Posted in April 2018

Recasting the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive (RED) supports 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. Negotiations for the recasting of this are coming to an end. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, EU, EU Commission, European Parliament, european council, renewable energy directive, brexit, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA welcomes new London Environment Strategy

Responding to the publication of the London Environment Strategy today, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: As anyone who lives in London knows, the city faces a major challenge in tackling the huge amount of food waste produced by millions of homes and businesses every day.    …

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Tags: press release, London, separate food waste collections, food waste, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion

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AD Highlighted in new London Environment Strategy

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The Mayor of London’s office has published its long-awaited Environment Strategy. As anyone who lives in the capital will know, the city faces major challenges, from hugely polluted air, noise pollution and, critically for supporting the anaerobic digestion sector, no comprehensive plan for tackling the huge amount of…

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Greening the gas grid for sustainable cities & communities

As part of #EUGreenWeek last week I attended the Greening the gas grid for sustainable cities & communities conference organised by the European Biogas Association and EUBIA.   The conference featured presentations and discussions on boosting renewables throughout the EU, the green gas trading markets and future areas of research…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, European Union, European Parliament, european council, RED, renewable energy directive, european biogas association, thom koller

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BEIS responds on further proposed amendments to the RHI

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During September and October last year the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consulted on futher amendments to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). They responded to the chapter 2 questions relating to eligible heat in January and these came into force on 22 May 2018 alongside the reset tariffs and Tariff…

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

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How far can your car run on 1kg of food waste?

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Last week, the World Biogas Association (WBA) launched a new landmark report on urban food waste, its environmental impact, and the benefits of separately collecting it, treating it and recycling it through anaerobic digestion. The report also features a how-to section to assist municipalities wishing to improve their…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, UK AD & Biogas, wba, emiliano lewis

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Have your say on BEIS call for evidence on off-grid heat decarbonisation

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is running a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can read our previous blogs for an overview of the consultation or click here to download our draft response. Comments are welcome. Please get…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, future of heat, decarbonisation, consultation, beis, thom koller

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Defra and Environment Agency update ADBA members at Regulatory Forum

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A big thank you to all those who were involved in our Regulatory Forum, particularly our great hosts Walker Morris and our excellent speakers. We were very lucky to have two speakers from the Environment Agency (EA) and a speaker from Defra, offering attendees the most up to date insight…

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58 Tariff Guarantee applications to reformed RHI

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Following the introduction of Tariff Guarantees to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) on 22 May, Ofgem has published information to report on applications and scheme spend. This report will come on a weekly basis and covers the following: Number of tariff guarantee applications made; The number of provisional tariff guarantee…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: RHI reforms a welcome boost for renewable heat

Earlier this month (17 May), long-awaited reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) were successfully passed through Parliament. Duncan McPherson, CEO at CooperOstlund, believes this ruling will provide the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry with a welcome boost.

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

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PRESS RELEASE: Food waste recycling industry responds to new Parliament food waste stats

Date: 25th May 2018 Embargo: Immediate   In response to today’s news that the amount of food waste sent for recycling through anaerobic digestion by Parliament has more than doubled in the last three years, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, said: …

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Tags: adba press release, food waste, anaerobic digestion, separate food waste collections

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Government response on ‘further amendments to the RHI’ expected next week

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Despite the 2016 reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) only just coming into law this week, we now expect the RHI Further Proposed Amendments government response to the consultation next week. Government consulted on these proposals in September and October last year. You can view our response to the consultation…

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

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New RHI guidance from Ofgem

Following the coming into force of the Renewable heat Incentive (RHI) regulations on 22 May 2018 and the commencement of the Tariff Guarantee process (at 10AM on 22 May) Ofgem has released new guidance to, among other things, help ensure eligibility requirements are adhered to and applications can be made as easily as…

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New obligations to decarbonise off-grid heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is running a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can read our previous blog on this for an overview of the consultation. The consultation closes on 11 June and we will be posting our draft…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, consultation, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, beis, combined heat and power, heat decarbonisation, decentralised energy, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: Shortlist announced for global green gas awards

The UK and global green gas industry has announced its shortlist of nominees for the AD & Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony 2018, taking place on the 11th July in Birmingham, UK.

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Tags: adba press release, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, ad & biogas industry awards, green gas, Charlotte Morton, david newman, world biogas association

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