Tag: Digestate Spreading

Quick video guide to reducing ammonia emissions on farms

Last week Defra published the Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for Reducing Ammonia Emissions, which sets out simple steps all farmers can take to reduce ammonia emissions, such as using a nutrient management plan to calculate fertiliser application rates. You can download the Code here. Our earlier…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, ammonia emissions, low emission spreading, digestate spreading, cogap, thom koller

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Share your comments on our response to Defra’s Clean Air Strategy

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. The consultation, which continues until 14 August 2018, looks to support efforts to reduce transport pollution and air quality restrictions on industry, by introducing complimentary measures for other sectors, such as in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, consultation, air pollution, clean air, clean air strategy, low emission spreading, member survey, digestate spreading, thom koller

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Defra Clean Air Strategy workshop explores ammonia reduction proposals

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This week, ADBA attended a workshop held by Defra to explore their proposals to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture, as set out in their draft Clean Air Strategy which is being consulted on presently. Click here to read our blog on this and please do send us your thoughts…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, clean air strategy, ammonia, Defra, regulation, low emission spreading, digestate, digestate spreading, digestate storage

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Please complete important survey on digestate spreading

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We are working with the REA to investigate the volume and method of digestate spreading in order to inform our discussions with Defra. We would be grateful if you could complete our important survey on digestate spreading by the 18th June (extended to 22nd June). It consists of just…

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Clean Air Strategy proposals on reducing emissions from farming

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As announced in an earlier blog Defra is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. You can read our summary of the consultation here. This blog focuses on one of the themes of the Strategy, emissions from farming and the role of AD. The consultaton notes that the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, Defra, ammonia emissions, future of on farm ad, digestate, adcs, digestate spreading

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New Defra ‘farming rules for water’ to take affect from 2 April 2018

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Defra has published a factsheet to explain the new ‘farming rules for water’ which will take affect from 2 April 2018 for all farmers in England. Defra consulted on these rules in September 2015. Please click here to view the online fact sheet and a more detailed guide here. The rules…

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Defra focuses on ammonia emissions reduction from agriculture and AD

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In the last couple of months, ADBA has attended two meetings with Defra’s Air Quality team, designed to bring stakeholders together to consider how to achieve ammonia emissions reductions from agricultural sources and from AD/digestate activities. This blog summarises the discussions so far. Why is the reduction…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, ammonia emissions, digestate, digestate spreading, digestate storage

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Environment Agency publish updated permits for digestate spreading and storage

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As expected, and as we notified members in our previous blog, the Environment Agency (EA) has now published several updated Standard Rules permits which cover the storage and spreading of digestate. The permits are all available to download from the EA’s website – click here. The permits that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, digestate, environmental permitting, standard rules permits, digestate storage, digestate spreading

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Natural Resources Wales consults on changes to digestate storage and spreading permits

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the regulatory body responsible for the environmental permitting regime in Wales, is currently consulting on proposals to make changes to the Standard Rules permits relating to the storage and spreading of digestate. Click here to view the consultation and here to see the proposed…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, environmental permitting, Wales, natural resources wales, food waste operators, digestate, digestate spreading

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