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New Heat Networks Investment Project guidance

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New guidance is now available for Heat Networks Investment Project applications. HNIP Review process This document is for applicants who request a review of a decision taken by the HNIP Investment Committee. It sets out important information about the basis on which applications are considered and what to do if…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, beis, heat network investment project, heat networks, rebecca thompson, biogas heat, biomethane

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The Rural Community Energy Fund has re-opened, and has moved Department

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The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10 million programme which supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects. Anaerobic Digestion has a huge potential to provide energy security to communities, with clean energy supplied by nature. AD projects can deliver significant economic and social benefits to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Defra, beis, digestate, R&D, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, biogas, renewable financial incentives, Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund, rural economy, agricultural, farm AD, farm income, Community AD, funding, funding opportunity, rebecca thompson, agriculture policy, net zero, NFU, community energy england, england, manure management, manure treatment

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Innovation funding for smart, local energy systems

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UK Research and Innovation has made £30 million of funding available as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge, to support the development of communities-based clean energy systems. UK organisations can apply for up to £3 million in grant funding for projects…

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Tags: innovation, clean energy, Community AD, community energy, uk, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Bioenergy research, research and development, research and innovation, innovation fund, rebecca thompson, energy policy, smart energy systems, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, Circular Economy, localised energy

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Ofgem update: Water Meters

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Ofgem have circulated the following update on Water Meters: "We have been reviewing our approach to certain types of heat meter, in particular those that use a water meter as the flow sensor component. Having looked into the various standards that apply to these types of meter, and comparing those…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas heat, combined heat and power, RHI, Ofgem, UK AD & Biogas, beis, heat use, rebecca thompson

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Ofgem update: Change of Ownership and Eligible Heat Uses

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Ofgem have circulated the following update on Change of Ownership and Eligible Heat Uses: "In relation to the exchange of e-mails that first begun in late March on the interaction between the Eligible Heat Use (EHU) changes introduced in May 2018 and Changes of Ownership (CoO) a position has now been…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, Ofgem, beis, UK AD & Biogas, rebecca thompson, biogas heat, combined heat and power, heat use

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BEIS announce no RHI degression in July 2019

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On the back of the news that the Tariff Guarantee (TG) will now be extended to January 2021 for new applications, BEIS have also announced that there will be no degression this July. This means that for those making a new TG application to take advantage of this extension should get…

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Tags: RHI, anaerobic digestion, beis, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives, biomethane, biogas, financial incentives, RHI degression, degression, rhi tariff guarantees, rebecca thompson, alberto rocamora, energy policy, heat

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BREAKING NEWS: Tariff Guarantees extended to 31 January 2021

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Changes to Tariff Guarantees on the Renewable Heat Incentive The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has just announced its intention to extend the allocation of Tariff Guarantee applications on the Renewable Heat Incentive to 31 January 2021. First introduced in May 2018, Tariff Guarantees offer investment certainty to large scale renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, beis, UK AD & Biogas, rebecca thompson, rhi tariff guarantees, project extension

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Waste Policy Round Table Discussion

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On 20 May, Rebecca Thompson, our Senior Policy Manager, spoke at a round table event on the UK’s Waste Policy Landscape facilitated by the Royal Society of Chemistry, focusing on the importance of Anaerobic Digestion in recycling food waste and decarbonising agriculture.

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Tags: food waste, rebecca thompson, food waste policy, agriculture policy, PAS110, Wales, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, digestate, Defra, R&D

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ADBA drafts its answer to Defra’s consistency consultation

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Call for comment on ADBA's draft response to the consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England. The rollout of separate food waste collection was in our wishlist for this year and consequently, we have been closely following Government plans regarding this, starting with the Resources…

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Tags: food waste, food waste collection, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, Defra, alberto rocamora

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CCC report considers achievable zero emissions by 2050

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Today the CCC has published its report on carbon neutrality, which calls for net zero emissions by 2050, to end the UK’s contribution to global warming and fully meet the country commitments under the Paris Agreement. The report acknowledges the different starting point for Wales and Scotland, the latter…

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Tags: CCC, net zero, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, alberto rocamora

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Scotland unveils new plan to tackle food waste

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The Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland have unveiled new plans to help reduce Scotland’s food waste by one third by 2025.

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Tags: food waste, Scotland, anaerobic digestion

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Climate protests heat up political climate awareness

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Last week, Extinction Rebellion protests, calling for action to address the climate crisis, sprung up all over the United Kingdom. In London they have been particularly visible with three protesters still being held in custody following action to disrupt transport in the capital. According to its website, Extinction Rebellion is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, climate change, extinction rebellion, protests, beis, michael gove, alberto rocamora, rebecca thompson

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A boost for digestate as EU finds agreement on Fertilising Products Regulation

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The EU institutions have found an agreement on new EU rules on fertilisers proposed by the Commission in 2016 as a key deliverable of the Circular Economy Package. Negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached a preliminary political agreement on the Commission's proposal from March 2016 which built…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, European Commission, European Union, circular economy package, eu fertiliser regulations, thom koller

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Government to consider social value in procurement

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From this month to June the government is asking about how to account social value in the procurement processes carried out by central government. The consultation, which can be consulted here, set RAF Marham supply of green energy from nearby Future Biogas’s Redstow Renewables AD plant as an…

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Tags: consultation, alberto rocamora

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110 responses to the 25 year Environmental Plan framework

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Last January concluded the government consultation on the its 25 year environmental plan’s indicators. The draft plan itself was presented one year before and aims to set the framework for environmental improvement in the long term in England but also in the whole UK when those objectives are related…

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Tags: Defra, consultation, 25 year environment plan, soil health, alberto rocamora

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