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ADBA presents at summit on future waste policy

Rebecca Thompson, ADBA's Senior Policy Manager, presented the key role that AD plays in food and farm waste policy at a round-table discussion organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Energy Sustainability and Environment Division. The event brought together academics, industry experts, and representatives from government to discuss…

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PRESS RELEASE - ANAEROBIC DIGESTION BODIES WELCOME IPCC REPORT ON CLIMATE AND LAND

PRESS RELEASE - ANAEROBIC DIGESTION BODIES WELCOME IPCC REPORT ON CLIMATE AND LAND Report highlights the scale of the impact of our agricultural system on the environment and the important role land management can play in climate mitigation World Biogas Association and UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association emphasise the…

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ADBA engages with local authorities

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As part of our ongoing stakeholder engagement on the implementation of separate food waste collections, Jon Harrison and Charlotte Morton recently met Hilary Tanner from the Local Government Association, to discuss local authority views on this important policy. We agreed on the critical importance of the promised government funding, given…

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WRAP estimates 3.6 million tonnes of food waste in food production

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WRAP published last month a report on Food waste in primary production in the UK. It concludes that more work is urgently needed on food surplus and waste on the farm as they are a critical area of the food chain: Around 3.6 million tonnes of food surplus and waste occur…

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Engaging with the new Government

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Engaging with the new Government ADBA has hit the ground running in our engagement with the new Government, with Charlotte Morton writing welcome letters, and requesting meetings with, all relevant Secretaries of State at the Treasury, Business, Agriculture, Trade, International Development and Local Government departments. Charlotte has made it clear…

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PRESS RELEASE - ADBA urges new government to keep the momentum on circular economy

Anaerobic Digestion trade association urges new government to keep the momentum on building a sustainable circular economy Anaerobic digestion (AD) can reduce UK GHG emissions by 5% and help the UK meet its net-zero obligations and Paris Agreement commitments. The global AD and biogas industry is only treating 2% of the organic…

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Government Responds to Resources & Waste Consultation

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The Government has published it’s response to the Resources & Waste Strategy Consultation, to which ADBA responded earlier this year. The response contains positive news for our industry, as Ministers have accepted many of our recommendations – with significant majorities of other respondents also in favour of strong…

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Government to Consider Social Value in Public Procurement

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Government considering social value in public procurement The Government is considering the responses to a consultation that is considering adding an element of ‘social value’ into its public procurement and buying strategies. For example, companies would have to demonstrate that plans to tackle climate change, employment of local…

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ABDA Press Release - AD and biogas industry celebrates its 2019 champions

AD and biogas industry celebrates its 2019 champions • 2019 Awards winners revealed across 14 categories • Black-tie ceremony on 3rd July celebrates industry excellence in the UK and worldwide • Potential of biogas to address global challenges highlighted earlier in the day at World Biogas Summit. The crè…

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Government Lays Net-Zero Legislation

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The Government has now laid the legislation needed to enshrine the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation that the country transitions to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The draft order would amend the 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target in the Climate Change Act from at least 80% to at…

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ADBA visits Europe’s biggest biomethane plant in Spain

Last Friday, ADBA was invited to visit the biggest biomethane plant in Europe, located in Valdemingómez technological park in Madrid (Spain) waste treatment complex. This compound accounts for two dry AD plants (Las Dehesas and La Paloma) and an upgrading facility, which allows it to inject 6,500 m3/h…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, spain, necp, alberto rocamora

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Ricardo report published on the potential of bioenergy in Scotland

On the back of The Scottish Energy Strategy, published in December 2017, The potential contribution of bioenergy to Scotland’s energy system report forms one of the first steps in the development of the bioenergy action plan. It sets out the nature and quantities of biological resources within Scotland that…

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Waste Policy Round Table Discussion

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On 20 May, Rebecca Thompson, our Senior Policy Manager, spoke at a round table event on the UK’s Waste Policy Landscape facilitated by the Royal Society of Chemistry, focusing on the importance of Anaerobic Digestion in recycling food waste and decarbonising agriculture.

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Tags: food waste, rebecca thompson, food waste policy, agriculture policy, PAS110, Wales, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, digestate, Defra, R&D

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Running an AD plant: Lessons from Germany

Ahead of his presentations at the World Biogas Summit and UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2019, Swen Grossgebauer, Local Authority Development Manager at MVV Environment, shares his experience of running a healthy anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Germany.

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ADBA responds to DEFRA food waste consultation

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Responding to the government’s consultation on recycling consistency in England, ADBA has reiterated that AD is the best treatment option for food waste that cannot be prevented or redistributed to people or animals, a position supported by the government in its recent Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) and…

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