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New ideas on RHI pre-accreditation: let us know what you think

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As they continue to consider their response to the Renewable Heat Incentive consultation, BEIS have asked for industry views on amended proposals for tariff guaranteed pre-accreditation. Their statement in full, which has been sent to industry groups representing technologies the RHI, is available to download in full here. Essentially, they…

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Tags: beis, RHI, rhi consultation, rhi tariff guarantees, pre accreditation, renewable financial incentives, DECC, Renewable Heat Incentive, Matt Hindle, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Is the future of caddy liners plastic or biodegradable?

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As part of the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan, launched at UK AD & Biogas 2016, ADBA is leading on two actions to help support the food waste recycling sector. The first is around dissemination; you will continue to see and hear plenty from us promoting food waste recycling, practical tools…

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Tags: Defra, Wrap, food waste collection, food waste operators, food waste recycling action plan, fwrap, Matt Hindle, food waste, anaerobic digestion, biogas, caddy liners, compostable liners, R&D

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ADBA and Energy Networks push new ministers for RHI clarity

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With Greg Clark’s new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy department now established, ADBA has joined forces with the Energy Networks Association to push for early statements on the future of the Renewable Heat Incentive for biomethane. We argued that biomethane is a success story from the RHI, with…

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Tags: RHI, biomethane, biomethane to grid, biogas, anaerobic digestion, beis, greg clark, renewable financial incentives, green gas, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton

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Official figures reflect biogas growth for electricity and heat

New official figures show 40% more renewable electricity was produced from biogas from waste and farms in 2015 compared to 2014. The government’s annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES), published today [28 July], also reflects growth in biomethane to grid with the generation of heat from anaerobic digestion more than doubling. …

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Tags: dbeis, energy, biogas, anaerobic digestion, press release, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton, DUKES, market report, ADBA, biomethane

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EU Fertiliser Regulations: Defra update

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Defra has provided an update on progress towards developing the EU Fertiliser Regulations, which is available to download here. Negotiations are now on hold until after the summer break, with the next working group taking place on 20-21 September. Over the summer Defra is planning to continue to work with…

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Tags: Defra, EA, fertiliser regulations, PAS110, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, digestate, eu end of waste, End of waste

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RHI update: 76 biomethane plants have full accreditation

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released RHI deployment data for June and Quarter 2, 2016 . For the anaerobic digestion sector, we now have 76 biomethane plants which have applied for full accreditation and six for pre-accreditation. Biogas heat is in the top three technologies in terms of number…

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Tags: beis, renewable financial incentives, RHI, Matt Hindle, biomethane, biogas, financial incentives, emma thomas

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More details confirmed about new energy department

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The government has today set out further information on the responsibilities and operations of its restructured departments. A statement from the Prime Minister said: The Department for Energy and Climate Change and the remaining functions of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have been merged to form a new…

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Tags: DECC, dbeis, renewable financial incentives, climate change, Climate Change Act, food waste operators, Defra, crop operators, Matt Hindle, greg clark, therese coffey

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DECC figures on progress towards RHI caps to be published in late July

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DECC held a meeting of their Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group yesterday, where I represent ADBA members.  The department had little news on progress towards a consutlation response on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). We still expect this to come after the Parliamentary summer recess, but likely changes to…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, RHI, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, financial incentives

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ADBA: Food Waste Recycling Action Plan shows welcome government commitment

Responding to the launch of the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan at UK AD & Biogas 2016, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “The Food Waste Recycling Action Plan has been a positive, collaborative process between government, WRAP, trade associations, AD operators and…

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Tags: Defra, Wrap, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste recycling action plan, fwrap, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton

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AD industry unites to launch Best Practice Scheme at UK AD & Biogas 2016

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today published three ‘checklists’ as the first step towards a comprehensive Best Practice Scheme for the for the anaerobic digestion sector. The scheme is an industry-led initiative, involving stakeholders from across the sector. The project aims to help the industry…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, member's press release, Matt Hindle, jess allan, Charlotte Morton, best practice, best practice scheme, Environment Agency

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Biogas grows 30% in a year to power 800,000 homes – new industry report

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Almost a third more biogas energy is being produced in the UK compared to this time last year, according to new figures from industry trade body ADBA. The AD Market Report, published at UK AD & Biogas 2016, shows that the UK now has 617 MWe of biogas capacity, enough to power…

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Tags: biogas, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, Ollie More, emma thomas, Charlotte Morton, market report

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ADBA meets Defra minister to push on farm AD support

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As part of our campaign for better support for on farm AD, we met Defra minister Rory Stewart on Tuesday to explain the challenges the sector faces. With colleagues from CLA, NFU and REA, we laid out the role AD could play in farming and the support…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Defra, rory stewart, crop operators, on farm ad, fifth carbon budget, food waste recycling action plan, RHI, DECC, Matt Hindle, carbon abatement, nutrient recycling

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Brexit and biogas

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The UK’s politics and economy are entering a period of extreme uncertainty, the impacts of which we can only guess for now. Today’s stock and currency market reactions are extreme, but unsurprising in the circumstances. Markets appear to have expected a ‘remain’ vote, so…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, Europe, European Union, eu referendum, EU, Circular Economy, circular economy package, farming, CAP, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, digestate, energy policy, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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Operators and Regulators have their say on AD best practice

PRESS RELEASE Date: 17 June 2016 Embargo: Immediate A consultation on improving standards for AD operations has closed this week, before ADBA’s Best Practice Scheme checklists are launched at UK AD & Biogas on 6 July. The project will help AD plants improve their environmental, health and safety and operational performance.…

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Tags: ADBA, best practice, best practice scheme, EA, Environment Agency, HSE, apha, Defra, jessica allan, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, regulation

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FIT: How can we improve DECC’s consultation proposals

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Earlier today ADBA held a webinar on DECC’s proposals in the FIT consultation. Thank you to the forty-four members who took part and contributed views, suggestions and evidence. For those of you who missed the webinar it can be watched here. Our presentation began by setting out the…

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Tags: FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, consultation, renewable financial incentives, DECC, biogas, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, RHI, sustainability criteria, thom koller, Matt Hindle

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