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LATEST ADBA Map Published - September 2017

Today we have published the latest map showing details of all the AD plants in the UK inside and outside of the water sector. To access the map, please click here or on the image below: (If you are an ADBA member, please remember to login for full…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, ad map, AD market, adba northern ireland national conference, adba biomethane and gas vehicle conference, emiliano lewis

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NEW RHI deployment update - August 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The link to the August statistics can be found by clicking here, or to see last month's blog, click here. Biogas Biogas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, heat use, biomethane, biogas heat, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, beis, decarbonisation, emiliano lewis

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DEFRA report: Maize grown for AD

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According to the latest figures published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the amount of land used to grow maize for AD in England is on the rise. The report titled “Farming statistics – final crop areas and cattle, sheep and pig populations” gives…

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WRAP publish new industry guidance: Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities

Following feedback from members of the FWRAP Steering Group, the Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP) have republished their industry guidance on ‘Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities - Management of Liners’. Dealing with Household Food Waste at AD Facilities – Management of Liners The guidance,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, food waste, fwrap, Wrap, caddy liners, compostable liners, guidance, food waste collection, food waste recycling, food waste recycling action plan, emiliano lewis

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Biomethane plants in the UK - a market overview

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Many AD plants in the UK have decided to go down the biomethane route, with 85+ of them currently operational in the UK. To allow AD plants to inject gas into the grid, the biogas produced must first be upgraded to biomethane by removing the CO2 from the gas. (For up-to-date…

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On Farm AD - achieving carbon reduction targets in agriculture

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A new report by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) shows the huge greenhouse gas (GHG) emission savings that on farm anaerobic digestion (AD) has the potential to achieve. The findings are from a framework that was developed as part of the 2012 review of progress in reducing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, agriculture, on farm ad, manure management, future of on farm ad, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon abatement, carbon budget, emiliano lewis

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NEW RHI deployment update - July 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The link to the July statistics can be found by clicking here. Biogas Biogas heat generated and paid for under the RHI in 2017…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, beis, biogas heat, heat use, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane in transport, decarbonisation

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Urgent appeal for assistance with IEA Bioenergy Task 37 to save UK membership

Professor Jerry Murphy, Clare Lukehurst and Oliver Harwood are making an urgent appeal for assistance in connection with the next IEA Biogas meeting which takes place in the next 3 weeks. Unfortunately, if the required funds (£11,666) are not raised to pay the UK subscription, the IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee will…

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Give it a try - Cost Benefit Analysis Tool for food waste recycling

What is the Cost Benefit Analysis tool? WRAP’s Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) tool for the food waste recycling industry, published in March 2017, is a tool designed for local authorities (LAs) who provide a separate weekly household food waste collection, and anaerobic digestion (AD) operators that process the waste. …

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Call for AD operators to partner Systemic on nutrient recovery opportunities

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If you are: An innovative anaerobic digestion plant owner or operator Would like to know if the implementation of techniques for recovery of nutrients (N, P, K, organic matter,…) can lead to a successful business case for your plant. ... then you might be interested in the following: SYSTEMIC has…

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Tags: R&D, nutrient recovery, nutrient recycling, biowaste, AD, UK AD & Biogas, ad operators, eu funding, emiliano lewis

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Cadent proposes hydrogen network for Liverpool-Manchester

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Gas distribution company Cadent (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution Limited) has proposed a new ‘Liverpool-Manchester Hydrogen Clusters project’ which aims to introduce hydrogen into the gas network in the Liverpool-Manchester area. The use of hydrogen in place of natural gas has long been discussed as a key…

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Tags: hydrogen, steam-methane reforming, decarbonisation, cadent, gas network, Ofgem, clean growth plan, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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RHI scheme spending update - June 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest figures on estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The link can be found by clicking here. If you would like to see how the forecast expenditure compares to the expenditure threshold for each RHI…

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Huge growth in residual waste treatment capacity

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The 12th edition of the Residual Waste Infrastructure Review by environmental consultancy Eunomia highlights the significant growth in residual waste treatment capacity that has taken place since the company started tracking facility development in 2009. The full report can be downloaded here free of charge. The report finds that: Since 2009/10,…

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Tags: residual waste, Energy from Waste, recycling, recycling targets, food waste, Eunomia, UK AD & Biogas

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Northern Ireland carbon footprint and the role of AD

The average person's carbon footprint in Northern Ireland is substantially higher than it is for the average person in the rest of the UK, a paper by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has shown. The findings show that in 2013, total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, committee on climate change, Northern Ireland, carbon abatement, decarbonisation, agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, farm AD, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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Farmers’ appetite for AD on the rise

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The use of anaerobic digestion (AD) by English farmers to treat their wastes is firmly on the rise, shows a latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Results from DEFRA’s Farm Practices Survey 2017, which focused on practices relating to greenhouse gas mitigation, shows…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, farm AD, Defra, farm slurry, crop feedstocks, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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