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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - Biogen acquires anaerobic digestion plant in South West England

Biogen acquires anaerobic digestion plant in South West England Biogen, the anaerobic digestion portfolio platform led by Ancala Partners LLP (‘Ancala’), has acquired a 1.1MW operational anaerobic digestion facility located in Weston-super-Mare, England, from Enovert for an undisclosed sum. The facility will be integrated into Ancala’s…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, ancala, Biogen, enovert

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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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Reviewing the EA’s Standard Rules Permit Consultations

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This week Sam Hinton has been reviewing the EA’s Standard Rules Permit Consultations. During the week he has participated in teleconference and a meeting in Rushen, which were the Biowaste and Plastics Working Group and the CIWM Biological Treatment SIG respectively.

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Tags: technical, regulation, EA

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Site visit to Barfoot Energy

Last week Sam Hinton, ADBA’s Technical Support Manager, visited the two AD plants operated by Barfoot Energy in the South of England. He visited them to talk through ADBA’s current work, regulatory changes on the horizon, visit the sites and to obtain their input on the…

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Tags: site visit, operator

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Department for Transport – Quarterly Stakeholder Workshop

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The Department for Transport’s Quarterly Stakeholder Workshop included talks from NovaPangaea, BEIS, Supergen Bioenergy Hub, UKPIA and the RTFO Unit. It was good to see that Rika Biofuels, who are developing an anaerobic digestion plant to turn straw to liquid biomethane, was one of the winners of the …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, sam hinton, RTFO, DfT

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Feedstock (Waste) – Opportunity – West Midlands

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We have received an enquiry from a company who are looking to dispose of their waste streams through AD. What: They are looking to dispose of the pH adjusted citric acid in a more sustainable way and to reduce costs. They have already had BMP tests carried out on this…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, feedstock, sam hinton

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ADBA submits Budget proposals to Chancellor

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*Update - The Government has now withdrawn the Budget pending a general election motion* ADBA has written to the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, setting out the industry's views on the policies needed to support anaerobic digestion in the years ahead. These priorities focus on encouraging better cross-departmental working to drive…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives

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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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Policy Report for October 2019

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Our Policy Team has finalised the update to the Policy Report for October 2019. The previous version was published in April 2019 and since quite a few legislative changes have been put forward. The main emphasis was put on the RHI closure and future support for green gas; the Smart Export Guarantee…

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Update: All 13 Quality Protocols to be reviewed by the Environment Agency

The first 3 QPs to be reviewed, bullet points below, will hopefully be ready for external input by the end of October according to the Environment Agency. About three QPs will be reviewed at one time and the first three to be reviewed are: Compost Digestate PLA (Poultry litter ash)   …

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Tags: sam hinton, environmental regulation, quality protocol

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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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Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) for electricity producers

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ADBA’s Policy Team met with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the end of the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) and the implementation of the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), a more market-driven scheme. This initiative will be ready to roll-out on 1 January 2020 and will replace the export tariff…

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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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Incentivising gas to grid: tell us what you think!

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In last year’s Spring Statement, the Chancellor committed to increasing the proportion of green gas being injected into the gas grid. Today, Rebecca Thompson, our Senior Policy Manager, presented ADBA’s initial thinking on what a policy mechanism to achieve this would look like, at an Energy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, beis, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives, RHI, british green gas, green gas, financial incentives, renewable gas, spring statement, post-rhi, consultation, green gas mechanism, green gas consultation, rebecca thompson

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