Tag: Innovation

Ofgem’s RIIO2 to support further biomethane innovation

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In March, Ofgem consulted on ways to enhance RIIO and has now published its framework decision on RIIO2, which begins to determine the price controls for the companies that operate the gas and electricity networks in Great Britain. You can view this document here. What is RIIO? Ofgem regulate the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, riio-2, innovation, price controls, decarbonisation, GDNs, dnos, thom koller

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ADBA responds to Ofgem framework consultation on new price controls

With the current price control period ending in 2021 Ofgem is consulting on the new controls which will be set by RIIO-2, standing for Revenues = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs.  ADBA has now submitted the industry response, which you can download here. We make two general observations, where we perceive Ofgem…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, consultation, riio-2, price controls, decarbonisation, climate change, GDNs, dnos, network innovation, innovation, thom koller

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Future funding for biogas heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is currently running a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can download the call for evidence here or read our blog from a few weeks ago for a summary. The call for evidence will help…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, consultation, renewable financial incentives, beis, combined heat and power, CHP, heat decarbonisation, innovation, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller

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Draft response to Ofgem consultation on new network price controls

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Energy network regulation and price is set by the 'RIIO approach'. This ensures that the companies who run gas and electricity networks in the UK have enough revenue to run an efficient network, and that as a result end consumers have access to their energy as and when they need…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, consultation, riio-2, decarbonisation, innovation, thom koller

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BEIS call for evidence on A Future Framework for Heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today released a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can access the document launching this work here. The call for evidence confirms the government commitment to reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050, with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, heat decarbonisation, heat networks, dnos, GDNs, innovation, 2050, thom koller, network charging

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Guest blog: the World is Accelerating! This is why I had to leave my job

In this special guest blog, Antony Yousefian, UK Director of 30MHz, discusses the importance of business innovation and of using sensors, monitoring and generating data to create business intelligence. 30MHz will be attending UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, speaking on the second day in the on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, innovation, 30mhz, big data, optimisation, productivity, research and innovation, accelerating change, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017

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ADBA set out the role of AD in the smart, flexible energy future

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BEIS and Ofgem are calling for evidence on how to develop the UK energy system ensuring it is smart, flexible and future proof. Further details on the intention of the consultation can be found here. The consultation closes on 12 January 2017 and members can download our draft response here, comments are…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, beis, Ofgem, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, power to gas, baseload energy, smart energy systems, flexible generation, innovation, dispatchable power, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: PlanET Biogas Group receives prestigious innovation award

Sole Lead for Gas Management System The PlanET Biogas Group received the ‘dlv novelties award 2017’, one of the most distinguished German innovation awards of the agricultural sector. The German agricultural publishing company (dlv) benchmarks outstanding technical developments in ten categories. At this year’s Eurotier in Hanover…

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Tags: member's press release, planet biogas group, biogas, anaerobic digestion, biogas storage, innovation

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European Space Agency Waste Management call

The European Space Agency has opened a call to explore where space-based services in combination with terrestrial technologies could provide added value over current practices in waste management and operations. Topics of interest that have been identified include: Logistics and recycling of commercial / industrial / domestic waste Biomass / anaerobic…

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Tags: r&d funding, funding, research, innovation, emma thomas, ktn, ESA, european space agency

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Stepping Up: Safe and equitable access to food, water and energy systems.

Pools of Water Reflect: Ben Husmann Flickr link to image: Pools of Water Reflect License: CC-BY 2.0 Safe and equitable access to food, water and energy systems, and the goods and services they provide, underpin our societal and global wellbeing. However, they are all stressed due to unsustainable production and consumption…

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Tags: r&i forum 2017, r&i, r&i forum, emma thomas, stepping up, research, innovation, anaerobic digestion

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BEIS and Ofgem set out designs for a smart and flexible energy system

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Yesterday BEIS and Ofgem launched a call for evidence on how to develop the UK energy system so that it is smart and flexible, and captures all benefits for consumers and businesses. The new department’s focus on industrial strategy is beginning to emerge, and Secretary of State Greg…

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Tags: beis, Ofgem, consultation, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, innovation, feed-in tariffs, regulation, flexible generation

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Call for papers: R&I Forum 2017

R&I Forum 2017 On 28-29 March 2017 ADBA will be hosting its annual Research and Innovation Forum (R&I Forum) in The Building Centre, London*. The event aims are to: Build awareness of research activities and potential for industry. Build awareness of industry challenges and opportunities for research in…

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Tags: r&i forum, research, innovation, emma thomas, R&D, r&i, events, 2017, march

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Shell Springboard programme opens

On Monday 26th September the Shell Springboard will open for applications.  The Shell Springboard programme supports UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions. One national winner will receive £150,000 and a further five regional winners will each get £40,000 of equity-free funding, as well as feedback…

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Tags: funding, competition, r&i, r&i funding, emma thomas, shell, shell springboard, innovation

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WRAP Research: Persistent herbicides in digestate

The detection of herbicides in composting and AD is the subject of new research published by WRAP. Two separate reports “Detecting persistent herbicides in anaerobic digestion” and “Detecting persistent herbicides in compost” explore the impact of herbicides in digestate and compost respectively. Detecting persistent herbicides in…

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Tags: digestate, compost, research, innovation, r&i, emma thomas, experiment, Wrap, anaerobic digestion, herbicides

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Funding opportunities: Agri-Tech and OLEV

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the government’s Agri-Tech programme both have funding opportunities available which could be suitable for AD developers and operators. Details can be found below. Agri-Tech The aim of the competition is to increase the pace and uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers…

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Tags: emma thomas, r&d funding, r&i, funding, innovation, research, OLEV, agri-tech

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