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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, hnip, heat networks, heat network investment project, beis, thom koller

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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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Climate experts asked for advice on net zero target

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This week is the first-ever Green GB & NI Week, which is looking to bring society together to tackle climate change. To mark the launch Energy and Clean Growth Minister, Claire Perry wrote to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) asking for advice on: Setting a date for achieving…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, beis, claire, commitee on climate change, ipcc, thom koller

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Government Bioeconomy Strategy ‘coming very soon’

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Last week ADBA's Policy Team caught up with BEIS on the latest thinking on the government Bioeconomy Strategy. Following consultation in January 2017 the response is now expected very soon. You can read our submission to BEIS here. The Bioeconomy Strategy will set out 15 actions based around the 5 foundations of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, bioeconomy strategy, bioeconomy, bioresources, biorefinery, research and development, research and innovation, beis, clean growth strategy, thom koller

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An unFITting end: 13.112MW available capacity

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When the Feed-in Tariff reopened for applications in February 2016 a quarterly cap was introduced to help control the scheme's budget. Each quarter or 'Tariff Period' there would be 5MW worth of capacity for new AD applications. Successful preliminary accrediation applicants receive a year-long validity period during which the tariff…

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

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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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Green issues on the agenda at Conservative Party Conference

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At a key time for the AD industry, with the recent publication of the new Agriculture Bill, forthcoming Budget and the upcoming Resource & Waste Strategy, External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison visited the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week to put forward the case for AD to the governing…

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

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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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Too hot to handle - Biogas heat and biomethane August RHI figures

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Renewable heat generated from biogas and biomethane under the RHI (This blog deals with the non-Tariff Guarantee side of the RHI - for the latest on Tariff Guarantee process, click here) The latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, RHI, beis, biogas heat, green growth

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ADBA responds to FIT consultation on closure of the scheme and CHP replacement

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Over the last two months, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been running an open consultation on the closure of the FITs scheme to new applicants on 31 March 2019, as well as seeking views on proposed scheme administrative changes. The consultation closed today…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, FIT, beis, Ofgem, fit consultation, chp replacement, fit closure, emiliano lewis, ad chp, UK AD & Biogas

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How does the RTFO compare to the RHI? A brief analysis

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Dual participation in the RTFO and RHI On the 14th June, BEIS announced the policy decision that biomethane producers can now claim under both the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), giving the following statement: “Thank you for your patience whilst the Department for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, RTFO, rtfcs, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, beis, DfT, dual participation

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