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WRAP present their Cost Benefit Analysis Tool at ADBA Members’ Meeting

At the ADBA Members' Meeting last Wednesday (18th April), Mike Falconer Hall, Programme Manager at WRAP, gave a very interesting presentation on the Cost Benefit Analysis Tool that WRAP have developed for the food waste and recycling industry. To see Mike's presentation, click here. The tool helps…

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Tags: Wrap, cost benefit analysis, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste collection, separate food waste collections, caddy liners, bin stickers

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NEW April 2018 ADBA Policy Report published

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Our brand new Anaerobic Digestion Policy Report April 2018 has now been published! To download it, click here, or on the thumbnail below (you will need to be logged in to be able to access it). The April 2018 edition contains some exciting new chapters not previously seen in earlier editions of…

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Tags: policy report, UK AD & Biogas, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane

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How is AD doing compared to the other renewable electricity technologies?

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BEIS have released their figures for 2017 renewable electricity capacity and generation across different renewable technologies, including how each is doing on load factors. Renewable electricity generation in 2017 increased 18.8% compared to 2016, from 83.2 TWh to a record 98.9 TWh, largely due to increased capacity, and higher wind speeds compared to a year earlier. …

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Tags: beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, renewable electricity, load factors, capacity

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Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK estimated to have fallen by 2.6% in 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) last week released their provisional estimates of UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2017. The latest data shows that in 2017 GHG emissions in the UK are estimated to have fallen by 2.6% to 456 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e). This is…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, beis, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable electricity, decarbonisation

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Are you an AD operator looking for non-crop feedstock? The RSPB may have the answer

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) are carrying out a study on the use of wetland conservation biomass, found in their reserves across the country, for the generation of bioenergy. In the study, they are considering the use of anaerobic digestion (AD) to process a…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, rspb, non-crop feedstock, agricultural feedstocks, UK AD & Biogas

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BEIS release latest RHI deployment and scheme spending figures

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The Department for Business, Energy and Strategy (BEIS) have today released their latest figures for RHI deployment. Following a record year in 2017 for both biomethane and biogas heat claimed under the RHI, this year has started strongly. Biomethane In the first two months of 2018, 481 GWh of biomethane has…

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Renewables Obligation Annual Report published for 2016-17

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Yesterday Ofgem published their Renewables Obligation (RO) Annual Report for the year 2016-17. Key points of interest from the report for the year ending 31 March 2017 are summarised below: Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) issued and renewable generation Ofgem issued 86.2 million ROCs in 2016-17 compared to 90.4 million ROCs in 2015-16. This…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, feedstocks, agricultural feedstocks, food waste, emiliano lewis

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New ADBA Pipeline uploaded - Can we hit 1 GWe-e by 2020?

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The ADBA Pipeline has now been updated and the latest version has been uploaded to the Members’ Area of the website. Please click here to access it (and click on "Operational & proposed plant data"). The latest Pipeline shows the AD industry now has: 609 operational plants, and A total…

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Tags: pipeline data, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, capacity

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The AD industry today - 600 plants in operation

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This week I have spent time updating the ADBA Pipeline, including adding the latest AD plants to have commissioned in the country. There are now 600 operational AD plants in the UK, across both the sewage and non-sewage sectors. The AD industry has hit 800 MWe-e capacity, getting closer to the 1…

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How have AD gate fees changed over time?

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My July blog last year showed how gate fees for food waste AD operators continued to fall in 2016, according to the latest WRAP gate fees report. We have extracted the WRAP data to show how gate fees, the charges levied upon a given quantity of food waste received…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, fwrap, Wrap, gate fees, food waste, food waste recycling, emiliano lewis, cost benefit analysis

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What cost reductions can be achieved in AD?

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We have done some analysis on how the levelized cost of AD has changed over time for biomethane plants since the launch of the RHI scheme in 2011. The levelized cost here is a rough figure calculated by adding the natural gas wholesale price (BEIS data - Annex M: Growth assumptions…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, ad cost competitiveness, levelised costs, energy costs, emiliano lewis

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RTFC prices

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Transport is now the largest emitting sector in the UK, according to the latest government data. It has therefore become imperative for government to refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990, as my blog yesterday outlined. Biomethane can…

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, Department for Transport, DfT, RTFO, rtfcs, emiliano lewis, biomethane as a transport fuel, financial incentives

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Transport now the biggest emitter in the UK

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Transport has now become the largest emitting sector in the UK. Government policy should refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990. Biomethane can play a significant role in decarbonising heavy transport, through the RTFO. Energy Census are now reporting on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, transport, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane in transport, UK AD & Biogas, beis, energy census, heavy transport, GHG emissions

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Record year for renewable heat from AD

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Last week, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released their final figures for 2017 showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. 2017 was a record year for both biogas heat and biomethane - the future looks bright for AD. Biogas In 2017, biogas heat generated and paid for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, biogas heat, emiliano lewis, Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2018, ad map, adba map

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Scottish government launches £60m low carbon infrastructure fund

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The Scottish government yesterday launched a new £60m pot of funding for large scale green projects. For the official funding invitation, click here. The next phase of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) opened yesterday for applications from projects which promise to deliver low carbon heating solutions, integrated…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Scotland, low carbon, funding opportunity

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