Category: Policy updates

ADBA draft response to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation

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I have drafted some key points that we wish to make on the BEIS Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation on further amendments to the scheme. This consultation has been described as 'other bits and pieces' by some because it considers a range of different eligbility issues, including multiple plant,…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, consultation, Renewable Heat Incentive

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Environment Agency: increases to permitting charges and new emissions limits

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We were delighted to welcome the Environment Agency’s Howard Leberman to our Autumn Regulatory Forum to deliver an update on several significant developments for the regulation of AD plants. This blog provides an update on the main topics discussed: waste exemptions; Medium Combustion Plant Directive; Waste Treatment BREF;…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, charges, regulation, environmental permitting, BREF, medium combustion plant directive

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion can underpin Clean Growth Strategy – ADBA

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today welcomed the Clean Growth Strategy published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and said that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play an underpinning role in meeting the strategy’s goals. ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: The multi-faceted…

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Tags: press release, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, beis, clean growth strategy, heat, electricity, farming, transport, recycling, best practice scheme, RHI, FIT

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Regulatory Forum round-up: debate and discussion in Leeds

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ADBA's Regulatory Forum: keeping members informed Earlier this week, myself and ADBA’s Membership Manager, Alex Monks, headed up to Leeds to hold our Autumn Regulatory Forum event. Alex and I were pleased to see a great mix of delegates, including operators, consultants, regulators, developers and insurance experts.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, Environment Agency, permitting, charges, natural resources wales, SEPA, HSE

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£25K research funding up for grabs - apply by 16th October

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We would just like to alert you to a new short-notice funding opportunity from the Anaerobic Digestion Network – £25K Seeding Catalyst Roadmap. Details are available on the website now (www.anaerobicdigestionnet.com), with a deadline of 16th October for all applications.   ADNet members (free to join) are…

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Update from Low CVP Fuels Working Group

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Today I attended a meeting of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (CVP) Fuels Working Group, which includes representation from the Department for Transport (DfT), Low CVP, and many others working in the low-carbon fuels sector (including a number of ADBA members). Here are some of the key points relating to…

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Tags: chris noyce, emiliano lewis, biomethane, transport, RTFO, DfT, Low CVP

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ADBA joins other trade bodies to discuss small-scale renewables sector deal for Industrial Strategy

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This week ADBA met with a number of other renewables trade bodies to discuss the possibility of a joint sector deal for small-scale renewables to be submitted to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the government's Industrial Strategy. The idea for such a…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, industrial strategy, beis, Ollie More, renewable energy, feed-in tariff, clean growth plan

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ADBA attends meeting in Wales: how can we support the industry to improve standards?

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Last week Emi, ADBA’s Market Analyst, represented ADBA at a meeting with key industry stakeholders in Wales. Entitled the ‘AD Intervention Strategy’, and run by Severn Wye Energy Agency, the meeting was attended by representatives from Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government and industry. ADBA was pleased…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Wales, natural resources wales, regulation, best practice scheme, standards, health and safety, environment

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ADBA introductory guide to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)

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Following the recent government response to the consultaiton on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) ADBA has written a brief introductory guide to the scheme. In this guide for ADBA members we outline what the RTFO is and how operators can get it. We set out: What the current obligation…

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, RTFO, Department for Transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, biomethane vehicles, adba introductory guide to the rtfo

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Draft consultation response on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport is consulting on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, biomethane in transport, consultation, biomethane as a transport fuel, category b licence, thom koller

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Guest blog: update from ADBA group producing odour guide

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Dr Stephen Wise (pictured above), Waste Sector Director at Amec Foster Wheeler discusses how ADBA's Training, Safety and Environment working group is tackling odour. Stephen is a recognised and well known expert within the waste management sector with over 20 years of experience at a senior level working for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, odour, training, safety and environment working group, planning, environmental permitting

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ADBA attends Defra Biowaste Regulatory Forum meeting

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This week I attended Defra’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which is a meeting of trade bodies and professional organisations and Defra and the regulators. It is designed to be an opportunity for the industry to share updates with the regulators and vice versa. It also enables any actions to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, Defra, regulation, food waste operators, crop operators

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Health and Safety Executive to conduct unannounced inspections in waste sector

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In a bid to improve the health and safety performance of the waste and recycling sector, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have said that they will begin undertaking unannounced inspections. The waste sector (encompassing all waste treatment activities including waste collection, sorting facilities, AD, composting, landfill, end of life…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, health and safety, Practical Guide to AD

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Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group update

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Last Friday I attended an Industry Advisory Group (IAG) that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) organise with the associations representing renewable heat member companies, across biogas, heat pumps, biomass and other technologies. It is a useful forum for BEIS to provide any updates and for us…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, Ollie More, financial incentives

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Draft ADBA response on RHI eligible heat uses

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As we informed members a few weeks ago BEIS has launched a new RHI consultation which includes proposes changes on eligible heat uses. For our complete top-level briefing on the consultation click here and for a detailed assessment of the aspects of the consultation relating to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, heat use, eligible heat, biomass drying, consultation, beis, thom koller

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