Tag: Biomethane

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Europe needs More Biogas

More Biogas, located in Kalmar, Sweden, is a perfect example of the circular economy at work. Here over 30,000 tonnes of food waste, manure and agricultural residues are processed in their anaerobic digestion plant each year. The biogas plant is partly owned by the farmers who provide the agricultural feedstocks, and…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, Circular Economy, food waste, agricultural feedstocks, digestate, biomethane, biocng

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RHI regulations released

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reform regulations were laid before Parliament on 14 March 2017. You can view them here. The new regulations consolidate recent amendments; for specific details about the changes being introduced please get in touch with the policy team. Our summary of the changes is available here. Some of…

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

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Biomethane to Grid - Future Billing Methodology

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The Future Billing Methodology is a Gas Network Innovation Competition project to explore future billing options for the gas industry. With 83% of GB homes currently heated by gas, alternatives such as biomethane are crucial to support the move to low carbon energy, ensuring the least cost and inconvenience for end…

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

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Select Committee on Economic Affairs publish findings on UK energy policy

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Last year we submitted views to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs on the economics of UK energy policy. The Committee has now published its report, The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market. You can download the report here: https://www.publications.parliament.uk…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, House of Lords, economic affairs committee, emissions reduction, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Innovation in biogas upgrading from Puregas Solutions

Despite facing many difficult challenges over the last five years, the UK now has over 60 biogas upgrading plants injecting biomethane into the gas grid. Capacity has reached almost 3.5TWh/y, enough to displace almost four 60,000-tonne LNG tankers! However, achieving Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996 (GSMR), Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) budget…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, CNG, bio-cng, gas to grid, renewable natural gas, virtual pipeline, innovation in biogas upgrading

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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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DfT publish 2017 Freight Carbon Review

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DfT has published the 2017 Freight Carbon Review, presenting current thinking, opportunities for and barriers to reducing road freight emissions, and evidence on the potential routes for decarbonising the sector. Ongoing work with the freight industry and stakeholders will inform the Government’s forthcoming Emissions Reduction Plan, which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, DfT, RTFO, consultation, freight carbon review, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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ADBA calls for 200 new food waste AD plants

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During the last three months the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been running a call for evidence on the National Infrastructure Assessment. The NIC works to provide government with impartial, expert advice on major long-term infrastructure challenges. The Assessment, to be produced once during each Parliament, will set out the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, digestate, decarbonisation, wastewater, solid waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group - 7 March

ADBA's Biomethane to Grid Working Group will meet on 7 March 2017, 10.00-13.00 in London. Following the government response to the Renewable Heat Incentive this meeting provides opportunity for industry to meet to discuss the new feedstocks restrictions as well as other sustainability issues effecting operators. The Working Group will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biomethane to grid, biomethane to grid working group, RHI, consultation, thom koller, food waste operators, crop operators

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National Infrastructure Assessment: last chance to contribute to ADBA’s response

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The National Infrastructure Commission is calling for evidence on the UK infrastructure long-term needs. NIC’s National Infrastructure Assessment covers a broad range of topics, many of which could have implications for the AD industry. Topics include: transport, digital communications, energy, water and wastewater (drainage and sewerage), flood risk…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, digestate, food waste, renewable financial incentives, renewable energy, decarbonisation, wastewater, solid waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, thom koller

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RHI degression statistics published

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BEIS have published the latest RHI degression statistics. However, as tariff resets have already been confirmed in the RHI consultation response they may not be as relevant to biomethane and biogas as usual. See our short note on this here. 

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Tags: biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, rhi consultation, beis

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Biomethane producers reverse charging for VAT exemption

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We've been in discussions with HMRC about whether biomethane producers of 4,000 m3/ hr and under should be exempt from the procedure of reverse charging of VAT on the gas sold to the wholesale market. This in principle sounds like a good idea as it would in theory mean less…

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ADBA set out views on the future use of heat in buildings

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Our final response to BEIS's consultation on the future of heat in buildings in non-domestic buildings has now been submitted. You can download our submission here. In our response, we urge BEIS to consider the numerous benefits of AD and its carbon cost effectiveness as a producer of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, hnip, heat networks, consultation, beis, CHP, RHI, heat use, thom koller

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Response submitted to call for evidence on UK bioeconomy

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Last week we submitted our response to BEIS' call for evidence on the UK bioeconomy. Our response puts forward strong arguments on the role of AD can play in delivering economic growth, achieving sustainability, and attracting investment in the UK. We also set out what is required to achieve this…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, beis, consultation, bioeconomy, digestate, food waste, thom koller

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Scottish Government set out vision for Future of Energy in Scotland

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Earlier this week, the Scottish Government published its new energy strategy, The future of energy in Scotland, where following consultation a new vision for 2050 will be set out. Following years of support for renewable generation Scotland has largely decarbonised its electricity production. In recognition of this, in introducing the consultation,…

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Tags: Scottish Government, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, decarbonisation, RTFO, renewable heat, renewable energy, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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