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What cost reductions can be achieved in AD?

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We have done some analysis on how the levelized cost of AD has changed over time for biomethane plants since the launch of the RHI scheme in 2011. The levelized cost here is a rough figure calculated by adding the natural gas wholesale price (BEIS data - Annex M: Growth assumptions…

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RTFC prices

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Transport is now the largest emitting sector in the UK, according to the latest government data. It has therefore become imperative for government to refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990, as my blog yesterday outlined. Biomethane can…

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Transport now the biggest emitter in the UK

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Transport has now become the largest emitting sector in the UK. Government policy should refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990. Biomethane can play a significant role in decarbonising heavy transport, through the RTFO. Energy Census are now reporting on…

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Record year for renewable heat from AD

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Last week, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released their final figures for 2017 showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. 2017 was a record year for both biogas heat and biomethane - the future looks bright for AD. Biogas In 2017, biogas heat generated and paid for…

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Scottish government launches £60m low carbon infrastructure fund

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The Scottish government yesterday launched a new £60m pot of funding for large scale green projects. For the official funding invitation, click here. The next phase of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) opened yesterday for applications from projects which promise to deliver low carbon heating solutions, integrated…

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RHI scheme budget – scenarios

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On 1 April 2016, new budget caps were introduced to the RHI scheme which "allow the Government to close the scheme to new applications at short notice, where the Government determines that there is a risk of the scheme overspending in either the current or future financial years should the scheme…

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URGENT reminder to food waste operators - WRAP’s gate fee survey

WRAP is undertaking its eleventh annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities throughout the UK. We are encouraging as many operators as possible to take part. The deadline to fill in the survey is tomorrow, Friday 12th January, though it is now likely to…

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BEIS set out their plans for heat strategy work

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Last week I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In addition to hearing the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, which you can read here, BEIS set out their plans for…

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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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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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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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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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New funding opportunity for farmers - RDPE Growth Programme

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The Rural Payments Agency and DEFRA have launched a new opportunity to apply for grant funding for projects in England which create jobs and growth in the rural economy. To read about the GDPE Growth Programme, click here. Under the RDPE Growth Programme, there are grants for: Business…

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NEW AD Market & Policy Report published

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The November 2017 edition of the Market & Policy Report has just been published and is now available online. Click here to access the full PDF version of the report. The first half of the report reviews what government support for anaerobic digestion (AD) currently looks lilke, covering renewable electricity,…

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RHI scheme spending - gap tightens in September

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The Department for Business, Energy and Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest forecasts on estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The latest data can be found here. On 1 April 2016, budget caps for the scheme were introduced that allows the Government to close the scheme to new applications at…

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