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New Government must recognise benefits of AD

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By ADBA External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison The advantage of being in Government is that you know when you’re going to call an election before anyone else does. With the tightly run ship of Theresa May’s No.10 operation, news of the surprise poll didn’t…

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Tags: jon harrison, government, local authorities, anaerobic digestion, food waste collections, RHI, FIT

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World Bank adviser to speak at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017

World Bank adviser on agricultural risks and markets Marc Sadler will give a keynote address at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the #1 global tradeshow for biogas, at the NEC in Birmingham on 5 July 2017. Mr Sadler, who regularly advises governments and supply-chain stakeholders on commodity markets, finance,…

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Tags: uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, world bank, biogas, anaerobic digestion, un sustainable development goals

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Dusting Off the Rosettes

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Our External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison previews the forthcoming general election. The starting gun has been fired on the 2017 General Election – a phrase that virtually no political pundit in Westminster was expecting ever to have to say. As little as two weeks ago, No.10 were categorically ruling out an…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, election, Parliament

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Biogen welcomes new investors

Leading food-waste-to-renewable-energy specialist Biogen yesterday announced that it has been acquired by Ancala Bioenergy Limited. The company was purchased for an undisclosed sum from joint venture shareholders Bedfordia Group and Kier Group. Biogen’s seven anaerobic digestion plants recycle a quarter of a million tonnes of food waste annually…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Food waste - fuelling our future (Puregas Solutions)

Despite some very challenging conditions and sub-zero temperatures(!), Puregas Solutions has just completed the installation and commissioning of a CApure CA30 biogas upgrading plant in Forsbacka, 200km north of Stockholm, Sweden. Linda Kraft, Project Manager for Puregas Solutions, explains: Because the upgrading plant undergoes a comprehensive Factory Acceptance Test, any…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, biogas upgrading, dry fermentation, biomethane, digestate

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Update on EFRA Committee Food Waste Inquiry

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Our External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison provides an update on the ongoing inquiry into food waste in England.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, consultation, food waste, jon harrison, Parliament, Charlotte Morton, carbon

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: AD performance at the heart of Privilege team expansion

Independent consultant Dr Phil Hobbs has joined the Privilege Finance team with a primary focus on optimising new and under-performing anaerobic digesters in the agricultural and food waste industries. Experience in the biogas, pharmaceutical, instrumentation and British aerospace industries, as a project manager, has provided Dr Hobbs with an excellent…

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Tags: member's press release, ad performance, optimisation, bbsrc, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: First Economizer SE commissioned in the UK

Biogas Systems GmbH of Austria and Future Biogas Systems Ltd (a subsidiary of the market-leading anaerobic digestion development and operations firm Future Biogas Ltd) today commissioned the first Economizer SE in the UK at an AD plant in Nottinghamshire. The unit passed all its system tests, running for a straight 4…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, lignin, crop-fed ad

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: A second bio-LNG plant for Puregas Solutions

Puregas Solutions has today been awarded a second contract to supply a CA50 LBG biogas upgrading plant to Finnish energy solutions provider Wärtsilä. The Puregas upgrading plant, capable of handling up to 1,250Nm3/h of biogas, will form part of a larger contract to supply a biohybrid…

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Tags: member's press release, biolng, biogas, biomethane, liquefaction plant, storage

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AD making a splash on World Water Day

ADBA and the World Biogas Association (WBA) are joining forces today on World Water Day to highlight the contribution that AD can make to tackling the water crisis in the UK and abroad. World Water Day, designated in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, is marked across the world…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, waste water, sustainable development goals, sewage, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, waste water & sewage treatment expo 2017, Charlotte Morton, david newman, chris noyce

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Europe needs More Biogas

More Biogas, located in Kalmar, Sweden, is a perfect example of the circular economy at work. Here over 30,000 tonnes of food waste, manure and agricultural residues are processed in their anaerobic digestion plant each year. The biogas plant is partly owned by the farmers who provide the agricultural feedstocks, and…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, Circular Economy, food waste, agricultural feedstocks, digestate, biomethane, biocng

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UK AD industry to call for game-changing research centre at ADBA R&I Forum

The UK AD industry will lay out plans for a Centre for Anaerobic Biotechnology and Bioresources Research at the 7th annual ADBA Research & Innovation (R&I) Forum 2017. The proposed Centre would act as a centre of global excellence and seek to transform AD into a low-cost, multi-functional biotechnology…

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Tags: R&D, adba r&i forum, sustainable development goals, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER develops innovative analysis procedure for biogas substrates

Together with renowned partners, the biological department of biogas specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER in Vechta, Germany, is developing a quick test for identifying inhibitors in biogas substrates. Input mass may contain substances that prevent efficient biogas production. For example, a small amount of mould is sufficient to cause such an adverse…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas substrates, input materials

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How do you think we can meet AD’s full potential? Let us know

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As an ADBA member, what do you think needs to happen for the AD industry to meet its full potential? This will be the main theme of the next issue of AD & Bioresources News, and we're looking to get members' thoughts on: What are the current barriers stopping…

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Tags: chris noyce, anaerobic digestion, ADBA members, ad & bioresources news

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Gemidan Ecogi A/S wins Danish food waste contract

Following a Danish EU public procurement, Gemidan Ecogi A/S (Gemidan) have been awarded a contract for the supply of their high-performing ECOGI food waste pre-treatment technology.  Under this contract a new processing facility will be established to treat 24,000 tpa of domestic food waste mixed with up to 20% kerbside…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, pre-treatment technology, process flexibility, digestate

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