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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: Flooded maize could be salvaged as grain for AD feedstock

Flooding across north, east and central England has brought the last of the maize harvest to a halt, and reports suggest thousands of acres destined for anaerobic digestion remain in the ground. While taking the crop as silage becomes increasingly unlikely, feedstock and forage preservation specialists, Kelvin Cave Ltd, say…

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Tags: farming, mazie, flooding

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IKEA is looking for food waste handling and valorisation collaborators

IKEA, in partnership with SLU (the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), is currently screening the global market for food waste handling and valorisation solutions in order to identify candidates for future collaboration.

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Tags: ikea, food waste

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Support biogas as a viable, renewable alternative to shale gas, says trade body

Support biogas as a viable, renewable alternative to shale gas, says trade body in light of Oil and Gas Authority report Government needs to look at alternatives following the suspension of fracking as recommended by Oil and Gas Authority. Biogas offers an environmentally friendly alternative that has the potential to…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, Charlotte Morton, UK AD & Biogas, financial incentives, shale gas, fracking, government

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‘Business is Great’ event showcases expertise to Spain

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Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of participating in a ‘Business is Great’ networking event organised by the UK Department of International Trade (DIT) in Barcelona.

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Tags: dit, spain, export, networking, conference

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BEIS provides pragmatic solution for transfer of ownership of biomethane plants

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 ADBA has been informed by BEIS that alternatives to transfer of ownership of a biomethane plant are being considered. A pragmatic solution is sought for the period before the RHI reform legislation comes into force in March 2021.   BEIS explained: “Presently there is no provision included in the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, transfer of ownership

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Request for comment: draft guidance on SEG sustainability criteria

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Ofgem has published draft guidance on the sustainability criteria and reporting requirements for Anaerobic Digestion digestors applying for the Smart Export Guarantee. The guidance is open to comments until 6th November 2019. The guidance is available here.  Our expert on AD plant operations, Sam Hinton, has identified the most relevant…

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Tags: bioenergy sustainability criteria, reporting

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Expert workshop – Innovations in sustainable bioenergy feedstocks

The workshop was organised by Ricardo and run with BEIS to explore how innovations could increase; supply, profitability, reduce risk, and allow crops to be grown in a wider range of conditions and improve harvesting or planting techniques for bioenergy. The workshop tended to focus on GHG accounting current and…

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Tags: sam hinton, anaerobic digestion, bioenergy, energy crops, digestate, future feedstock, R&D, beis, crop operators

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Gate fees for AD increase by £1, according to new WRAP report

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The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published its 12th yearly report covering the gate fees charged for waste treatment, recovery and disposal, including anaerobic digestion, finding that gate fees have risen. The report concludes that the UK waste market continues to be fragmented, affected by local competition and…

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Informing Defra policy - please provide your input

We are supporting a new research study to map the AD and composting industries. This is an important opportunity for the sector to feed in data and views to inform Defra policy. Changes in policy could impact upon your business in the future. The study will collect a range of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, Defra, digestate, UK AD & Biogas, rebecca thompson, Wrap, organics recycyling survey

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Are you ready for Brexit?

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As we approach the new deadline for Britain leaving the EU, we as an industry need to make sure that we are prepared for whatever happens next. We have an opportunity now to tell government what is needed to ensure we are ready by 31 October. They want to know what…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, UK AD & Biogas, brexit, training, ad industry, industry, EU, European Union, export, trade, transport, feedback, ADBA members

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All 13 Quality Protocols to be reviewed by the Environment Agency

Background: Quality Protocols (QPs), end of waste frameworks, were produced between 2004 and 2015 and are recognised by the Environment Agency (EA) and used by industry on a voluntary basis to identify the point at which waste, having been fully recovered, may be regarded as a non-waste product. This means the waste…

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Tags: environmental regulation, quality protocol, anaerobic digestion, digestate, sam hinton

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Catholic Church now one of the largest single consumers of green gas certificates

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More than 4,500 Catholic churches and schools have switched to renewable gas and electricity supplied by British Gas in one of the UK’s largest combined green energy contracts. The deal with the Catholic Church’s energy procurement group, Inter-diocesan Fuel Management (IFM), covers 2,800 churches from 20 of the 22 Catholic…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, rebecca thompson, green gas, british gas, green energy, england, Wales

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Energy price cap dropped but not for renewables

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Ofgem has set up today the price caps levels for customers applicable to prepayment meter and default energy tariffs (including standard variable tariffs). Applicable to April 2019 -September 2019 October 2019 – March 2020 Variation Customers on default £1,254 £1,179 -£75 Prepayment meter customers £1,242 £1,217 -£25 The caps are revised twice…

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Tags: green energy, energy price cap, alberto rocamora

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RHI and RTFO dual entitlement rules

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Following the last RHI closure group, BEIS officials provided the position agreed between BEIS, DfT and Ofgem on dual participation on the RHI and RTFO: Last year it was confirmed that dual participation on the RHI and the RTFO was possible although it was noted that the RHI Regulations were…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, UK AD & Biogas, financial incentives, rebecca thompson, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, RTFO, rtfcs, rhi closure group, dual participation

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: New sludge digester retrofit by Landia for Scottish Water

Landia has won an important new order with Scottish Water to retrofit two sludge digesters with its acclaimed GasMix mixing systems.

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Tags: member's press release, sludge, anaerobic digestion, biogas, pumps

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