Tag: Ammonia Emissions

ADBA’s view on Defra’s proposals to reduce emissions from farming

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

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, consultation, health and harmony, common agricultural policy cap, clean air strategy, air quality, ammonia emissions, ammonia, low emission spreading, thom koller

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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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Defra publish draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

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Last summer, as part of efforts to improve UK air quality, Defra consultted on reducing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations in towns and cities in line with statutory limits. The new Clean Air Strategy, which you can read in full here, builds on this work and looks to align government ambitions…

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Defra farming consultation: AD offers the only means of decarbonising manure management

ADBA has today submitted its response to the Defra consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can download our submission here. In our response we make the case that with just 2.3 million tonnes of farm waste currently going to AD…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, FIT, RHI, renewable financial incentives, consultation, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, ammonia emissions, agriculture bill, future of on farm ad, climate change mitigation, soil health, public goods, thom koller

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Defra farming consultation: comment on our draft response

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on the support for farmers following the end of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). ADBA is responding to the consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit, details of which you…

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Defra’s Clean Air Strategy concerned over ammonia emissions from AD

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Ammonia emissions from agriculture decreased by 19% between 1990 and 2015 but remain a concern for Defra, particular in the department's work towards the Clean Air Strategy and in its recently launched consultation on food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit. Defra refer to ammonia from AD as an …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, ammonia emissions, Defra, farm AD, brexit, consultation, clean air strategy, regulatory forum, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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Defra to speak about ammonia emissions action at ADBA Regulatory Forum

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We are delighted to announce that Defra's Air Quality team will be attending our Regulatory Forum on 24 May in Leeds, to present their work on ammonia emissions in the AD industry. Ammonia emissions to atmosphere may occur during digestate storage and spreading, but can be managed through the use…

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IEA holding free webinar on measuring methane emissions at AD plants

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We would like to highlight an opportunity to take part in a free webinar run by IEA Bioenergy, entitled ‘Methane Emissions from Biogas Plants: Methods for Measurement, Results and Effect on Greenhouse Gas Balance of Electricity Produced’. The webinar will be presented by Dr Jan Liebetrau. This topic…

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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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