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Biomethane for transport: our position on emissions and costs

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The Department for Transport is close to finalising its transport energy strategy. The aim of the energy strategy is to assess potential energy pathways consistently across a range of metrics over the period to 2050. Pathways will be segmented by vehicle type, near term/long term deployment and duty cycle. Drivers…

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Tags: DfT, transport energy strategy, biomethane as a transport fuel, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, RTFO, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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ADBA to inform DfT 2030 transport energy strategy

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DfT are undertaking a top level review of Transport Energy strategy for 2030 and 2050. The project is looking to align work undertaken and situate it in its broader context. Completed projects that will inform the strategy include: LowCVP Roadmaps, Transport Energy Task Force, Carbon Budget, National Air Quality action plan and…

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Tags: DfT, transport energy strategy, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, energy security, energy infrastructure, sustainability, air quality, carbon emissions, 2030 targets, thom koller

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On your marks: DfT prepare ADBA for RTFO amendment

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DfT’s amendment to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) is expected at the end of July, just weeks away. The consultation will remain open for responses for six weeks. Here is what we know, or have received indication of, so far. The intention of the new legislation is…

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Tags: DfT, RTFO, consultation, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, iLUC, 7% crop cap, development fuels, thom koller

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ADBA promotes AD for heat and transport in Parliament

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The Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Select Committee is investigating the 2020 targets of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government, with a 12% renewable generation from the heat sector and 10% of transport. Our response comments on the progress made to date, the challenges the UK faces and potential…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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Will the UK meet its 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport?

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To meet the 2020 target of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government has proposed that 12% of the heat sector will be from renewable sources and 10% of transport. The Energy and Climate Change Committee is looking into the challenges and potential solutions required to meet these targets. Our response communicates…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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Revving up biomethane for transport

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Last week I attended LowCVP’s Fuel Working Group to discuss biomethane for transport. The decarbonisation of the transport sector is progressing at a very slow pace, underscoring the big opportunities for biomethane. There were several presentations and discussions of interest to members: DfT on the upcoming consultation for…

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Tags: Transport Working Group, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, RTFO, DfT, Department for Transport, LowCVP, HGV, biofrontiers, biomethane, advanced biofuel, European Commission, iLUC, 7% cap

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Biomethane in Transport: help shape DfT assumptions

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Last week I represented ADBA at a workshop held by the DfT on future changes to renewable transport support, as previewed in my blog here.                                                  …

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Tags: DfT, transport, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, HGVs, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, Matt Hindle

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ADBA to attend transport meeting next week

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Next week I will be representing ADBA members in a workshop hosted by the Department for Transport, looking at their models and assumptions for renewable transport fuels. You can see the department’s initial thoughts by downloading a slide pack here. Those of you who came to our conference…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biogas, biomethane, DfT, transport, HGVs, RTFO, RED, fqd, Matt Hindle

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Parliamentary report shows green gas heating up

A report published yesterday by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), which used data collated from ADBA’s 2015 market report, has shown that seven per cent of the UK’s indigenous gas was supplied by biogas from anaerobic digestion (AD) and landfill gas last year. In 2014,…

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Tags: press release, post, parliamentary office of science and technology, RHI, biomethane, biogas, heat, 2015 market report, indigenous gas, landfill gas, gas-to-grid, natural gas, amber rudd, DECC, government, Minister, spending review, green gas, ADBA National Conference, DfT, SGN, IGEM, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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LowCVP annual conference – “The Energy For Future Transport”

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On Wednesday I attended the LowCVP’s annual conference on “The Energy For Future Transport”. The conference focused on future fuels for transport and the infrastructure required to support them, particularly in the city environment. Timed to take place in the week leading up to Britain&rsquo…

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Tags: LowCVP, biomethane, biomethane in transport, low carbon fuel, transport, sustainable transport, air quality, transport fuel, will bushby, DfT, andrew jones, transport energy task force

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group Summary

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ADBA's Biomethane to Grid Working Group met in London on 8 June. With work underway towards the new government's spending review, the future of the RHI topped the agenda this meeting. We started by discussing the upcoming 5% biomethane degression and moved onto a paper that ADBA is developing on…

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Tags: biomethane to grid working group, biomethane to grid, Ofgem, gas distribution network, RHI, spending review, RHI degression, biomethane, biomethane in transport, biomethane injection, DfT, DECC, sustainability criteria, ENA, will bushby, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, consultation

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ADBA’s “who’s who” guide to key government ministers

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As Matt wrote earlier this week, after months of predictions of a hung parliament and instability, we instead have a single party government. David Cameron’s decision to appoint two reputable modernisers to the Department of Energy & Climate Change – the new Secretary of State, Rt Hon Amber…

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Tags: government, ministers, DCLG, DECC, Defra, DfT, greg clark, andrew jones, patrick mcloughlin, liz truss, lord bourne, andrea leadsome, amber rudd, MP, Parliament, Derek Sivyer

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Members meeting discusses FIT, RHI, Sustainability, Grid Connections & Political Landscape

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ADBA members gathered at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London on Tuesday for our Members’ Meeting sponsored by Matchtech, with a number of important subjects on the agenda. We are currently awaiting permission to share the presentations, once we have received this we will publish them online, however,…

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Tags: will bushby, ADBA members, members' meeting, membership, anaerobic digestion, policy report, DECC, DfT, DCLG, BIS, Feed-in-Tariff, RHI, sustainability criteria, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, grid connection, biomethane, biomethane in transport, Chris Huhne, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, Charlotte Morton

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Update on LowCVPs Fuels Working Group

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Earlier took part in the LowCVP’s Fuels Working Group, which brought out some points of interest for members interested in biomethane as a transport fuel:  Following the Prime Minister’s reshuffle Andrew Jones MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, part of his…

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Tags: Low CVP, will bushby, DfT, BIS, biomethane, biomethane in transport, Waste, waste collection, bioeconomy, anaerobic digestion, Minister, renewable energy directive

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Fuelling the green gas revolution

Conventional biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel currently account for the majority of biofuels supplied and used in the United Kingdom. Under existing policies, however, the UK is currently some way off being able to meet the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) 10 per cent renewable transport fuel 2020 target. Progress is hampered…

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Tags: greenfleet, editorial, conventional biofuels, bioethanol, biodiesel, biofuels, renewable energy directive, indirect land use change, DfT, biomethane, air pollution, public health england, Chris Huhne, adba national conference 2014, JouleVert, Colin Matthews, vehicles, gas alliance group, tony griffiths, refuelling infrastructure, green gas trading, Labour, EU, house of lords science & technology select committee, food waste, food and drink, Liberal Democrats, zero waste britain act, source segregation, landfill ban

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