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The use of biomethane as transport fuel continues to grow in the UK

Earlier this month, the Department for Transport published the latest biofuel statistics from the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) current reporting period (11), running from April 2018 to April 2019. This dataset covers until December 2018 and shows a strong increase in the volume of biomethane when compared with previous reporting periods. In these…

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National Grid publishes its CfD’s 3rd allocation round detailed guidance

The second version of Contracts for Difference's allocation round 3 guidance has been published. You can consult the document here. This version includes detailed guidance on the Application Form, with screenshots and assistance for the online process. The first version developed by BEIS was published earlier this month together…

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Plastics in organics focus for Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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On Tuesday Ollie More attended a plastics sub-committee of the Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which is a forum for industry associations and the Environment Agency to discuss the environmental performance of the AD, composting and sewage sludge management industries.  This sub-committee meeting was organised to discuss the large amount of…

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BEIS consulting on SEG technical aspects

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The UK government continues to shape the future of the small-scale low carbon generation, publishing last week the second consultation on the supplier-led route to market: the Small Export Guarantee (SEG). Sustainability requirements are referred in question 2, mentioning AD when stating “For AD generators to evidence they have met…

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ADBA drafts its answer to Defra’s consistency consultation

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Call for comment on ADBA's draft response to the consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England. The rollout of separate food waste collection was in our wishlist for this year and consequently, we have been closely following Government plans regarding this, starting with the Resources…

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Tags: food waste, food waste collection, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, Defra, alberto rocamora

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CCC report considers achievable zero emissions by 2050

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Today the CCC has published its report on carbon neutrality, which calls for net zero emissions by 2050, to end the UK’s contribution to global warming and fully meet the country commitments under the Paris Agreement. The report acknowledges the different starting point for Wales and Scotland, the latter…

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Climate protests heat up political climate awareness

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Last week, Extinction Rebellion protests, calling for action to address the climate crisis, sprung up all over the United Kingdom. In London they have been particularly visible with three protesters still being held in custody following action to disrupt transport in the capital. According to its website, Extinction Rebellion is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, climate change, extinction rebellion, protests, beis, michael gove, alberto rocamora, rebecca thompson

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Government to consider social value in procurement

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From this month to June the government is asking about how to account social value in the procurement processes carried out by central government. The consultation, which can be consulted here, set RAF Marham supply of green energy from nearby Future Biogas’s Redstow Renewables AD plant as an…

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110 responses to the 25 year Environmental Plan framework

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Last January concluded the government consultation on the its 25 year environmental plan’s indicators. The draft plan itself was presented one year before and aims to set the framework for environmental improvement in the long term in England but also in the whole UK when those objectives are related…

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Decoding the RWS consultation (III): garden waste

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In Defra's consultation on consistency, garden collection is closely linked to food waste collection as both are organic waste and currently collected mixed by 12% of local authorities in England. If both are organic, why are not collected together? There are two considerations to make to understand current state of…

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Decoding the RWS consultation (II): collection

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Following last week's article on consistency, this week we want to open up the discussion on different collection systems as in the Consultation on consistency in household and business recycling collections in England. Defra's proposals to meet the ambitious municipal waste recycling target (65% by 2035) includes to…

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ADBA answers BEIS consultation on the SEG

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We have submitted this week our second response to BEIS' consultation on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation. You can find the text in here: In the consultation, BEIS proposes larger electricity suppliers (>250,000 domestic electricity supply customers) offer small-scale generators a price per kWh for the electricity they…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, seg, smart export guarantee, export tariff, small generators, small scale AD, biogas to electricity, electricity, beis, consultation, alberto rocamora

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Biomethane production to continue its positive trend in 2019

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Biomethane from AD has continued its growth through 2018. At the end of the year, almost a hundred of anaerobic digesters were producing and injecting biomethane to the grid with a combined capacity of 4.7 Terawatts per hour (TWh). Using different feedstocks (waste, agriculture or sewage), these plants have a combined production…

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Decoding the RWS consultation (I): consistency

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As explained in our dedicated blog and press release, the Consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England. We are going to publish a series of articles covering some aspects included in the consultation: Different collection systems Garden waste and food waste Consistency framework On the…

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Save the date: next Transport Working Group on 14th March

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The next meeting of the Transport Working Group will take place on Thursday 14th of March. A detailed programme will follow soon with the venue and agenda. For any inquiry in this respect, please contact the policy team by mail or phone (+44) 0203 735 8115.

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