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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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ADBA, ENA and REA propose ‘grace period’ for RHI Tariff Guarantee plant commissioning

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Following the passing into law of the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and their coming into force on 22 May 2018, close to thirty applicants have successfully applied for a Tariff Guarantee as a route to commissioning under the RHI. Under the reformed legislation all plants with a Tariff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, rhi tariff guarantees, beis, thom koller

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Decarbonisation of heat on the agenda at Ofgem’s future of energy conference

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Earlier today I attended Ofgem's Future of Energy conference where Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of Energy began her keynote by discussing the four priorities the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy set out in his November 2018 speech…

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Tags: Ofgem, claire perry mp, greg clark mp, fairness, heat decarbonisation, heat, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, smart export guarantee, thom koller

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BEIS consult on Smart Export Guarantee for small-scale electricity sector

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In July 2018, government published a call for evidence to identify the role small-scale low-carbon generation can play in maximising the advantages for the UK in the global shift to clean growth. You can read our submission here. Supporting government aspirations to 'level the playing field' we recommended government enable a…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, consultation, Ofgem, beis, smart export guarantee, export tariff, thom koller

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RIIO-2 price controls and biomethane

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Ofgem sets revenues for gas and electricity network companies through the RIIO process, this stands for Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs. To do this they will collect information from electricity and gas network companies on the activities that they intend to undertake in RIIO-2 (the second of the RIIO price controls)…

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Tags: crop operators, food waste operators, RHI, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, Ofgem, riio-2, thom koller

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Reflecting on 2018 and looking ahead to 2019

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2018 began with much expectation surrounding the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), with the surprise general election of 2017 delaying the passing of the regulations by over a year. Thankfully, after a concerted effort from all corners of the industry, the reformed regulations came into effect on 22nd May 2018…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, Defra, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Renewable Heat Incentive, health and harmony, brexit, on-farm AD, spending review, thom koller

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New Ofgem guidance issued to support FIT closure

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Following the government response to the recent Feed-in Tariff consultation on the closure of the scheme on 31 March 2019, Ofgem has issued updated guidance. You can download the FIT Guidance for Renewable Installations (version 13) here. This provides an overview of the FIT scheme, its eligibility criteria and explains the process of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, feed-in tariff, FIT, beis, Ofgem, grace periods, 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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Resources and Waste Strategy: implications for AD and timetable for implementation

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As our previous blogs have detailed, today saw the release of Defra's Resources and Waste Strategy. Click here to read our press release and further comments. The Strategy marks the first major change to waste management in England in over a decade. This ambitious Strategy has been warmly received…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, Defra, resources and waste strategy, consultation, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, thom koller

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Government responds to FIT consultation & fails to act on replacement generating equipment

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During the summer the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consulted on the closure of the Feed-in Tariff and administrative measures. The government response to this consultation has today been published. You can access the full text of the response here. Government has considered the comments and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, feed-in tariff, fit closure, chp replacement, beis, emiliano lewis, thom koller

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Scotland’s Just Transition Commission to support carbon neutral economy

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The first members of Scotland’s Just Transition Commission have been announced, alongside publication of the body’s remit. The Commission will look at how to maximise the social and economic opportunities offered by moving to a carbon neutral economy and will be chaired by Professor Jim Skea.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2019, roseanna cunningham msp, just transition commission, decarbonisation, carbon neutral, thom koller

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BEIS take first steps on future heat policy: biogas in off gas grid properties

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In March, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a call for evidence to seek views on how industry, government and consumers could work together to phase out the installation of high carbon fossil fuels from rural homes and businesses off the gas grid during the 2020s. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, heat network investment project, heat networks, beis, future frameworks for heat in buildings, ad chp, consultation, biopropane, off gas grid, 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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New applications for RHI Tariff Guarantee as BEIS confirm January 2019 biomethane tariff degression

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As we suggested in previous blogs, BEIS has now confirmed that on the 1st January 2019 a 15% degression for biomethane and large biogas plants will come into effect. Last Friday, BEIS released their latest Quarterly Forecasts for the Non-domestic RHI scheme, which also confirmed that there will be…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, thom koller

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