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Pioneering AD best practice scheme pilot to be launched at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo

ADBA will launch the pilot of a pioneering new scheme to improve the environmental, operational and safety performance of the AD industry next week at its global tradeshow UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 and has also announced a new partnership with insurance brokers Jelf Group to…

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Tags: best practice scheme, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, jess allan, jelf insurance brokers, operational performance, health and safety

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, jess allan, regulatory forum

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ADBA Members hear updates on FIT, RHI, RTFO, food waste and more

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The AD industry gathered in London for ADBA’s Members’ Meeting on Monday, for discussions on a range of industry, policy and political discussions. Political context After an introduction from Charlotte, ADBA Strategic Adviser Chris Huhne shared his thoughts on the political and economic context for the industry.…

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Food Waste Operators discuss collections, best practice and more

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The Food Waste Operators Group visited Shanks’ Wescott Park AD plant this week for their latest meeting. Food waste collections Recent developments on food waste collection policy – the publication of the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan, and the framework for greater consistency in household collections – formed the…

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Tags: fwog, food waste operators, food waste operators group, waste collection, food waste collection, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, Wrap, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, jess allan, alex monks, ADBA, operator groups

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AD industry unites to launch Best Practice Scheme at UK AD & Biogas 2016

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today published three ‘checklists’ as the first step towards a comprehensive Best Practice Scheme for the for the anaerobic digestion sector. The scheme is an industry-led initiative, involving stakeholders from across the sector. The project aims to help the industry…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, member's press release, Matt Hindle, jess allan, Charlotte Morton, best practice, best practice scheme, Environment Agency

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Important: feedback needed on Best Practice Scheme

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We are pleased to share with you our first drafts of three Best Practice Checklists which together comprise the first phase of our Best Practice Scheme. These documents have been put together with input from members and with the guidance of our Steering Group and the regulators. These are in…

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Tags: food waste operators, crop operators, jess allan, best practice scheme, environmental performance, health and safety, operational performance, anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group

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Ofwat announces more liberal sludge treatment rules to encourage bioresources innovation

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Water regulator Ofwat today launched Water 2020, which sets out a number of major reforms aiming to "boost resilience and secure a better deal for water customers, the environment and wider society."  Among these, the regulator has given its backing to developing "new markets in bioresources" - by which they…

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Tags: Water, water sector, water operators, sludge, sewage sludge, bioresources, AD, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Ofwat, water 2020, UK AD & Biogas, Matt Hindle, jess allan, innovation, r&i, research

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Best Practice Scheme for AD takes shape

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The ultimate aim for our Best Practice Scheme is to support the UK AD industry to become world-leading in environmental, safety and operational performance (see my previous blog here, which explains further). The scheme is now taking shape as we work with our members and other industry stakeholders to achieve…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, best practice scheme, jess allan, food waste operators, crop operators, UK AD & Biogas

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Have your say on AD training: new draft syllabus and ADBA’s training plans

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ADBA is keen to support the provision of high quality training within the AD sector, to ensure that the operation of AD plants is undertaken safely and competently, and that a high level of operational performance is delivered. We are happy to support  work within the industry towards this…

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Tags: training, safety, Training and Safety, EU Skills, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, jess allan, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, farm AD

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Update on new Environment Agency guidance on bioaerosols

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This week I represented ADBA at a stakeholder meeting held by the Environment Agency (EA) on the new M9 technical guidance note for bioaerosol monitoring. The EA have become increasingly concerned about the potential impacts of bioaerosol emissions from biowaste treatment activities, such as AD and composting. Previously, any …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, EA, bioaerosols, monitoring, emissions, environmental permitting, jess allan

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Key updates from Defra and the EA at Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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This week I represented ADBA at Defra’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which is a regular meeting between Defra, the EA and the trade bodies and professional bodies involved in the biowaste sector. The meeting included updates on a few key topics: Waste Treatment BREF – as detailed in my…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Defra, EA, digestate, bioaerosols, BREF, landspreading, environmental permitting, jess allan, food waste operators, biogas, standard rules

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Responses urgently needed on revised Waste Treatment BREF

As explained in previous blogs, the revised Waste Treatment BREF has now been released for consultation. We met with the Environment Agency (EA) last week to discuss the consultation process (click here for more information), and they have now sent us their initial comments on the draft revised BREF…

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Tags: BREF, anaerobic digestion, jess allan, environmental permitting, food waste operators, EA, waste regulation

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Reminder: draft revised Waste Treatment BREF available for review

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The first draft of the revised Waste Treatment BREF was released for review at the end of last year, as I explained in my blog. To view the document, please click here. The relevant parts are Chapters 2, 4 and 6. This document will have EU-wide implications for AD plants and other waste…

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Tags: BREF, waste regulation, environmental permitting, EA, EU, anaerobic digestion, jess allan

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EA consults on financial impacts of proposed changes to landspreading and waste storage permits

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In early 2015, the Environment Agency (EA) undertook a consultation on proposed changes to several Standard Rules permits, including those that cover landspreading and digestate storage (SR2010 No 4, 5 and 6). In September, the EA published a summary of consultation responses, which you can view here. You can also read my blog which…

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Tags: landspreading, digestate, anaerobic digestion, Environment Agency, waste regulation, food waste operators, standard rules, jess allan

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Help us develop the AD Best Practice Scheme

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What are we trying to achieve? ADBA has now begun the exciting (and challenging!) process of developing a Best Practice Scheme for the AD industry. You may already have heard us speaking about this at recent ADBA events, but this blog provides the latest update on our progress and gives…

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Tags: best practice scheme, AD, food waste operators, crop operators, on-farm AD, jess allan

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