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ADBA takes the pre-accreditation fight to DECC

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On Wednesday, we met with DECC officials to discuss the FIT pre-accreditation consultation. For those that are not aware, DECC has launched a consultation which proposes to remove pre-accreditation for Feed-in Tariff technologies including anaerobic digestion. The first item on the agenda was the tight timescale: we made the point…

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Tags: Matt Hindle, DECC, FIT, anaerobic digestion, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, pre-accreditation, biogas

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RHI sustainability criteria: further details from Ofgem, workshop dates

Following the publication of their guidance last week, Ofgem have asked us to pass on the following message, which is relevant to anyone who claims the RHI and uses crop feedstocks. In particular, please note the urgent need to submit your FMS questionnaire, and the workshops whcih will be taking…

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Tags: Ofgem, RHI, sustainability criteria, biogas, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biomethane to grid, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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FIT pre-accreditation to be scrapped

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DECC has launched a consultation which proposes to remove pre-accreditation for Feed-in Tariff technologies including anaerobic digestion. The department admits that the move will reduce certainty for developers and therefore deployment, but are pushing for the change anyway. The consultation document is available to download here.  The consultation is…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Feed-in-Tariff, pre accreditation, will bushby, financial incentives

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WRAP gate fees report suggests no changes for AD

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WRAP's annual survey of waste and recycling gate fees was released earlier this week, and can be accessed here. The survey shows an AD gate fee of £40/t in 2014-15, which is little changed from previous years. However, following our previous concerns about this data (which were exposed…

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Tags: Wrap, gate fees, food waste operators, financial incentives, RHI, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, market report, local authorities

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European Commission recognises opportunity to cut carbon in food production through AD

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released a detailed report on the carbon footprint of food production, specifically recognising that anaerobic digestion on farms and food production sites can play a significant role in making food supply chains more sustainable. You can read the full report…

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Tags: Europe, European Commission, joint research centre, JRC, EBA, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, on farm ad, digestate, R&D, Defra, renewable financial incentives, crop operators, food waste, farming, arable farming, livestock, fertilisers, Waste, onsite AD

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Training and Safety: comment on syllabus and meeting at UK AD & Biogas 2015

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As you may know ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment Management Working Group has been working on a draft syllabus for operator training. This is designed to help improve operational standards, meeting the needs of developers, operators, regulators and insurers. We are now looking for comments on this from…

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Tags: Training and Safety, food waste operators, crop operators, training, secondary containment, permitting, environmental permitting, best practice, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle

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Get involved in our new ‘case for crop feedstocks’

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In 2011, we published a Case for Crop Feedstocks in AD with CLA, NFU, NNFCC and REA. That document was designed to demonstrate the role that crops for AD can play to support discussion around the AD Strategy and Action Plan, and government policy in general. From this autumn, sustainability criteria…

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Tags: case for crop feedstocks, crop operators, DECC, Defra, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, biogas, anaerobic digestion, arable farming, farming, crop feedstocks

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group Summary

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ADBA's Biomethane to Grid Working Group met in London on 8 June. With work underway towards the new government's spending review, the future of the RHI topped the agenda this meeting. We started by discussing the upcoming 5% biomethane degression and moved onto a paper that ADBA is developing on…

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Tags: biomethane to grid working group, biomethane to grid, Ofgem, gas distribution network, RHI, spending review, RHI degression, biomethane, biomethane in transport, biomethane injection, DfT, DECC, sustainability criteria, ENA, will bushby, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, consultation

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Urgent comments needed on future of permitting

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As those of you who attended our Regulatory Forum are aware, the process for revising the waste treatment BREF is well underway. Yesterday, we received a copy of the Austrian analysis of the questionnaires completed by waste treatment sites across Europe, including some UK AD sites. You can download a…

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Tags: BREF, permitting, environmental permitting, biofilters, European Commission, EU, EA, Matt Hindle, regulatory forum, food waste, food waste operators

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Updates from ADBA Regulatory Forum

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ADBA's latest Regulatory Forum took place in Leeds last Thursday, with forty ADBA members gathering to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies and discuss the implications of changing regulation. Robert Starr, from hosts Walker Morris, opened the day with a presentation on enforcement undertakings, and the role that…

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Tags: regulatory forum, ADBA events, digestate, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, COMAH, landspreading, IED, permitting, Defra, apha, HSE, health and safety, food waste, crop operators, food waste operators, European Commission

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EA regulatory position statement clarifies Standard Rules can cover biofilters and biogas upgrading

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The EA has released a regulatory position statement clarifying that operators can use biofilters or biogas upgrading systems under current Standard Rules permits, pending their revision in the autumn. The position statement is available to download here. This addresses an anomoly in the current approach. In the EA's words: …

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Tags: EA, Environment Agency, emissions, standard rules, permits, environmental permitting, permitting, biomethane to grid, biofilters, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle

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Have your say on reducing costs for gas grid connections

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The Energy Networks Association (ENA), which represents the Gas Distribution Networks, has released a consultation this week to gather views on reducing the requirements for CV measurement at biomethane sites. ADBA has been closely involved in the pushing for the consultation, as part of the biomethane campaign group that we…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, Matt Hindle, RHI, biogas, anaerobic digestion, will bushby, Ofgem, biomethane to grid

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Members meeting discusses FIT, RHI, Sustainability, Grid Connections & Political Landscape

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ADBA members gathered at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London on Tuesday for our Members’ Meeting sponsored by Matchtech, with a number of important subjects on the agenda. We are currently awaiting permission to share the presentations, once we have received this we will publish them online, however,…

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Tags: will bushby, ADBA members, members' meeting, membership, anaerobic digestion, policy report, DECC, DfT, DCLG, BIS, Feed-in-Tariff, RHI, sustainability criteria, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, grid connection, biomethane, biomethane in transport, Chris Huhne, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, Charlotte Morton

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Help set future Feed-in Tariffs - last chance to provide data

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Those of you who came to the members meeting are aware, the final stage of data collection to support the Feed in Tariff review is underway.  ARUP have been appointed by DECC to collect information on costs to set future Contracts for Difference, but this information will also be…

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Tags: DECC, Matt Hindle, financial incentives, FIT, Ollie More, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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General election: first thoughts

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After months of predictions of a hung parliament and instability, we instead have a single party government.  The Conservatives' narrow majority in the Commons will no doubt be tested at times, but gives more capacity for long-term decision making than a minority administration would have had. That in itself…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, Chris Huhne, financial incentives, food waste collections, food waste operators, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, biomethane to grid

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