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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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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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ADBA’s initial response to EA permitting consultation – please have your say!

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Last week the Environment Agency (EA) published a call for evidence on proposals for change of environmental permitting for the biowaste sector, including AD. The call for evidence is quite open and wide-ranging, with evidence sought on a number of topics. It is an opportunity to let the regulator know…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, regulation, permitting, waste permitting, biowaste sector

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APHA fee update – new and revised fees for ABP sites

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The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have this week published information on new or revised fees that were introduced on 30th June 2018. The charges relevant to Animal By-products are available to view here. This was first consulted on a couple of years ago, and you can see all the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, apha, animal by-products, food waste operators, agricultural operators, ABPR

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Permit me to enlighten you: Environment Agency proposes permit changes to drive improvements

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Today the Environment Agency (EA) has published a call for evidence seeking views on their proposals for change in Environmental Permitting for biowaste sector. This is a significant piece of work, which aims to improve performance across the whole of the biowaste sector – which includes AD, composting and MBT.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, environmental regulation, permitting, Environment Agency, regulation, food waste operators, agricultural operators, Waste

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Environment Agency publishes draft Medium Combustion Plant Guidance

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There has recently been a flurry of activity from the Environment Agency (EA) regarding the upcoming implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD). This week they have published a draft guidance note for review, which you can find here. If you have any comments on the draft, please let…

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

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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 (extended to 22nd June). It consists of just…

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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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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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