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RHI Reform Update

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ADBA is aware that many members continue to be concerned regarding the ongoing delays to the implementation of the RHI reforms and associated tariff rate. We have been in touch with the office of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to highlight the risks to sector…

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NEW AD Market & Policy Report published

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The November 2017 edition of the Market & Policy Report has just been published and is now available online. Click here to access the full PDF version of the report. The first half of the report reviews what government support for anaerobic digestion (AD) currently looks lilke, covering renewable electricity,…

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Tags: market and policy report, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, FIT, RTFO, food waste, farm AD, emiliano lewis

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ADBA members debate policy and best practice at the Autumn Members’ Meeting

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We were delighted to see so many members at our Autumn Members’ Meeting on Wednesday this week, hosted brilliantly by Ashfords LLP at their offices in London. Politics and Policy After a welcome from Charlotte Morton (ADBA’s Chief Executive) and Ruth Murray (Partner at Ashfords LLP), delegates…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, RTFO, best practice, members meeting, policy

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RHI scheme spending - gap tightens in September

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The Department for Business, Energy and Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest forecasts on estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The latest data can be found here. On 1 April 2016, budget caps for the scheme were introduced that allows the Government to close the scheme to new applications at…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, biogas heat, biomethane, budget cap, financial incentives, emiliano lewis

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Biomethane key to hitting renewable heat targets

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The latest Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES), published in July, show that the UK is still far off meeting its 2020 renewable heat and renewable transport targets. The UK’s targets, set out here, to source 15% of all energy and 10% of transport fuels from renewables by 2020 originate in the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, beis, RED, renewable heat, renewable transport fuel, renewable electricity, renewable energy, DUKES, emiliano lewis

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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) changes delayed until new year

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has this week informed us that the legislation required to introduce the increased biomethane and biogas tariffs, tariff guarantees and crop restrictions to the RHI, will be delayed until the start of next year. They had aimed to introduce legislation this…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, biomethane, crop operators, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive

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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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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Evonik obtains patent for three-step membrane process

The European Patent Office has granted Evonik Fibres GmbH, based in Schörfling (Austria), a patent for a three-stage process for membrane-based purification of biogas and natural gas.   In the gas separation process, which has been developed by Evonik, binary gas mixtures such as raw biogas, which…

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Tags: member's press release, membrane process, biogas purification, biogas, biomethane

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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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LATEST Market Data Published - October 2017

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Today we have published the latest data on the UK AD & Biogas market in our Pipeline spreadsheet (to access it click on the "Operational & proposed plant data" dropdown box followed by the "Pipeline Data" link). Industry capacity rises to 779 MWe-equivalent, from 578 AD plants. 11.4 TWh of biogas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, biomethane, energy generation, capacity, pipeline data

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DfT consult on draft guidance for RTFO Order and GHG Regulations

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Following the publication of their response to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) on the 14th September, the Department for Transport (Dft) is now seeking views on draft updated guidance for the RTFO Order (Parts 1-3, covering process, carbon and sustainability, and guidance for verifiers) and on a new…

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

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Clean Growth Plan Published

The Government has published its long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy, which is intended to set out how Ministers intend to cut emissions and grow the economy in a sustainable way. The Strategy contains some good news on our progress so far -the UK is a world leader in cutting emissions while…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Puregas Solutions named North East’s fastest growing company

The firm won two prizes at the annual Fastest 50 event organised by Newcastle law firm Ward Hadaway. The Sunderland-based company, now a Wärtsilä Company, won the award for the overall fastest growing North East business of 2017, as well as being named the fastest growing medium-sized business in…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas upgrading, biomethane

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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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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Wärtsilä to acquire Puregas Solutions

The technology group Wärtsilä has reached an agreement to acquire Puregas Solutions, the Sweden based provider of turnkey biogas upgrading solutions. Puregas is a leading player in its field with subsidiary companies in Germany, Denmark, the UK, and the USA. The company uses a unique CApure process…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas upgrading, biomethane

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