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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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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*Update - The Government has now withdrawn the Budget pending a general election motion* ADBA has written to the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, setting out the industry's views on the policies needed to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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Request for comment: draft guidance on SEG sustainability criteria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Ofgem has published draft guidance on the sustainability criteria and reporting requirements for Anaerobic Digestion digestors applying for the Smart Export Guarantee.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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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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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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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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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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All 13 Quality Protocols to be reviewed by the Environment Agency

Background: Quality Protocols (QPs), end of waste frameworks, were produced between 2004 and 2015 and are recognised by the Environment Agency (EA) and used by industry on a voluntary basis to identify the point at which waste, having been fully recovered, may be regarded as a non-waste product. This means the waste…

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Tags: environmental regulation, quality protocol, anaerobic digestion, digestate, sam hinton

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SEG – Smart Export Guarantee Overview

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In June 2019 the Government published its final proposals for the SEG that will come into force on 1st January 2020. SEG will be supplier-led, with BEIS providing the overarching legislative framework and Ofgem monitoring the obligated suppliers’ compliance. It requires electricity suppliers with more than 150,000 customers will have to offer…

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Tags: seg, smart export guarantee, policy

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ADBA meets with BEIS on RHI closure

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Yesterday, our Senior Policy Manager, Rebecca Thompson, met with one of the lead officials at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the closure of RHI and all things biogas policy. Alongside discussing the technical issues that need ironing out to future proof the RHI regulations as…

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Tags: RHI, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, rebecca thompson, government policy, energy policy

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Power cuts raise questions for electrified future

On 9th August the lights went out for approximately 1.1 million electricity customers. Electricity failed, and although the power outage was connected to a lightening strike, it was just one of many and represents an apparently rare and unexpected event. The lightening caused simultaneous but independent power losses at Hornsea off-shore…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, energy security, biogas to electricity, electricity, rebecca thompson

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ADBA presents at summit on future waste policy

Rebecca Thompson, ADBA's Senior Policy Manager, presented the key role that AD plays in food and farm waste policy at a round-table discussion organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Energy Sustainability and Environment Division. The event brought together academics, industry experts, and representatives from government to discuss…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, RHI, renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, financial incentives, digestate, Defra, rebecca thompson, royal society of chemistry, food waste policy, agriculture policy

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One-year government spending round announced

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Boris' new government has announce that they will be carrying out a short-term spending round to cover the next year, which will be followed by a full Spending Review once Brexit negotiations have been completed. This is to provide financial certainty to Departments as they prepare for Brexit, but may…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, beis, food waste operators, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, digestate, spending review, rebecca thompson, government, government policy, green policy, energy policy

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