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Update on the RHI delay

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today got in touch to update us on the delays to the implementation of the RHI reforms. Following the general election, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP has been reappointed as Secretary of State for the Department but the formation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, general election, renewable financial incentives, RHI, rhi implementation delay, thom koller, Renewable Heat Incentive

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Reminder - Best Practice Scheme feedback needed

As I set out in my previous blog, we are currently seeking feedback from our members and others on the proposed documents making up the Best Practice Scheme for AD. Please click here to see the blog and download the documents. The deadline for comments was originally Friday 23rd June,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, food operators, crop operators, on farm ad

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London Assembly investigation into waste generation, handling and disposal

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The London Assembly's Environment Committee has launched a call for evidence as part of their investigation into London’s waste generation, handling and disposal. You can download the call for evidence here. Views are welcomed until 28 July 2017. The three main areas of focus are: Waste…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, Mayor of London, london assembly, recycling, Energy from Waste, incineration, Circular Economy, thom koller

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British Council to highlight biogas funding opportunities at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo

The British Council, the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, has confirmed it will be presenting at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the #1 global tradeshow for biogas. Dr Shaun Holmes, Science Adviser for Global Projects at the British Council, will talk…

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Tags: funding opportunities, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, british council, newton fund, world biogas association, biogas, r&i

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Rise in GHG emissions in Northern Ireland

The latest figures from the Northern Ireland greenhouse gas inventory, published today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, show that emissions have increased year-on-year. Below I have summarised the key findings, but if you would like to read the statistical bulletin in full and see all the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, UK AD & Biogas, agriculture, carbon emissions, emiliano lewis

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Triad payments to end in 2021

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Following the consultation on Embedded Benefits: Consultation on CMP264 and CMP265 minded to decision and draft Impact Assessment Ofgem has today confirmed their ‘minded to’ position. You can read National Grid's explainer on the Triad payment system here. This change will reduce the triad embedded benefit…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, Ofgem, triad payments, tnuos, embedded benefit, cmp264, cmp265, thom koller

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ADBA press Rt Hon Michael Gove MP on food waste

Following his appointment as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ADBA has signed a joint letter to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.  The joint letter comes from the Trade Association Group (TAG), the UK’s most influential representative…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, tag, Defra, thom koller

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Waste Treatment BREF update - June 2017

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As reported previously, the second version of the European Commission’s Waste Treatment Best Available Technique Reference (BREF) document is due to be published next year. The BREF document sets out Best Available Technique (BAT) for all waste treatment technologies, including AD, and is applied across the European Union.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, Environment Agency, waste treatment bref

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Theresa May be addicted to Coffey

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed its full Ministerial team. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP is Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. George Eustice MP is Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Thérèse Coffey MP…

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Tags: Defra, food waste operators, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, thom koller, chris noyce

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BEIS methane leakage from AD plants: project update

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As reported in Ollie’s April blog BEIS has commissioned a study into methane leakage from AD plants. Yesterday ADBA attended a workshop on the project methodology and results on the pilot plant. Under the RHI and as per the Renewable Energy Directive, biomethane must achieve a 60% GHG saving…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, RHI, methane leakage, beis, renewable energy directive, thom koller

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British green gas - reducing our reliance on Qatar

Last week, several Gulf countries cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region with its support for Islamist groups. This could be bad news for the UK’s energy security. The majority of the UK’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) is currently imported from Qatar. LNG…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, natural gas, LNG, qatar, british green gas, emiliano lewis

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ADBA urges BEIS Secretary of State to implement RHI legislation

Following the reappointment at the beginning of the week of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy ADBA has written to Greg Clark MP. We called for the urgent implementation of the RHI legislation as per the December 2016 government response to the RHI consultation. We informed…

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

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Best Practice Scheme proposals – comments on draft documents needed by 23 June

As we have set out previously, ADBA will be piloting the Best Practice Scheme for AD this summer. The scheme, which is led by ADBA and supported by a wide range of industry stakeholders, is aimed at helping the industry to reach high standards of operation, including in environmental protection…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, UK AD & Biogas, food waste operators, crop operators

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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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Regulatory Forum - slides available for members

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Following our successful Regulatory Forum on 23rd May, all of the presentations delivered on the day are now available to ADBA members at the links below. Priscilla Hall and Zoe Stollard (Clarke Willmott - event hosts) - top tips on contractual and legal matters https://www.slideshare.net/secret/2GWP…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum

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