Tag: Chris Noyce

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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Update from Low CVP Fuels Working Group

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Today I attended a meeting of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (CVP) Fuels Working Group, which includes representation from the Department for Transport (DfT), Low CVP, and many others working in the low-carbon fuels sector (including a number of ADBA members). Here are some of the key points relating to…

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Tags: chris noyce, emiliano lewis, biomethane, transport, RTFO, DfT, Low CVP

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ADBA members - send us your best photos!

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Here in the ADBA PR team we're looking to refresh our rather out-of-date stock of AD images that we use in magazine articles and press releases and on social media. In particular we're after high-quality images of: AD plants Biomethane-fuelled vehicles If you have any AD-related photos that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, chris noyce

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Can Brexit be sustainable? Five key points

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On Wednesday evening I attended the launch of a new report from think-tank Policy Connect entitled ‘Principles for a Sustainable Brexit’, which sets out the key principles for the Government and Parliament to make environmental considerations and tackling climate change central to policymaking post Brexit. The launch involved…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: chris noyce, brexit, climate change, regulations, Environment Agency

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What the Queen’s Speech means for AD

There were no real surprises in this morning's Queen's Speech but some interesting inclusions/omissions that are likely to affect the UK AD industry over the coming years. What was mentioned: Brexit - Fairly unsurprisingly, securing "the best possible deal" as the UK leaves the EU topped the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, queen's speech, brexit, CAP, industrial strategy, paris agreement, RHI, Circular Economy, chris noyce

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Theresa May be addicted to Coffey

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed its full Ministerial team. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP is Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. George Eustice MP is Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Thérèse Coffey MP…

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Tags: Defra, food waste operators, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, thom koller, chris noyce

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What a hung Parliament means for AD

Just when you thought British politics couldn't throw up any more surprises, last night's general election results have blown everything right open again. The last opinion polls published on Thursday suggested a range of possible outcomes, from a hung Parliament to a hugely increased Conservative majority, but the…

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Tags: chris noyce, general election, anaerobic digestion, brexit, RHI, clean growth plan, separate food waste collections, FIT

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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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ADBA: Food waste report is ‘wake-up call’ for next Government

ADBA has joined the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee in calling food waste levels in England a ‘scandal’ and described the Committee’s final report into the costs of food waste in England as a ‘wake-up call' for the next Government. …

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Tags: food waste, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, chris noyce, efra committee, general election, Environment Agency, waste hierarchy

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AD making a splash on World Water Day

ADBA and the World Biogas Association (WBA) are joining forces today on World Water Day to highlight the contribution that AD can make to tackling the water crisis in the UK and abroad. World Water Day, designated in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, is marked across the world…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, waste water, sustainable development goals, sewage, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, waste water & sewage treatment expo 2017, Charlotte Morton, david newman, chris noyce

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How do you think we can meet AD’s full potential? Let us know

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As an ADBA member, what do you think needs to happen for the AD industry to meet its full potential? This will be the main theme of the next issue of AD & Bioresources News, and we're looking to get members' thoughts on: What are the current barriers stopping…

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Tags: chris noyce, anaerobic digestion, ADBA members, ad & bioresources news

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Shadow Environment Secretary calls for more action on circular economy at ADBA Scottish conference

Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Maurice Golden MSP called for the Scottish Government to take more action on the circular economy at ADBA’s inaugural Scottish National Conference this morning in Glasgow. Golden, who led the Circular Economy Programme for Zero Waste Scotland prior to being…

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Tags: chris noyce, Circular Economy, scottish national conference, Charlotte Morton

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Would you like to test WRAP’s new Cost Benefit Analysis Tool?

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The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) have recently completed the development of their Cost Benefit Analysis Tool. This tool is designed for local authorities who provide a separate weekly household food waste collection and AD operators who process that waste to identify the likely costs and benefits of implementing…

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Tags: chris noyce, Wrap, cost benefit analysis, local authorities, food waste collection, ad operators

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Mail on Sunday publishes ADBA letter

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ADBA members may remember that Chief Executive Charlotte Morton sent an open letter to the Mail on Sunday (MoS) earlier this month responding to their article on AD published on 1st January 2017. Charlotte's open letter suggested that the MoS article had been misleading in its representation of AD and…

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