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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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Long-term heat decarbonisation: BEIS issue evidence review of bioenergy potential to 2050

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released a review of the main sources evidence which consider the costs, greenhouse gas emissions and potential for biomass to 2050 that could be used to supply and decarbonise heat. You can download this evidence review here: Bioenergy heat pathways to 2050:…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, market potential, beis, energy crops, straw, algae, crop residues, food waste, feedstocks, thom koller

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Business rates case studies - how much could you save?

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As we have discussed in previous blogs, business rates are now a real burden for the AD industry, with charges escalating year on year. In nearly all cases, the agricultural exemptions enjoyed by the farming community are simply not applicable to UK on-farm operators. Ratepayers in England have so far…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, business rates, thom koller, case studies, food waste

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Ofgem issue minded to decision on Targeted Charging Review

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In August 2017 Ofgem launched the Targeted Charging Review (TCR). This is a consultation on changes to the way in which the regulator recovers the costs of the networks used to transport electricity to homes, public organisations and businesses. These costs are recovered through two types of charges: ‘forward-looking charges…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, targeted charging review, embedded generation, embedded benefits, Ofgem, consultation, tnuos, bsuos, thom koller

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ADBA supports biogas in BEIS consultation to improve air quality by limiting biomass

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As previously explained (1) (2), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is undertaking a consultation aiming to exclude new biomass combustion plants in urban areas located on the gas grid from the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) support. ADBA has prepared an answer, supporting BEIS position to exclude…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, air pollution, air quality, Biomass, beis, consultation, thom koller, alberto rocamora

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RHI degression update - estimated spend up to September 2018

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Earlier this month we published a blog with our assessment as to whether there would be a degression on 1 January 2019 to the biomethane and large biogas tariff for new applications to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). As you can read about in more detail in our blog,…

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

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Biomethane identified as ‘low-regret’ in a new report from the Committee on Climate Change

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today released a report on Hydrogen in a low-carbon economy. You can access the full report here. The report investigates the hydrogen pathway to eliminating the direct use of hydrocarbon fuels for heating buildings by 2050, to meet the targets the UK has under…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, committee on climate change, hydrogen, beis, heat decarbonisation, thom koller

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With budget available in the RHI Tariff Guarantee pot will we see new biomethane applications?

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As you can see from the below below table (drawn from Ofgem data updated on 16 November 2018), there remains significant headroom in the Renewable Heat Incentive Tariff Guarantee (TG) pot. Close to £60m worth of RHI spend is still available for projects commencing in the financial year 2020/21 Year FY 18/19 FY 19/20 …

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

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ADBA presents a draft response to BEIS consultation on biomass combustion on urban area

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As exposed in this article, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched last month a consultation on biomass combustion eligibility under Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). You can read the consultation document here. The consultation proposes to exclude new biomass combustion located in urban areas and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, air pollution, air quality, Biomass, beis, consultation, thom koller, alberto rocamora

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Update on RHI Tariff Guarantees

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Ofgem publishes a weekly progress report on the RHI Tariff Guarantee application process, which you can access here. Here are the headlines: There have been 117 applications for Tariff Guarantees (across all eligible technologies), including resubmissions - up 6 from last week. Ofgem have issued 61 provisional tariff guarantee notices…

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

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Now in force: 4-week response time to Ofgem RHI information requests

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From 12th November 2018, Ofgem has reduced the time given to applicants to respond to requests for further information from 12 weeks to 4 weeks. This change is intended to give staff at Ofgem more time to focus on active applications, with inactive applications now being removed more swiftly. This change will apply…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, RHI, Ofgem, thom koller

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Ofgem continue to make progress on issuing biomethane Tariff Guarantee Notices

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Since the Renewable Heat Incentive reforms brought in the tariff resets and started the Tariff Guarantee process, Ofgem have published a weekly progress report on the application process, which you can access here. Here are the need to know details: There have been 111 applications for Tariff Guarantees …

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

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WRAP launches its twelfth annual gate fee survey - share your views now

WRAP is undertaking its twelfth annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities throughout the UK. The operators section of the survey is particularly aimed at companies operating organic waste recycling facilities, specifically anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting. All information received through the survey is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, Wrap, anthesis, gate fees, thom koller

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