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New ADBA Market Report July 2018 published

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The July 2018 version of the ADBA Market Report was launched last week at the UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, and is now up online on the ADBA website. If you would like to download a copy, click here. This report outlines the current state of the anaerobic digestion (AD)…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, RTFO, FIT, industry projections, market report, emiliano lewis

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New Policy Connect report outlines the role of biomethane in the future of gas

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Last week Policy Connect launched their new report titled "Producing Low Carbon Gas: Future Gas Series Part 2", to which ADBA contributed, in which they outline the role of biogases and hydrogen in our energy mix to decarbonise the UK economy. Click here to download the full report. This is the…

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Tags: Policy Connect, carbon connect, low carbon, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, biogas, anaerobic digestion, heat decarbonisation, emiliano lewis

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Can we achieve food waste capture rates of 86% achieved by Milan?

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In recent months, we have been working with DEFRA on strengthening the case for introducing separate food waste collections in England. One part of the puzzle is looking at what food waste capture rates could be achieved in households if separate food waste collections were to be rolled out. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, food waste collections, capture rates, Wrap, Circular Economy, emiliano lewis

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Mystery 41 non-Tariff Guarantee biomethane-to-grid projects

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Following the coming into force of the reforms to the Renewable Heat incentive (RHI) on 22 May 2018 and the commencement of the Tariff Guarantee (TG) process, there are 46 new biomethane applications that will build out between now and January 2020. (You can find our latest news on the TG process here). …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Ollie More, emiliano lewis, thom koller

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Government gives go-ahead for dual participation in the RHI and RTFO

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today announced the policy decision that biomethane producers will now be able to claim under both the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). We have received the following statement from BEIS: Thank…

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Tags: RHI, RTFO, beis, Ofgem, DfT, emiliano lewis, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives

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Which upgrading technologies are used by the UK biomethane industry?

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Last September I wrote a blog on the state of the UK biomethane industry, including the choice of upgrading technology, as well as which companies were supplying to these plants. To read this blog, click here. We have recently received more information from members that has allowed us to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Biomethane upgrading, UK AD & Biogas, market data, emiliano lewis

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How far can your car run on 1kg of food waste?

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Last week, the World Biogas Association (WBA) launched a new landmark report on urban food waste, its environmental impact, and the benefits of separately collecting it, treating it and recycling it through anaerobic digestion. The report also features a how-to section to assist municipalities wishing to improve their…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, UK AD & Biogas, wba, emiliano lewis

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WRAP publish restated UK food waste figures

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WRAP has today published a new report titled "Household food waste: restated data for 2007-2015", where they have revised existing estimates for the amounts of food waste produced by UK households between 2007 and 2015. The information has been restated to align it with new international standards that WRAP helped…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, food waste, food waste collection, Defra, Wrap, emiliano lewis

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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…

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

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Treasury launch consultation: Reforming Vehicle Excise Duty for new vans - have your say

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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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