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An insight into the issues facing the AD sector in Scotland

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Last week, Charlotte Morton (Chief Executive) and I headed to Edinburgh for a packed day of meetings with contacts in the Scottish AD sector. We look forward to continuing these discussions with others at our upcoming Scottish National Conference, which you can find out about here. Our first meeting last…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, scottish conference, Scotland

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PRESS RELEASE: Green gas can help Scotland meet energy goals – ADBA

Green gas can make a key contribution to meeting the goals set out in Scotland’s first ever Energy Strategy, according to the UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD).

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Tags: adba press release, adba scottish national conference 2018, Scotland, anaerobic digestion, green gas, renewable energy, Charlotte Morton

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AD features in Scotland’s first Energy Strategy

Biogas and biomethane have been mentioned in Scotland's first ever Energy Strategy, published by the Scottish Government just before Christmas. The Strategy sets a new target for at least 50% of all Scotland's heat, transport, and electricity consumption to be supplied from renewable sources by 2030 – a target to…

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Tags: Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2018, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, energy

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SEPA publishes findings of research project on plastic in food waste derived digestate

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has recently published the findings of a research project investigating plastic in digestate derived from food waste. For context, SEPA is aligning the physical contaminant limits in its ‘end of waste position’ for digestate with the limits in the Quality Meat Scotland…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, Scotland, digestate, plastic, PAS110, End of waste, research

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Member input needed - SEPA consultations on compliance assessment

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As reported in my previous blog, SEPA (the environmental regulator in Scotland) is currently consulting on proposed changes to the way they assess compliance using their Compliance Assessment Scheme (CAS). They are also consulting on their charges - click here for more - SEPA state that they have 'written to…

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SEPA consults on revised Compliance Assessment Scheme

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has opened a consultation on its Compliance Assessment Scheme (CAS), which it uses to determine how well an operator is complying with their environmental obligations. SEPA has used their CAS since 2009, when it was brought in to provide a common framework for compliance assessment…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, Scotland, food waste, food waste operators, regulation, environmental permitting

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SEPA releases position statement on use of crop residues in AD

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published a position statement clarifying its regulatory position on the use of crop residues (such as misshapen or undersized fruit and vegetables) when used in an AD plant with a capacity up to 100 tonnes per day. The position statement says: ‘Crop residues…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, SEPA, permitting, waste regulation, Scotland

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SEPA proposes simplification of environmental regulation in Scotland

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is undertaking a consultation on proposals to simplify its approach to environmental regulation by developing an integrated authorisation framework that they believe will enable ‘innovation and proportionate, joined up, outcome focussed regulation, that significantly simplifies the regulatory landscape and reduces regulatory burden.’ …

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA launches first conference for Scottish AD industry

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) will host its first Scottish National Conference on Wednesday 15 February at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. Entitled ‘Is Scotland ready for 2021?’, the conference will focus on the growth of Scotland’s AD industry to date…

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Tags: scottish national conference, food waste, Scotland, Charlotte Morton

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Funding available for bioeconomy innovation in Scotland

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Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new funding opportunity for businesses and organisations working in industrial biotechnology, food and drink, and the wider bioeconomy in Scotland. The Bioeconomy Accelerator is designed to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and higher education institutes delivering circular economy and waste reduction…

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Tags: AD R&D, R&D, research, research and innovation, research and development, bioeconomy, Circular Economy, funding, funding opportunity, r&d funding, r&i funding, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, food and drink, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, biogas, biomethane, digestate

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Scotland pushes further ahead on waste policy

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, SEPA, has published “One Planet Prosperity – A Waste to Resources Framework”, which outlines how it intends to drive down waste production and keep valuable materials circulating for as long as possible, whilst preventing and tackling the harms associated with waste management and…

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Tags: SEPA, Scottish Government, Scotland, Waste, food waste, anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, Matt Hindle

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Reminder - urgent call for views on SEPA consultation

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As explained in my blog back in May, SEPA is currently undertaking a public consultation on their proposed new guidance on food waste management in Scotland and a review of their regulatory position on the use of compost and digestate. This will have implications for those members…

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Tags: SEPA, digestate, food waste operators, PAS110, ADQP, Scotland, waste regulation

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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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Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into the renewable energy sector

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The future of renewable energy in Scotland is soon to be debated by the Scottish Affairs Committee, with a call for evidence being launched today. The inquiry is of interest to the AD and bioresources industry with one of the main areas of focus being potential impacts of changes…

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Tags: renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, digestate, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, RHI, DECC, biogas, financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, Scottish Renewables, Scotland

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Member comments needed by 10 Nov on ADBA response to Scottish Gov consultation on circular economy

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Following on from my blog last week on “Making things last: Consultation on creating a more circular economy in Scotland” you can now find our draft response by clicking here. Key proposals the consultation makes are: Zero Waste Scotland will investigate and pilot ways to help the economics…

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Tags: will bushby, Scottish Government, Circular Economy, digestate, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, food waste, Scotland

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