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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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RHI legislation sent to parliamentary committee

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Yesterday I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on behalf of ADBA, to hear the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, as well as government thinking on support for renewable heat post 2020/21, when…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, RHI, decarbonisation, renewable heat, emiliano lewis

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MEDIA PARTNER PRESS RELEASE: Energy Now Expo 2018

The agricultural sector is used to a change, however, understanding what impact the recent policy changes in the agri-renewables sector will have, and whether investment in renewable energy is still a practical, viable option for farmers, often isn’t clear.  The Energy Now Expo 2018 will…

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Tags: media partner press release, on-farm AD, jess allan

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Important: feedback requested from EA on use of up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket systems

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The Environment Agency (EA) has sought feedback from industry on whether operators are using the Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) on the use of ‘up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket anaerobic digestion systems’. The EA has a position statement on how they regulate this type of AD system if it is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, sludge, blanket, sludge blanket

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Defra focuses on ammonia emissions reduction from agriculture and AD

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In the last couple of months, ADBA has attended two meetings with Defra’s Air Quality team, designed to bring stakeholders together to consider how to achieve ammonia emissions reductions from agricultural sources and from AD/digestate activities. This blog summarises the discussions so far. Why is the reduction…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, ammonia emissions, digestate, digestate spreading, digestate storage

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Future of on-farm AD plant secured

The future of a 1 MW on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plant based in Essex has been secured following new investment. The purchase of Station Works AD in Thaxted, was completed in November by AD funders Privilege Finance and business partner BioWatt, who will take over the operation of the plant with…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, on-farm AD

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Silicone and siloxane use in food preparations

The redirection of food waste streams from landfill to recovery of energy in Combined Heat and Power plant (CHP) is beneficial in that there is less ground pollution from leachate in landfills and at the same time, non-fossil fuel energy is recovered. This operation is therefore beneficial to both the…

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

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Food Waste Recycling Action Plan bulletin

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FWRAP Bulletin – November 2017 1st edition Welcome to the debut bulletin for the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan (FWRAP), designed to bring you all the breaking news from the plan. FWRAP, led by a cross-industry steering group and supported by WRAP, is working to increase and improve the quantity and…

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Tags: food waste recycling action plan, food waste, recycling

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Synergie Environ project manage Inver House Distillers AD plant build

As specialist engineers in the AD field we are project managing this installation at Balmenach through all feasibility, planning, permitting, procurement and construction phases. Managing Director Uisdean Fraser commented: We have a long-established working relationship with Inver House Distillers and have worked hard with the management team over a number…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion

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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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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Clearfleau building new biogas plant in Scottish Highlands

Anaerobic digestion plant will make Balmenach one of lowest carbon distilleries in Scotland Clearfleau, the UK’s leading provider of on-site biogas plants for the food and beverage sector, has started work on its latest biogas plant on a distillery for Inver House at Balmenach in rural Speyside. The…

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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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How are we doing on separate food waste collections?

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has provided the latest data on separate food waste collections among local authorities (LAs) in England. In 2016/17, there were 109 LAs with separate food waste collections in place, representing 1/3 of all LAs in England. With the figure increasing ever year, this does represent…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, fwrap, Wrap, separate food waste collections, local authorities, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, emiliano lewis

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RHI and RTFO interactions - discussions ongoing

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In the context of falling tariffs, ADBA have been proactively working with industry on finding new ways to finance AD and biomethane projects. One of the options which is being explored is enabling the splitting of biomethane production between the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, RTFO, RHI, biomethane, DfT, beis, Ofgem

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