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Budget 2020 Reminder

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Amidst the covid-19 related measures in the budget a range of net-zero and anaerobic digestion – biomethane – specific measures were outlined. A few of the central points are outlined below. For more information on the Budget please contact the ADBA team. Non-Domestic RHI The Budget introduced a new third…

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Tags: sam hinton, budget, anaerobic digestion, HM Treasury, csr, ggss, innovation, RHI

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ADBA Response to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Consultation

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ADBA responded to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Consultation on 'Changes to RHI Support and COVID-19 Response' earlier this week. The response reiterated ADBA and its members thoughts on: Introducing a flexible 3rd allocation of Tariff Guarantees (TGs) Extension of Commissioning Deadlines for Projects Currently Holding a…

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Tags: rebecca thompson, sam hinton, RHI, beis, consultations, green gas consultation, future

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RHI Consultant Required

ADBA Members this is an opportunity to work with an Operator member who has asked to speak with an RHI consultant. They are wanting to find out if their plant and new potential on-farm installations will be eligible for RHI support. Please contact Sam Hinton if you can support this…

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Tags: RHI, eligibility criteria, sam hinton, consultants, member support

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Ofgem pointers regarding the Fuel Measurement and Sampling – FMS – Questionnaire’s

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The FMS is a process that fuelled stations have to follow on a monthly basis and are agreed with Ofgem during the accreditation process for a generating station. At the Spring ADBA Member’s Meeting Ofgem discussed a few pointers for participants submitting amended FMSQ’s; If it…

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Tags: Ofgem, RHI, fms, fmsq, sam hinton, feedstock, ADBA members, members meeting

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Tariff Guarantee extension to at least mid-March 2021 due to COVID-19 project delays

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March 2021 extension of commissioning deadlines for projects currently holding a TG and the third allocation of flexible TGs - changes to RHI Support and COVID-19 response (28th April 2020) Further to the proposals outlined in the Budget, the Government intend to bring forward legislation to extend the commissioning deadline for projects…

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Tags: sam hinton, rhi tariff guarantees, beis, legislation, biomethane, RHI

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Update: ADBA and REA survey on treating surplus organic waste generated by Covid-19 lockdown

Following ADBA's work with regulators, government, industry and each nations National Farmers Union we have compiled data from nearly 60 plants regarding spare capacity, which has been mapped out and sent to industry and regulators alongside ADBA and REA contact details. The data map and ADBA and REA contact details…

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Tags: sam hinton, Defra, Environment Agency, NFU, nfu cymru, nfus, capacity, Survey, c19, feedstock

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BEIS - Feed-In Tariffs (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020

On Monday 30th March, BEIS laid The Feed-In Tariffs (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020. The explanatory memorandum  extends the final accreditation date. The scheme is closed but other technologies including Anaerobic Digestion (with a declared net capacity over 50kW) still had time to accredit. Amendment Purpose: To provide small-scale renewable electricity…

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Tags: beis, sam hinton, feed in tariff, coronavirus, anaerobic digestion, CHP, biogas, renewable financial incentives

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January 2021 Tariff Guarantee Deadline

Following recent discussions with BEIS we have raised a few points that they require feedback on ASAP to inform their decision about whether to make changes to the January 2021 Tariff Guarantee deadline. Why will people struggle to achieve the current deadline? How many plants are struggling to meet this deadline? …

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, sam hinton, rhi tariff guarantees, deadline, beis

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Work opportunities for ADBA Members

ADBA Members this is an opportunity to work other members who have submitted the following enquiries: One site in the South East is looking for a company to renew their DSEAR. One site is looking for a company to provide de-gritting services. An unbuilt site in the North West is…

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Weekly update from ADBA’S Support Manager

Nitrates and SSAFO Regulatory Review Recently I attended the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs review of the Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015 following its 5 years since publication. The review, following ministerial decision, is inclusive of the SSAFO regulations. A few key points from the meeting were: The SSAFO review…

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Tags: environmental regulation, standard rules permits, Defra, Environment Agency, ADBA members, regulatory forum, sam hinton, ellis owen

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EA Fire Prevention Plan Trial Template for Operators

On the 9th January 2020 the Environment Agency – EA – issued a trial template for sites to develop a Fire Prevention Plan in response to feedback they have received. The objectives of the trial are to: Make it easier for Operators to provide the information that Permitting Officers need to…

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Tags: fire prevention plans, Environment Agency, sam hinton, ad operators, environmental permitting, regulation

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Opportunity for Members - RHI consultant

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ADBA Members this is an opportunity to work with a newly commissioned AD facility that is looking for RHI support. Who: Biomethane to grid AD facility. What: They are looking for support with RHI submissions moving forwards and the completion of their tariff guarantee documentation. When: As soon as possible. …

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Tags: RHI, rhi application form, rhi tariff guarantees, sam hinton, consultants, job opportunity

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A review of the re-invigorated Training, Safety and Environmental Management Working Group

This week, ABDA re-launched its Training, Safety and Environmental Management Working Group (TSEM WG), which brings together regulators, operators, consultants, and other related industry bodies. The TSEM WG now incorporates aspects from the working groups previously known as Best Practice, Planning and Permitting and Standards and Accreditation. Singleton Birch hosted…

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Tags: Working Group, tsemwg, training, safety and environment, HSE, Environment Agency, Defra, ADBA, adcs, sam hinton

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Important Call for Evidence – Waste Quality Protocols Review

The Environment Agency are in the process of reviewing the QPs for Compost, Anaerobic Digestate, and Poultry Litter Ash. At this point no decision has been made as to whether the Environment Agency (EA) will continue or withdraw its support for these QPs. ADBA would like your input so we…

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Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations Review by DEFRA

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The Water Quality and Agriculture Team at Defra is reviewing the Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations (the Terms of Reference for this review can be found here). It aims to update the 2015 Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations in response to stakeholder feedback. SSAFO (Slurry and Silage) Regulations is included…

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Tags: Defra, saffo, nitrate, digestate, anaerobic digestion, regulations, sam hinton

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