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Biomethane VAT charge: are you affected?

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We are aware that some biomethane producers may have been subject to a surprise VAT charge, and are hear from members affected. The domestic reverse charge ('DRC') is an anti-fraud measure designed to tackle Missing Trader Intra-Community ('MTIC') fraud, in which VAT is avoided on imported goods but then reclaimed…

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Tags: DECC, HMT, hmrc, tax, vat, biomethane, biogas, biomethane to grid, FIT, RO, biogas combustion, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators

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Northern Ireland RHI: notice of scheme closure

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Following the news that the RHI will be closed to new entrants in Northern Ireland, the Department for Energy, Trade and Investment has published a formal notice of scheme closure on its website. This is available here: http://adbioresources.org/news/northern-ireland-rhi-to-close-from-march This means that: No applications for accreditation…

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Tags: deti, RHI, Northern Ireland, renewable financial incentives, biomethane, biogas, biogas heat, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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Northern Ireland RHI to close from March

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The RHI will close to new applications for projects in Northern Ireland from the end of February, if plans proposed by the Energy, Trade and Investment Minister are approved next week.  Earlier this week, it had appeared that if legislation to close the scheme is approved by the Northern…

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Tags: Northern Ireland, RHI, ni, biomethane, biogas, biogas heat, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives

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Can you support the UK’s part in AD research?

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Earlier this year, the government agreed to another year’s funding for the UK subscription to the International Energy Association’s Biogas Task (“Task 37”). This allows the industry input to the task’s activities and reports, which have helped to raise our profile among European…

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Tags: task 37, international energy agency iea, iea, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, research, research and development, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, R&D, AD R&D, farming

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FIT pre-accreditation re-opens on Monday: confirmed tariff levels

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Pre-accreditation for the Feed-in Tariff reopens under the new scheme rules on Monday. Our summary of the changes and the new scheme is still available here, and you can download our detailed briefing directly here. This week, Ofgem have published details of the tariffs which will be paid to plants…

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Tags: FIT, DECC, Ofgem, feed-in tariff, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators

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Gate fee survey: last chance to have your say

WRAP's annual gate fee survey closes this week - if you're a food waste operator and haven't yet had your say, please do participate here. Recording higher quality information about the current market is vital to help government make better policy decisions. We have shared members'…

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Tags: Wrap, gate fees, food waste operators, Defra, DECC, food waste, waste collections, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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Help shape our view on the future of the RHI

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Following the announcement of the 2016-21 RHI budget in the Spending Review, work within DECC is continuing on the two packages which will dictate the short and longer-term future of the scheme. These are first some immediate regulatory changes to extend the scheme rules in 2016-17, and second preparing for…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, renewable heat, biomethane, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, food waste, crop operators, bioenergy, bioenergy sustainability, bioenergy sustainability criteria, crop feedstocks

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Crops for AD: latest figures

Defra's latest statistics on land used for bioenergy were published earlier in December, and are available to download here. It contains a number of useful statistics, including the relative increases in different feedstocks from 2012-2013 (p 25): This shows that the industry continues to be waste-dominated, with the support of…

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Tags: Defra, DECC, crop feedstocks, crop operators, crop best practice, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle

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Biomethane in Transport: help shape DfT assumptions

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Last week I represented ADBA at a workshop held by the DfT on future changes to renewable transport support, as previewed in my blog here.                                                  …

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Tags: DfT, transport, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, HGVs, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, Matt Hindle

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FIT pre-accreditation will be valid for one year, not two

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DECC have confirmed that when FIT pre-accreditation returns from 8 February 2016, approved projects will have one year to build and commission from their application date.* This is the same 'validity period' that was available under the old pre-accreditation system, but the first version of the consultation response - published last Thursday…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, feed in tariff, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Ofgem, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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FIT: Ofgem draft guidance published

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Following the publication of DECC’s response to the Feed-in Tariff review earlier today, Ofgem have now published some draft guidance for the new scheme rules. The two documents now available are: Guidance on pausing the FIT scheme from 15 January – 8 February 2015 Guidance on the operation of deployment caps…

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Tags: Ofgem, FIT, feed-in tariff, DECC, guidance, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Feed-in Tariff: DECC confirms return of pre-accreditation but low caps remain

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DECC’s FIT response has now been published, setting out the department’s plans for the scheme from 2016-2019. You can read our detailed briefing on the conclusions here. Note this briefing has been updated on 21 December following clarification from DECC on a drafting error - see…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, feed-in tariff, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, Ofgem, electricity, CHP, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, Ollie More

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WRAP gate fee survey underway

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WRAP have asked us to share the following message about their annual gate fees survey, which is now underway: WRAP is undertaking the annual study of gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and for the first time, results will also be available…

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Tags: food waste operators, RHI, FIT, food waste, gate fees, Wrap, Defra, DECC, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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ADBA to attend transport meeting next week

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Next week I will be representing ADBA members in a workshop hosted by the Department for Transport, looking at their models and assumptions for renewable transport fuels. You can see the department’s initial thoughts by downloading a slide pack here. Those of you who came to our conference…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biogas, biomethane, DfT, transport, HGVs, RTFO, RED, fqd, Matt Hindle

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RHI enquiry line: Christmas closures

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Members with a current RHI project or application may want to be aware of the following notice from Ofgem about closure of the enquiry line over the Christmas: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/non-domestic-rhi-enquiry-line-christmas-and-new-year-closing-times 2.30pm on Friday 18 December until 9am on Monday 21 December 12:30pm on Thursday 24 December until …

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Tags: RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle

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