Tag: Circular Economy

Can we achieve food waste capture rates of 86% achieved by Milan?

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In recent months, we have been working with DEFRA on strengthening the case for introducing separate food waste collections in England. One part of the puzzle is looking at what food waste capture rates could be achieved in households if separate food waste collections were to be rolled out. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, food waste collections, capture rates, Wrap, Circular Economy, emiliano lewis

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PRESS RELEASE: Brexit must not stop UK signing up to new EU recycling targets – ADBA

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has welcomed the endorsement of EU ambassadors for the four legislative proposals of the European Union’s waste package, and called for the UK to sign up to the targets included in the proposals irrespective of its future relationship with the EU.

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Tags: adba press release, Charlotte Morton, Circular Economy, food waste collections, food waste, anaerobic digestion, landfill

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PRESS RELEASE: AD industry welcomes Industrial Strategy White Paper

Paper promises sustainable agriculture to help improve food production Government pledges new Bioeconomy Strategy in support for circular economy AD can play key role in enhancing UK’s industrial capability but concrete support needed   The UK anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has today welcomed the publication of the government…

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Tags: press release, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, industrial strategy, farming, Circular Economy, bioeconomy strategy

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London Assembly investigation into waste generation, handling and disposal

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The London Assembly's Environment Committee has launched a call for evidence as part of their investigation into London’s waste generation, handling and disposal. You can download the call for evidence here. Views are welcomed until 28 July 2017. The three main areas of focus are: Waste…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, Mayor of London, london assembly, recycling, Energy from Waste, incineration, Circular Economy, thom koller

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What the Queen’s Speech means for AD

There were no real surprises in this morning's Queen's Speech but some interesting inclusions/omissions that are likely to affect the UK AD industry over the coming years. What was mentioned: Brexit - Fairly unsurprisingly, securing "the best possible deal" as the UK leaves the EU topped the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, queen's speech, brexit, CAP, industrial strategy, paris agreement, RHI, Circular Economy, chris noyce

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ADBA comments on election manifestos

Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, ADBA has commented on the energy, climate change and environmental policies outlined by the major parties. Conservative Manifesto Commenting on the Conservative Party’s Manifesto, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton welcomed the Conservatives’ continued commitment to the…

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Tags: general election, manifestos, recycling, climate change, Circular Economy, renewables, anaerobic digestion

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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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