Tag: Decarbonisation

Five reasons to stay positive about Paris despite Trump

Donald Trump’s decision yesterday to take the US out of the Paris Agreement has been in the pipeline (pun slightly intended) ever since he was elected president back in November. Now that it’s actually happened, what should those of us working in AD and the low-carbon…

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Tags: chris noyce, paris agreement, decarbonisation, renewables

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AD abates almost 4 million tonnes of GHG emissions annually

AD is currently avoiding around 3.8 million tonnes of CO2e emissions each year in the UK, helping the country meet its carbon reduction targets. This is about 0.8% of the UK’s total emissions of 497 million tonnes of CO2e annually. The chart below shows the progress the AD…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, carbon abatement, greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonisation

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National Infrastructure Commission discuss solid waste

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Earlier this year we contributed to the National Infrastructure Commission’s first National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), further details of which can be found here. Yesterday I attended a workshop on solid waste as part of the Commission’s evidence gathering. Workshops that have taken place in other sectors.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, thom koller, decarbonisation, digestate

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ADBA calls for 200 new food waste AD plants

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During the last three months the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been running a call for evidence on the National Infrastructure Assessment. The NIC works to provide government with impartial, expert advice on major long-term infrastructure challenges. The Assessment, to be produced once during each Parliament, will set out the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, digestate, decarbonisation, wastewater, solid waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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National Infrastructure Assessment: last chance to contribute to ADBA’s response

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The National Infrastructure Commission is calling for evidence on the UK infrastructure long-term needs. NIC’s National Infrastructure Assessment covers a broad range of topics, many of which could have implications for the AD industry. Topics include: transport, digital communications, energy, water and wastewater (drainage and sewerage), flood risk…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, digestate, food waste, renewable financial incentives, renewable energy, decarbonisation, wastewater, solid waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, thom koller

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Scottish Government set out vision for Future of Energy in Scotland

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Earlier this week, the Scottish Government published its new energy strategy, The future of energy in Scotland, where following consultation a new vision for 2050 will be set out. Following years of support for renewable generation Scotland has largely decarbonised its electricity production. In recognition of this, in introducing the consultation,…

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Tags: Scottish Government, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, decarbonisation, RTFO, renewable heat, renewable energy, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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Evidence sent to BEIS ahead of CfD second round allocation

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The second CfD auction is scheduled to take place in April 2017. Ahead of the allocation BEIS is requesting evidence on how costs of fuelled technologies will reduce between 2020 and 2030, what changes could be made to scheme to improve carbon cost effectiveness and how the CfD should take into account decarbonisation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, CfD, Feed-in-Tariff, RO, beis, heat, decarbonisation, carbon cost effectiveness, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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CfD second round allocation consultation: still time to share your views

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With the next allocation round for Contracts for Difference due to commence in April 2017 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking to develop its understanding cost reductions over time for fuelled technologies, sector innovation and improvements in efficiency. The have issued a call for evidence…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, CfD, beis, food waste operators, crop operators, heat, decarbonisation, carbon cost effectiveness, thom koller

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Government calls for views on UK bioeconomy

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a call for evidence on the UK's bioeconomy. Government's aim is to produce a strategy for use of the country's natural resources that takes into consideration objectives, such as on decarbonisation, broader sustainability and food secrurity. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, sustainability, food production, natural resources, bioeconomy, food waste, R&D, digestate, beis, consultation, decarbonisation

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UK National Infrastructure Assessment call for evidence launched

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The National Infrastructure Commission is seeking views on the development of a National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) of the UK's long-term needs over a 30-year time horizon. The Commission provides government with impartial, expert advice on major long-term infrastructure challenges. The NIA will cover a broad range of topics, many…

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Tags: consultation, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, digestate, food waste, renewable energy, decarbonisation, carbon budgets, wastewater, Sewerage treatment, solid waste, heat, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, thom koller

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ADBA welcomes government backing for Fifth Carbon Budget

ADBA welcomes the government’s decision to endorse the Fifth Carbon Budget, following its recommendation from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The ratcheting up of carbon reduction targets now needs to be met with ambitious and concrete plans to reach these emissions reductions. As the CCC advised, government…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, committee on climate change, fifth carbon budget, greenhouse gas emissions, manure, household waste collections, municipal waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, decarbonisation, Feed-in-Tariff, RHI, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators

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ADBA calls for £25m R&I funding from government to boost AD exports

As the Chancellor prepares his budget statement for Wednesday, the AD industry has called for him to recognise the global opportunity for UK companies and researchers in biogas, digestate and bioproducts. In a policy paper to the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), ADBA has called on government to…

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Tags: press release, r&i, R&D, adba r&i forum 2016, budget, chancellor, funding, research, academia, market leader, bioprocessing, york, university of york, exports, innovation programme, power-to-methane, digestate, green gas, renewable energy, recycling, decarbonisation, manufacturing, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Farmers rally to support AD in parliament

Today in the House of Commons almost 150 farmers will join around 90 MPs and Peers at a parliamentary event aimed at championing the anaerobic digestion industry. Farming representatives from across the UK will join the farming themed event to raise awareness about the technology's value to their businesses and the…

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Tags: press release, parliamentary office of science and technology, lobbying, Farmers, House of Commons, mps, peers, shadow farming minister, nick smith, eccc, committee, neil parish, Defra, policy, on-farm AD, farming, biogas, biofertiliser, CCC, small-scale, rural economy, reception event, decarbonisation, food production, green energy, clean energy, farm income, DECC, farming resilience, Charlotte Morton

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The future of the RHI

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In the coming weeks we are expecting that changes will be made to the RHI for 2016-17, and that DECC will launch a consultation on the RHI, with substantial reforms likely for 2017/18 forwards. We are in close contact with DECC to ensure that the industry’s views are represented…

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Tags: DECC, Ofgem, consultation, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, RHI, food waste operators, crop operators, member survey, anaerobic digestion, decarbonisation, cost-effectiveness, renewable energy directive

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Green gas trimming carbon this Christmas

Green gas will be cooking your giblets this Christmas and for many festive seasons to come. Thanks to rapid growth this year, with a quadrupling of biomethane-to-grid plant numbers from 10 to 40, more households are cooking with home-grown green gas than ever before. Today the anaerobic digestion industry generates 31,000m3/hr…

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Tags: press release, green gas, indigenous gas, biomethane, christmas, turkey, energy security, decarbonisation, farm resilience, food production, RHI, capacity, gas oven, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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