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October Policy Report - download your copy now

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The October Policy Report is now available. Members can access that via this link or by clicking the picture below. With the government's long-awaited Resources & Waste Strategy expected to be published in November, we have made this edition of the ADBA Policy Report a Food Waste Special. Chapter 5…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, FIT, food waste, agriculture, policy report, Defra, beis, DfT, thom koller

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Ofgem issue updated RHI guidance

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Ofgem has now updated the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Volume 1 and Volume 2 guidance. You can find this updated guidance here. Volume 1 sets out the eligibility requirements of the RHI and how applicants can become accredited or registered. Volume 2 includes the ongoing requirements for RHI participants, information on how periodic support…

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

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Permit update: up flow sludge blanket digesters

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Following consultation earlier this year the Environment Agency has proceeded to withdraw their position statement whereby use of up flow anaerobic sludge blanket anaerobic digestion systems with manure and slurry feedstock on farms did not require an environmental permit. Further information on this is available here. Please get in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, environmental permitting, Environment Agency, farm slurry, manure, thom koller

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Ten Tariff Guarantee Notices issued by Ofgem

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In last week's update from Ofgem on the Tariff Guarantee application process for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) five Tariff Guarantee Notice had been issued, but we now know that as of today ten have been issued.   Special update from the ADBA Member Meeting From the latest update…

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

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A must-sea: using seaweed for the generation of biogas

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Last week I attended the latest SeaGas event, a project which has – among many other achievements – grown and harvested the largest crop of seaweed in the UK to date. SeaGas is a three year, fully funded project (InnovateUK) to support the development of an AD process which would…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, seagas, R&D, digestate, seaweed, thom koller

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Easy guide to amendments on the RHI

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Applicants to the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) have an ongoing obligation to notify Ofgem of any amendments to the their accreditation within 28 days. All major changes to accredited installations or the heating system of which it forms part require notification. You can do this by emailing Ofgem at RHI…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, crop operators, food waste operators, replacement meter, amendments, Ofgem, thom koller

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Latest RHI Tariff Guarantee update

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Four months ago today the long-awaited reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive came into force, with the Tariff Guarantee process launching at 10AM the following day. Since the tariff resets and the Tariff Guarantee process came into force Ofgem have published a weekly progress report on the application process, which…

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Use of estimated data on the RHI limited to 8 times

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The RHI pays participants for heat used for eligible purposes with these purposes typically metered and submissions for payment made to Ofgem on a quarterly basis. There is currently a provision within the RHI regulations for estimated data to be used in exceptional circumstances when meter readings cannot be provided.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, estimated data, thom koller

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Ofgem firm up RHI rules on replacement plant

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Following consultation by BEIS last year on replacement plant under the RHI, Ofgem has updated its system to allow this as of 1 October 2018. You can read the government response to the consultation here. The response to the consultation provides limited guidance on the process for replacement, besides stating that replacement…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, Ofgem, chp replacement, rhi budget cap, thom koller

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Defra set out ambitions for future for food, farming and the environment

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Following the presentation to Parliament last week of the Agriculture Bill - which we briefed members on here - Defra has issued a policy statement on their ambitions for future for food, farming and the environment. You can read the full statement here and see the summary of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, agriculture bill, public goods, climate change mitigation, new environmental land management scheme, 25 year environment plan, thom koller

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First thoughts on the Agriculture Bill: the rise of the vegetable king

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Yesterday saw the first reading of the Agriculture Bill, the first bill of its kind for 70 years. You can read the Bill here and see our press release here. Below we set out our thoughts on the Bill. It is bittersweet that this Bill came out as we were submitting…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, agriculture bill, michael gove, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, new environmental land management scheme, thom koller

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Green with envy for new number plates for clean vehicles

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The Department for Transport will soon launch a consultation to ask for views on how to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles such as those fuelled with biomethane. You can find further details about this here. Clean cars, vans, and taxis could be equipped with green number plates under new…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, Department for Transport, consultation, road to zero, zero emissions, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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Retaining the fuel duty differential at Budget 2018

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Earlier today I attended a meeting of the Natural Gas Vehicle Network (NGVN), of which ADBA is a member. Ahead of Budget 2018, one of the immediate tasks of the NGVN is to make the case to HM Treasury to retain the fuel duty differential. Maintaining the duty differential is important…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RTFO, renewable transport fuel obligation, DfT, fuel duty differential, road to zero, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, ngvn, ngvaeurope, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: 15 more provisional tariff guarantees issued this week

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Following the coming into force of the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive on 22 May 2018, Ofgem now publishes a weekly progress report on the Tariff Guarantee application process, which you can access here. The report details: Number of tariff guarantee applications made The number of provisional tariff guarantee notices issued …

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

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ADBA responds to BEIS call for evidence on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation

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Over the last few weeks the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been running a call for evidence to gather views on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation. The call for evidence closed today and ADBA Members can read our full submission here. Thank…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, beis, decentralised energy, electricity, Contracts for Difference, consultation, thom koller

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