Tag: Biogas

RHI legislation sent to parliamentary committee

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Yesterday I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on behalf of ADBA, to hear the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, as well as government thinking on support for renewable heat post 2020/21, when…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, RHI, decarbonisation, renewable heat, emiliano lewis

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Impact of EA charges review on AD sector: member briefing

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As reported upon the consultation's launch, the EA are currently consulting on their proposed review of charges. Originally, the consultation was proposed to be closed on 12 January 2018, but following widespread calls from industry bodies including ADBA, it will now run until 26 January 2018. The consultation is wide-ranging and will have…

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Important: feedback requested from EA on use of up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket systems

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The Environment Agency (EA) has sought feedback from industry on whether operators are using the Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) on the use of ‘up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket anaerobic digestion systems’. The EA has a position statement on how they regulate this type of AD system if it is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, sludge, blanket, sludge blanket

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Defra focuses on ammonia emissions reduction from agriculture and AD

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In the last couple of months, ADBA has attended two meetings with Defra’s Air Quality team, designed to bring stakeholders together to consider how to achieve ammonia emissions reductions from agricultural sources and from AD/digestate activities. This blog summarises the discussions so far. Why is the reduction…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, ammonia emissions, digestate, digestate spreading, digestate storage

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Clearfleau building new biogas plant in Scottish Highlands

Anaerobic digestion plant will make Balmenach one of lowest carbon distilleries in Scotland Clearfleau, the UK’s leading provider of on-site biogas plants for the food and beverage sector, has started work on its latest biogas plant on a distillery for Inver House at Balmenach in rural Speyside. The…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, Clearfleau

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How are we doing on separate food waste collections?

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has provided the latest data on separate food waste collections among local authorities (LAs) in England. In 2016/17, there were 109 LAs with separate food waste collections in place, representing 1/3 of all LAs in England. With the figure increasing ever year, this does represent…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, fwrap, Wrap, separate food waste collections, local authorities, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, emiliano lewis

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Environment Agency consults on significant increases in charges

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The Environment Agency (EA), the main environmental regulator in England, has today released its consultation on its Strategic Review of Charges. The proposed changes will have financial implications for all AD operators who operate under environmental permits in England. You can read the full consultation here: https://www.gov.uk…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, charges

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RHI and RTFO interactions - discussions ongoing

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In the context of falling tariffs, ADBA have been proactively working with industry on finding new ways to finance AD and biomethane projects. One of the options which is being explored is enabling the splitting of biomethane production between the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, RTFO, RHI, biomethane, DfT, beis, Ofgem

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What FIT tariffs can you expect in the future?

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At ADBA, we have been keeping track of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) queue for AD and done some analysis on what this means for future tariffs. FIT queue In February 2016, quarterly caps were introduced for AD that placed a 5MW limit on the amount of electrical capacity that could apply…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, UK AD & Biogas, fit queue, FIT degression, default degression, contingent degression, emiliano lewis, financial incentives

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Training, Safety and Environment working group continues focus on odour

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Last week, we were pleased to hold a meeting of our Training, Safety and Environment working group. Hosted by Thomas Minter at Malaby Biogas in Wiltshire, attendees were able to tour the plant and listen to Thomas’s experience of developing and running an AD plant. Huge thanks to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, environment, health and safety, training, secondary containment, bioaerosols, Environment Agency

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ADBA analysis - AD crops little impact on UK food output

We've long argued that using crops for AD in reasonable amounts is a good thing. It diversifies farm incomes, allows the profitable introduction of longer crop rotations, reduces emissions and stores carbon in soils.  ADBA has analysed data produced by the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, RHI, farm AD, national conference 2017, crop ad

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Taking AD to the Heart of Government

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Charlotte Morton and Jon Harrison had an opportunity to take AD to the heart of government this week with a meeting with the Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on the Environment, Sir John Randall. Meeting Sir John at No.10 Downing Street, Charlotte and Jon had an opportunity  to…

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New export opportunity: Department for International Trade (DIT) Ethiopia

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) Ethiopia has made us aware of three new export opportunities launched by the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) that might be of interest to ADBA members. The 3 export opportunities are on: Energy meters for smart substation, 73 MVA Power transformer, Distribution transformers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, department for international trade, ethiopia, export, international opportunity

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Our survey said – AD Certification Scheme!

Following weeks of consideration and engagement with stakeholders, culminating in a survey of our members and other interested parties, we have now decided to rename the Best Practice Scheme the AD Certification Scheme (ADCS). The scheme will sit within our ‘Best Practice Programme’ along with other work that…

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Decentralised electricity sector deal - can we get government backing?

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Next week the government is expected to publish its Industrial Strategy, including a number of sector deals to include policy support and research and development funding for specific sectors. Introducing an Industrial Strategy is one of Theresa May's main objectives, so it will be interesting to see whether there…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, decentralised energy, renewable financial incentives, biogas, beis, industrial strategy, sector deal

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