Category: ADBA News

PRESS RELEASE: ADBA launches pioneering AD Certification Scheme at annual conference

Scheme will support AD industry in improving plant performance  Scheme is most comprehensive of its type  ADBA National Conference 2017 took place yesterday in Westminster  UK trade body the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) yesterday launched its pioneering AD…

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Tags: press release, ad certification scheme, Charlotte Morton, adba national conference 2017, plant performance

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ADBA joins other associations to discuss decentralised energy sector deal

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ADBA joined a range of other renewables trade associations yesterday to discuss ongoing plans for a sector deal on decentralised energy with officials from BEIS. The government's Industrial Strategy White Paper sets out plans for a range of deals for specific sectors of the economy, and BEIS has…

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Tags: industrial strategy, sector deal, electricity, beis, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, feed-in tariff

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What might AD look like in 2050?

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A few weeks ago I attended a workshop on the water-energy-food nexus in 2050, organised by the Stepping Up project. The workshop examined what the UK might look like by the middle of the 21st century, with a focus on three particular innovations: AD, insect protein, and food redistribution. The workshop…

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Tags: research and innovation, anaerobic digestion

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PRESS RELEASE: Lord Deben - anaerobic digestion central to policy goals

Deben is Chair of Committee on Climate Change and former Environment Secretary Deben was speaking at ADBA National Conference 2017 Said “AD’s story needs to be told much more widely” Former Environment Secretary and current Committee on Climate Change Chair Lord Deben has described anaerobic digestion (AD)…

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Tags: press release, committee on climate change, anaerobic digestion, adba national conference 2017, ad certification scheme, Defra

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Industrial Strategy and other important AD news - a message from ADBA’s Chief Executive

Those of you who have been able to attend our members meetings will have heard me say that, whilst members may not yet be seeing much evidence of concrete policies to support an increased rate of growth in our industry, there does appear to be quite a lot happening behind…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, industrial strategy, adba national conference 2017, RHI, renewable transport fuel obligation, separate food waste collections, adba ad certification scheme, clean growth strategy

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PRESS RELEASE: AD industry welcomes Industrial Strategy White Paper

Paper promises sustainable agriculture to help improve food production Government pledges new Bioeconomy Strategy in support for circular economy AD can play key role in enhancing UK’s industrial capability but concrete support needed   The UK anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has today welcomed the publication of the government…

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Tags: press release, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, industrial strategy, farming, Circular Economy, bioeconomy strategy

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New food waste recycling events page on ADBA website

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We have recently added a new page to our website that outlines upcoming events at which guidance will be available for those working in food waste recycling. The page forms part of our work with the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan, an industry-led initiative to increase the quantity of…

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Tags: food waste, food waste operators, fwrap, Ollie More

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PRESS RELEASE: CCC chief to set out role of AD in meeting Carbon Budgets

Lord Deben to address the ADBA National Conference on 7 December Deben has described AD as ‘essential weapon’ in war on climate change AD can help to decarbonise heat, power, transport, farming, and waste Former Environment Secretary and Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Lord Deben will…

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Tags: ADBA National Conference, commitee on climate change, carbon budgets, anaerobic digestion

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA calls for sector deal support in Budget submission

In advance of the Budget on 22 November, ADBA has sent its top policy asks to Exchequer Secretary Andrew Jones MP. As the government looks ahead to the publication of the Industrial Strategy White Paper, ADBA has highlighted the strong business case for the proposed agri-tech and bioeconomy sector deals. ADBA…

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Tags: budget, industrial strategy, agri-tech, bioeconomy, anaerobic digestion, separate food waste collections

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PRESS RELEASE: Renewable heat legislation delay threatens climate goals

[​Please note that ADBA’s press release dated 25/10/17 (‘Renewable heat legislation delay threatens climate goals – ADBA’) contained an unintentionally misleading statement. We would like to make the following correction: Charlotte Morton’s quote ‘I’ve written directly to ministers at BEIS urging them…

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Tags: press release, RHI, beis, brexit

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Is algal technology the future of AD?

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Last week I attended a workshop run by a consortium of Welsh universities on developing circular economy solutions to reduce agricultural nitrate pollution and develop feed products. The workshop focused on how combining AD-derived digestate with algal technologies has the potential to reduce nutrient pollution (which primarily derives from agriculture)…

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Tags: research and innovation, chris noyce, algae, anaerobic digestion, nutrient pollution, digestate

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion can underpin Clean Growth Strategy – ADBA

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today welcomed the Clean Growth Strategy published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and said that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play an underpinning role in meeting the strategy’s goals. ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: The multi-faceted…

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Tags: press release, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, beis, clean growth strategy, heat, electricity, farming, transport, recycling, best practice scheme, RHI, FIT

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Update from Low CVP Fuels Working Group

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Today I attended a meeting of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (CVP) Fuels Working Group, which includes representation from the Department for Transport (DfT), Low CVP, and many others working in the low-carbon fuels sector (including a number of ADBA members). Here are some of the key points relating to…

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Tags: chris noyce, emiliano lewis, biomethane, transport, RTFO, DfT, Low CVP

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ADBA joins other trade bodies to discuss small-scale renewables sector deal for Industrial Strategy

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This week ADBA met with a number of other renewables trade bodies to discuss the possibility of a joint sector deal for small-scale renewables to be submitted to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the government's Industrial Strategy. The idea for such a…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, industrial strategy, beis, Ollie More, renewable energy, feed-in tariff, clean growth plan

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA releases revamped AD industry guide

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today released the second edition of The Practical Guide to AD, a key guidance document for developing and operating anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities in the UK. The Guide covers key topics of relevance to AD operators, including feedstocks, producing and using biogas…

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Tags: press release, the practical guide to ad, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton

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