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Training, Safety and Environment working group continues focus on odour

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Last week, we were pleased to hold a meeting of our Training, Safety and Environment working group. Hosted by Thomas Minter at Malaby Biogas in Wiltshire, attendees were able to tour the plant and listen to Thomas’s experience of developing and running an AD plant. Huge thanks to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, environment, health and safety, training, secondary containment, bioaerosols, Environment Agency

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ADBA to contribute to industry guidance on bioaerosols

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Last week I represented ADBA at a meeting about bioaerosols – a topic that has been discussed previously by ADBA’s own Training, Safety and Environment working group. The meeting was of a sub-group of WISH’s ‘Creating Healthier Workplace Group’ and has been set up…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, bioaerosols, HSE, CIWM, health and safety

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ADBA Working Group to focus on odour management

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment working group met this week to discuss the ongoing actions that they are currently working on. The meeting was hosted by CQA International, who provided an excellent lunch – thank you to Darren Bland and colleagues. This blog provides a brief summary of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, odour, training, bioaerosols, best practice scheme

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New bioaerosol monitoring technical guidance published by Environment Agency

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Yesterday the Environment Agency (EA) published a new Technical Guidance Note entitled ‘M9 – Environmental monitoring of bioaerosols at regulated facilities’, and you can view it here. The guidance note has been developed to replace the 2009 standardised protocol for monitoring ambient bioaerosols at open compost facilities, which…

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Key regulatory updates from the Environment Agency

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On Wednesday I represented ADBA at Defra’s Biowaste Forum which is a meeting of trade bodies, regulators and Defra to discuss the performance of the biowaste sector. It is also an opportunity for us to highlight industry-led work on improving performance, such as our Best Practice Scheme, the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, natural resources wales, food waste operators, End of waste, environmental permitting, waste regulation, bioaerosols, landspreading

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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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Important changes to emissions monitoring requirements

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The Environment Agency (EA) have produced a new Technical Guidance Note (TGN) entitled ‘M9: environmental monitoring of bioaerosols at regulated facilities’ and have released a draft for informal consultation. Click here to read the draft document. The EA are not undertaking a formal consultation but they have sent…

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

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