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The use of biomethane as transport fuel continues to grow in the UK

Earlier this month, the Department for Transport published the latest biofuel statistics from the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) current reporting period (11), running from April 2018 to April 2019. This dataset covers until December 2018 and shows a strong increase in the volume of biomethane when compared with previous reporting periods. In these…

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BEIS consulting on SEG technical aspects

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The UK government continues to shape the future of the small-scale low carbon generation, publishing last week the second consultation on the supplier-led route to market: the Small Export Guarantee (SEG). Sustainability requirements are referred in question 2, mentioning AD when stating “For AD generators to evidence they have met…

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ADBA drafts its answer to Defra’s consistency consultation

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Call for comment on ADBA's draft response to the consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England. The rollout of separate food waste collection was in our wishlist for this year and consequently, we have been closely following Government plans regarding this, starting with the Resources…

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Tags: food waste, food waste collection, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, Defra, alberto rocamora

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CCC report considers achievable zero emissions by 2050

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Today the CCC has published its report on carbon neutrality, which calls for net zero emissions by 2050, to end the UK’s contribution to global warming and fully meet the country commitments under the Paris Agreement. The report acknowledges the different starting point for Wales and Scotland, the latter…

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Tags: CCC, net zero, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, alberto rocamora

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Climate protests heat up political climate awareness

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Last week, Extinction Rebellion protests, calling for action to address the climate crisis, sprung up all over the United Kingdom. In London they have been particularly visible with three protesters still being held in custody following action to disrupt transport in the capital. According to its website, Extinction Rebellion is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, climate change, extinction rebellion, protests, beis, michael gove, alberto rocamora, rebecca thompson

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Government to consider social value in procurement

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From this month to June the government is asking about how to account social value in the procurement processes carried out by central government. The consultation, which can be consulted here, set RAF Marham supply of green energy from nearby Future Biogas’s Redstow Renewables AD plant as an…

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110 responses to the 25 year Environmental Plan framework

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Last January concluded the government consultation on the its 25 year environmental plan’s indicators. The draft plan itself was presented one year before and aims to set the framework for environmental improvement in the long term in England but also in the whole UK when those objectives are related…

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Tags: Defra, consultation, 25 year environment plan, soil health, alberto rocamora

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Decoding the RWS consultation (III): garden waste

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In Defra's consultation on consistency, garden collection is closely linked to food waste collection as both are organic waste and currently collected mixed by 12% of local authorities in England. If both are organic, why are not collected together? There are two considerations to make to understand current state of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste, Defra, resources & waste strategy, resources and waste strategy, alberto rocamora

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Decoding the RWS consultation (II): collection

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Following last week's article on consistency, this week we want to open up the discussion on different collection systems as in the Consultation on consistency in household and business recycling collections in England. Defra's proposals to meet the ambitious municipal waste recycling target (65% by 2035) includes to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste collection, resources & waste strategy, resources and waste strategy, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, Defra, consultation, Wrap, alberto rocamora

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ADBA answers BEIS consultation on the SEG

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We have submitted this week our second response to BEIS' consultation on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation. You can find the text in here: In the consultation, BEIS proposes larger electricity suppliers (>250,000 domestic electricity supply customers) offer small-scale generators a price per kWh for the electricity they…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, seg, smart export guarantee, export tariff, small generators, small scale AD, biogas to electricity, electricity, beis, consultation, alberto rocamora

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Biomethane production to continue its positive trend in 2019

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Biomethane from AD has continued its growth through 2018. At the end of the year, almost a hundred of anaerobic digesters were producing and injecting biomethane to the grid with a combined capacity of 4.7 Terawatts per hour (TWh). Using different feedstocks (waste, agriculture or sewage), these plants have a combined production…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, alberto rocamora

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Decoding the RWS consultation (I): consistency

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As explained in our dedicated blog and press release, the Consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England. We are going to publish a series of articles covering some aspects included in the consultation: Different collection systems Garden waste and food waste Consistency framework On the…

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EU agreement to reduce new trucks emissions by 30% in 2030

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A provisional agreement between the European Parliament and Council yesterday restricted new trucks emissions to be 30% lower by 2030 in comparison with 2019 emission levels. This target goes along with an interim reduction of 15% for new trucks by 2025. The 2030 target is scheduled to be reviewed in 2022. To measure the reductions,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, HGV, heavy transport, heavy goods vehicles, alberto rocamora

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ADBA’s views on SEG consultation

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Following BEIS's second consultation on small-scale low-carbon generation, this time focused on the proposal for a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), ADBA has put together its views on the proposed scheme. You can consult our first draft by clicking here. We would like to know your views on this.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, FIT, electricity, biogas to electricity, renewable electricity, small scale AD, consultation, consultations, beis, smart export guarantee, seg, alberto rocamora

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Defra consults on England-wide roll-out of separate food waste collections

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Following the publication of the Resources and Waste Strategy at the end of last year and after years of campaigning by the AD industry and others, Defra has today launched four consultations to take forward government proposals. The four consultations are on: Waste and recycling: making recycling collections consistent…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, Defra, resources and waste strategy, fwog, food waste operators group, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, thom koller, alberto rocamora

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