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Treasury launch consultation on reforming Vehicle Excise Duty for new vans

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HM Treasury have launched a consultation on reforming Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for new vans, with the aim of incentivising van drivers to make the cleanest choices. This consultation could provide further opportunity for hauliers and fleet operators to decarbonise their light commercial vehicles (vans) as well as their heavy…

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Tags: HM Treasury, consultation, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, low emission, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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RHI scheme spending - gap tightens for 2018/19

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Last week, BEIS released their latest monthly forecast for estimated committed expenditure on the RHI for the next 12 months. The data can be found here. Key points: Current estimate of committed spend for the 2018/19 financial year is £826m, compared to a budget cap of £900m for that year.…

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Tags: RHI, RHI degression, beis, Ofgem, budget cap, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Demand for gas in the UK falls in 2017

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The latest gas statistics released by BEIS at the end of April show that total demand for gas in the country fell in 2017. Though domestic production increased slightly in 2017 to 465 TWh (+0.3% compared to 2016), imports of gas fell by almost 2% to 525 TWh, the first fall since 2014. Meanwhile gas exports from…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, natural gas, beis

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NEW ADBA Map uploaded - March 2018

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Today we have published the latest update to our ADBA map, containing the latest data on AD plants in the UK up to the end of March 2018. The updates contain information on the latest plants to be built and commissioned in the UK, as well as those that are now…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, ad map, adba map, market data, emiliano lewis

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ADBA Finance Forum discusses the future of AD

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Last week's ADBA Finance Forum Spring 2018, held at the Osborne Clarke offices in London, saw over 25 attendees from across the finance community gather to share ideas and discuss the future of the AD sector. The event proved a huge success with a great deal of optimism in the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, Finance Forum, finance, consolidation, funding, emiliano lewis, adcs

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Do separate food waste collections lead to reduced food waste?

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In recent months, we have been engaging with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on the case for introducing mandatory separate food waste collections in England. The cost of introducing separate food waste collections across England is now deemed to be £20m per year for 10 years,…

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Tags: Defra, food waste collections, separate food waste collections, waste reduction, cost benefit analysis, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK estimated to have fallen by 2.6% in 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) last week released their provisional estimates of UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2017. The latest data shows that in 2017 GHG emissions in the UK are estimated to have fallen by 2.6% to 456 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e). This is…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, beis, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable electricity, decarbonisation

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BEIS release latest RHI deployment and scheme spending figures

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The Department for Business, Energy and Strategy (BEIS) have today released their latest figures for RHI deployment. Following a record year in 2017 for both biomethane and biogas heat claimed under the RHI, this year has started strongly. Biomethane In the first two months of 2018, 481 GWh of biomethane has…

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Renewables Obligation Annual Report published for 2016-17

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Yesterday Ofgem published their Renewables Obligation (RO) Annual Report for the year 2016-17. Key points of interest from the report for the year ending 31 March 2017 are summarised below: Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) issued and renewable generation Ofgem issued 86.2 million ROCs in 2016-17 compared to 90.4 million ROCs in 2015-16. This…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, feedstocks, agricultural feedstocks, food waste, emiliano lewis

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The AD industry today - 600 plants in operation

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This week I have spent time updating the ADBA Pipeline, including adding the latest AD plants to have commissioned in the country. There are now 600 operational AD plants in the UK, across both the sewage and non-sewage sectors. The AD industry has hit 800 MWe-e capacity, getting closer to the 1…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Renewables Obligation, AD market, capacity, market data

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How have AD gate fees changed over time?

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My July blog last year showed how gate fees for food waste AD operators continued to fall in 2016, according to the latest WRAP gate fees report. We have extracted the WRAP data to show how gate fees, the charges levied upon a given quantity of food waste received…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, fwrap, Wrap, gate fees, food waste, food waste recycling, emiliano lewis, cost benefit analysis

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What cost reductions can be achieved in AD?

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We have done some analysis on how the levelized cost of AD has changed over time for biomethane plants since the launch of the RHI scheme in 2011. The levelized cost here is a rough figure calculated by adding the natural gas wholesale price (BEIS data - Annex M: Growth assumptions…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, ad cost competitiveness, levelised costs, energy costs, emiliano lewis

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RTFC prices

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Transport is now the largest emitting sector in the UK, according to the latest government data. It has therefore become imperative for government to refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990, as my blog yesterday outlined. Biomethane can…

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, Department for Transport, DfT, RTFO, rtfcs, emiliano lewis, biomethane as a transport fuel, financial incentives

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ADBA biomethane working group - London 2 March

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Now that the RHI regulations have been laid we want to hold a meeting of our Biomethane-to-grid Working Group. The aim would be to go through collectively the legislation and try and be as prepared as possible for the implementation date.  This would probably be a three hour meeting,…

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Tags: RHI, emiliano lewis, biomethane to grid working group, Renewable Heat Incentive

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Record year for renewable heat from AD

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Last week, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released their final figures for 2017 showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. 2017 was a record year for both biogas heat and biomethane - the future looks bright for AD. Biogas In 2017, biogas heat generated and paid for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, biogas heat, emiliano lewis, Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2018, ad map, adba map

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