Tag: Circular Economy

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Europe needs More Biogas

More Biogas, located in Kalmar, Sweden, is a perfect example of the circular economy at work. Here over 30,000 tonnes of food waste, manure and agricultural residues are processed in their anaerobic digestion plant each year. The biogas plant is partly owned by the farmers who provide the agricultural feedstocks, and…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, Circular Economy, food waste, agricultural feedstocks, digestate, biomethane, biocng

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Shadow Environment Secretary calls for more action on circular economy at ADBA Scottish conference

Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Maurice Golden MSP called for the Scottish Government to take more action on the circular economy at ADBA’s inaugural Scottish National Conference this morning in Glasgow. Golden, who led the Circular Economy Programme for Zero Waste Scotland prior to being…

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Tags: chris noyce, Circular Economy, scottish national conference, Charlotte Morton

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Funding available for bioeconomy innovation in Scotland

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Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new funding opportunity for businesses and organisations working in industrial biotechnology, food and drink, and the wider bioeconomy in Scotland. The Bioeconomy Accelerator is designed to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and higher education institutes delivering circular economy and waste reduction…

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Tags: AD R&D, R&D, research, research and innovation, research and development, bioeconomy, Circular Economy, funding, funding opportunity, r&d funding, r&i funding, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, food and drink, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, biogas, biomethane, digestate

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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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ADBA outlines wish list ahead of Budget Statement

With this year's feed in tariff cap for anaerobic digestion almost full already, it's time for the Chancellor to commit more resources to delivering viable baseload capacity through AD to secure our electricity supplies. In addition, industry urges the Chancellor to recognise the Committee on Climate Change…

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Tags: press, media, budget, chancellor, FIT, baseload energy, CCC, fifth carbon budget, on-farm AD, biodegradable waste, landfill, separate food waste collections, Circular Economy

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Last chance to let DECC know your views on encouraging innovation

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Thank you to all ADBA members who got in touch to share their views on the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s Consultation on ensuring regulation encourages innovation. This consultation provides opportunity to inform UK government of the innovations and technological advancements being made in AD and…

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Tags: biomethane, renewable financial incentives, R&D, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, DECC, consultation, research and innovation r&i forum, research and development, cpi, innovate uk, bioresources, graphene, bioplastics, algae, energy storage, biogas heat, biogas, biochemical, Circular Economy, fifth carbon budget, Environment Agency

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Member comments needed by 10 Nov on ADBA response to Scottish Gov consultation on circular economy

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Following on from my blog last week on “Making things last: Consultation on creating a more circular economy in Scotland” you can now find our draft response by clicking here. Key proposals the consultation makes are: Zero Waste Scotland will investigate and pilot ways to help the economics…

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Tags: will bushby, Scottish Government, Circular Economy, digestate, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, food waste, Scotland

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European End of Waste: Commission says ‘optional’ harmonisation possible, but not yet confirmed

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Following the news on European End of Waste criteria from our Regulatory Forum – which confirmed for the first time that the Commission are minded to use a ‘partial harmonisation’ route which would allow UK operators to continue to use PAS110 – the Commission have now released a…

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Tags: End of waste, PAS110, PAS 110, digestate, food waste operators, food waste, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Matt Hindle, Defra, EA, European Commission, Europe, fertilizer regulations, Circular Economy, circular economy package

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Help us shape Scottish policy on the circular economy

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Following on from my previous blog the Scottish Government earlier this year launched a consultation that explores the priorities for building a more circular economy - where products and materials are kept in high value for as long as possible. It builds on Scotland's progress in the zero waste…

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Tags: will bushby, Scottish Government, Circular Economy, digestate, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, food waste, Scotland

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Making things last: Consultation on creating a more circular economy in Scotland

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The Scottish Government has launched a consultation that explores the priorities for building a more circular economy – where products and materials are kept in high value use for as long as possible. It builds on Scotland’s progress in the zero waste and resource efficiency agendas, with a…

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Tags: Scottish Government, Circular Economy, digestate, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, will bushby, food waste, Scotland

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Industry grasps need to square the circle on EC’s Circular Economy Package

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Waste isn’t a problem, it’s a resource – and so the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package has presented the UK’s green economy with a unique opportunity to force the circular agenda onto the statute book of a government which is otherwise distracted…

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Tags: Circular Economy, circular economy package, consultation, green economy, apsrg, matthew farrow, environmental industries commission, liz goodwin, Wrap, barry gardiner mp, dan cooke, viridor, EU, EC, Derek Sivyer, will bushby

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MEMBER’S OPINION PIECE: Will Conservatives ban landfilling food waste?

Matt Hale, international sales manager, HRS heat exchangers explains how using heat exchangers in AD processes can save energy, money and the environment. While the ‘circular economy’ was once a buzzword, it is now an accepted phrase and end goal, yet putting it into practice is not quite…

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Tags: member's press release, hrs heat exchangers, matt hale, Circular Economy, conservative, government, Parliament, Mayor of London, Pasteurisation, CHP, boris johnson, liz truss, food waste, landfill ban, recycling, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA evaluates party manifestos

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Each of the main political parties have emphasised their green credentials to varying degrees in recent months. This week has seen each of the parties release their manifesto documents, enabling us to analyse their pledges in more detail. The Labour Party Labour’s manifesto commitment to support green gas…

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Tags: party manifestos, manifesto, Parliament, general election, Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, biogas, decarbonisation, Circular Economy, waste management, recycling, food waste, resource efficiency and zero waste britain act, landfill tax, greenhouse gas emissions, Green investment Bank, zero carbon britain, Derek Sivyer

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Anaerobic digestion: fuelling the way to greener, smarter cities

The concept of a ‘smart city’ is often taken to mean cutting-edge digital technology, but it is just as important that planners and architects embed circular economic models at the heart of our future city designs. As well as supporting a sustainable portfolio of urban renewable energy technologies,…

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Tags: clickgreen media, editorial, smart cities, urban landscapes, future cities, planning, Green investment Bank, Circular Economy, closed loop, shaun kingsbury, recycling, biomethane, energy infrastructure, source segregation, food waste, Derek Sivyer

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GIB recognises anaerobic digestion as central to greener, smarter cities

Anaerobic digestion (AD) has been highlighted as one of the top ten vital renewable technologies for smart cities in a Green Investment Bank report published yesterday, ten ways to modernise and improve UK urban infrastructure.  ADBA Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented:  Anaerobic digestion, as one of the few…

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Tags: Green investment Bank, GIB, Circular Economy, smart cities, cities, closed-loop, urban design, shaun kingsbury, Derek Sivyer

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