Category: News for Members

Research into road verge grass

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Students at the Centre for Doctoral training in Bioenergy at the University of Leeds are currently researching the use of road verge grass as a feedstock for AD, and the best uses for the biogas produced.  As a part of their research they would like to understand the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, research and innovation, thom koller

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RHI tariffs and degression

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As we announced last week the Renewable Heat Incentive regulations have now been laid before Parliament. Read our blog for further information. From 14 March it will take between 6 and 10 weeks for them to be passed into law. This means the implementation date is expected to be sometime in May. Although…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, rhi tariff guarantees, rhi tariffs, financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, tariff triggers, RHI degression, thom koller

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UK AD industry to call for game-changing research centre at ADBA R&I Forum

The UK AD industry will lay out plans for a Centre for Anaerobic Biotechnology and Bioresources Research at the 7th annual ADBA Research & Innovation (R&I) Forum 2017. The proposed Centre would act as a centre of global excellence and seek to transform AD into a low-cost, multi-functional biotechnology…

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Tags: R&D, adba r&i forum, sustainable development goals, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion

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RHI regulations released

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reform regulations were laid before Parliament on 14 March 2017. You can view them here. The new regulations consolidate recent amendments; for specific details about the changes being introduced please get in touch with the policy team. Our summary of the changes is available here. Some of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, consultation, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, beis, Ofgem, thom koller

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ADBA submit views on FIT draft guidance

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During the last few weeks Ofgem has been running a consultation to collect views their draft gudiance for the new FIT rules relating to feedstock restrictions and the sustainability criteria. Thank you to all those members that got in touch to contribute. The new guidance will be applicable to all…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, consultation, Ofgem, fit guidance, thom koller

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Ofgem launch Targeted Charging Review

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Following their open letter last summer and the ongoing ‘minded to’ decision relating to CMP264/265 and the charging arrangements for embedded generation, Ofgem has now launched a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) consultation to consider charges relating to: fixed and sunk costs, behind the meter generation, and storage. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable electricity, FIT, RO, cmp264, cmp265, triad, consultation, Ofgem, thom koller

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BEIS begin thinking on small scale support for post-2019

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With government support for low carbon small-scale generation declining the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has begun thinking about support beyond 2019. BEIS is currently gathering evidence in a number of key areas. This will be used to inform policy development and support the advice they provide to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, beis, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller, future of on farm ad

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Ofgem issues RO closure guidance

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Following consultation Ofgem has published its guidance on the closure of the Renewables Obligation scheme. The RO closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. You can download this guidance here. Of particular interest to those members pursuing the RO is this guidance’s clarification on the ‘grid or radar…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, RO, ro closure, consultation, guidance, food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, thom koller

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Ensuring safe design - new information sheet on CDM regulations

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As part of our project to develop a Best Practice Scheme for AD, the project's steering group has produced a short information sheet on the importance of ensuring safe design when developing AD plants. The guide focuses on the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, which place…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, cdm regs, health and safety

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Make sure you’re ready for the Best Practice Scheme

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As you are probably aware, ADBA is working with members to lead the development of the Best Practice Scheme (BPS) for AD plants. The voluntary scheme, which aims to help operators achieve high standards of environmental protection, health and safety and operational performance, will consist of a certification process and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, jess allan, regulatory forum

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2017 Spring Budget - What you need to know

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Following the delivery of the 2017 Spring Budget by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, the relevant policy announcements are outlined below. No specific mention was made of Anaerobic Digestion. Energy Carbon pricing "The government remains committed to carbon pricing to help decarbonise the power sector. Currently, UK prices are…

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Tags: emiliano lewis, energy, Waste

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Spring Regulatory Forum 23rd May - programme takes shape

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum will be held on 23rd May in Bristol, kindly hosted by Clarke Willmott. If you would like to attend this free event, please contact Cheryl Murdoch at Cheryl.murdoch@adbioresources.org. The programme is taking shape, including the following sessions which promise to provide delegates…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum

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How do you think we can meet AD’s full potential? Let us know

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As an ADBA member, what do you think needs to happen for the AD industry to meet its full potential? This will be the main theme of the next issue of AD & Bioresources News, and we're looking to get members' thoughts on: What are the current barriers stopping…

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Tags: chris noyce, anaerobic digestion, ADBA members, ad & bioresources news

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Gemidan Ecogi A/S wins Danish food waste contract

Following a Danish EU public procurement, Gemidan Ecogi A/S (Gemidan) have been awarded a contract for the supply of their high-performing ECOGI food waste pre-treatment technology.  Under this contract a new processing facility will be established to treat 24,000 tpa of domestic food waste mixed with up to 20% kerbside…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, pre-treatment technology, process flexibility, digestate

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Therese Coffey MP welcomes ADBA work on food waste recycling

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Towards the end of last year ADBA joined the CLA, NFU and REA in a joint letter to Dr Therese Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities. In our letter we requested a meeting to highlight the benefits of AD and to gain…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, CLA, NFU, REA, dr therese coffey, Defra, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, common agricultural policy cap, thom koller

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