Tag: Biogas

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Evonik obtains patent for three-step membrane process

The European Patent Office has granted Evonik Fibres GmbH, based in Schörfling (Austria), a patent for a three-stage process for membrane-based purification of biogas and natural gas.   In the gas separation process, which has been developed by Evonik, binary gas mixtures such as raw biogas, which…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER extends AD plant in France

Together with its French partner WELTEC Agripower, German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER is currently working on an AD extension project in Iffendic, Brittany. The biogas plant in Iffendic was built back in 2014, and now its capacity is being doubled. The biogas plant now generates 500 kW a day, enough to…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, biogas, agriculture

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ADBA draft response to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation

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I have drafted some key points that we wish to make on the BEIS Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation on further amendments to the scheme. This consultation has been described as 'other bits and pieces' by some because it considers a range of different eligbility issues, including multiple plant,…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, consultation, Renewable Heat Incentive

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LATEST Market Data Published - October 2017

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Today we have published the latest data on the UK AD & Biogas market in our Pipeline spreadsheet (to access it click on the "Operational & proposed plant data" dropdown box followed by the "Pipeline Data" link). Industry capacity rises to 779 MWe-equivalent, from 578 AD plants. 11.4 TWh of biogas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, biomethane, energy generation, capacity, pipeline data

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Environment Agency: increases to permitting charges and new emissions limits

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We were delighted to welcome the Environment Agency’s Howard Leberman to our Autumn Regulatory Forum to deliver an update on several significant developments for the regulation of AD plants. This blog provides an update on the main topics discussed: waste exemptions; Medium Combustion Plant Directive; Waste Treatment BREF;…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, charges, regulation, environmental permitting, BREF, medium combustion plant directive

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Clean Growth Plan Published

The Government has published its long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy, which is intended to set out how Ministers intend to cut emissions and grow the economy in a sustainable way. The Strategy contains some good news on our progress so far -the UK is a world leader in cutting emissions while…

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Regulatory Forum round-up: debate and discussion in Leeds

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ADBA's Regulatory Forum: keeping members informed Earlier this week, myself and ADBA’s Membership Manager, Alex Monks, headed up to Leeds to hold our Autumn Regulatory Forum event. Alex and I were pleased to see a great mix of delegates, including operators, consultants, regulators, developers and insurance experts.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, Environment Agency, permitting, charges, natural resources wales, SEPA, HSE

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Medium Combustion Plant Directive: hear about permitting implications at Regulatory Forum

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As Thom reported in his blog at the end of August, last year Defra consulted on transposing the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) into UK legislation and introducing emission controls for certain generators in England and Wales. You can access the consultation proposals here. This will be implemented…

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ADBA attends meeting in Wales: how can we support the industry to improve standards?

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Last week Emi, ADBA’s Market Analyst, represented ADBA at a meeting with key industry stakeholders in Wales. Entitled the ‘AD Intervention Strategy’, and run by Severn Wye Energy Agency, the meeting was attended by representatives from Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government and industry. ADBA was pleased…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Wales, natural resources wales, regulation, best practice scheme, standards, health and safety, environment

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Guest blog: update from ADBA group producing odour guide

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Dr Stephen Wise (pictured above), Waste Sector Director at Amec Foster Wheeler discusses how ADBA's Training, Safety and Environment working group is tackling odour. Stephen is a recognised and well known expert within the waste management sector with over 20 years of experience at a senior level working for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, odour, training, safety and environment working group, planning, environmental permitting

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ADBA attends Defra Biowaste Regulatory Forum meeting

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This week I attended Defra’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which is a meeting of trade bodies and professional organisations and Defra and the regulators. It is designed to be an opportunity for the industry to share updates with the regulators and vice versa. It also enables any actions to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, Defra, regulation, food waste operators, crop operators

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Health and Safety Executive to conduct unannounced inspections in waste sector

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In a bid to improve the health and safety performance of the waste and recycling sector, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have said that they will begin undertaking unannounced inspections. The waste sector (encompassing all waste treatment activities including waste collection, sorting facilities, AD, composting, landfill, end of life…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, health and safety, Practical Guide to AD

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER to present its biogas technologies at Energy Now Ireland

Over the course of 2017, Ireland intends to initiate energy reform with a new Feed-in Tariff for renewable energy technologies. The government plans to increase the amount of green electricity from the current figure of about 23 percent to 40 percent by 2020. The tariff system is to establish a favourable environment for biogas…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, Ireland, Northern Ireland

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Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group update

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Last Friday I attended an Industry Advisory Group (IAG) that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) organise with the associations representing renewable heat member companies, across biogas, heat pumps, biomass and other technologies. It is a useful forum for BEIS to provide any updates and for us…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, Ollie More, financial incentives

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Draft ADBA response on RHI eligible heat uses

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As we informed members a few weeks ago BEIS has launched a new RHI consultation which includes proposes changes on eligible heat uses. For our complete top-level briefing on the consultation click here and for a detailed assessment of the aspects of the consultation relating to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, heat use, eligible heat, biomass drying, consultation, beis, thom koller

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