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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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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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EA communications following the Biowaste Regulatory Forum

Following a recent Biowaste Regulatory Forum meeting with the Environment Agency (EA), trade associations and industry bodies, it has become clear that more communication is needed on suitable materials for seeding anaerobic digestion facilities during their commissioning phase and the need for a suitable authorisation to have been obtained. …

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Businesses asked to help shape new UK electronic waste tracking service

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The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together to develop an electronic waste tracking service that will capture information on all movements of waste in the UK. The project aims to manage digital information relating to the movement of all waste in a single solution, helping improve compliance…

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Tags: Defra, biowaste

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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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Tags: sam hinton, grit, de-gritting, anaerobic digestion, maintenance, ad operators

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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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