Tag: Biogas

Research into road verge grass

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Students at the Centre for Doctoral training in Bioenergy at the University of Leeds are currently researching the use of road verge grass as a feedstock for AD, and the best uses for the biogas produced.  As a part of their research they would like to understand the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, research and innovation, thom koller

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AD as part of the UK Industrial Strategy - Sector Deals

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It's a few weeks away from ADBA submitting our response to the Green Papar (i.e. discussion paper) on the government's Industrial Strategy.  The Strategy proposes 10 'pillars' to support industrial growth. One of these is research and development: indeed the Green Paper was published following the…

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Tags: industrial staretgy, anaerobic digestion, biogas, beis, dbeis, Ollie More

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RHI tariffs and degression

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As we announced last week the Renewable Heat Incentive regulations have now been laid before Parliament. Read our blog for further information. From 14 March it will take between 6 and 10 weeks for them to be passed into law. This means the implementation date is expected to be sometime in May. Although…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, rhi tariff guarantees, rhi tariffs, financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, tariff triggers, RHI degression, thom koller

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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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ADBA submit views on FIT draft guidance

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During the last few weeks Ofgem has been running a consultation to collect views their draft gudiance for the new FIT rules relating to feedstock restrictions and the sustainability criteria. Thank you to all those members that got in touch to contribute. The new guidance will be applicable to all…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, consultation, Ofgem, fit guidance, thom koller

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Ofgem launch Targeted Charging Review

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Following their open letter last summer and the ongoing ‘minded to’ decision relating to CMP264/265 and the charging arrangements for embedded generation, Ofgem has now launched a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) consultation to consider charges relating to: fixed and sunk costs, behind the meter generation, and storage. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable electricity, FIT, RO, cmp264, cmp265, triad, consultation, Ofgem, thom koller

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BEIS begin thinking on small scale support for post-2019

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With government support for low carbon small-scale generation declining the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has begun thinking about support beyond 2019. BEIS is currently gathering evidence in a number of key areas. This will be used to inform policy development and support the advice they provide to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, beis, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller, future of on farm ad

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Ensuring safe design - new information sheet on CDM regulations

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As part of our project to develop a Best Practice Scheme for AD, the project's steering group has produced a short information sheet on the importance of ensuring safe design when developing AD plants. The guide focuses on the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, which place…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, cdm regs, health and safety

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Make sure you’re ready for the Best Practice Scheme

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As you are probably aware, ADBA is working with members to lead the development of the Best Practice Scheme (BPS) for AD plants. The voluntary scheme, which aims to help operators achieve high standards of environmental protection, health and safety and operational performance, will consist of a certification process and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, jess allan, regulatory forum

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Spring Regulatory Forum 23rd May - programme takes shape

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum will be held on 23rd May in Bristol, kindly hosted by Clarke Willmott. If you would like to attend this free event, please contact Cheryl Murdoch at Cheryl.murdoch@adbioresources.org. The programme is taking shape, including the following sessions which promise to provide delegates…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum

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Therese Coffey MP welcomes ADBA work on food waste recycling

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Towards the end of last year ADBA joined the CLA, NFU and REA in a joint letter to Dr Therese Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities. In our letter we requested a meeting to highlight the benefits of AD and to gain…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, CLA, NFU, REA, dr therese coffey, Defra, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, common agricultural policy cap, thom koller

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Ofgem to run workshop on new FIT guidance - do you want to attend?

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Following last year's FIT consultation, on 8 February 2017 BEIS issued the government response. This contained details of the sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions that are being introduced on FIT generation payments to new AD generators who make an application on or after 1 May 2017. Ofgem has now published draft guidance on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, consultation, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller

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National Infrastructure Commission discuss solid waste

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Earlier this year we contributed to the National Infrastructure Commission’s first National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), further details of which can be found here. Yesterday I attended a workshop on solid waste as part of the Commission’s evidence gathering. Workshops that have taken place in other sectors.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, thom koller, decarbonisation, digestate

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ADBA Working Group to focus on odour management

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment working group met this week to discuss the ongoing actions that they are currently working on. The meeting was hosted by CQA International, who provided an excellent lunch – thank you to Darren Bland and colleagues. This blog provides a brief summary of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, odour, training, bioaerosols, best practice scheme

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