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Water 2020: OfWat’s regulatory approach for water and wastewater services overview

Water 2020: OfWat’s regulatory approach for water and wastewater services overview. The water 2020 programme, driven by OfWat, industry, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales explores the potential for new markets and better regulations. I discussed the Water 2020 programme with Graham Southall from V2B consulting who has previously…

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Tags: Ofwat, water 2020, emma thomas, Water, regulations, Defra, Environment Agency, natural resources wales, sludge

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Anaerobic Digestion Network events

Anaerobic Digestion Network (Adnet) have two events coming up in November. Adnet look to shape the future of the Anaerobic Digestion R&D for the next 5 years and beyond. On-site Bio-Energy – How can farmers benefit Organised by Innovation for Agriculture the vent will be held in Wigton, Cumbria. …

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RHI October update

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BEIS have released the latest RHI degression mechanism data. The scheme still remains above expenditure and in the past month both biogas and biomethane remain over the forecast expenditure. At the end of October BEIS will be announcing the next tariff degression. Scheme Total In September 2016, the forecast expenditure…

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Tags: RHI, emma thomas, degression, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane

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Call for papers: R&I Forum 2017

R&I Forum 2017 On 28-29 March 2017 ADBA will be hosting its annual Research and Innovation Forum (R&I Forum) in The Building Centre, London*. The event aims are to: Build awareness of research activities and potential for industry. Build awareness of industry challenges and opportunities for research in…

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Tags: r&i forum, research, innovation, emma thomas, R&D, r&i, events, 2017, march

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2017 Horizon 2020 Energy Calls for Proposals now open

Two Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals have been launched this week, they will fund research in biofuels, decarbonisation and smart grids. There is also funding for smart grids demonstration projects and for market update projects for PV, heat pumps, CSP, wind energy, geothermal energy and sustainable fuels. The tables below show…

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Tags: funding, r&i funding, r&i, Horizon 2020, emma thomas, call for proposals

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Shell Springboard programme opens

On Monday 26th September the Shell Springboard will open for applications.  The Shell Springboard programme supports UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions. One national winner will receive £150,000 and a further five regional winners will each get £40,000 of equity-free funding, as well as feedback…

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Tags: funding, competition, r&i, r&i funding, emma thomas, shell, shell springboard, innovation

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EBA economic analysis of biogas facilities throughout Europe

The European Biogas Association (EBA) is often asked by the European institutions for more data about biogas’ and biomethane’s costs (both CAPEX and OPEX) in order to make comparisons between different industries and/or countries. EBA has so far very limited knowledge about costs and relies on…

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Tags: EBA, questionnaire, biogas, data, emma thomas, capex, opex, policy, biomethane

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WRAP Research: Persistent herbicides in digestate

The detection of herbicides in composting and AD is the subject of new research published by WRAP. Two separate reports “Detecting persistent herbicides in anaerobic digestion” and “Detecting persistent herbicides in compost” explore the impact of herbicides in digestate and compost respectively. Detecting persistent herbicides in…

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Tags: digestate, compost, research, innovation, r&i, emma thomas, experiment, Wrap, anaerobic digestion, herbicides

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Funding opportunities: Agri-Tech and OLEV

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the government’s Agri-Tech programme both have funding opportunities available which could be suitable for AD developers and operators. Details can be found below. Agri-Tech The aim of the competition is to increase the pace and uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers…

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Tags: emma thomas, r&d funding, r&i, funding, innovation, research, OLEV, agri-tech

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RHI Degression: Biogas tariffs cut 25%; biomethane cut 5%

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BEIS released an update of the RHI scheme which states that, on 1st October 2016, tariffs for new biomethane plants will see a degression of 5% and biogas will see a 25% degression as shown below: Technology Category Exisiting Tariff (p/kWh) Degression (%) New Tariff for installations on or…

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Tags: RHI, degression, beis, emma thomas, biogas, biomethane, financial incentives, crop operators, AD

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How Copys Green Farm integrates AD into every part of their business

On the 17th August Thom Koller and I visited Stephen Temple’s on-farm AD plant in Norfolk, which was commissioned in 2010. The site has a methane from biogas plant generating up to 170kW of electricity for the grid and their own use; the electricity is used on the farm,…

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Tags: site visit, on farm ad, AD plant, plant, anaerobic digestion, biomethane]biogas, r&i, emma thomas, thomas koller

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AD in Nepal: mitigating blackouts

Innovation doesn’t necessarily need to focus on ground-breaking leaps in research or technology: it can be things in a different way or in a new location. This is true in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The proposal to build an AD and waste management plant is a first-of-its-kind…

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Tags: r&i, nepal, AD, anaerobic digestion, innovation, research, emma thomas, eu funding, funding, handsup, kathmandu

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Updated UK AD & Biogas Market Data Published

Today we have published the latest data on the UK AD & biogas market in our 'pipeline' spreadsheet. The pipeline will give the best view of the AD industry as it stands and is available for members of ADBA to download and use. It contains the following information for plants…

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Tags: Ollie More, emma thomas, pipeline, data, market analysis, beis, bds

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Biogas production from sugar cane in Brazil

An academic team have recently analysed the best way to produce biogas from waste products in the bioethanol/ sugar industry. In Brazil, the sector has huge potential to improve the local bioeconomy and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when treating waste products, however to be successful, the methods need to…

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Tags: r&i, Brazil, sugar cane, experiment, biogas, emma thomas, sugar, anaerobic digestion

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Project CLoCC update

Project CLoCC is a project which aims to minimise the cost and time of connections to the National Transmission System (NTS), with a focus on unconventional gas connections. The project started in February 2016 and is due to finish in October 2018.  The project’s core objectives are: To reduce…

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Tags: clocc, innovation, transmission network, gas network, emma thomas, project, project update, update, national grid

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