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Posted in December 2018

BEIS wants bigger role for heat networks

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has presented a policy paper, Heat networks: ensuring sustained investment and protecting consurmers.   The role of heat networks in decarbonising heating The paper recognises the need to decarbonise heating and the challenge of this sector to contribute with the 2050 UK…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, combined heat and power, district heat, district heating, heat networks, RHI, hnip, heat network investment project, renewable financial incentives, beis, alberto rocamora, consultation

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BEIS take first steps on future heat policy: biogas in off gas grid properties

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In March, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a call for evidence to seek views on how industry, government and consumers could work together to phase out the installation of high carbon fossil fuels from rural homes and businesses off the gas grid during the 2020s. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, heat network investment project, heat networks, beis, future frameworks for heat in buildings, ad chp, consultation, biopropane, off gas grid, thom koller

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AD operators face new permitting and emissions requirements – top tips for preparing for regulatory

With many sectors about to be affected by the Medium Combustion Plant Directive, Jess Allan (Principal Consultant at WYG and former Environment and Regulation Manager at the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association) asks whether the AD industry is ready and sets out three top tips for operators.   What is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, mcpd, medium combustion plant directive, jess allan, wyg, Environment Agency, air quality and emissions show, permitting, CHP, standard rules permits, emissions

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Climate-committed organisations and politicians demand to achieve carbon neutrality

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On the 5th of December, All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group, All Party Sustainable Resource Group, Carbon Connect, Westminster Sustainable Business Forum and the Sustainable Resource Forum, with the coordination of Policy Connect, organized a Christmas reception under the name of Net Zero Britain. The event counted with the a…

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Tags: climate change, zero emissions, zero carbon britain, Policy Connect, alberto rocamora

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PRESS STATEMENT: Anaerobic digestion industry response to Bioeconomy Strategy

Responding to the government’s ‘Growing The Bioeconomy’ strategy document published today, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “While it is encouraging to see ministers recognising the huge value that the bioeconomy can deliver to the UK, it’s disappointing that this strategy, which…

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

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Growing the Bioeconomy: government issues bioeconomy strategy

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The government has today published its bioeconomy strategy, Growing the Bioeconomy, following consultation at the end of 2016. You can view the Strategy here. For reference you can download ADBA's submission here. According to the government, "The bioeconomy represents the economic potential of harnessing the power of bioscience, using renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, bioeconomy, bioeconomy strategy, beis, innovation, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research, thom koller

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: Pulp goes the food waste as ultra-reliable Landia pumps help make AD substrate

Pumps and mixers from Landia are playing a key role in the success of Gemidan Ecogi’s new pre-treatment technology that processes source-separated food waste to into a high-quality pulp-based substrate for AD.

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

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ADBA referenced in World Bank article

ADBA has been referenced in an article by a World Bank economist on anaerobic digestion as a potential solution for sustainable wastewater re-use and renewable energy in Mexico. The article references AD's ability to power over a million homes in the UK and an ADBA report showing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion

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New applications for RHI Tariff Guarantee as BEIS confirm January 2019 biomethane tariff degression

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As we suggested in previous blogs, BEIS has now confirmed that on the 1st January 2019 a 15% degression for biomethane and large biogas plants will come into effect. Last Friday, BEIS released their latest Quarterly Forecasts for the Non-domestic RHI scheme, which also confirmed that there will be…

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

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Long-term heat decarbonisation: BEIS issue evidence review of bioenergy potential to 2050

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released a review of the main sources evidence which consider the costs, greenhouse gas emissions and potential for biomass to 2050 that could be used to supply and decarbonise heat. You can download this evidence review here: Bioenergy heat pathways to 2050:…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, market potential, beis, energy crops, straw, algae, crop residues, food waste, feedstocks, thom koller

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