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RHI legislation sent to parliamentary committee

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Yesterday I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on behalf of ADBA, to hear the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, as well as government thinking on support for renewable heat post 2020/21, when…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, RHI, decarbonisation, renewable heat, emiliano lewis

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How are we doing on separate food waste collections?

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has provided the latest data on separate food waste collections among local authorities (LAs) in England. In 2016/17, there were 109 LAs with separate food waste collections in place, representing 1/3 of all LAs in England. With the figure increasing ever year, this does represent…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, fwrap, Wrap, separate food waste collections, local authorities, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, emiliano lewis

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What FIT tariffs can you expect in the future?

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At ADBA, we have been keeping track of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) queue for AD and done some analysis on what this means for future tariffs. FIT queue In February 2016, quarterly caps were introduced for AD that placed a 5MW limit on the amount of electrical capacity that could apply…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, UK AD & Biogas, fit queue, FIT degression, default degression, contingent degression, emiliano lewis, financial incentives

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NEW AD Market & Policy Report published

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The November 2017 edition of the Market & Policy Report has just been published and is now available online. Click here to access the full PDF version of the report. The first half of the report reviews what government support for anaerobic digestion (AD) currently looks lilke, covering renewable electricity,…

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Tags: market and policy report, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, FIT, RTFO, food waste, farm AD, emiliano lewis

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RHI scheme spending - gap tightens in September

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The Department for Business, Energy and Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest forecasts on estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The latest data can be found here. On 1 April 2016, budget caps for the scheme were introduced that allows the Government to close the scheme to new applications at…

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New £40 million funding available to boost farm productivity

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The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have opened a new £40 million grants scheme for investment in farm technology and equipment. Speaking at the 2017 World Dairy Summit in Belfast, the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, will invite farmers and food processors to apply for grants under the Countryside…

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Tags: Defra, agriculture, funding opportunity, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, productivity, heat use, renewable electricity, renewable heat, emiliano lewis

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Biomethane key to hitting renewable heat targets

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The latest Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES), published in July, show that the UK is still far off meeting its 2020 renewable heat and renewable transport targets. The UK’s targets, set out here, to source 15% of all energy and 10% of transport fuels from renewables by 2020 originate in the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, beis, RED, renewable heat, renewable transport fuel, renewable electricity, renewable energy, DUKES, emiliano lewis

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Save the date: Global RE-Invest Delhi 6- 9 December 2017

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) are calling for industry to take part in the second edition of the Global RE-Invest 2017 India, which will will be held from 6 - 9 December, 2017 in New Delhi, India (https://re-invest.in/). Global RE-Invest 2017 India, aims to explore the advances made on the ground…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, department for international trade, foreign trade, emiliano lewis

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ADBA respond to DfT consultation on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport (DfT) is consulting on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to…

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

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LATEST Market Data Published - October 2017

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Today we have published the latest data on the UK AD & Biogas market in our Pipeline spreadsheet (to access it click on the "Operational & proposed plant data" dropdown box followed by the "Pipeline Data" link). Industry capacity rises to 779 MWe-equivalent, from 578 AD plants. 11.4 TWh of biogas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, biomethane, energy generation, capacity, pipeline data

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DfT consult on draft guidance for RTFO Order and GHG Regulations

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Following the publication of their response to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) on the 14th September, the Department for Transport (Dft) is now seeking views on draft updated guidance for the RTFO Order (Parts 1-3, covering process, carbon and sustainability, and guidance for verifiers) and on a new…

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

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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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LATEST ADBA Map Published - September 2017

Today we have published the latest map showing details of all the AD plants in the UK inside and outside of the water sector. To access the map, please click here or on the image below: (If you are an ADBA member, please remember to login for full…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, ad map, AD market, adba northern ireland national conference, adba biomethane and gas vehicle conference, emiliano lewis

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NEW RHI deployment update - August 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The link to the August statistics can be found by clicking here, or to see last month's blog, click here. Biogas Biogas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, RHI, heat use, biomethane, biogas heat, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, beis, decarbonisation, emiliano lewis

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DEFRA report: Maize grown for AD

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According to the latest figures published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the amount of land used to grow maize for AD in England is on the rise. The report titled “Farming statistics – final crop areas and cattle, sheep and pig populations” gives…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, maize, energy crops, emiliano lewis, Defra

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