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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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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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EU agreement to reduce new trucks emissions by 30% in 2030

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A provisional agreement between the European Parliament and Council yesterday restricted new trucks emissions to be 30% lower by 2030 in comparison with 2019 emission levels. This target goes along with an interim reduction of 15% for new trucks by 2025. The 2030 target is scheduled to be reviewed in 2022. To measure the reductions,…

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ADBA’s views on SEG consultation

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Following BEIS's second consultation on small-scale low-carbon generation, this time focused on the proposal for a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), ADBA has put together its views on the proposed scheme. You can consult our first draft by clicking here. We would like to know your views on this.…

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EU to promote procurement on clean vehicles, including biomethane buses

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This Monday 11th February, a political agreement was reached in the trilogue negotiations for the Directive on the Promotion of Clean and Energy Efficient Road Transport Vehicles, as announced by the EU Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc. The so-called Clean Vehicles Directive aims the uptake of clean vehicles, by requiring…

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Irish research explores a mobile solution for biomethane to the grid

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A collaborative work between the Gas Networks Ireland and the Science Foundation Ireland, funded by University College Cork’s MaREI centre and the School of Engineering and published by Applied Energy has assessed the feasibility of a mobile upgrading system and centralised injection for AD plants in Ireland. …

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Biomethane present at the UK Bus Summit

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UK Bus Summit took place on Wednesday 6th February at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London. The event is organised on a yearly basis by Transport Times and during the event this year Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Nusrat Ghani MP, announced an extra 48 million funding to…

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AD in the 4th Annual Conference of the Resource Recovery from Waste

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On January 16, academia researching on waste recovery and stakeholders gathered in the 4th Annual Conference of the Resource Recovery from Waste (RRW). Among all research project presented (MeteoRR; B3; R3AW; INSPIRE and CVORR); a project on cycling the value of anaerobic digestate and biomass ash from waste to fertilisers…

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New tariffs for RHI and FIT in force

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As announced by BEIS, RHI non-domestic tariffs for biomethane and large biogas experienced a reduction of 15% as of 1st January 2019 for new applicants, in accordance with degression rules. For small and medium biogas applicants the tariff will remain the same until the next quarterly review (1st April 2019) as the…

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Lancet proposes a food revolution favouring improved agriculture practices like AD

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The prestigious medical publication has published this week the article “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems” aiming to set up the basis for a diet fit for the demographic and environmental constraints. The article has been drafted…

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Fuel GHG emissions target start lowering RTFO certificates price

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GHG emissions reduction obligation starting on 2019 The UK Motor Fuel greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction obligation has entered this January in its first phase, aiming to achieve the interim target of 4% (90.34 gCO2e/MJ) reduction through this year in comparison with 2010 values. The final target for 2020 is a reduction of 6% (88.45…

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