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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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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to publish Special Report on Climate Change and Land

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is publishing a Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL). The Report will cover climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Ahead of this release, the IPCC is calling for Expert Reviewers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, sustainability, research and innovation, ipcc, thom koller

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Research call - Bioenergy for Sustainable Energy Access in Africa (BSEAA)

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The Carbon Trust have issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a research call into bioenergy in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Click here or on the image below to open up the PDF: As the Carbon Trust is requesting an Expression of Interest (EoI) initially, they hope to ensure…

Posted in: R&D Updates

Tags: research and innovation, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Carbon Trust

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What might AD look like in 2050?

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A few weeks ago I attended a workshop on the water-energy-food nexus in 2050, organised by the Stepping Up project. The workshop examined what the UK might look like by the middle of the 21st century, with a focus on three particular innovations: AD, insect protein, and food redistribution. The workshop…

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Tags: research and innovation, anaerobic digestion

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Is algal technology the future of AD?

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Last week I attended a workshop run by a consortium of Welsh universities on developing circular economy solutions to reduce agricultural nitrate pollution and develop feed products. The workshop focused on how combining AD-derived digestate with algal technologies has the potential to reduce nutrient pollution (which primarily derives from agriculture)…

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Tags: research and innovation, chris noyce, algae, anaerobic digestion, nutrient pollution, digestate

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Guest blog: the World is Accelerating! This is why I had to leave my job

In this special guest blog, Antony Yousefian, UK Director of 30MHz, discusses the importance of business innovation and of using sensors, monitoring and generating data to create business intelligence. 30MHz will be attending UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, speaking on the second day in the on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, innovation, 30mhz, big data, optimisation, productivity, research and innovation, accelerating change, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017

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Fresh research 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, r&d funding

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Research into road verge grass

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Students at the Centre for Doctoral training in Bioenergy at the University of Leeds are currently researching the use of road verge grass as a feedstock for AD, and the best uses for the biogas produced.  As a part of their research they would like to understand the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, research and innovation, thom koller

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BEIS set out industrial strategy

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BEIS has released its vision for the UK's modern industrial strategy. Government sets out 10 pillars that it sees as important for driving forward their industrial strategy across the entire economy. These are: science, research and innovation; skills; infrastructure; business growth and investment; procurement; trade and investment; affordable energy; sectoral…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, consultation, industrial strategy, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research, emissions reduction plan, trade, research and innovation, energy infrastructure, thom koller

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ADBA to inform BEIS bioeconomy strategy

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is calling for views to inform the UK bioeconomy strategy. The consultation is broad and looks to government objectives on decarbonisation, broader sustainability and food security, to help shape its position. Views submitted here will also inform BEIS' industry strategy. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, consultation, digestate, research and innovation, bioeconomy, sustainability, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Green gas boost as National Grid secures £5 million for gas bill study

Gas bill pilot project seeks to open the door to more green gas Updating gas bill calculations aims to cut propane use in biogas Scheme could pave the way for a future low carbon gas grid   A trail-blazing pilot scheme that aims to further open the door to lower…

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Tags: ADBA members, national grid, biomethane, green gas, research, research and development, research and innovation, Ofgem

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Funding available for bioeconomy innovation in Scotland

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Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new funding opportunity for businesses and organisations working in industrial biotechnology, food and drink, and the wider bioeconomy in Scotland. The Bioeconomy Accelerator is designed to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and higher education institutes delivering circular economy and waste reduction…

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Tags: AD R&D, R&D, research, research and innovation, research and development, bioeconomy, Circular Economy, funding, funding opportunity, r&d funding, r&i funding, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, food and drink, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, biogas, biomethane, digestate

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ADBA meet with National Grid to discuss Future Energy Scenarios

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On Tuesday I attended a workshop on National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios (FES). Stakeholders provided feedback on FES 2016 and we began dicussing how FES 2017 would be different - both in content and style. The implications of the UK referendum decision to leave the EU were debated: impact on renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, national grid, future energy scenarios, district heating, heat, research and innovation, Climate Change Act, carbon budget, brexit, thom koller

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New evidence shows digestate has capacity to replace the “whole market” for peat

WRAP has published a series of documents based on their research into the potential for digestates in horticultural applications. In their words, These have shown that there is early promise for the continued investigation of the use of quality digestate in horticultural applications such as growing media or as a…

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Tags: Wrap, digestate, horticulture, research, research and development, research and innovation, trial results, food waste operators, crop operators, Matt Hindle

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