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Innovation funding for smart, local energy systems

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UK Research and Innovation has made £30 million of funding available as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge, to support the development of communities-based clean energy systems. UK organisations can apply for up to £3 million in grant funding for projects…

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Tags: innovation, clean energy, Community AD, community energy, uk, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Bioenergy research, research and development, research and innovation, innovation fund, rebecca thompson, energy policy, smart energy systems, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, Circular Economy, localised energy

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New reports from IEA Task 37

Task 37 is the Bioenergy Task group of the International Energy Agency (IEA) - a branch of OECD - and is devoted to analysis and dissemination of new advances in science and best practice in anaerobic digestion. It is a valuable resource for any business involved in AD, providing sound science,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, research, innovation, iea task 37, R&D, Circular Economy, brewery, farming, thom koller

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Clean Air Strategy to tackle ammonia through use of covers and low-emission spreading equipment

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Defra has today publised its Clean Air Strategy following consultation last year. You can read the strategy here or by clicking the below image. The Strategy sets out the comprehensive actions required across all parts of government and society to improve air quality. It retains the …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, consultation, clean air strategy, air quality, Northern Ireland, michael gove, transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, low emission spreading, slurry, digestate, innovation, thom koller

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BEIS takes first step on path to long-term heat decarbonisation

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As part of their work on the long-term decarbonisation of heat in buildings and industry, BEIS has been reviewing the available evidence base on different approaches that may be taken. They have today released a report on this evidence that provides an overview of the key issues arising from their…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, evidence review, decarbonisation, heat, heat decarbonisation, Renewable Heat Incentive, innovation, thom koller

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Growing the Bioeconomy: government issues bioeconomy strategy

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The government has today published its bioeconomy strategy, Growing the Bioeconomy, following consultation at the end of 2016. You can view the Strategy here. For reference you can download ADBA's submission here. According to the government, "The bioeconomy represents the economic potential of harnessing the power of bioscience, using renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, bioeconomy, bioeconomy strategy, beis, innovation, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research, thom koller

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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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