Tag: Biomethane

Ofgem publish responses to price control consultation

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RIIO is Ofgem's approach to ensuring the monopoly companies who run the UK's gas and electricity networks have enough revenue to run an efficient network that delivers what customers need. RIIO stands for Revenues = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs. You can read our earlier blog for further information on the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, consultation, riio-2, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantee applications rise to 77, 40-50 expected to be biomethane

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On 15th June Ofgem updated their Tariff Guarantee report to reflect the latest applications to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) since the reforms to the scheme came into effect on 22 May 2018. As the below table shows, there are now 77 Tariff Guarantee applications and the estimated total commitment per financial…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, rhi tariff guarantees, Renewable Heat Incentive, Ofgem, thom koller

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£48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme extended to 16 July

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Following requests from a number of applicants to the Ultra Low Emisison Bus (ULEB) Scheme, the Department for Transport has extended the deadline for applications to Monday 16th July 2018. To all interested parties, please see the updated grant funding calculator which corrects an error relating to the maximum distance of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, uleb, HGVs, Department for Transport, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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Liquid biomethane project wins government funding

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As part of the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C), which was launched in April 2017 to encourage private sector investment in the development of advanced fuel production facilities in the UK, seven industry-led projects have won a share of £2 million to develop proposals for advanced…

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Tags: future fuels for flight and freight competition, transport, Department for Transport, DfT, jesse norman mp, biofuels, biomethane, liquid biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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EU reaches compromise on recast of the RED II

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Last Wednesday (13th June), a compromise between the EU institutions on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) was reached. The negotiations can now be concluded by the end of the month. Below is a summary, provided by the European Renewable Energy Federation (EREF), about the outcome: …

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Tags: red ii, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, EU

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PRESS RELEASE: Biomethane ‘only practical way to decarbonise large vehicles’

Biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) is “the only practical means of decarbonising HGVs, buses, and other large vehicles” according to an new article by the head of the UK’s AD industry.

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Tags: press release, biomethane, transport, RHI, RTFO, Charlotte Morton, Ofgem, beis, DfT

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Government gives go-ahead for dual participation in the RHI and RTFO

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today announced the policy decision that biomethane producers will now be able to claim under both the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). We have received the following statement from BEIS: Thank…

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Tags: RHI, RTFO, beis, Ofgem, DfT, emiliano lewis, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives

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Thinking outside the NOx - thinkpiece by ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton

Ahead of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, the world's largest tradeshow dedicated solely to AD and biogas, Air Quality News has published an opinion piece by ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton on the air-quality and climate-change benefits of biomethane for transport. You can read the full article here. …

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, transport, biomethane, air quality

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Ofgem begin reviewing RHI Tariff Guarantee applications

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The reformed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme came into force on 22 May 2018, allowing the Tariff Guarantee process to commence. There have been 58 applications for Tariff Guarantees to date and Ofgem is underway in reviewing the submissions. Ofgem publishes information to report on applications and scheme spend…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, thom koller

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Which upgrading technologies are used by the UK biomethane industry?

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Last September I wrote a blog on the state of the UK biomethane industry, including the choice of upgrading technology, as well as which companies were supplying to these plants. To read this blog, click here. We have recently received more information from members that has allowed us to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Biomethane upgrading, UK AD & Biogas, market data, emiliano lewis

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Biomethane for transport market shifts up a gear

There have been encouraging signs for the biomethane transport sector in recent months and investment interest in the sector is growing. In the UK, the Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018 came into force on 15th April 2018, extending the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) to 2032, raising the percentage…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, DfT, Department for Transport, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, renewable transport fuel obligation, RTFO, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Geotech shortlisted as finalist for the AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2018

There’s much to celebrate at Geotech as its recently launched BIOMETHANE 3000 fixed system analyser has been shortlisted for the critically acclaimed AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2018.

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Tags: member's press release, ad & biogas industry awards 2018, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, biomethane

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to publish Special Report on Climate Change and Land

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is publishing a Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL). The Report will cover climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Ahead of this release, the IPCC is calling for Expert Reviewers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, sustainability, research and innovation, ipcc, thom koller

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New RHI Tariff Guarantee application report

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The reformed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme came into force on 22 May, allowing the Tariff Guarantee process to commence. In line with its legislative duties, Ofgem has published information to report on applications and scheme spend. This report will come on a weekly basis and this blog highlights news from…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, thom koller

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Recasting the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive (RED) supports the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU. It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. Negotiations for the recasting of this are coming to an end. You…

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