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Please respond to digestate survey - deadline extended to this Friday

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The deadline for our important survey to understand digestate storage and spreading practices has been extended to this Friday (22nd June). We are looking for our members' contributions to this survey as it will help us to develop informed responses to Defra's draft Clean Air Strategy consultation. For the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate quality, digestate storage, regulation, clean air strategy, Defra

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Defra Clean Air Strategy workshop explores ammonia reduction proposals

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This week, ADBA attended a workshop held by Defra to explore their proposals to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture, as set out in their draft Clean Air Strategy which is being consulted on presently. Click here to read our blog on this and please do send us your thoughts…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, clean air strategy, ammonia, Defra, regulation, low emission spreading, digestate, digestate spreading, digestate storage

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Read ADBA’s draft response to the EA’s Medium Combustion Plant consultation

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Please click here to read our draft response to the Environment Agency's consultation on the implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive via Standard Rules permits. If you have any comments on the draft, please let us know as soon as possible as the consultation closes at the end…

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

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Please complete important survey on digestate spreading

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We are working with the REA to investigate the volume and method of digestate spreading in order to inform our discussions with Defra. We would be grateful if you could complete our important survey on digestate spreading by the 18th June. It consists of just four simple questions and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate spreading, digestate storage, ammonia, emissions

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FWOG blog: food waste operators meet to discuss opportunities and challenges

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Last week, members of ADBA's Food Waste Operator Group (FWOG) met to discuss the latest hot topics affecting the food waste sector. With attendance from Agrivert, Severn Trent Green Power, Malaby Biogas, Emerald Biogas, Biogen and Local Generation, we discussed digestate quality and market opportunities, how to increase…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, digestate, operator group

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UK shares experience of developing AD best practice with international audience

This week I was delighted to attend the Expo Biogaz in Strasbourg, at the invitation of Club Biogaz (an association in France that represents the biogas sector). They invited me to speak about ADBA's experience in the UK of developing best practice, around the areas of health and safety,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice, international, france, adcs, certification

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, regulation, regulatory forum, adcs

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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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ADBA, Environment Agency and NFU hold operator workshop to share best practice

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On Monday, ADBA, the Environment Agency (EA) and National Farmers Union (NFU), joined together to hold the first operator workshop. The purpose of the day, which saw over 20 operators attend, was to share best practice and regulatory updates – particularly with smaller and on-farm operators. We were delighted to see…

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Food Waste Operator Group to meet on 4th June

On 4th June, the Food Waste Operator Group will be meeting to discuss the key topics affecting their day-to-day operations and the future developments for this part of the industry. The meeting is being hosted by Jelf Insurance Brokers at their office in Worcester. We encourage all food waste operators…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, Defra, Wrap, food waste policy, separate food waste collections, digestate quality

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Important consultation on Medium Combustion Plant Directive – how will it affect you?

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The Medium Combustion Plant Directive is an important piece of legislation which will have an impact on AD operators if their combustion plant is classed as a medium combustion plant. Basically, this will be ‘Combustion plants with a rated thermal input equal to or greater than 1 MWth and less…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, medium combustion plant directive, Environment Agency, permitting, regulation, regulatory forum, crop operators, food waste operators, CHP

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Environment Agency to hold workshop for landspreading customers

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We have been asked to share details of an upcoming workshop held by the Environment Agency (EA) for their customers using the landspreading permitting process. This is sure to be a good learning experience for all involved and a great way to engage directly with the National Permitting Service which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, digestate, permitting, regulation, workshop

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Defra and Environment Agency to speak at ADBA Regulatory Forum – final programme

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum has shaped up nicely into a packed day of sessions, delivered by a range of industry experts. This includes representatives from Defra, the Environment Agency (EA), CCM Technologies, David Woolgar Consulting, Jelf, Walker Morris, Little Green Consulting and Beeswax Dyson; great to see such a host…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, digestate, permitting, charges, law, emissions, air quality, Defra, Environment Agency, environment, regulation

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The latest on the EU Fertiliser Regulations

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Yesterday I joined a call hosted by the European Biogas Association (EBA) regarding the ongoing progress of the revision of the EC Fertiliser Regulations, which is part of the Circular Economy Package. You can see the slides here. The call included representatives from other national associations representing the AD and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, eu fertiliser regulations, digestate, digestate quality, End of waste

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Waste Treatment BREF at final stage before publication

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Earlier this week it was confirmed that the draft Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for waste treatment received a positive opinion by the IED Article 75 Committee last Thursday 12th April. This is also referred to as the Waste Treatment BREF. This means that the final version of the draft Commission…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, waste treatment bref, BAT, best available technique

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