Category: Policy updates

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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BEIS methane leakage from AD plants project

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BEIS are hoping to conduct a study on methane leakage from AD plants.  The study would involve setting up sensors around a number of AD plants to monitor methane levels. BEIS feel that the existing literature on methane leakage from AD plants probably does not reflect the actual amount…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, methane leakage, beis

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RHI update – legislation now expected after election

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Yesterday we had a conference call with BEIS on the RHI. BEIS said that the legislation was not now going to be laid before Parliament because there was no chance of it being passed before prorogation on 3 May. They are considering trying to introduce emergency legislation on some minor points,…

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Tags: RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane

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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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WRAP guide to assist AD operators that accept food waste in liners

WRAP has published a guide to assist AD operators that accept food waste in liners: http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/guide-assist-ad-operators-accept-food-waste-liners  WRAP say: "This guidance will help AD operators to limit the amount of plastic that ends up in digestate as a result of food waste caddy liners.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste

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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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General election announcement and impact on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

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The Prime Minister has today announced that a general election will be held on 8 June.  This throws into question whether the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) amendment regulation to bring in the new tariffs and tariff guarantees will be passed in time, so could lapse. They would then need…

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Tags: general election, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI

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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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RHI delay could reduce risk of 1 July biomethane degression

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As we outlined on our blog of 31 March, the legislation bringing the changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) into force has been delayed. The legislation is now expected to be laid before Parliament as soon as possible after the Easter recess. The first day for this would be the 1…

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Tags: RHI, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, food waste operators, crop operators

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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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Environment Agency shares information on fire risk in activated carbon

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The Environment Agency (EA) has shared a technical guide on the fire risk associated with activated carbon. Click here to view the guide. The guide contains useful information on the fire risk factors associated with carbon filters - useful information for operators to have. As we wrote in a blog…

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Tags: Environment Agency, fire prevention, anaerobic digestion, biogas, carbon filters

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