Category: News for Members

New Government must recognise benefits of AD

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By ADBA External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison The advantage of being in Government is that you know when you’re going to call an election before anyone else does. With the tightly run ship of Theresa May’s No.10 operation, news of the surprise poll didn’t…

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Tags: jon harrison, government, local authorities, anaerobic digestion, food waste collections, RHI, FIT

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Fresh research funding announced for AD £££

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An exciting new funding competition, the Energy Catalyst Round 5, has been announced for innovation in energy. The government will invest £13 million in innnovative projects that can address the global need for clean, affordable and secure energy. Details below: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Funding competition: energy catalyst round 5 Department for Business, Energy …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, funding opportunity, beis, research and innovation, clean energy, emissions reduction, emiliano lewis, r&d funding

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ADBA visits Euston Biogas

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Yesterday ADBA visited Euston Biogas to discuss the Future of Farming and On-farm AD project that ADBA is working on. The Euston Biogas site, one of two biomethane-to-grid plants owned and operated by Strutt & Parker Farms Ltd, processes around 50,000 tonnes of crops and farm waste a year and has…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, beis, emiliano lewis, Feed-in-Tariff, on farm ad, digestate, CAP

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Environment Agency to update ADBA members at Regulatory Forum

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There is now about a month left to go until our Spring 2017 Regulatory Forum, which is taking place on 23rd May at Clarke Willmott's office in Bristol. As well as the chance to hear from a range of leading experts in the AD industry, attendees will hear an…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum

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World Bank adviser to speak at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017

World Bank adviser on agricultural risks and markets Marc Sadler will give a keynote address at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the #1 global tradeshow for biogas, at the NEC in Birmingham on 5 July 2017. Mr Sadler, who regularly advises governments and supply-chain stakeholders on commodity markets, finance,…

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Tags: uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, world bank, biogas, anaerobic digestion, un sustainable development goals

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Just released: April 2017 ADBA Policy Report

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At the ADBA Spring Members' Meeting yesterday we released the April 2017 Policy Report, bringing you the latest information on renewable financial incentives and the policy work ADBA has been engaged with over the last few months. Members may download a copy here. Below are some highlights from the report: The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, advanced anaerobic digestion, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Setting out the role of AD in the UK Industrial Strategy

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Last week we submitted our response to the Industrial Strategy green paper consultation. Running during the last three months the consultation sought views on ten 'pillars' where the right policy could lead to increased productivity and economic growth throughout the UK. These pillars are: science, research and innovation; skills;…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller, digestate, beis, industrial strategy, renewable financial incentives, trade, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Biogen welcomes new investors

Leading food-waste-to-renewable-energy specialist Biogen yesterday announced that it has been acquired by Ancala Bioenergy Limited. The company was purchased for an undisclosed sum from joint venture shareholders Bedfordia Group and Kier Group. Biogen’s seven anaerobic digestion plants recycle a quarter of a million tonnes of food waste annually…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Food waste - fuelling our future (Puregas Solutions)

Despite some very challenging conditions and sub-zero temperatures(!), Puregas Solutions has just completed the installation and commissioning of a CApure CA30 biogas upgrading plant in Forsbacka, 200km north of Stockholm, Sweden. Linda Kraft, Project Manager for Puregas Solutions, explains: Because the upgrading plant undergoes a comprehensive Factory Acceptance Test, any…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, biogas upgrading, dry fermentation, biomethane, digestate

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Update on EFRA Committee Food Waste Inquiry

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Our External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison provides an update on the ongoing inquiry into food waste in England.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, consultation, food waste, jon harrison, Parliament, Charlotte Morton, carbon

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Information request – survey on use of landspreading deployment permits

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We have been made aware of a potential issue regarding the use of landspreading deployment permits (i.e. spreading of digestate under Standard Rules SR2010 No. 4) which we would like to better understand. A summary of the potential issue is provided at the end of this blog. At this stage,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, landspreading, environmental permitting, standard rules permits, deployment, food waste operators, digestate

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Future Billing Methodology: reducing gas to grid costs

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ADBA has now submitted its response to National Grid Gas Distribution and DNV GL's consultation on the Future Billing Methodology. You may download our final response here. Thank you to all the members who got in touch to help shape our submission. Our response supports the project in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, consultation, propanation, future billing methodology, crop operators, food waste operators, propane, calorific value, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: AD performance at the heart of Privilege team expansion

Independent consultant Dr Phil Hobbs has joined the Privilege Finance team with a primary focus on optimising new and under-performing anaerobic digesters in the agricultural and food waste industries. Experience in the biogas, pharmaceutical, instrumentation and British aerospace industries, as a project manager, has provided Dr Hobbs with an excellent…

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Tags: member's press release, ad performance, optimisation, bbsrc, anaerobic digestion

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Making the case for protecting embedded benefits

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Ofgem is consulting on its ‘minded to’ decision on the two Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC) modifications raised that call for reform of certain “embedded benefits”, which include payments that some generators can receive for helping suppliers avoid transmission demand residual charges, i.e.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, embedded benefit, triad payments, cmp264, cmp265, consultation, tnous, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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The role of AD in the UK’s modern industrial strategy

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During the last few months ADBA has been working with members and with industry partners to formulate our response to BEIS’s consultation on the UK's industrial strategy. The Government green paper consultation on the industrial strategy sets out ten pillars where concentrated efforts would lead to increased…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, consultation, renewable financial incentives, food waste operators, crop operators, industrial strategy, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research, trade, energy infrastructure, thom koller

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