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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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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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Regulatory Forum review: ‘To Compliance and Beyond’

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Thank you to all who attended the Autumn Regulatory Forum this week, it was great to see a wide range of ADBA members and to hear a variety of perspectives. Particular thanks to our hosts Walker Morris for providing the venue and an excellent lunch. The day was packed…

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Tags: regulatory forum, anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, food waste operators, crop operators, training, safety and environment working group, digestate, fire prevention, lightning, Environment Agency, SEPA, best practice scheme

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Speakers confirmed for Regulatory Forum - still time to register!

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We are looking forward to welcoming members to our Regulatory Forum on Tuesday 4 October. The programme has now been finalised and includes excellent speakers covering a wide range of regulatory topics. Click here to see the final programme; there are still spaces at this free-to-attend event, so please click here…

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Help set the agenda for the Training, Safety and Environment Working Group

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The Training, Safety and Environment Working Group are planning to meet in October and are seeking input from the wider ADBA membership to help them identify the issues to address over the coming year. The meeting will be led by the group’s new chair, David Woolgar (Director…

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Compliance matters – attend our Regulatory Forum

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Our Autumn Regulatory Forum is now fast approaching and we’re busy finalising the programme. It is taking place on 4th October and will be hosted by Walker Morris at their office in Leeds. This event is free to attend for members – simply click here and…

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Important feedback from the Environment Agency at Regulatory Forum

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This week, we held our Spring Regulatory Forum, at which attendees heard the latest on the current regulatory issues facing the AD industry, as well as updates on ongoing policy issues and ADBA’s work developing the Best Practice Scheme. Thank you to Clarke Willmott for hosting this event…

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Tags: regulatory forum, Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, biogas, HSE, apha, jelf insurance brokers, best practice scheme

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Tell us what you think about the Best Practice Scheme

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We have now created an event page for the Best Practice Scheme Stakeholder Meeting on 16 May. The meeting will be held in Bristol and will start at 15:45 (immediately after our Regulatory Forum event). It will be open to both ADBA members and non-members – spaces will be limited so…

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Best Practice Scheme: Stakeholder Meeting on 16 May

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We are pleased to confirm that we will be holding a stakeholder meeting for the Best Practice Scheme on 16 May immediately after our Regulatory Forum event. Both of these events are free to attend and are being hosted by Clarke Willmott at their offices in Bristol City Centre. Why you…

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Regulatory Forum: Commission suggests PAS110 can be retained in end of waste proposals

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On Wednesday this week we held our Regulatory Forum, which provides members with an opportunity to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies on any developments in the regulation of the AD industry. Firstly, a big thank you to Walker Morris, who again hosted the event for us at their…

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Tags: regulatory forum, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, exemptions, food waste operators, best practice, anaerobic digestion, digestate, environmental performance

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Reminder – we need your views on waste exemptions

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As I wrote in my blog back in July, the Environment Agency (EA) are seeking views on the waste exemptions system, which is being reviewed in the context of the ‘Cutting Red Tape Review’. Click here to see my previous blog, which contains more information about the relevance…

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EA reviews waste exemptions

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Do you use waste exemptions? ADBA has been contacted by the Environment Agency (EA) requesting feedback specifically on the waste exemptions regime, which is being reviewed in the wider context of the ‘Cutting Red Tape Review’ (more info here). The review seeks to identify unnecessary barriers to growth…

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New EA reports reveal environmental performance of AD

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The Environment Agency (EA) has published two reports this week which provide a summary of the environmental performance of industrial activities in England in 2014. The reports reveal both concerning and encouraging trends and statistics for the AD industry, which are discussed below. To view the Environment Agency reports in full,…

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Urgent comments needed on future of permitting

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As those of you who attended our Regulatory Forum are aware, the process for revising the waste treatment BREF is well underway. Yesterday, we received a copy of the Austrian analysis of the questionnaires completed by waste treatment sites across Europe, including some UK AD sites. You can download a…

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Tags: BREF, permitting, environmental permitting, biofilters, European Commission, EU, EA, Matt Hindle, regulatory forum, food waste, food waste operators

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Updates from ADBA Regulatory Forum

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ADBA's latest Regulatory Forum took place in Leeds last Thursday, with forty ADBA members gathering to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies and discuss the implications of changing regulation. Robert Starr, from hosts Walker Morris, opened the day with a presentation on enforcement undertakings, and the role that…

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Tags: regulatory forum, ADBA events, digestate, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, COMAH, landspreading, IED, permitting, Defra, apha, HSE, health and safety, food waste, crop operators, food waste operators, European Commission

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