant Lineup in Northern Ireland

German biogas specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER is currently building three anaerobic digestion plants in Northern Ireland. All three 500-kW plants will shortly be completed and will go live in summer 2018. Two of them are being set up in County Antrim in north-east Northern Ireland. Another plant is being built in Benburb…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, Northern Ireland, biogas

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Renewable Heat Incentive reforms pass Commons Committee stage

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations were considered yesterday (23 April 2018) by the Second Delegated Legislation Committee (DLC). Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth introduced the regulations and discussed the reforms coming to the scheme. Staturoty Instruments like the RHI reforms that subject to the affirmative procedure are…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, beis, House of Commons, Ofgem, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Edina wins second Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in four years

Edina UK Ltd, the UK and Ireland’s leading total solutions provider for combined heat and power (CHP), gas and diesel power generation is extremely proud and honoured to announce that it has been awarded the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, Innovation category award for the second time in four…

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Tags: member's press release, CHP, anaerobic digestion

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