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The Rural Community Energy Fund has re-opened, and has moved Department

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The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10 million programme which supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects. Anaerobic Digestion has a huge potential to provide energy security to communities, with clean energy supplied by nature. AD projects can deliver significant economic and social benefits to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Defra, beis, digestate, R&D, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, biogas, renewable financial incentives, Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund, rural economy, agricultural, farm AD, farm income, Community AD, funding, funding opportunity, rebecca thompson, agriculture policy, net zero, NFU, community energy england, england, manure management, manure treatment

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Pilot programmes wanted for the new Environmental Land Management scheme for agriculture

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Following the referendum decision to leave the European Union opportunity to reform agriculture is well underway. As was signalled in the consultation that Defra ran last year on the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit, government is seeking to fundamentally change…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, CAP, common agriculture policy, Defra, new environmental land management scheme, 25 year environment plan, farming, agricultural, climate change mitigation, soil, thom koller

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Lancet proposes a food revolution favouring improved agriculture practices like AD

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The prestigious medical publication has published this week the article “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems” aiming to set up the basis for a diet fit for the demographic and environmental constraints. The article has been drafted…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste, agri-food, food industry, agricultural, nutrient pollution, GHG emissions, lancet, alberto rocamora

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Regional differences in agricultural feedstock use

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Last week we took a look at the geographical breakdown of the AD industry - the number of AD plants by county and region (out of the 638 currently in operation in the UK). The week prior to that we took a look at the agriculture sector of the industry, and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, agricultural, agricultural feedstocks, crop ad, farm waste, geographical breakdown, region, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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New Defra rules for farmers have taken effect

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New requirements for farmers, which relate to the use of manures and fertilisers and are intended to prevent water pollution, have now taken effect. As we reported in February, Defra has published guidance to explain the new rules, which now apply to farmers in England. The rules arise…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, agricultural, Farmers, digestate

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Considering going 50/50?

At RUR3 we have recently had a swathe of enquiries from AD developers looking at the opportunities ahead for 50/50 fed food waste and agricultural plants.   As a company that works closely with AD plants across the UK we are encouraged by the potential for this development. More plants accepting…

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Tags: member's press release, 5050, food waste, agricultural

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