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Biomethane potential more than 1,072 TWh across Europe by 2050

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Gas for Climate has produced a report exploring the role of gas in a fully decarbonised energy system, meeting the Paris Agreement target of limiting global temperature increase to well below two degrees. You can download the report here. The report finds that it is possible to significantly scale up…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Europe, european biogas association, gas for climate, market potential, thom koller

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Brexit and biogas

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The UK’s politics and economy are entering a period of extreme uncertainty, the impacts of which we can only guess for now. Today’s stock and currency market reactions are extreme, but unsurprising in the circumstances. Markets appear to have expected a ‘remain’ vote, so…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, Europe, European Union, eu referendum, EU, Circular Economy, circular economy package, farming, CAP, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, digestate, energy policy, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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ADBA reacts to EU referendum

Commenting on the UK's decision to leave the European Union, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: “The policy framework for anaerobic digestion has been closely linked to European directives, and the industry will need to work hard to ensure that we maintain and build our place in Britain…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Charlotte Morton, Defra, government, European Union, EU, Europe

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Your chance to comment on fertiliser regulation proposals

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The EBA have circulated a draft of their response to proposed fertiliser regulations, which will set end of waste criteria for digestates as part of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package. I summarised EBA’s views earlier this month here, and Jess provided a summary of the…

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Tags: End of waste, PAS110, digestate, European Commission, Europe, EBA, Matt Hindle

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Digestate end of waste: ADBA joins Brussels meeting

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Last week I was in Brussels to represent ADBA members at an EBA (European Biogas Association) meeting on the European Circular Economy proposals. The meeting focussed on the Fertiliser Regulations, which include Europe-wide end of waste criteria. Proposals from the Commission could mean changes to the UK’s existing…

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Tags: EBA, Europe, European Commission, food waste, food waste operators, digestate, End of waste, PAS110, Matt Hindle

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European funding DECC workshop

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting an industry engagement event on Tuesday 1st December in Birmingham to promote the new European funding opportunities under the ERA-Net scheme. This event will be an opportunity to learn about…

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Tags: Ollie More, era-net, european research area network, EU, Europe, research, research and development, bioenergy, Bioenergy research, birmingham, DECC, knowledge transfer network, will bushby

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European End of Waste: Commission says ‘optional’ harmonisation possible, but not yet confirmed

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Following the news on European End of Waste criteria from our Regulatory Forum – which confirmed for the first time that the Commission are minded to use a ‘partial harmonisation’ route which would allow UK operators to continue to use PAS110 – the Commission have now released a…

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Tags: End of waste, PAS110, PAS 110, digestate, food waste operators, food waste, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Matt Hindle, Defra, EA, European Commission, Europe, fertilizer regulations, Circular Economy, circular economy package

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Food waste collection work offers promise

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Amid all of the uncertainty around renewable financial incentives, there is one chink of light on AD policy: food waste collections. In mid-July, Charlotte was part of an industry delegation which met new resources minister Rory Stewart MP in Defra. There she described work which was already underway between the…

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Tags: blog, food waste, food waste collection, rory stewart, Defra, AD, food waste recycling action plan, biogas, Wrap, recycling, circular economy package, EC, Europe, government, landfill tax, carbon savings, operator groups, Charlotte Morton

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European Commission recognises opportunity to cut carbon in food production through AD

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released a detailed report on the carbon footprint of food production, specifically recognising that anaerobic digestion on farms and food production sites can play a significant role in making food supply chains more sustainable. You can read the full report…

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Tags: Europe, European Commission, joint research centre, JRC, EBA, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, on farm ad, digestate, R&D, Defra, renewable financial incentives, crop operators, food waste, farming, arable farming, livestock, fertilisers, Waste, onsite AD

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EU ETS consultation - ADBA’s response submitted

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We have now submitted our response to the European Council’s call for evidence on changes to the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). The ETS was the first large greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme in the world, and remains the biggest – it was launched in 2005 to combat climate…

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Tags: European Commission, Europe, emissions, eu emission trading system, eu ets, consultation, will bushby, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane

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European End of Waste criteria delayed (again)

Proposals for Europe-wide End of Waste criteria appear to have been delayed by the Commission. This will provide welcome stability for UK operators who were concerned about the difficulty of meeting new criteria, which would have replaced PAS110. At very least, there will be longer to influence developments, and it…

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Tags: Europe, european end of waste, anaerobic digestion, PAS 110, PAS110, biogas, digestate, biofertiliser, Matt Hindle, European Commission

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Consultation deadlines

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Over the last few weeks I have blogged asking for help on several different consultations, we are fast approaching several of these deadlines so I thought it might be useful to consolidate all my requests into one small blog. Below are a list of the consulations with the views we…

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Tags: RHI, finance, Finance Forum, consultation, DECC, EA, land spreading, digestate, Environment Agency, European Commission, Europe, emissions, eu emission trading system, eu ets, will bushby, crop operators, workshop

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Changes to the EU Emission Trading System - We need your views

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The European Commission (EC) has launched a consultation on the revision of the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) Directive for the period after 2020. The EU ETS is the first and biggest international system for trading greenhouse gas emission allowances.  The consultation focuses on several issues regarding the implementation…

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Tags: European Commission, Europe, emissions, eu emission trading system, eu ets, consultation, will bushby

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End of Waste position paper submitted

The UK bodies have submitted a joint position paper on prospective European End of Waste proposals. This is available to download here, with thanks to the members who submitted comments. Defra is representing the UK at a technical meeting next week to discuss the Fertiliser Regulations, where End of Waste…

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Tags: food waste, Defra, European Commission, Europe, End of waste, Matt Hindle, food waste operators

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Update on permitting, regulation and end of waste

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Earlier today I attended a meeting in Defra on biowaste regulation. Below are some notes and updates for members. For food waste operators, the update below on the development of fertilizer regulations - which builds on European End of Waste Work - is particularly important. Sector Performance The Environment Agency…

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Tags: Defra, EA, End of waste, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, fertilizer directive, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation, Waste

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