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Our survey said – AD Certification Scheme!

Following weeks of consideration and engagement with stakeholders, culminating in a survey of our members and other interested parties, we have now decided to rename the Best Practice Scheme the AD Certification Scheme (ADCS). The scheme will sit within our ‘Best Practice Programme’ along with other work that…

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SEPA publishes findings of research project on plastic in food waste derived digestate

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has recently published the findings of a research project investigating plastic in digestate derived from food waste. For context, SEPA is aligning the physical contaminant limits in its ‘end of waste position’ for digestate with the limits in the Quality Meat Scotland…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, Scotland, digestate, plastic, PAS110, End of waste, research

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Help us choose the name of our AD certification scheme

Last week, we discussed our work on improving standards in the AD industry with ADBA members at the Autumn Members’ Meeting. As we raised then, we are currently considering the name for the certification scheme that we have been developing with our members and other stakeholders since 2015. The name…

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ADBA members debate policy and best practice at the Autumn Members’ Meeting

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We were delighted to see so many members at our Autumn Members’ Meeting on Wednesday this week, hosted brilliantly by Ashfords LLP at their offices in London. Politics and Policy After a welcome from Charlotte Morton (ADBA’s Chief Executive) and Ruth Murray (Partner at Ashfords LLP), delegates…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, RTFO, best practice, members meeting, policy

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Training, Safety and Environment Working Group to meet in November

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment (T, S &E) working group will be meeting on 21st November. The group, chaired by David Woolgar, will be discussing the key issues relevant to their remit, including: Odour – this will include an update from the odour sub-group – led by…

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Member input needed - SEPA consultations on compliance assessment

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As reported in my previous blog, SEPA (the environmental regulator in Scotland) is currently consulting on proposed changes to the way they assess compliance using their Compliance Assessment Scheme (CAS). They are also consulting on their charges - click here for more - SEPA state that they have 'written to…

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Waste Treatment BREF – final draft released

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Last week, the final draft of the second version of the Waste Treatment Best Available Technique Reference Document (referred to as the BREF document) was released. This document will have implications for any permitted AD plant which has the capacity to treat 100 tonnes or more per day – known as …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, permitting, Environment Agency, BREF, waste treatment bref, food waste operators

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Environment Agency: increases to permitting charges and new emissions limits

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We were delighted to welcome the Environment Agency’s Howard Leberman to our Autumn Regulatory Forum to deliver an update on several significant developments for the regulation of AD plants. This blog provides an update on the main topics discussed: waste exemptions; Medium Combustion Plant Directive; Waste Treatment BREF;…

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

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Regulatory Forum round-up: debate and discussion in Leeds

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ADBA's Regulatory Forum: keeping members informed Earlier this week, myself and ADBA’s Membership Manager, Alex Monks, headed up to Leeds to hold our Autumn Regulatory Forum event. Alex and I were pleased to see a great mix of delegates, including operators, consultants, regulators, developers and insurance experts.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, Environment Agency, permitting, charges, natural resources wales, SEPA, HSE

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Medium Combustion Plant Directive: hear about permitting implications at Regulatory Forum

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As Thom reported in his blog at the end of August, last year Defra consulted on transposing the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) into UK legislation and introducing emission controls for certain generators in England and Wales. You can access the consultation proposals here. This will be implemented…

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ADBA attends meeting in Wales: how can we support the industry to improve standards?

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Last week Emi, ADBA’s Market Analyst, represented ADBA at a meeting with key industry stakeholders in Wales. Entitled the ‘AD Intervention Strategy’, and run by Severn Wye Energy Agency, the meeting was attended by representatives from Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government and industry. ADBA was pleased…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Wales, natural resources wales, regulation, best practice scheme, standards, health and safety, environment

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Guest blog: update from ADBA group producing odour guide

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Dr Stephen Wise (pictured above), Waste Sector Director at Amec Foster Wheeler discusses how ADBA's Training, Safety and Environment working group is tackling odour. Stephen is a recognised and well known expert within the waste management sector with over 20 years of experience at a senior level working for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, odour, training, safety and environment working group, planning, environmental permitting

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ADBA attends Defra Biowaste Regulatory Forum meeting

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This week I attended Defra’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which is a meeting of trade bodies and professional organisations and Defra and the regulators. It is designed to be an opportunity for the industry to share updates with the regulators and vice versa. It also enables any actions to…

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

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Health and Safety Executive to conduct unannounced inspections in waste sector

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In a bid to improve the health and safety performance of the waste and recycling sector, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have said that they will begin undertaking unannounced inspections. The waste sector (encompassing all waste treatment activities including waste collection, sorting facilities, AD, composting, landfill, end of life…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, health and safety, Practical Guide to AD

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Best Practice Scheme update – pilot completed

We’re pleased to say that the pilot of the Best Practice Scheme has now been completed, which means that we are on track to open the scheme to applicants autumn/winter 2017. In the next few months there are several opportunities to hear more about this in person and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, crop operators, food waste operators, Environment Agency, regulation, environment, health and safety

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