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Environment Agency to update ADBA members at Regulatory Forum

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There is now about a month left to go until our Spring 2017 Regulatory Forum, which is taking place on 23rd May at Clarke Willmott's office in Bristol. As well as the chance to hear from a range of leading experts in the AD industry, attendees will hear an…

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

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Information request – survey on use of landspreading deployment permits

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We have been made aware of a potential issue regarding the use of landspreading deployment permits (i.e. spreading of digestate under Standard Rules SR2010 No. 4) which we would like to better understand. A summary of the potential issue is provided at the end of this blog. At this stage,…

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Environment Agency shares information on fire risk in activated carbon

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The Environment Agency (EA) has shared a technical guide on the fire risk associated with activated carbon. Click here to view the guide. The guide contains useful information on the fire risk factors associated with carbon filters - useful information for operators to have. As we wrote in a blog…

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Tags: Environment Agency, fire prevention, anaerobic digestion, biogas, carbon filters

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ADBA to contribute to industry guidance on bioaerosols

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Last week I represented ADBA at a meeting about bioaerosols – a topic that has been discussed previously by ADBA’s own Training, Safety and Environment working group. The meeting was of a sub-group of WISH’s ‘Creating Healthier Workplace Group’ and has been set up…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, bioaerosols, HSE, CIWM, health and safety

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Ensuring safe design - new information sheet on CDM regulations

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As part of our project to develop a Best Practice Scheme for AD, the project's steering group has produced a short information sheet on the importance of ensuring safe design when developing AD plants. The guide focuses on the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, which place…

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Make sure you’re ready for the Best Practice Scheme

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As you are probably aware, ADBA is working with members to lead the development of the Best Practice Scheme (BPS) for AD plants. The voluntary scheme, which aims to help operators achieve high standards of environmental protection, health and safety and operational performance, will consist of a certification process and…

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Spring Regulatory Forum 23rd May - programme takes shape

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum will be held on 23rd May in Bristol, kindly hosted by Clarke Willmott. If you would like to attend this free event, please contact Cheryl Murdoch at Cheryl.murdoch@adbioresources.org. The programme is taking shape, including the following sessions which promise to provide delegates…

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ADBA Working Group to focus on odour management

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment working group met this week to discuss the ongoing actions that they are currently working on. The meeting was hosted by CQA International, who provided an excellent lunch – thank you to Darren Bland and colleagues. This blog provides a brief summary of…

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SEPA publishes food waste management guidance and end of waste position for digestate

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has now published two documents relevant to the AD industry in Scotland: Food Waste Management Guidance (new) Position Statement on the regulation of digestate (revised)  SEPA consulted on these two documents in 2016 and undertook industry engagement with operators and other stakeholders in Scotland.…

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New bioaerosol monitoring technical guidance published by Environment Agency

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Yesterday the Environment Agency (EA) published a new Technical Guidance Note entitled ‘M9 – Environmental monitoring of bioaerosols at regulated facilities’, and you can view it here. The guidance note has been developed to replace the 2009 standardised protocol for monitoring ambient bioaerosols at open compost facilities, which…

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Update on Waste Treatment BREF – January 2017

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Changes to the Waste Treatment BREF (BAT reference document) which is currently under revision have now been circulated for review. You can view the latest papers by clicking the following links: BAT Conclusions (January 2017) Background Paper (January 2017) – this provides background to the above conclusions document What is the BREF? …

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Training, Safety and Environment Working Group to meet in February

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment Working Group, chaired by David Woolgar, will be meeting on Tuesday 21st February to catch up on relevant topics, review progress on actions arising from the previous meeting and to confirm actions going forward. You can view minutes from previous meetings and find…

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Update on Ofwat’s Water 2020 Sludge Working Group

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Ofwat’s Water 2020 Sludge Working Group has been meeting regularly for the last year and ADBA has been attending in order to explore the potential opportunities and challenges associated with opening up the sludge treatment market to new entrants. The working group was set up to consider various aspects…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, sewage sludge, biosolids, digestate, Defra, Ofwat, Environment Agency, water 2020

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Free training session for on-farm AD operators at Energy Now

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If you operate an on-farm AD plant, you can attend a free training session at the Energy Now Exhibition on 9th February 2017. The session, offered by the Severn Wye Energy Agency and delivered by ADBA member Amaya Arias-Garcia and the Environment Agency’s Nick Green, will provide a guide…

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WRAP publishes report on digestate quality and safety for agriculture

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WRAP has now published the findings of a long-running research project that they commissioned to investigate the safety of PAS110 digestate when used in agriculture and field horticulture. A wide range of hazards were considered and risks from digestate use were considered to be acceptably low or negligible in all…

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