Posted in April 2018

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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, guidance, thom koller

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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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WRAP publish restated UK food waste figures

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WRAP has today published a new report titled "Household food waste: restated data for 2007-2015", where they have revised existing estimates for the amounts of food waste produced by UK households between 2007 and 2015. The information has been restated to align it with new international standards that WRAP helped…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, food waste, food waste collection, Defra, Wrap, emiliano lewis

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Clean Air Strategy proposals on reducing emissions from farming

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As announced in an earlier blog Defra is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. You can read our summary of the consultation here. This blog focuses on one of the themes of the Strategy, emissions from farming and the role of AD. The consultaton notes that the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, Defra, ammonia emissions, future of on farm ad, digestate, adcs, digestate spreading

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Defra publish draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

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Last summer, as part of efforts to improve UK air quality, Defra consultted on reducing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations in towns and cities in line with statutory limits. The new Clean Air Strategy, which you can read in full here, builds on this work and looks to align government ambitions…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, beis, clean air strategy, ammonia emissions, carbon emissions, future of on farm ad, agriculture, common agricultural policy cap, thom koller

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RHI reforms signed into law

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Just to confirm, that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations were signed into law this afternoon and will enter into force as planned tomorrow, on 22 May 2018. Tariff Guarantees will open at 10AM on 22 May 2018. Check out our previous blogs for further details and guidance on these reforms and what they…

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

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Research call - Bioenergy for Sustainable Energy Access in Africa (BSEAA)

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The Carbon Trust have issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a research call into bioenergy in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Click here or on the image below to open up the PDF: As the Carbon Trust is requesting an Expression of Interest (EoI) initially, they hope to ensure…

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Tags: research and innovation, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Carbon Trust

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Separate food waste collections for England by 2024?

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Although government has been non-committal on the issue to date, it is appearing likely that the UK will introduce the EU Circular Economy Package, which includes provisions for member states to introduce separate collections for municipal biowaste by the end of 2023. We’ve heard gossip from three separate waste…

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Treasury launch consultation: Reforming Vehicle Excise Duty for new vans - have your say

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HM Treasury have launched a consultation on reforming Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for new vans, with the aim of incentivising van drivers to make the cleanest choices. This consultation could provide further opportunity for hauliers and fleet operators to decarbonise their light commercial vehicles (vans) as well as their heavy…

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Tags: HM Treasury, consultation, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, low emission, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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ADBA tells Treasury of the costs of plastic separation and disposal in food waste treatment

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At the end of last week ADBA submitted a response to HM Treasury's call for evidence on Tackling the plastic problem. The Energy and Transport tax team at HM Treasury ran the call for evidence to explore how changes to the tax system or charges could be used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, plastic, HMT, HM Treasury, consultation, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Ireland’s landmark AD plant continues to set standards

Ireland’s first farm-scale AD/Biogas plant might well be approaching its eighth year of operation, but the 24/7 attention to detail at the GreenGas plant in County Limerick has never been more focused.

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Tags: member's press release, Ireland, anaerobic digestion, pumps, mixers, Landia

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Export opportunity for biowaste recycling technology in Slovakia

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We wanted to highlight an opportunity for providers of biowaste recycling technology to export equipment and services to Slovakia, posted by the Department for International Trade (DIT), in case this is of interest to our members. DIT have published the details below on their website: 'A company has issued a…

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Funding options for the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP)

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As will be common news to regular readers of the Policy Team blog, decarbonisation of the heat sector is one of the major policy challenges. Heat accounts for almost half of the UK's energy consumption and represents over a third of total UK emissions. As the below chart makes…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat network investment project, heat networks, hnip, beis, commitee on climate change, heat decarbonisation, thom koller

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Ofgem set for launch of reformed RHI

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With the reformed and refocused Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms set to come into effect on Tuesday 22 May 2018, Ofgem has published a communication regarding the upcoming changes and system availability on the 21st/ 22nd May. You can view these here: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/changes-non-domestic-rhi-regulations-may-2018. The communication…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, tariff guar, feedstock restrictions, eligible heat, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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