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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Green gas boost as National Grid secures £5 million for gas bill study

Gas bill pilot project seeks to open the door to more green gas Updating gas bill calculations aims to cut propane use in biogas Scheme could pave the way for a future low carbon gas grid   A trail-blazing pilot scheme that aims to further open the door to lower…

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Tags: ADBA members, national grid, biomethane, green gas, research, research and development, research and innovation, Ofgem

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Autumn statement: is no news (mostly) good news?

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The Chancellor's first autumn statement was long on doomsday economic forecasting and short on white rabbits, dividing lines or really and kind of serviceable metaphor. While there may be plenty of changes the AD sector would like to see in government policy, in that context a statement short…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, food waste, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, beis

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Ofgem webinar for FIT applicants

Ofgem have asked us to publicise a webinar on 6th December on “How to submit a successful FIT application” which will mainly focus on applicants converting their preliminary applications to full but will cover a range of topics that may be useful to all those involved in…

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Tags: Ofgem, FIT, feed-in tariff, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives

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ADBA’s policy team gears up for new challenges

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I joined ADBA in August 2010, when the association was less than a year old, and when the UK had fewer than 50 operational AD sites outside of the water sector. It’s fair to say things have changed a bit since then. Most obviously the industry and its association have…

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Tags: ADBA, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, thom koller

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Funding available for bioeconomy innovation in Scotland

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Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new funding opportunity for businesses and organisations working in industrial biotechnology, food and drink, and the wider bioeconomy in Scotland. The Bioeconomy Accelerator is designed to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and higher education institutes delivering circular economy and waste reduction…

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Tags: AD R&D, R&D, research, research and innovation, research and development, bioeconomy, Circular Economy, funding, funding opportunity, r&d funding, r&i funding, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, food and drink, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, biogas, biomethane, digestate

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Update on food waste collection work - how is the consistency project progressing?

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Following the launch of the Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England in September, the steering group behind the project met at Defra this week to discuss progress and next steps. The meeting was chaired by WRAP Chief Executive Marcus Gover, who said they had been pleased with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste operators group, food waste collections, Waste, waste collections, recycling, separate food waste collections, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, harmonisation and consistency working group, harmonised collections, ADBA, Matt Hindle, Wrap, Defra, clg, councils

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ADBA Members hear updates on FIT, RHI, RTFO, food waste and more

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The AD industry gathered in London for ADBA’s Members’ Meeting on Monday, for discussions on a range of industry, policy and political discussions. Political context After an introduction from Charlotte, ADBA Strategic Adviser Chris Huhne shared his thoughts on the political and economic context for the industry.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, food waste, renewable financial incentives, Charlotte Morton, Defra, financial incentives, Ofgem, Ollie More, Feed-in-Tariff, beis, thom koller, jess allan, emma thomas, adba map, market report, policy report, data, information

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Food Waste Operators discuss collections, best practice and more

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The Food Waste Operators Group visited Shanks’ Wescott Park AD plant this week for their latest meeting. Food waste collections Recent developments on food waste collection policy – the publication of the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan, and the framework for greater consistency in household collections – formed the…

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Tags: fwog, food waste operators, food waste operators group, waste collection, food waste collection, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, Wrap, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, jess allan, alex monks, ADBA, operator groups

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Scotland pushes further ahead on waste policy

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, SEPA, has published “One Planet Prosperity – A Waste to Resources Framework”, which outlines how it intends to drive down waste production and keep valuable materials circulating for as long as possible, whilst preventing and tackling the harms associated with waste management and…

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Tags: SEPA, Scottish Government, Scotland, Waste, food waste, anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, Matt Hindle

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RHI - when will the government set out further details?

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Last week I represented ADBA at the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group, which meets to work with government on the development of renewable heat policy – and in the past week the policy team has also held one-to-one meetings with officials in the team about the Renewable Heat Incentive. Following…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, biomethane to grid, beis, financial incentives, transport, RHI, rhi consultation, rhi tariffs, Matt Hindle

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New evidence shows digestate has capacity to replace the “whole market” for peat

WRAP has published a series of documents based on their research into the potential for digestates in horticultural applications. In their words, These have shown that there is early promise for the continued investigation of the use of quality digestate in horticultural applications such as growing media or as a…

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Tags: Wrap, digestate, horticulture, research, research and development, research and innovation, trial results, food waste operators, crop operators, Matt Hindle

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ADBA welcomes move towards consistent recycling services and food waste collections in England

Responding to the launch of the Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “Food waste in England is a hugely valuable resource and an opportunity which is still largely untapped. Separate collections help meet…

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Tags: food waste, food waste collections, separate food waste collections, Wrap, ADBA, harmonisation and consistency working group, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, food waste operators

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Select Committee report demonstrates need for green gas

The Energy and Climate Change Committee have today published a report on 2020 renewable heat and transport targets, which says that  on its current course, the UK will fail to achieve its 2020 renewable energy targets. The committee has drawn particular attention to the important role of biomethane in meeting the…

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Tags: ECC committee, beis, RHI, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, renewable heat target, RTFO, transport, biomethane in transport, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, 2020 target, Matt Hindle

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ADBA pushes to retain ‘embedded benefit’ payments for AD operators

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Earlier this week, I met Ofgem to discuss their open letter on changes to ‘embedded benefits’, which could ultimately reduce the ‘triad’ payment available to AD operators.  We have also joined other organisations including the Association for Decentralised Energy in a joint letter to BEIS…

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Tags: Ofgem, national grid, embedded benefits, embedded benefit, triad, tnuos, cmp264, cmp265, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators

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Reminder: have your say on reduced payments for peak power

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As I blogged two weeks ago, Ofgem are considering reducing 'embedded benefits' for electricity generators connected to the distribution network.  ADBA is meeting Ofgem on Wednesday next week to give our reaction to the plans - so if you want to make your voice heard, please let us know…

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Tags: Ofgem, embedded benefit, triad, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle

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