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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER to present its biogas technologies at Energy Now Ireland

Over the course of 2017, Ireland intends to initiate energy reform with a new Feed-in Tariff for renewable energy technologies. The government plans to increase the amount of green electricity from the current figure of about 23 percent to 40 percent by 2020. The tariff system is to establish a favourable environment for biogas…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, Ireland, Northern Ireland

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The future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland

  What is the future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland?   Chris Osborne, Senior Policy Officer at the Ulster Farmers' Union has written this insightful piece on the futre of on-farm AD in Northern Ireland as a precursor to his session at the ADBA Northern Ireland National Conference 2017 in…

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New conference to examine role of anaerobic digestion in Northern Irish economy

A new conference is set to examine the role that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play in waste management, agriculture, renewable energy generation, and climate change mitigation in Northern Ireland. AD is a natural process that recycles organic materials including food waste, sewage, agricultural waste, and purpose-grown energy crops…

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Tags: Northern Ireland, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, climate change, GHG emissions, agriculture, renewable energy, biomethane, digestate

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Northern Ireland carbon footprint and the role of AD

The average person's carbon footprint in Northern Ireland is substantially higher than it is for the average person in the rest of the UK, a paper by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has shown. The findings show that in 2013, total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, committee on climate change, Northern Ireland, carbon abatement, decarbonisation, agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, farm AD, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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Stream BioEnergy announces £23m AD project in Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Stream BioEnergy is starting construction on its £23 million biogas facility at Ballymena in Northern Ireland.  This plant represents a major investment for Northern Ireland and will bring a number of benefits to the community, in the form of local jobs, renewable energy, and other important environmental benefits through…

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Tags: member's press release, poultry, stream bioenergy, slurry, Northern Ireland, digestate, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER UK Reports Two New Contracts

In view of the ongoing debate about a new feed-in tariff (FIT) system, the development of renewable energies in the UK is becoming ever more challenging. Thus, most anaerobic digestion plants are currently implemented by experienced companies. After all, quick planning and construction are a must in order to benefit…

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Tags: member's press release, Weltec Biopower, FIT, Northern Ireland, strabane, cattle manure, Silage, chicken manure, grass, sugar beet, maize, v, low farm, pre-accreditation, pig manure, multimix, feedstock, aberdeen, Scotland, stoneleigh, warwickshire, agriculture, Derek Sivyer

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Northern Ireland RHI: notice of scheme closure

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Following the news that the RHI will be closed to new entrants in Northern Ireland, the Department for Energy, Trade and Investment has published a formal notice of scheme closure on its website. This is available here: http://adbioresources.org/news/northern-ireland-rhi-to-close-from-march This means that: No applications for accreditation…

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Tags: deti, RHI, Northern Ireland, renewable financial incentives, biomethane, biogas, biogas heat, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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Northern Ireland RHI to close from March

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The RHI will close to new applications for projects in Northern Ireland from the end of February, if plans proposed by the Energy, Trade and Investment Minister are approved next week.  Earlier this week, it had appeared that if legislation to close the scheme is approved by the Northern…

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Tags: Northern Ireland, RHI, ni, biomethane, biogas, biogas heat, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives

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ADBA comments on UK food waste policy

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ADBA's Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, has commented on UK food waste policy for LAWR's May Issue: With a growing world population and over one million people accessing food banks in the UK alone, food is a resource that we cannot afford to waste. Despite that, about 15 million tonnes…

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Tags: quote, lawr, food waste, landfill ban, Northern Ireland, source segregation, waste collections, policy, government, Derek Sivyer

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CFD implementation in Northern Ireland — help us shape DETI’s strategy

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The Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment (DETI) in Northern Ireland has published a Discussion Paper seeking stakeholders views on the specific Northern Ireland strategic policy issues that implementing CFDs will bring for consumers and renewable electricity generators in Northern Ireland. The paper sets out wider policy issues and the…

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Tags: deti, Northern Ireland, CfD, will bushby, anaerobic digestion, consultation, renewable energy, decarbonisation

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Launch of Energy Institute Young Professionals’ Network in Northern Ireland

The Energy Institute Young Professionals Network was launched in Northern Ireland on 12 February 2015. The event included a series of information seminars outlining the employment opportunities presently available and allowed young professionals’ access to potential employers including Edina. Philip Pollock, Joint Managing Director of The Edina Group, commented, With our…

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Northern Ireland RO support confirmed to 2017

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Today the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment (DETI) in Northern Ireland published its response to the consultation on proposed ROC banding levels for renewable technologies including AD with a maximum installed capacity of up to 5MW. The response confirms that existing ROC levels for AD plants up to 5MW…

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Tags: ROCs, niro, Northern Ireland, northern ireland renewables obligation, consultation, small scale AD, small-scale, deti, will bushby

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Northern Ireland: food waste landfill ban & separate collections proposed

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In what should prove a major boost to the growth of the anaerobic digestion industry in Northern Ireland, proposals have been announced to ban food waste to landfill and roll out separate food waste collections to councils and businesses. Unlike similar proposals in Scotland, there will be no exemption from…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, Northern Ireland, separate food waste collections, source segregation

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Northern Ireland - no RHI support beyond 200kW

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Unlike the rest of the UK, Northern Ireland has no plans to extend the Renewable Heat Incentive beyond its current 200kW thermal capacity limit. The consultation, launched this week by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment states that this decision is ‘due to the fact that ROC levels for…

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Northern Ireland 60% household recycling target

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The Northern Irish Government has announced plans to introduce a mandatory 60% household recycling target by 2020. Current household recycling rates in Northern Ireland fall well below this level at 38%. This is in line with developments in Scotland and Wales, who both have targets in place to recycle 70% of household waste by 2025.…

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Tags: MSW, Northern Ireland, recycling

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