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EU reaches compromise on recast of the RED II

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Last Wednesday (13th June), a compromise between the EU institutions on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) was reached. The negotiations can now be concluded by the end of the month. Below is a summary, provided by the European Renewable Energy Federation (EREF), about the outcome: …

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Tags: red ii, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, EU

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Government gives go-ahead for dual participation in the RHI and RTFO

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today announced the policy decision that biomethane producers will now be able to claim under both the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). We have received the following statement from BEIS: Thank…

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Tags: RHI, RTFO, beis, Ofgem, DfT, emiliano lewis, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives

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Which upgrading technologies are used by the UK biomethane industry?

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Last September I wrote a blog on the state of the UK biomethane industry, including the choice of upgrading technology, as well as which companies were supplying to these plants. To read this blog, click here. We have recently received more information from members that has allowed us to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Biomethane upgrading, UK AD & Biogas, market data, emiliano lewis

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How far can your car run on 1kg of food waste?

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Last week, the World Biogas Association (WBA) launched a new landmark report on urban food waste, its environmental impact, and the benefits of separately collecting it, treating it and recycling it through anaerobic digestion. The report also features a how-to section to assist municipalities wishing to improve their…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, UK AD & Biogas, wba, emiliano lewis

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WRAP publish restated UK food waste figures

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WRAP has today published a new report titled "Household food waste: restated data for 2007-2015", where they have revised existing estimates for the amounts of food waste produced by UK households between 2007 and 2015. The information has been restated to align it with new international standards that WRAP helped…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, food waste, food waste collection, Defra, Wrap, emiliano lewis

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Research call - Bioenergy for Sustainable Energy Access in Africa (BSEAA)

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The Carbon Trust have issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a research call into bioenergy in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Click here or on the image below to open up the PDF: As the Carbon Trust is requesting an Expression of Interest (EoI) initially, they hope to ensure…

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Tags: research and innovation, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Carbon Trust

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Treasury launch consultation: Reforming Vehicle Excise Duty for new vans - have your say

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HM Treasury have launched a consultation on reforming Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for new vans, with the aim of incentivising van drivers to make the cleanest choices. This consultation could provide further opportunity for hauliers and fleet operators to decarbonise their light commercial vehicles (vans) as well as their heavy…

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Tags: HM Treasury, consultation, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, low emission, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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RHI scheme spending - gap tightens for 2018/19

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Last week, BEIS released their latest monthly forecast for estimated committed expenditure on the RHI for the next 12 months. The data can be found here. Key points: Current estimate of committed spend for the 2018/19 financial year is £826m, compared to a budget cap of £900m for that year.…

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Tags: RHI, RHI degression, beis, Ofgem, budget cap, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Demand for gas in the UK falls in 2017

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The latest gas statistics released by BEIS at the end of April show that total demand for gas in the country fell in 2017. Though domestic production increased slightly in 2017 to 465 TWh (+0.3% compared to 2016), imports of gas fell by almost 2% to 525 TWh, the first fall since 2014. Meanwhile gas exports from…

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NEW ADBA Map uploaded - March 2018

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Today we have published the latest update to our ADBA map, containing the latest data on AD plants in the UK up to the end of March 2018. The updates contain information on the latest plants to be built and commissioned in the UK, as well as those that are now…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, ad map, adba map, market data, emiliano lewis

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ADBA Finance Forum discusses the future of AD

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Last week's ADBA Finance Forum Spring 2018, held at the Osborne Clarke offices in London, saw over 25 attendees from across the finance community gather to share ideas and discuss the future of the AD sector. The event proved a huge success with a great deal of optimism in the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, Finance Forum, finance, consolidation, funding, emiliano lewis, adcs

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List of local authorities in England with separate food waste collections

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With news in the media that food waste recycling in Northern Ireland continues to rise, the situation in England is somewhat different. In 2016/17, just 109 local authorities in England had separate food waste collections in place. This is just 33% of the 326 local authorities in England that are responsible for waste services. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, separate food waste collections, food waste, Wrap, local authorities

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Do separate food waste collections lead to reduced food waste?

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In recent months, we have been engaging with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on the case for introducing mandatory separate food waste collections in England. The cost of introducing separate food waste collections across England is now deemed to be £20m per year for 10 years,…

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Tags: Defra, food waste collections, separate food waste collections, waste reduction, cost benefit analysis, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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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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