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Export opportunity for biowaste recycling technology in Slovakia

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We wanted to highlight an opportunity for providers of biowaste recycling technology to export equipment and services to Slovakia, posted by the Department for International Trade (DIT), in case this is of interest to our members. DIT have published the details below on their website: 'A company has issued a…

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Funding options for the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP)

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As will be common news to regular readers of the Policy Team blog, decarbonisation of the heat sector is one of the major policy challenges. Heat accounts for almost half of the UK's energy consumption and represents over a third of total UK emissions. As the below chart makes…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat network investment project, heat networks, hnip, beis, commitee on climate change, heat decarbonisation, thom koller

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Ofgem set for launch of reformed RHI

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With the reformed and refocused Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms set to come into effect on Tuesday 22 May 2018, Ofgem has published a communication regarding the upcoming changes and system availability on the 21st/ 22nd May. You can view these here: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/changes-non-domestic-rhi-regulations-may-2018. The communication…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, tariff guar, feedstock restrictions, eligible heat, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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ADBA, Environment Agency and NFU hold operator workshop to share best practice

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On Monday, ADBA, the Environment Agency (EA) and National Farmers Union (NFU), joined together to hold the first operator workshop. The purpose of the day, which saw over 20 operators attend, was to share best practice and regulatory updates – particularly with smaller and on-farm operators. We were delighted to see…

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Food Waste Operator Group to meet on 4th June

On 4th June, the Food Waste Operator Group will be meeting to discuss the key topics affecting their day-to-day operations and the future developments for this part of the industry. The meeting is being hosted by Jelf Insurance Brokers at their office in Worcester. We encourage all food waste operators…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, Defra, Wrap, food waste policy, separate food waste collections, digestate quality

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New global report to help cities manage their food waste

New report is practical guide for policymakers on food waste reduction, collection, and treatment  Treating all food waste globally would reduce CO2 emissions by the equivalent of taking all cars in the EU off the road  Report says treating inedible food waste through anaerobic digestion gives best…

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Ofgem issue revised Tariff Guarantee Guide

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Following the successful passing of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms through Parliament over the last few weeks the reformed and refocused scheme is due to come into force on 22nd May 2018. The Tariff Guarantee process will go live at 10AM on 22nd May 2018. Ahead of this, Ofgem has issued…

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Creating a new, independent environmental watchdog

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Earlier this year the government published the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out its ambition for this to be the first generation that leaves the environment in a better state than that in which we inherited it. To ensure that environmental protection measures are supported in the coming years and that…

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RHI scheme spending - gap tightens for 2018/19

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Last week, BEIS released their latest monthly forecast for estimated committed expenditure on the RHI for the next 12 months. The data can be found here. Key points: Current estimate of committed spend for the 2018/19 financial year is £826m, compared to a budget cap of £900m for that year.…

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Tags: RHI, RHI degression, beis, Ofgem, budget cap, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Demand for gas in the UK falls in 2017

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The latest gas statistics released by BEIS at the end of April show that total demand for gas in the country fell in 2017. Though domestic production increased slightly in 2017 to 465 TWh (+0.3% compared to 2016), imports of gas fell by almost 2% to 525 TWh, the first fall since 2014. Meanwhile gas exports from…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, natural gas, beis

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RHI regulations to come into force on 22 May

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations have now been approved in both Houses of Parliament, and subject to completing some final approvals will come into force on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Tariff Guarantees will open at 10am on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Note that to prepare for the new application process, Ofgem’s…

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

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RHI reforms pass through the House of Lords

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At just after 6:15pm on 9 May, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations successfully made their way through the Lords Grand Committee. The next step in the legislative process is for the Secretary of State to sign them into law. You can view the debate here and below you can…

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

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Important consultation on Medium Combustion Plant Directive – how will it affect you?

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The Medium Combustion Plant Directive is an important piece of legislation which will have an impact on AD operators if their combustion plant is classed as a medium combustion plant. Basically, this will be ‘Combustion plants with a rated thermal input equal to or greater than 1 MWth and less…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, medium combustion plant directive, Environment Agency, permitting, regulation, regulatory forum, crop operators, food waste operators, CHP

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NEW ADBA Map uploaded - March 2018

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Today we have published the latest update to our ADBA map, containing the latest data on AD plants in the UK up to the end of March 2018. The updates contain information on the latest plants to be built and commissioned in the UK, as well as those that are now…

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Defra farming consultation: AD offers the only means of decarbonising manure management

ADBA has today submitted its response to the Defra consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can download our submission here. In our response we make the case that with just 2.3 million tonnes of farm waste currently going to AD…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, FIT, RHI, renewable financial incentives, consultation, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, ammonia emissions, agriculture bill, future of on farm ad, climate change mitigation, soil health, public goods, thom koller

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