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BEIS wants bigger role for heat networks

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has presented a policy paper, Heat networks: ensuring sustained investment and protecting consurmers.   The role of heat networks in decarbonising heating The paper recognises the need to decarbonise heating and the challenge of this sector to contribute with the 2050 UK…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, combined heat and power, district heat, district heating, heat networks, RHI, hnip, heat network investment project, renewable financial incentives, beis, alberto rocamora, consultation

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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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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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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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25 biomethane Tariff Guarantee Notices now issued

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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, renewable financial incentives, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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15% degression for biomethane 1 Jan 2019

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From the latest government data the biomethane tariff of the Renewable Heat Incentive appears set for a degression of 15% on 1 January 2019.   Conditions for degression Under the reformed Renewable Heat Incentive three conditions are considered to determine the tariff degressions: Overall scheme deployment (there are two total scheme thresholds; at 50%…

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

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Energy Minister visits AD plant

Energy & Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has visited an AD plant to celebrate Green Great Britain & Northern Ireland Week.

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Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) to launch in January 2019

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As part of Green Great Britain Week, today saw the official launch of the £320 million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) to support the development of heat networks. A pilot programme ran from 2016-17. Heat networks could meet up to 17% of heat demand in homes and up to 24%…

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BEIS look to restrict biomass combustion in urban areas

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today launched a consultation on Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) support for biomass combustion in urban areas. You can read the consultation document here. Government proposes that biomass combustion installations should no longer be eligible for RHI support if they are…

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

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Biomethane: UK set for surge in plants producing ‘green gas’

Huge and fast growth is forecast for the UK’s biomethane industry, with predictions of a 50 per cent rise in the number of operating plants – and investment of up to £400m – by January 2020.

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, Charlotte Morton, beis, RHI, anaerobic digestion

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