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Weekly update from ADBA’S Technical Support Manager

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Weekly update from ADBA’S Technical Support Manager HSE – WISH – CHW Recently I attended the Health and Safety Executive’s forum WISH-CHW, which brings together HSE, private companies and industry bodies. General Election ‘purdah’, again hampered conversations. The CHW (Creating Healthier, Safer Workplaces) is…

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Tags: environmental regulation, sam hinton, SEPA, R&D, HSE

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Update from ADBA’S Technical Support Manager following the Biowaste Regulatory Forum

Last week I attended the Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which brings together Defra, the environmental regulators and industry bodies. Unfortunately, due to purdah Defra did not attend but the EA and NRW had representatives.   The main points discussed at the meeting were:   Standard Rules Permits Consultation ADBA will be…

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New AD innovation is looking for a full scale site following a sucessful pilot. Could this be you?

ADBA have been approached by a new AD technology provider. The new technology has been trialled in Israel on a 100 head herd of cattle and claims to improve on conventional AD. The technology initally started as a water purification technique in Israel until its potential in AD was recognised. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, slurry, innovation, biomethane, RHI, RTFO, sam hinton, R&D

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ADBA at the Farm Business Innovation show

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This week ADBA’s Ellis, Maddie and Sam attended the Farm Business Innovation Show. The event was held in Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on the 6th and 7th of November. The show was a collection of farming’s weird and wonderful forms of diversification and innovation,…

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Tags: ellis, maddie, sam hinton, anaerobic digestion, farming, innovation

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Tank De-Gritting Technology Available for Purchase

Last week I visited a mining, and borehole, company that has developed an alternative method to de-gritting AD: digester, hydrolysis, buffer and feedstock storage tanks. The principles are based on mining techniques to remove the grit and inert material from the water that can then be used again. The technique…

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Department for Transport – Quarterly Stakeholder Workshop

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The Department for Transport’s Quarterly Stakeholder Workshop included talks from NovaPangaea, BEIS, Supergen Bioenergy Hub, UKPIA and the RTFO Unit. It was good to see that Rika Biofuels, who are developing an anaerobic digestion plant to turn straw to liquid biomethane, was one of the winners of the …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, sam hinton, RTFO, DfT

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Feedstock (Waste) – Opportunity – West Midlands

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We have received an enquiry from a company who are looking to dispose of their waste streams through AD. What: They are looking to dispose of the pH adjusted citric acid in a more sustainable way and to reduce costs. They have already had BMP tests carried out on this…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, feedstock, sam hinton

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Expert workshop – Innovations in sustainable bioenergy feedstocks

The workshop was organised by Ricardo and run with BEIS to explore how innovations could increase; supply, profitability, reduce risk, and allow crops to be grown in a wider range of conditions and improve harvesting or planting techniques for bioenergy. The workshop tended to focus on GHG accounting current and…

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Tags: sam hinton, anaerobic digestion, bioenergy, energy crops, digestate, future feedstock, R&D, beis, crop operators

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Update: All 13 Quality Protocols to be reviewed by the Environment Agency

The first 3 QPs to be reviewed, bullet points below, will hopefully be ready for external input by the end of October according to the Environment Agency. About three QPs will be reviewed at one time and the first three to be reviewed are: Compost Digestate PLA (Poultry litter ash)   …

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Feedstock (Waste) – Opportunity

We have received an enquiry from a company whose work includes emptying of tanks, gully's and waste traps. What: They are looking to dispose of the collected fat and grease in a way that feeds back to the environment in a positive way through the use of Anaerobic Digestion…

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Tags: sam hinton, feedstock, Circular Economy, anaerobic digestion, ad operators

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All 13 Quality Protocols to be reviewed by the Environment Agency

Background: Quality Protocols (QPs), end of waste frameworks, were produced between 2004 and 2015 and are recognised by the Environment Agency (EA) and used by industry on a voluntary basis to identify the point at which waste, having been fully recovered, may be regarded as a non-waste product. This means the waste…

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Tags: environmental regulation, quality protocol, anaerobic digestion, digestate, sam hinton

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SEG – Smart Export Guarantee Overview

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In June 2019 the Government published its final proposals for the SEG that will come into force on 1st January 2020. SEG will be supplier-led, with BEIS providing the overarching legislative framework and Ofgem monitoring the obligated suppliers’ compliance. It requires electricity suppliers with more than 150,000 customers will have to offer…

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Tags: seg, smart export guarantee, policy

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University of York and Yorkshire Water shed light on plant optimisation

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Sam Hinton, Technical Support Manager at ADBA, visited today University of York to see the progress of collaborative research into Yorkshire Water's AD optimisation. The university and plant operator are researching how to increase the throughput capacity of Yorkshire Water's existing AD…

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Tags: waste water, yorkshire water, university of york, anaerobic digestion, sewage sludge

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Where is AD going? An insight into the potential of AD applications and new technology

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Fascinating day at the BEIS funded BioGrid talks and lab tours at the University of South Wales.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, R&D

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Industry news, upcoming training and ADBA’s new Technical Support Manager

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Last week, the Environment Agency prosecuted two farming companies who caused a serious pollution incident, which impacted groundwater and killed numerous fish in a nearby pond that has meant a penalty of £28,000. An AD site was one of the two farming companies that was penalised due to poor maize…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas, Environment Agency, ad certification scheme

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