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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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ADBA respond to DfT consultation on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport (DfT) 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…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane as a transport fuel, Department for Transport, DfT, lcv, emiliano lewis

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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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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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DfT respond to RTFO consultation

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RTFO consultation Following consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) in November 2016 the Department for Transport (DfT) has today published its response. The main developments of interest to AD are: Increasing the obligation level to 9.75% in 2020, rising to 12.4% in 2032; An additional target for development fuels at 0.1% in 2019, rising to 2.8%…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, 7% crop cap, RTFO, consultation, DfT, weights and dimensions, GHG emissions

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New guidance coming for alternative fuel infrastructure

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Last October, DfT consulted on the transposition of European Commission Directive 2014/94/EC which relates to Alternative Fuel Infrastructure. The Directive is designed to deliver a build-up of alternative fuels infrastructure that is compliant with common technical standards, so as to facilitate a faster transition to cleaner transport and support…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, DfT, OLEV, alternative fuels infrastructure, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, 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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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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National Grid’s 2017 Future Energy Scenarios

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National Grid has today launched their 2017 Future Energy Scenarios (FES). You can access these here. The four scenarios, shown below, are intended to encourage and inform debate, and help drive progress towards a secure, sustainable and affordable energy future. ADBA helped shape the 2017 scenarios and has already begun informing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, future energy scenarios, national grid, beis, DfT, thom koller, carbon budgets, decarbonisation, paris agreement

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Is low carbon transport policy set to speed past renewable heat?

Following the general election on 8 June, Chris Grayling MP was reappointed as Secretary of State for Transport and John Hayes MP reappointed as Minister of State at DfT. This continuity is important ahead of government word on the RTFO reforms that were consulted on at the start of the year.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, consultation, DfT, RTFO, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles

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Air pollution in towns and cities - how many lives can AD save?

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Defra and DfT are consulting on 'Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities'. You can access the consultation documents here. Air quality has been improving throughout the UK but levels of pollution still remain dangerously high in many towns and cities. Although local authorities already have the powers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, Defra, DfT, air pollution, air quality, nox, so2, renewable energy, public health, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, clean air zones, thom koller

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Transport Working Group update

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ADBA’s Transport Working Group met earlier this week. The meeting began with a welcome from the Group’s Chair Andrew Whittles, Director of Low Emission Strategies. Andrew provided an update on the latest developments in respect of municipal vehicles and biomethane fuelled buses. With air quality firmly…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, future fuels for flight and freight competition, RTFO, consultation, RED, renewable energy directive, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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The future of UK agriculture and on farm AD

Over the next few years the UK will become responsible for funding all agricultural policy measures in the UK as a result of the referendum decision on EU membership. This will require substantial fiscal rebalancing, in 2014 payments funded through the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) amounted to £3.5 billion.[1] As well…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane tractors, biomethane vehicles, RTFO, DfT, Defra, committee on climate change, thom koller

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Transport Working Group - 16 May

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ADBA's Transport Working Group will meet on 16 May 10.00-13.00 in London to discuss the latest development in biomethane fuelled buses, HGVs, LGVs and more. The Group will also provide those attending with an update on any discussions with DfT and provide a forum for discussing the Renewable Transport…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, DfT, RTFO, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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