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Next Budget to be held on 11 March

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On Tuesday 7 January, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid MP, has launched the Budget process and confirmed that the next Budget will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2020. This Budget will crucially be the first major financial update from Sajid Javid after Britain leaves the EU on 31 January 2020 and will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, RHI, UK AD & Biogas, policy, HM Treasury, budget, giulia ceccarelli, brexit, budget asks, decarbonisation

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Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations Review by DEFRA

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The Water Quality and Agriculture Team at Defra is reviewing the Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations (the Terms of Reference for this review can be found here). It aims to update the 2015 Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations in response to stakeholder feedback. SSAFO (Slurry and Silage) Regulations is included…

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Tags: Defra, saffo, nitrate, digestate, anaerobic digestion, regulations, sam hinton

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Ofgem seeking evidence on commissioning equipment for biomethane

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Ofgem have put out a call for evidence to better understand the industry standards and practices for commissioning of biomethane plants. ADBA, along with other industry associations, has raised concerns with Ofgem and BEIS that this must not add additional uncertainty to the industry around meeting commissioning deadlines. Ofgem will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, RHI, beis, UK AD & Biogas, Ofgem, financial incentives, call for evidence, commissioning, rebecca thompson

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How can AD deliver Scotland’s local energy plan? Feed in your views!

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The Scottish Government is consulting on its Local Energy Policy and ADBA's is be feeding in to make sure AD is part of the solution! But we want to hear from you to make sure we're representing the views of our members. We are carefully reviewing the Policy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, UK AD & Biogas, digestate, Scotland, net zero, just transition commission, rebecca thompson, Scottish Government, adba scottish national conference

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ADBA represents the AD industry as an Expert Witness for EfW and Circular Economy Policy Commission’

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On Monday, ADBA’s Senior Policy Manager, Rebecca Thompson, sat on a panel of experts to address the Energy Research Accelerator’s Policy Commission on Energy from Waste (EfW) and the Circular Economy in the Midlands.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, UK AD & Biogas, rebecca thompson, Energy from Waste, Circular Economy, midlands, east midlands biogas centre, waste hierarchy, biorefinery

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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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