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ADBA response to EA consultation - makes case for not imposing new costs on AD

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On Friday we submitted our response to the Environment Agency consultation on permitting. See our original blog on this here. The proposals include a number of areas where permitted AD operators would potentially have to make changes to existing plants, meaning costly efforts to meet any new requirements. We have…

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Goodbye to Jessica Allan

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We're sad to say that Jessica Allan, our Regulatory Affairs Manager, has moved on from ADBA to a new role as a Principal Consultant at WYG. Jess joined ADBA three years ago, on the day of our annual AD Trade Show in Birmingham. Following that fast-paced introduction into the…

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Should Standard Rules Permits be scrapped?

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The Environment Agency has issued a Call for Evidence on environmental permits for biowaste facilities. See our previous blogs on this here. One aspect of this is ending the option of operators having the choice of applying for a Standard Rules environmental permit.  The EA say: Standard rules "We…

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National Grid awards its pilot customer opportunity to Biocow’s anaerobic digestion plant

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Somerset Farm in Cambridgeshire owned by Biocow Ltd, has been appointed as the Project CLoCC (Customer Low Cost Connections) pilot customer after a call to industry for expressions of interest. This will be the first time a Biomethane producer has connected to the high pressure gas National Transmission System (NTS).…

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Update: Biogas in Brazil: Future opportunities and main challenges

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The webinar discussed in my previous blog has now been moved to Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 3:30pm (UK). Register online now. A delegation of Brazilian companies and officials are attending UK AD & World Biogas 2018 so any interest in the Brazilian market watch this webinar and get in touch with me. …

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Why anaerobic digestion? A summary

When we at ADBA are in day-to-day discussions with government department's we are so often trapped into explaining how AD can meet the objectives of that particular department. This is frustrating for us but of course government can be highly specialised and it is difficult for individual civil servants…

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Biogas in Brazil: Future opportunities and main challenges

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We have received the below message from the Department for International Trade, who we are working with on promoting British industry in Brazil:   Department for International Trade (DIT) webinar Biogas in Brazil: Future opportunities and main challenges Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 2pm (GMT) This webinar is for UK companies who…

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Separate food waste collections for England by 2024?

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Although government has been non-committal on the issue to date, it is appearing likely that the UK will introduce the EU Circular Economy Package, which includes provisions for member states to introduce separate collections for municipal biowaste by the end of 2023. We’ve heard gossip from three separate waste…

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ADBA Submission - UK Industrial Strategy

It is vitally important that government recognises that huge role that anaerobic digestion has to play in the UK's Industrial Strategy. As part of the government prioritising areas of focus for its Industrial Strategy, we therefore submitted a proposal to include anaerobic digestion in the government's plans for…

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ADBA Advisory Board discusses key industry topics

Last month we held our ADBA Industry Advisory Board meeting to gather the key points from industry experts on what the priorities for ADBA and the industry should be. We had a wide-ranging discussion, with each board member giving three areas they'd like us to focus on. What is…

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Anaerobic digestion flyer - how AD fits into government aims

We've produced a new flyer showing how AD fits into the current government's aims.  Trying to summarise all the benefits of AD into two pages was not easy.  A few key facts beyond all the environmental benefits include: If all suitable UK feedstock was used to…

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Putting AD on the Pathway to Zero Subsidy?

You may have noticed the headline for our Research and Innovation Forum this year is "Putting AD on the Pathway to Zero Subsidy".  Of course government has been asking us as an industry for many years when we will match the cost reductions that solar and offshore wind have…

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Understand Brazilian energy market and opportunities

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We have received the below invitation for ADBA members to dial-in to a webinar on the Energy Expansion Plan (2026) and on perspectives for renewable energy in Brazil. For full details see here. For members interested in export and investment opportunitities we can put you in touch with someone from the…

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ADBA biomethane working group - London 2 March

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Now that the RHI regulations have been laid we want to hold a meeting of our Biomethane-to-grid Working Group. The aim would be to go through collectively the legislation and try and be as prepared as possible for the implementation date.  This would probably be a three hour meeting,…

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R&D and global news update from International Energy Agency Task 37

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has a Tash set up to support the global development of AD.  It has published a range of peer-reviewed technical brochures to support industry.  In addition the UK representative on the task often passes us relavent academic research and reports on developments across…

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