Posted in June 2018

PRESS STATEMENT: Anaerobic digestion industry response to NSA article

Responding to the National Sheep Association’s comments on government support for anaerobic digestion (AD), Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: Purpose-grown energy crops are just one of a number of feedstocks that AD plants can use to produce renewable…

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Tags: press release, crops, anaerobic digestion, farming, Charlotte Morton

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: David Rix to drive the future of Roadgas

Roadgas, a key supplier of natural gas and bio-methane vehicle refuelling station infrastructure and Scania’s UK partner based in Nottingham has recently appointed David Rix as its new Managing Director. With over 20 years’ experience in the high-pressure gas cylinder industry, David is well placed to drive the business forward.

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, transport

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Ofgem’s RIIO2 to support further biomethane innovation

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In March, Ofgem consulted on ways to enhance RIIO and has now published its framework decision on RIIO2, which begins to determine the price controls for the companies that operate the gas and electricity networks in Great Britain. You can view this document here. What is RIIO? Ofgem regulate the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, riio-2, innovation, price controls, decarbonisation, GDNs, dnos, thom koller

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Biogas production by sector - how do the numbers look half way through 2018?

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As part of our market analysis work at ADBA, we keep track of the latest developments in the AD industry, and how growth in biogas production is progressing, based on new plants coming online. Based on industry capacity, and a load factor of 51% for the sewage sector and 73% for the…

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Tags: feedstocks, feedstock sector, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, emiliano lewis, capacity, UK AD & Biogas, market data, biogas to electricity

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: getting ready for financial close

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Following the introduction of the Tariff Guarantee application process with the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Ofgem publishes information on a weekly basis on the following: Number of tariff guarantee applications made; The number of provisional tariff guarantee notices issued; The number of tariff guarantee applications granted; The…

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

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EA propose stricter permit conditions - don’t forget to have your say

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As we reported in early July, the EA is currently running a call for evidence on permitting. This includes many proposals relevant to the AD sector, and in general involves more specific, stricter permit conditions. Please click here to read our blog which included some analysis and an initial response. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, permitting, Environment Agency, AD, regulation

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Defra sets out good agricultural practice for reducing ammonia emissions

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Defra has today published the Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for Reducing Ammonia Emissions, which sets out simple steps all farmers can take to reduce ammonia emissions, such as using a nutrient management plan to calculate fertiliser application rates. You can download the Code here or by clicking…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, digestate, Defra, cogap, manure management, thom koller

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Vertical farmer looking for a UK site

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Spread are the world's leading vertical farmer of salads, based in Kyoto, Japan, and are looking for potential sites on which to build their first facility in the UK.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, heat, electricity, co2

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ADBA submit evidence to DEFRA. Food Waste Collections Series: Part 1

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Following months of engaging with DEFRA on strengthening the case for the introduction of separate food waste collections in England, ADBA last week submitted a document to DEFRA outlining the evidence on the benefits of introducing food waste collections, including a cost-benefit model we built. The hope is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, food waste collections, emiliano lewis, Defra, resources & waste strategy

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ADBA attends Defra Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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This week I attended the Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which brings together Defra, the environmental regulators and industry bodies. The main points discussed at the meeting were: Environment Agency update Kathy Nicholls from the Environment Agency (EA) expressed ongoing EA concerns around containment failures. Overall, serious incidents have reduced to about 9…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, biowaste regulatory forum, Environment Agency, Defra, permitting, digestate, plastics, digestate quality

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RHI heat - 700 GWh/yr of biogas heat by the end of 2018?

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The latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) show that 358 GWh of biogas heat has been generated and paid for under the RHI scheme so far this year (data counted up to June 2018). This compares…

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

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PRESS RELEASE: Natural Gas Vehicle Network joins anaerobic digestion trade association

The Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Network has become a member of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), the UK’s trade body for AD.

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Tags: press release, biomethane, transport, anaerobic digestion

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Gate fees for AD fall further in 2017, shows latest WRAP report

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Earlier this month WRAP published their latest June 2018 gate fees report titled "Comparing the costs of alternative waste treatment options" showing the gate fee data for 2017. Gate fees are the charges levied upon a given quantity of waste received at a waste processing facility - in the case…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, gate fees, gate fees report, Wrap, anthesis, waste management, emiliano lewis

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Video interview: ADBA CEO discusses role of biomethane in decarbonising heat and transport

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton discusses the role of biomethane in decarbonising heat and transport.

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Tags: ad & biogas industry awards 2018, Charlotte Morton, biomethane, heat, transport

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A bespoke Contracts for Difference auction for small-scale generation

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Yesterday Claire Perry MP, Energy and Climate Change Minister, announced that a further Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction would take place in 2019. This has been widely reported as a means of providing certainty to the offshore wind sector, so it can build on its success to date through the next…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, consultation, beis, Feed-in-Tariff, Contracts for Difference, national grid, future energy scenarios, GHG emissions, market report

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