Tag: Sustainability

Proflo eligibility under the RHI

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Ofgem has reviewed the eligibility of Proflo following representations from ADBA and RHI applicants. To date this feedstock was classed under the RHI as a liquid processing residue, which meant it was an ineligible feedstock under Regulation 41(2) of the RHI Scheme Regulations 2018. As a result Ofgem have been proportioning payments…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, Ofgem, feedstock, proflo, fms, sustainability, thom koller

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to publish Special Report on Climate Change and Land

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is publishing a Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL). The Report will cover climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Ahead of this release, the IPCC is calling for Expert Reviewers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, sustainability, research and innovation, ipcc, thom koller

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Ofgem RHI Industry Forum update

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Last week I attended Ofgem's RHI Industry Forum. The forum is an advisory body, not a decision making body. The purpose of this group is to assist Ofgem by reviewing selected procedures and documents associated with the delivery of both the Domestic and Non-Domestic RHI schemes and to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, sustainability, fmsq, rhi industry forum, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Sustainability key to making on-farm AD viable

With continued changes to Feed-in Tariffs and a lack of financial incentives for farmers, Derek Burgoyne, a Cambridgeshire-based businessman, has created a ‘truly sustainable’ AD system, which he says is key to making the technology viable in the future. Derek and business partner John Dale, both directors of…

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Tags: member's press release, sustainability, on-farm AD, food waste, digestate

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ADBA to inform BEIS bioeconomy strategy

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is calling for views to inform the UK bioeconomy strategy. The consultation is broad and looks to government objectives on decarbonisation, broader sustainability and food security, to help shape its position. Views submitted here will also inform BEIS' industry strategy. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, consultation, digestate, research and innovation, bioeconomy, sustainability, thom koller

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EC release proposals for new Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

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The European Commission (EC) has released its 2016 Winter Package, which includes a proposal for the new Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The title of the package is ‘Clean Energy For All Europeans’ and proposals focus on three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, European Commission, RED, red ii, sustainability, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, renewable energy, thom koller

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Government calls for views on UK bioeconomy

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a call for evidence on the UK's bioeconomy. Government's aim is to produce a strategy for use of the country's natural resources that takes into consideration objectives, such as on decarbonisation, broader sustainability and food secrurity. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, sustainability, food production, natural resources, bioeconomy, food waste, R&D, digestate, beis, consultation, decarbonisation

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Herts food waste recycling plant nominated for Outstanding Achievement Award

Food waste to renewable energy company Biogen is delighted to be in the running for a CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Award, for its Bygrave Lodge anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Hertfordshire. The £12m state of the art plant near Baldock recycles 45,000 tonnes of food waste from homes and the food…

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Tags: member's press release, Biogen, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, biofertiliser, biogas, environmental impact, sustainability

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Biomethane causes low commotion in DfT transport energy strategy

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The Department for Transport is undertaking a review of transport energy strategy – you may recall my blog from May where I set out the broad ambitions of this project. Since then things have progressed and with the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) soon to be consulted on this work…

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Tags: Department for Transport, transport energy strategy, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, RTFO, consultation, GHG emissions, air quality, energy security, sustainability, uk plc, thom koller, Transport Working Group

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More than food or fuel: AD and land use

How do stakeholders inside and outside the AD industry view the use of crops for AD? That’s the subject of a new report from Mirjam Röder, a researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Mirjam has a degree in agricultural sciences and has…

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Tags: r&i, stakeholders, anaerobic digestion, sustainability, crops, emma thomas, financial incentives, policy, uncertainty, drivers, challenges, benefits

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ADBA to inform DfT 2030 transport energy strategy

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DfT are undertaking a top level review of Transport Energy strategy for 2030 and 2050. The project is looking to align work undertaken and situate it in its broader context. Completed projects that will inform the strategy include: LowCVP Roadmaps, Transport Energy Task Force, Carbon Budget, National Air Quality action plan and…

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Tags: DfT, transport energy strategy, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, energy security, energy infrastructure, sustainability, air quality, carbon emissions, 2030 targets, thom koller

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MEMBERS PRESS RELEASE - UK collaboration for the production of low carbon methane and carboxylic…

UK Collaboration for the Production of Low Carbon Methane and Carboxylic Acids for Renewable Energy Storage 18th April 2016 The University of South Wales Sustainable Environment Research Centre (USW SERC) is working with NiTech Solutions Ltd (NiTech) on a collaborative research and development project to develop a renewable energy production…

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Tags: member's press release, University of South Wales, sandra esteves, sustainability, renewable energy, carboxylic acid, energy storage, will barton

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What are your views on HM Treasury’s approach to sustainability and environmental protection?

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Thank you to all the members who got in touch regarding the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)’s Sustainability and HM Treasury inquiry. The results of this inquiry could have a broad impact on the AD and bioresources industry with the EAC looking into the role of HM Treasury in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, digestate, renewable financial incentives, food waste operators, food waste, environmental audit committee, HM Treasury, sustainability, the green book, natural capital committee, green growth, investment, crop operators, sub-100kw

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Sustainability and HM Treasury inquiry

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The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling for evidence on the role of HM Treasury in relation to sustainable development and environmental protection. The inquiry provides opportunity for ADBA and its members to question whether the Spending Review process allows UK Government to make well-informed decisions in respect of the…

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Tags: RHI, biogas, food waste, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, member's press release, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, R&D, digestate, crop operators, climate change, spending review, sustainability

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Executive Dinner Debate: food & fuel, not food vs. fuel

ADBA’s first dinner debate has concluded that the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry needs to ‘move the debate’ on sustainability and demonstrate that food and fuel production is complementary rather than competing. Held in central London under Chatham House Rule, the debate included farmers, farming bodies, AD…

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Tags: executive dinner debate, chatham house rule, sustainability, food vs fuel, bioenergy, biodiversity, crop, press release, Derek Sivyer

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