Category: Policy updates

ADBA joins other associations to discuss decentralised energy sector deal

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ADBA joined a range of other renewables trade associations yesterday to discuss ongoing plans for a sector deal on decentralised energy with officials from BEIS. The government's Industrial Strategy White Paper sets out plans for a range of deals for specific sectors of the economy, and BEIS has…

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Tags: industrial strategy, sector deal, electricity, beis, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, feed-in tariff

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RHI legislation sent to parliamentary committee

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Yesterday I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on behalf of ADBA, to hear the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, as well as government thinking on support for renewable heat post 2020/21, when…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, RHI, decarbonisation, renewable heat, emiliano lewis

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Important: feedback requested from EA on use of up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket systems

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The Environment Agency (EA) has sought feedback from industry on whether operators are using the Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) on the use of ‘up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket anaerobic digestion systems’. The EA has a position statement on how they regulate this type of AD system if it is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, sludge, blanket, sludge blanket

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Defra focuses on ammonia emissions reduction from agriculture and AD

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In the last couple of months, ADBA has attended two meetings with Defra’s Air Quality team, designed to bring stakeholders together to consider how to achieve ammonia emissions reductions from agricultural sources and from AD/digestate activities. This blog summarises the discussions so far. Why is the reduction…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, ammonia emissions, digestate, digestate spreading, digestate storage

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PRESS RELEASE: Lord Deben - anaerobic digestion central to policy goals

Deben is Chair of Committee on Climate Change and former Environment Secretary Deben was speaking at ADBA National Conference 2017 Said “AD’s story needs to be told much more widely” Former Environment Secretary and current Committee on Climate Change Chair Lord Deben has described anaerobic digestion (AD)…

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Tags: press release, committee on climate change, anaerobic digestion, adba national conference 2017, ad certification scheme, Defra

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How are we doing on separate food waste collections?

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has provided the latest data on separate food waste collections among local authorities (LAs) in England. In 2016/17, there were 109 LAs with separate food waste collections in place, representing 1/3 of all LAs in England. With the figure increasing ever year, this does represent…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, fwrap, Wrap, separate food waste collections, local authorities, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, emiliano lewis

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Environment Agency consults on significant increases in charges

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The Environment Agency (EA), the main environmental regulator in England, has today released its consultation on its Strategic Review of Charges. The proposed changes will have financial implications for all AD operators who operate under environmental permits in England. You can read the full consultation here: https://www.gov.uk…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, charges

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RHI and RTFO interactions - discussions ongoing

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In the context of falling tariffs, ADBA have been proactively working with industry on finding new ways to finance AD and biomethane projects. One of the options which is being explored is enabling the splitting of biomethane production between the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, RTFO, RHI, biomethane, DfT, beis, Ofgem

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What FIT tariffs can you expect in the future?

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At ADBA, we have been keeping track of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) queue for AD and done some analysis on what this means for future tariffs. FIT queue In February 2016, quarterly caps were introduced for AD that placed a 5MW limit on the amount of electrical capacity that could apply…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, UK AD & Biogas, fit queue, FIT degression, default degression, contingent degression, emiliano lewis, financial incentives

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Industrial Strategy and other important AD news - a message from ADBA’s Chief Executive

Those of you who have been able to attend our members meetings will have heard me say that, whilst members may not yet be seeing much evidence of concrete policies to support an increased rate of growth in our industry, there does appear to be quite a lot happening behind…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, industrial strategy, adba national conference 2017, RHI, renewable transport fuel obligation, separate food waste collections, adba ad certification scheme, clean growth strategy

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PRESS RELEASE: AD industry welcomes Industrial Strategy White Paper

Paper promises sustainable agriculture to help improve food production Government pledges new Bioeconomy Strategy in support for circular economy AD can play key role in enhancing UK’s industrial capability but concrete support needed   The UK anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has today welcomed the publication of the government…

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Tags: press release, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, industrial strategy, farming, Circular Economy, bioeconomy strategy

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Training, Safety and Environment working group continues focus on odour

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Last week, we were pleased to hold a meeting of our Training, Safety and Environment working group. Hosted by Thomas Minter at Malaby Biogas in Wiltshire, attendees were able to tour the plant and listen to Thomas’s experience of developing and running an AD plant. Huge thanks to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, environment, health and safety, training, secondary containment, bioaerosols, Environment Agency

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ADBA analysis - AD crops little impact on UK food output

We've long argued that using crops for AD in reasonable amounts is a good thing. It diversifies farm incomes, allows the profitable introduction of longer crop rotations, reduces emissions and stores carbon in soils.  ADBA has analysed data produced by the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, RHI, farm AD, national conference 2017, crop ad

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What the Budget means for AD

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Unfortunately, today's Budget contained very little in terms of support for AD. Here are some points that may be of interest:  Energy Sustainable investment in energy – The government will continue to support low-carbon electricity as it becomes more cost-competitive, including through up to £557 million for further…

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Tags: Ollie More, budget 2017, anaerobic digestion, energy, Waste, climate change

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Decentralised electricity sector deal - can we get government backing?

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Next week the government is expected to publish its Industrial Strategy, including a number of sector deals to include policy support and research and development funding for specific sectors. Introducing an Industrial Strategy is one of Theresa May's main objectives, so it will be interesting to see whether there…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, decentralised energy, renewable financial incentives, biogas, beis, industrial strategy, sector deal

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