Category: Policy updates

AD features in draft London Environment Strategy

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This week we were delighted to see AD feature in Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's draft London Environment Strategy. The strategy is designed to tackle the most urgent environmental challenges facing London and safeguard its environment over the longer term. This is the first strategy to bring…

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Tags: London, anaerobic digestion, Waste, energy, climate change mitigation, food waste, transport, biomethane

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Future Billing Methodology: consultation response aims for 108 TWh by 2050

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The Future Billing Methodology is an Ofgem funding 'proof of concept' project looking into the Flow Weighted Average Calorific Value (FWACV) billing regime to investigate the impact of the injection of volumes of gas with calorific values (CV) that are significantly higher or lower than the prevailing FWACV on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, future billing methodology, fwacv, propanation, propane, calorific value, thom koller

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SEPA consults on revised Compliance Assessment Scheme

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has opened a consultation on its Compliance Assessment Scheme (CAS), which it uses to determine how well an operator is complying with their environmental obligations. SEPA has used their CAS since 2009, when it was brought in to provide a common framework for compliance assessment…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, Scotland, food waste, food waste operators, regulation, environmental permitting

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New guidance for commercial food waste collectors – help spread the word

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What is the Quality Action Plan? The Quality Action Plan (the QAP) for digestate and compost is a cross-industry working group, of which ADBA is part, focussed on the continuous improvement of compost and digestate products. The QAP also works to improve the quality of feedstocks in order to improve…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, quality action plan, digestate, feedstock quality

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The Future of On Farm AD (part 2)

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Last week, in part 1 of this series, we set out our updated arguments and data on the benefits AD and digestate provides to farming, to the government and to the UK as a whole. If you missed last week's blog you can read it here. As we noted, with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, thom koller

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ADBA calls on new BEIS Select Committee to review embedded benefits changes

We are still waiting to hear back from our joint letter to BEIS Secretary of State Greg Clark MP on embedded benefits that we submitted in April. In the meantime, ADBA has suggested to the ADE - who led on the letter – that we send a similar letter to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable electricity, Ofgem, beis, greg clark, beis committee, embedded benefit, triad, network charging, thom koller

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Ofgem begin Significant Code Review

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Following consultation earlier in the year Ofgem has decided to launch a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Significant Code Review (SCR), which will: Consider reform of residual charging for transmission and distribution, for both generation and demand, to ensure it meets the interests of consumers, both now and in future; and …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable electricity, Ofgem, beis, greg clark, consultation, significant code review, triad payments, embedded benefit, tnuos, bsuos, cmp264, cmp265, network charging, thom koller

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Environment Agency set to propose charge increases in Autumn consultation

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This week I attended a meeting with the Environment Agency (EA) at which they gave some insight into their likely proposals to change the way they charge for their regulatory activities. The proposals will affect all AD operators who have a permit and look set to have significant implications. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, regulation

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The Future of On Farm AD (part 1)

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With a new government in place, declining financial incentives for energy generation and a need to replace the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that currently supports British farming, ADBA is developing new policy recommendations relating to the energy and non-energy related benefits of AD. AD provides on-site energy for farms…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, Defra, thom koller

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RTFO response expected soon

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It is our latest understanding that DfT may soon publish their response to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation consultation. This consultation was launched in November 2016 with the response being delayed due to the general election and, subsequently, officials needing to brief the new Minister responsible, Jesse Norman MP. We understand…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, DfT, RTFO, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, thom koller

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Ofgem issue corrected FIT deployment queue data

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A couple of weeks ago we posted an article on the FIT capacity queue. Ofgem has now issued corrected data and this article updates the FIT queue - contrary to what we posted, if you were to apply for the FIT today your project would now be eligible from 1 January,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, Ofgem, feed-in tariff, deployment queue, thom koller

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Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, urges action on RHI reform

Following his very well received attendance at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 at the beginning of July, ADBA asked Dr. Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, if he would table a question in Parliament. He kindly agreed to help generate…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller, consultation, claire perry mp, Alan Whitehead, labour party

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DfT support for alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles

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DfT is running a consultation 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 added…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, DfT, alternative fuels infrastructure, ldvs, category b licence, consultation, thom koller

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Air quality and the role of biomethane

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Yesterday the Government released its plans to tackle air pollution. The move followed two court cases which the Government lost, whereby they were instructed to produce and then improve a response. This resulted in a consultation on improving air quality: reducing nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities. You can…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RTFO, consultation, air quality, Defra, DfT, nox, Climate Change Act, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, thom koller

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Biomethane must be central to Clean Air Strategy – ADBA

ADBA has called on the Government to make buses and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) fuelled by clean biomethane central to its Clean Air Strategy. Biomethane is a low-carbon transport fuel produced by anaerobic digestion (AD), a natural process that breaks down organic wastes and purpose-grown crops to create a biogas…

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Tags: biomethane, transport, air quality, Charlotte Morton, Defra, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

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