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Food Waste Collections Series: Part 4: Would separate collections lead to a reduction in food waste?

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This blog is Part 4 of the Food Waste Collections Series where we are outlining the evidence we have collected on the benefits of introducing separate food waste collections in England. This evidence was submitted to DEFRA last month with the hope that this will help…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, Climate Change Act, separate food waste collections, capture rates, food waste reduction, fwrap, Defra, Wrap, emiliano lewis

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The UK AD sector today - a geographical breakdown

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Today, there are 638 operational AD plants in the UK, across both the sewage and the non-sewage sector. In this blog, we take a quick look at where in the country those plants are located and which counties and regions have the highest concentration. The charts below are drawn from data…

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: 13 provisional tariff guarantees issued

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Following the introduction on the 22nd May of the Tariff Guarantee application process with the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Ofgem publishes a progress report on a weekly basis. Here we draw out the key information. You can visit the updated Ofgem page here. Tariff Guarantee applications…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, rhi committed spend, tariff guarantee budget, emiliano lewis

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Food Waste Collections Series: Part 3: The value of food waste-based digestate

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This blog is Part 3 of the Food Waste Collections Series where we are outlining the evidence we have collected on the benefits of introducing separate food waste collections in England. This evidence was submitted to DEFRA three weeks ago with the hope that this will help…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, Defra, separate food waste collections, nutrient recovery, emissions reduction, digestate, emiliano lewis

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Agriculture focus - what feedstocks are farm AD plants using?

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As part of our ongoing AD market analysis, we have done some analysis at ADBA on the types of feedstocks used and the crop/manure split in the agriculture sector of the AD industry. The following is based on industry information gathered and updated on our ADBA Pipeline, which is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, farm AD, agriculture, Defra, farm waste, crop

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ADBA call for data - CHP replacement and biogas/biomethane load factors

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FIT consultation - CHP replacement Government is consulting on replacement of generating equipment under the FIT as part of a consultation that runs until 13 September. You can read our summary of this consultation here. Before reaching a final decision on whether to consult in detail on replacing different pieces of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, FIT, chp replacement, RHI, RHI degression, estimated spend, load factors, production factors, emiliano lewis

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Food Waste Collections Series: Part 2: Job creation

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This blog is Part 2 of the Food Waste Collections Series where we are outlining the evidence we have collected on the benefits of introducing separate food waste collections in England. This evidence was submitted to DEFRA two weeks ago with the hope that this will help inform the upcoming…

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Tags: Defra, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, separate food waste collections, food waste collections, green jobs, jobs, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Biogas production by sector - how do the numbers look half way through 2018?

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As part of our market analysis work at ADBA, we keep track of the latest developments in the AD industry, and how growth in biogas production is progressing, based on new plants coming online. Based on industry capacity, and a load factor of 51% for the sewage sector and 73% for the…

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Tags: feedstocks, feedstock sector, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, emiliano lewis, capacity, UK AD & Biogas, market data, biogas to electricity

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ADBA submit evidence to DEFRA. Food Waste Collections Series: Part 1

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Following months of engaging with DEFRA on strengthening the case for the introduction of separate food waste collections in England, ADBA last week submitted a document to DEFRA outlining the evidence on the benefits of introducing food waste collections, including a cost-benefit model we built. The hope is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, food waste collections, emiliano lewis, Defra, resources & waste strategy

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RHI heat - 700 GWh/yr of biogas heat by the end of 2018?

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The latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) show that 358 GWh of biogas heat has been generated and paid for under the RHI scheme so far this year (data counted up to June 2018). This compares…

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Tags: biogas heat, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, RHI, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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BEIS launch long-awaited FIT consultation: 31 March 2019 scheme closure, CHP replacement

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BEIS have today launched their long-awaited FIT consultation officially titled “CONSULTATION ON THE FEED-IN TARIFFS SCHEME”. The consultation runs until 13 September 2018 and a summary of the consultation is set out below. (BEIS have also today launched a call for evidence on the future role for small-scale low-carbon…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, beis, FIT, UK AD & Biogas, fit closure, chp replacement, budget reconcilliation

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New RHI data up to May 2018 – what are the chances of a degression?

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Last week, BEIS published their latest forecasts for estimated spend for the Non-domestic RHI scheme. The latest assessment includes data up to the 31st May 2018, and can be found here. In the last month, forecast spend for large biogas and biomethane has increased by £85m, following 41 new…

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National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios: 50 TWh of biomethane by 2050?

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Last week National Grid launched their Future Energy Scenarios (FES) report – July 2018. The report can be downloaded here. Given the difficulties with forecasting a single energy future over the long term, the aim of the FES report is to create a range of credible futures and different scenarios that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, renewable heat, heat decarbonisation, future energy scenarios, national grid

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New ADBA Market Report July 2018 published

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The July 2018 version of the ADBA Market Report was launched last week at the UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, and is now up online on the ADBA website. If you would like to download a copy, click here. This report outlines the current state of the anaerobic digestion (AD)…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, RTFO, FIT, industry projections, market report, emiliano lewis

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New Policy Connect report outlines the role of biomethane in the future of gas

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Last week Policy Connect launched their new report titled "Producing Low Carbon Gas: Future Gas Series Part 2", to which ADBA contributed, in which they outline the role of biogases and hydrogen in our energy mix to decarbonise the UK economy. Click here to download the full report. This is the…

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Tags: Policy Connect, carbon connect, low carbon, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, biogas, anaerobic digestion, heat decarbonisation, emiliano lewis

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