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Fresh funding announced for AD

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An exciting new funding competition, the Energy Catalyst Round 5, has been announced for innovation in energy. The government will invest £13 million in innnovative projects that can address the global need for clean, affordable and secure energy. Details below: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Funding competition: energy catalyst round 5 Department for Business, Energy …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, funding opportunity, beis, research and innovation, clean energy, emissions reduction, emiliano lewis

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ADBA visits Euston Biogas

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Yesterday ADBA visited Euston Biogas to discuss the Future of Farming and On-farm AD project that ADBA is working on. The Euston Biogas site, one of two biomethane-to-grid plants owned and operated by Strutt & Parker Farms Ltd, processes around 50,000 tonnes of crops and farm waste a year and has…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, beis, emiliano lewis, Feed-in-Tariff, on farm ad, digestate, CAP

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Just released: April 2017 ADBA Policy Report

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At the ADBA Spring Members' Meeting yesterday we released the April 2017 Policy Report, bringing you the latest information on renewable financial incentives and the policy work ADBA has been engaged with over the last few months. Members may download a copy here. Below are some highlights from the report: The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, advanced anaerobic digestion, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Setting out the role of AD in the UK Industrial Strategy

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Last week we submitted our response to the Industrial Strategy green paper consultation. Running during the last three months the consultation sought views on ten 'pillars' where the right policy could lead to increased productivity and economic growth throughout the UK. These pillars are: science, research and innovation; skills;…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller, digestate, beis, industrial strategy, renewable financial incentives, trade, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research

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The role of AD in the UK’s modern industrial strategy

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During the last few months ADBA has been working with members and with industry partners to formulate our response to BEIS’s consultation on the UK's industrial strategy. The Government green paper consultation on the industrial strategy sets out ten pillars where concentrated efforts would lead to increased…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, consultation, renewable financial incentives, food waste operators, crop operators, industrial strategy, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research, trade, energy infrastructure, thom koller

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AD, the future of agriculture and “public money for public goods”

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Last week I attended a Westminster Forum event on the future of agricultural policy in the UK. Following last week’s triggering of Article 50 to begin the UK separation from the EU this was a very topical event; UK CAP bill payments are currently around £3.5 bn and although…

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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) legislation delay

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have today told us that the legislation putting the RHI changes in place has some drafting issues, meaning that the legislation has had to be withdrawn. It is unclear what the drafting issues are or whether they relate to biogas and…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, RHI

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CHP replacement under the FIT

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During 2016 ADBA began discussions with Ofgem on the topic of CHP replacement under the FIT, something which the legislation is silent on. We understand that Ofgem is yet to encounter a ‘live’ instance of a plant requiring a replacement CHP and so has not had cause to formulate…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, beis, Ofgem, consultation, Feed-in-Tariff, chp replacement, CHP, thom koller

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AD as part of the UK Industrial Strategy - Sector Deals

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It's a few weeks away from ADBA submitting our response to the Green Papar (i.e. discussion paper) on the government's Industrial Strategy.  The Strategy proposes 10 'pillars' to support industrial growth. One of these is research and development: indeed the Green Paper was published following the…

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Tags: industrial staretgy, anaerobic digestion, biogas, beis, dbeis, Ollie More

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RHI regulations released

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The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reform regulations were laid before Parliament on 14 March 2017. You can view them here. The new regulations consolidate recent amendments; for specific details about the changes being introduced please get in touch with the policy team. Our summary of the changes is available here. Some of…

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

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BEIS begin thinking on small scale support for post-2019

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With government support for low carbon small-scale generation declining the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has begun thinking about support beyond 2019. BEIS is currently gathering evidence in a number of key areas. This will be used to inform policy development and support the advice they provide to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, beis, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller, future of on farm ad

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FIT consultation: Ofgem release updated queue

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Ofgem has just released an update of the Feed-in Tariff deployment queue. As the below table shows the government response last week to the FIT has not led to a rush to apply to the scheme. The 5MW deployment cap for Tariff Period 1 2017 is currently 'full' meaning that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, consultation, beis, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT degression, deployment caps, thom koller

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Government Feed-in Tariff Consultation response published

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released its much-anticipated response to the Feed-in Tariff consultation. The response will bring in slightly higher tariffs for AD than those proposed in the consultation. Other decisions include to introducing sustainability criteria and crop restrictions. Although it is positive to…

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RHI degression statistics published

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BEIS have published the latest RHI degression statistics. However, as tariff resets have already been confirmed in the RHI consultation response they may not be as relevant to biomethane and biogas as usual. See our short note on this here. 

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Tags: biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, rhi consultation, beis

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ADBA set out views on the future use of heat in buildings

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Our final response to BEIS's consultation on the future of heat in buildings in non-domestic buildings has now been submitted. You can download our submission here. In our response, we urge BEIS to consider the numerous benefits of AD and its carbon cost effectiveness as a producer of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, hnip, heat networks, consultation, beis, CHP, RHI, heat use, thom koller

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