Category: ADBA News

British Council to highlight biogas funding opportunities at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo

The British Council, the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, has confirmed it will be presenting at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the #1 global tradeshow for biogas. Dr Shaun Holmes, Science Adviser for Global Projects at the British Council, will talk…

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Tags: funding opportunities, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, british council, newton fund, world biogas association, biogas, r&i

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What the Queen’s Speech means for AD

There were no real surprises in this morning's Queen's Speech but some interesting inclusions/omissions that are likely to affect the UK AD industry over the coming years. What was mentioned: Brexit - Fairly unsurprisingly, securing "the best possible deal" as the UK leaves the EU topped the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, queen's speech, brexit, CAP, industrial strategy, paris agreement, RHI, Circular Economy, chris noyce

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ADBA: Reduction in embedded generator payments ‘misguided’

ADBA has today called on Ofgem to reconsider its retroactive decision to reduce embedded generator payments, saying that AD can already deliver exactly what Ofgem and the Government are trying to achieve by reducing the payments. Embedded generators (power plants connected to lower-voltage distribution networks) with less than 100 MW capacity…

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Tags: embedded payments, Ofgem, dispatchable power, electricity, separate food waste collections, RHI, capacity market, Charlotte Morton, thom koller

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ADBA calls for sector support from new Government

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), has congratulated Prime Minister Theresa May on forming a new Government, but called for swift action to overcome uncertainty and assist the AD sector in boosting the economy, creating jobs and ensuring security of energy supply. AD…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, general election, RHI, FIT, separate food waste collections

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What a hung Parliament means for AD

Just when you thought British politics couldn't throw up any more surprises, last night's general election results have blown everything right open again. The last opinion polls published on Thursday suggested a range of possible outcomes, from a hung Parliament to a hugely increased Conservative majority, but the…

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Tags: chris noyce, general election, anaerobic digestion, brexit, RHI, clean growth plan, separate food waste collections, FIT

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Five reasons to stay positive about Paris despite Trump

Donald Trump’s decision yesterday to take the US out of the Paris Agreement has been in the pipeline (pun slightly intended) ever since he was elected president back in November. Now that it’s actually happened, what should those of us working in AD and the low-carbon…

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Tags: chris noyce, paris agreement, decarbonisation, renewables

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Resource Management Industry sets out its top priorities for the next Government

The Trade Association Group, an umbrella body comprising the main organisations in the UK’s waste and resource management sector, today set out its top priorities for the next government. The Group’s statement reads as follows: We believe that improvements in resource efficiency – the way in…

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Tags: resource management, government, recycling, food waste collections

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New Nottingham buses show need for greater biomethane support

ADBA has called for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels such as biomethane following the launch today of Nottingham City Transport’s (NCT’s) new £17m double-deck ‘Bio-Gas’ bus fleet. NCT’s new fleet will run on biomethane, a low-carbon transport fuel produced…

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Tags: biomethane, transport fuel, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, air quality, financial incentives

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ADBA comments on election manifestos

Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, ADBA has commented on the energy, climate change and environmental policies outlined by the major parties. Conservative Manifesto Commenting on the Conservative Party’s Manifesto, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton welcomed the Conservatives’ continued commitment to the…

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Tags: general election, manifestos, recycling, climate change, Circular Economy, renewables, anaerobic digestion

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AD & Biogas Industry Awards shortlist announced

ADBA and the World Biogas Association (WBA) have announced the shortlist of over 40 companies for the annual AD & Biogas Industry Awards, which this year has expanded to over 20 categories covering both the UK and international biogas markets. The Awards, which will celebrate the best of the best in innovation…

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Tags: ad & biogas industry awards, world biogas association, biogas, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017

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Energy generation from AD continues to climb

AD currently produces approximately 10.7 TWh of biogas in the UK, equating to 2.2% of the 477 TWh UK gas production in 2016. This is up from 9 TWh in 2015. The energy is generated from 554 AD plants across the sewage, agricultural, municipal/commercial and industrial sectors. 3.5 TWh of this is used for biomethane production…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, energy generation, new generation biogas, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Congratulations to all local election and mayoral winners

By Jon Harrison, ADBA External Affairs Manager ADBA warmly congratulates all successful mayoral candidates and councillors elected in yesterday's local and mayoral elections. As the winners turn to their new responsibilities, we will be highlighting to them the important role of AD in supporting local economies and helping solve…

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Tags: jon harrison, local elections, anaerobic digestion, food waste, un sustainable development goals, waste hierarchy, local authorities

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AD Load Factors at an all-time high

Annual load factors for the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry in the UK continued to improve, rising to 73% last year, up by 4% compared to 2015.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, operational performance, load factors, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Send a letter to your MP candidates about AD

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By Jon Harrison, ADBA External Affairs Manager As I write this blog, parties of all political colours are busy selecting their prospective parliamentary candidates for the election on June 8th. These lucky (depending on your point of view) people will spend the next five weeks tramping across their constituencies, meeting…

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Tags: jon harrison, general election, anaerobic digestion

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ADBA calls for AD to be recognised in manifestos

With a snap election on the horizon and all parties now scrambling to pull together manifestos, ADBA is calling for the value of AD to be recognised in these important statements of intent. Commenting, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton stated: The performance of local authorities and politicians on the ground…

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Tags: general election, anaerobic digestion, food waste, RHI, FIT, jon harrison

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