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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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Tags: RHI, emiliano lewis, biomethane to grid working group, Renewable Heat Incentive

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, iea biogas, international energy agency, international energy agency iea

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Invitation for expressions of interest - pilot biomethane injection National Grid Transmission

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Project CLoCC invites Expressions of Interest for Pilot Customer Interested parties are encouraged to submit an EOI by 19th January 2018 Project CLoCC is a National Grid Gas Transmission project to reduce the cost and length of time of connecting to the National Grid Transmission network. It is now in its…

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Tags: national grid transmission, biomethane injection, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, green gas

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EU Circular Economy Package Agreed - AD to boom across EU

In December the European Commission, Council and Parliament provisionally agreed the Circular Economy Package of measures in waste, which they have been negotiating for many years. This agreement moves the EU towards a higher level of sustainability in waste management over the coming ten years or so, with some stretching…

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Tags: European Union, circular economy package, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, Defra

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Gove speech - “Farming for the next generation”

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Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, today gave a speech on the future of farming in the UK, entitled "Farming for the next generation".  For those of you that were at our National Conference in December you would have already heard a lot about…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, agriculture policy, Ollie More

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ADBA analysis - AD crops little impact on UK food output

We've long argued that using crops for AD in reasonable amounts is a good thing. It diversifies farm incomes, allows the profitable introduction of longer crop rotations, reduces emissions and stores carbon in soils.  ADBA has analysed data produced by the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, RHI, farm AD, national conference 2017, crop ad

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What the Budget means for AD

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Unfortunately, today's Budget contained very little in terms of support for AD. Here are some points that may be of interest:  Energy Sustainable investment in energy – The government will continue to support low-carbon electricity as it becomes more cost-competitive, including through up to £557 million for further…

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Tags: Ollie More, budget 2017, anaerobic digestion, energy, Waste, climate change

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Decentralised electricity sector deal - can we get government backing?

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Next week the government is expected to publish its Industrial Strategy, including a number of sector deals to include policy support and research and development funding for specific sectors. Introducing an Industrial Strategy is one of Theresa May's main objectives, so it will be interesting to see whether there…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, decentralised energy, renewable financial incentives, biogas, beis, industrial strategy, sector deal

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New Labour Party interest in separate food waste collections

While we are aware of government looking at the costs and benefits of providing funding for authorities in England to introduce separate food waste collections, we have also recently been discussing these with the new Labour Shadow Minister for Shadow Farming & Rural Affairs (who also has responsibility for wate…

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New government focus on soil health

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has highlighted the current threat to UK agricultural productivity of depleted soils. He said "We have encouraged a type of farming which has damaged the earth”. According to a Guardian article, Michael Gove said "the UK is 30-40…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, soil health, organic matter, michael gove

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Royal Agricultural Society of England AD report - still the best around

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It was written in 2011 but is still the best available publication on the benefits of on-farm AD. A Review of Anaerobic Digestion Plants on UK Farms, by Angela Bywater for the Royal Agricultural Society of England, covers not only a history of on farm plants in the UK and an…

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Tags: farm AD, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, RASE, a review of anaerobic digestion plants on uk farms, angela bywater

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Response to biomethane registration and other amendments RHI consultation - last chance to comment

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See attached our draft response to the RHI consultation on "Further proposed amendments", which include important changes to the way biomethane producers are registered in the RHI. The full consultation can be found here.  I have already received a number of comments, but further comments and suggestions would be…

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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) changes delayed until new year

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has this week informed us that the legislation required to introduce the increased biomethane and biogas tariffs, tariff guarantees and crop restrictions to the RHI, will be delayed until the start of next year. They had aimed to introduce legislation this…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, biomethane, crop operators, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive

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ADBA draft response to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation

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I have drafted some key points that we wish to make on the BEIS Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation on further amendments to the scheme. This consultation has been described as 'other bits and pieces' by some because it considers a range of different eligbility issues, including multiple plant,…

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£25K research funding up for grabs - apply by 16th October

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We would just like to alert you to a new short-notice funding opportunity from the Anaerobic Digestion Network – £25K Seeding Catalyst Roadmap. Details are available on the website now (www.anaerobicdigestionnet.com), with a deadline of 16th October for all applications.   ADNet members (free to join) are…

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