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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - People changes for Privilege Finance as business expands

MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - People changes for Privilege Finance as business expands Renewable energy funding provider, Privilege Finance, announces team changes for 2020. As a result of sustained business growth and ambitious targets for 2020 and beyond, Privilege has altered the structure of the business to support the future development of the…

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Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations Review by DEFRA

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The Water Quality and Agriculture Team at Defra is reviewing the Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations (the Terms of Reference for this review can be found here). It aims to update the 2015 Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations in response to stakeholder feedback. SSAFO (Slurry and Silage) Regulations is included…

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Tags: Defra, saffo, nitrate, digestate, anaerobic digestion, regulations, sam hinton

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Businesses asked to help shape new UK electronic waste tracking service

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The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together to develop an electronic waste tracking service that will capture information on all movements of waste in the UK. The project aims to manage digital information relating to the movement of all waste in a single solution, helping improve compliance…

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Tags: Defra, biowaste

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Ofgem seeking evidence on commissioning equipment for biomethane

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Ofgem have put out a call for evidence to better understand the industry standards and practices for commissioning of biomethane plants. ADBA, along with other industry associations, has raised concerns with Ofgem and BEIS that this must not add additional uncertainty to the industry around meeting commissioning deadlines. Ofgem will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, RHI, beis, UK AD & Biogas, Ofgem, financial incentives, call for evidence, commissioning, rebecca thompson

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ADBA praises global biogas industry commitment to deliver 12% reduction in global emissions by 2030

ADBA praises global biogas industry commitment to deliver 12% reduction in global greenhouse gases emissions by 2030 The World Biogas Association, of which ADBA is a founder member, issues Declaration to deliver 12% global GHG emissions reductions by 2030, signed by major industry players It's the first time so many powerful organisations join…

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Tags: biogas, world biogas association, climate change, cop25, unfccc, uk government

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New AD innovation is looking for a full scale site following a sucessful pilot. Could this be you?

ADBA have been approached by a new AD technology provider. The new technology has been trialled in Israel on a 100 head herd of cattle and claims to improve on conventional AD. The technology initally started as a water purification technique in Israel until its potential in AD was recognised. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, slurry, innovation, biomethane, RHI, RTFO, sam hinton, R&D

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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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