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Make sure you’re ready for the Best Practice Scheme

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As you are probably aware, ADBA is working with members to lead the development of the Best Practice Scheme (BPS) for AD plants. The voluntary scheme, which aims to help operators achieve high standards of environmental protection, health and safety and operational performance, will consist of a certification process and…

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ADBA Working Group to focus on odour management

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment working group met this week to discuss the ongoing actions that they are currently working on. The meeting was hosted by CQA International, who provided an excellent lunch – thank you to Darren Bland and colleagues. This blog provides a brief summary of…

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Save the date for our free Regulatory Forum – May 2017

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum is now set for 23rd May in Bristol so please do save the date. We will be confirming further details and how to book over the coming weeks. Whatever your role in the AD industry, the Regulatory Forum is the event to attend in order to…

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ADBA responds to Mail on Sunday article

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has written an open letter to the editor of The Mail on Sunday in response to the article published on AD on 1st January 2017. The letter reads as follows: Sir,   David Rose’s article of 1st Jan 2017 (‘The great green guzzler con…

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Best Practice: Full Scheme Ahead!

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We are delighted to say that we are now proceeding to the second phase of our Best Practice Scheme project. This will involve building upon the checklist guides published in July 2016 to develop an independently accredited certification process; we are looking forward to working with all industry stakeholders to deliver…

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Regulatory Forum review: ‘To Compliance and Beyond’

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Thank you to all who attended the Autumn Regulatory Forum this week, it was great to see a wide range of ADBA members and to hear a variety of perspectives. Particular thanks to our hosts Walker Morris for providing the venue and an excellent lunch. The day was packed…

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Tags: regulatory forum, anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, food waste operators, crop operators, training, safety and environment working group, digestate, fire prevention, lightning, Environment Agency, SEPA, best practice scheme

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AD industry unites to launch Best Practice Scheme at UK AD & Biogas 2016

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today published three ‘checklists’ as the first step towards a comprehensive Best Practice Scheme for the for the anaerobic digestion sector. The scheme is an industry-led initiative, involving stakeholders from across the sector. The project aims to help the industry…

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Hear about the Best Practice Scheme at UK AD & Biogas

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To mark the launch of the first stage of our Best Practice Scheme, we are holding two dedicated sessions at UK AD & Biogas, which takes place on 6 and 7 July. Launch of Best Practice Checklists: Conference, Day 1, 10:15-11:00 We will be kicking off the conference on the first day of…

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Operators and Regulators have their say on AD best practice

PRESS RELEASE Date: 17 June 2016 Embargo: Immediate A consultation on improving standards for AD operations has closed this week, before ADBA’s Best Practice Scheme checklists are launched at UK AD & Biogas on 6 July. The project will help AD plants improve their environmental, health and safety and operational performance.…

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Final call for views on Best Practice Scheme - deadline tomorrow

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As explained in my previous blog, we are currently seeking feedback from members on our draft Best Practice Checklists. These checklists form the first stage of our Best Practice Scheme, and will be launched at UK AD & Biogas. The lists cover risk management, operational performance and procurement - the…

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Important: feedback needed on Best Practice Scheme

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We are pleased to share with you our first drafts of three Best Practice Checklists which together comprise the first phase of our Best Practice Scheme. These documents have been put together with input from members and with the guidance of our Steering Group and the regulators. These are in…

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Important feedback from the Environment Agency at Regulatory Forum

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This week, we held our Spring Regulatory Forum, at which attendees heard the latest on the current regulatory issues facing the AD industry, as well as updates on ongoing policy issues and ADBA’s work developing the Best Practice Scheme. Thank you to Clarke Willmott for hosting this event…

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Tell us what you think about the Best Practice Scheme

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We have now created an event page for the Best Practice Scheme Stakeholder Meeting on 16 May. The meeting will be held in Bristol and will start at 15:45 (immediately after our Regulatory Forum event). It will be open to both ADBA members and non-members – spaces will be limited so…

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Best Practice Scheme: Stakeholder Meeting on 16 May

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We are pleased to confirm that we will be holding a stakeholder meeting for the Best Practice Scheme on 16 May immediately after our Regulatory Forum event. Both of these events are free to attend and are being hosted by Clarke Willmott at their offices in Bristol City Centre. Why you…

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Best Practice Scheme for AD takes shape

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The ultimate aim for our Best Practice Scheme is to support the UK AD industry to become world-leading in environmental, safety and operational performance (see my previous blog here, which explains further). The scheme is now taking shape as we work with our members and other industry stakeholders to achieve…

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