Posted in May 2018

PRESS RELEASE: ADBA responds to CCC report

Responding to the publication of the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC's) progress report to Parliament on reducing UK emissions today, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “The CCC’s excellent report singles out two notable successes, the decarbonisation of electricity generation and emissions reductions…

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Tags: press release, committee on climate change, carbon budgets, decarbonisation, RHI, food waste, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biomethane

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Permit me to enlighten you: Environment Agency proposes permit changes to drive improvements

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Today the Environment Agency (EA) has published a call for evidence seeking views on their proposals for change in Environmental Permitting for biowaste sector. This is a significant piece of work, which aims to improve performance across the whole of the biowaste sector – which includes AD, composting and MBT.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, environmental regulation, permitting, Environment Agency, regulation, food waste operators, agricultural operators, Waste

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PRESS RELEASE: Increasing AD plant efficiency to feature at global biogas expo

Water industry anaerobic digestion (AD) plants can improve efficiency from 10% to 30%, according to key exhibitors at the eagerly awaited UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 taking place on July 11th-12th at Birmingham’s NEC.

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Tags: press release, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, wastewater, plant efficiency, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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CCC call for a decision on post-RHI framework by the end of the year

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The Committee on Climate Change has today issued its tenth Progress Report to Parliament. You can download the report here. The Report singles out two notable successes – both of which the anaerobic digestion industry has contributed to. These are the decarbonisation of electricity generation and emissions reductions from the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, committee on climate change, CCC, progress report to parliament, beis, claire perry mp, clean growth strategy, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Geotech showcases G100 portable CO2 analyser at ESHRE

Geotech, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of gas analysis technology, will be at this year’s European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) 34th annual meeting, taking place in Barcelona from 1-4 July 2018.

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

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National Grid awards its pilot customer opportunity to Biocow’s anaerobic digestion plant

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Somerset Farm in Cambridgeshire owned by Biocow Ltd, has been appointed as the Project CLoCC (Customer Low Cost Connections) pilot customer after a call to industry for expressions of interest. This will be the first time a Biomethane producer has connected to the high pressure gas National Transmission System (NTS).…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, national grid

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How to align reporting periods on the RHI and FIT

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With the introduction of feedstock restrictions for new plants registering onto the Feed-in Tariff and sustainability criteria reporting from 1 May 2017, many ADBA members reported to us that much of the data and processes used to produce these reports was the same as that undertaken for the RHI but the…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, sustainability criteria, feedstock restrictions, feed-in tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive, Ofgem, thom koller

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Ofgem update on Tariff Guarantee applications

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The Tariff Guarantee application process under the Renewable Heat Incentive opened on 22 May 2018 and has seen 78 applications to date from the different eligible technologies, with 40-50 of these being biomethane plants. You can check my blog from last week for further details on the estimated committed spend these projects constitute,…

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

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RHI scheme spending and potential degressions - data up to April 2018

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Earlier this month, BEIS published their latest forecasts for estimated spend for the Non-domestic RHI scheme. The latest assessment includes data up to the 30th April 2018, and can be found here. The charts below (click on them to expand), from BEIS, shows forecast expenditure for biomethane and large biogas (…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, beis, Ofgem, financial incentives, rhi spending

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How AD can drive farm productivity and diversification - thinkpiece from Dr Jonathan Scurlock

Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Adviser on Renewable Energy and Climate Change at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), sets out the role of AD in supporting UK farmers post Brexit ahead of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, the world’s largest tradeshow dedicate solely to AD and biogas

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, agriculture, farming, anaerobic digestion, RHI, brexit

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Environment Agency publishes draft Medium Combustion Plant Guidance

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There has recently been a flurry of activity from the Environment Agency (EA) regarding the upcoming implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD). This week they have published a draft guidance note for review, which you can find here. If you have any comments on the draft, please let…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, medium combustion plant directive, Environment Agency, regulation, permitting

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AD’s share of renewable heat firmly on the rise

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The latest statistics from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on RHI deployment were released last week, and show both biogas heat and biomethane deployment growing at a solid pace. When combined, biomethane and biogas' share of heat generated under the Non-domestic RHI is now at 27%.…

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Phased end to embedded benefits now underway

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Ofgem is proceeding to remove net charging for all smaller embedded generation (which includes AD plants exporting electricity to the grid) and is currently around £47.30/kW and replace it with a payment of a value equal to the value of avoided Grid Supply Point investment according to National Grid…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, feed-in tariff, Ofgem, cmp264, cmp265, embedded benefits, embedded generation, triad payments, tnuos, thom koller

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Biogas growth in Africa: thinkpiece by A.D. Olabode

Ahead of UK AD & Biogas Expo 2018, African BioRenewable Association President A.D. Olabode gives his thoughts on the growth of biogas in Africa.

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Africa, agriculture

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Urgent: RHI biogas and biomethane plants – action needed on tariff uplift by 22 June

Following the coming into force of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff uplifts, Ofgem has been sending out reminders directly to biogas/biomethane applicants who are eligible for a tariff uplift. Several applicants are yet to respond - but urgent action must be taken.  As part of the 22nd…

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

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