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SEPA publishes findings of research project on plastic in food waste derived digestate

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has recently published the findings of a research project investigating plastic in digestate derived from food waste. For context, SEPA is aligning the physical contaminant limits in its ‘end of waste position’ for digestate with the limits in the Quality Meat Scotland…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, Scotland, digestate, plastic, PAS110, End of waste, research

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Agrivert achieves quality standard PAS110 at fourth and fifth AD facilities

In record timing after commissioning, Agrivert has gained PAS110 on both its new North London and South Wales AD facilities, located near St Albans in Hertfordshire and Bridgend in Wales. These sites complete Agrivert’s now five-strong network of facilities in the UK and increases their food waste processing…

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Tags: member's press release, digestate, anaerobic digestion, PAS110, food waste

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WRAP publishes report on digestate quality and safety for agriculture

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WRAP has now published the findings of a long-running research project that they commissioned to investigate the safety of PAS110 digestate when used in agriculture and field horticulture. A wide range of hazards were considered and risks from digestate use were considered to be acceptably low or negligible in all…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Wrap, PAS110, digestate, food waste, crop operators

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Edina awarded CHP contract at SSE Barkip Biogas plant

Edina awarded CHP contract at acclaimed organic waste and energy plant in Scotland. Leading supplier, installer and maintenance provider for combined heat and power (CHP) solutions, Edina Group, have been awarded the contract to supply and install an additional CHP biogas engine. Built in 2011 and officially opened by Princes Charles…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, combined heat and power, Edina, edina group, food waste operators, PAS110, biofertiliser, digestate

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Environmental Regulation in Scotland: the latest from SEPA

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Last week, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) launched their Waste to Resources Framework, which outlines their high level strategy. You can read the document here. On a more practical note, ADBA members who attended our Regulatory Forum also heard from Fiona Donaldson (SEPA) on the regulatory changes that they…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, SEPA, food waste operators, digestate quality, PAS110

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EU Fertiliser Regulations: Defra update

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Defra has provided an update on progress towards developing the EU Fertiliser Regulations, which is available to download here. Negotiations are now on hold until after the summer break, with the next working group taking place on 20-21 September. Over the summer Defra is planning to continue to work with…

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Tags: Defra, EA, fertiliser regulations, PAS110, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, digestate, eu end of waste, End of waste

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Give your views on our draft response to SEPA’s consultation on food waste and digestate

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As I explained in my blog last week, we have been working on our response to SEPA’s consultation on food waste management in Scotland over the last month and are still seeking your feedback. There is still time to give us your views on the proposals within…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, food waste, food waste operators, digestate, PAS110, digestate quality

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Reminder - urgent call for views on SEPA consultation

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As explained in my blog back in May, SEPA is currently undertaking a public consultation on their proposed new guidance on food waste management in Scotland and a review of their regulatory position on the use of compost and digestate. This will have implications for those members…

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Tags: SEPA, digestate, food waste operators, PAS110, ADQP, Scotland, waste regulation

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ADBA makes the case for retaining PAS110 for UK operators

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Last week we submitted our response to the European Commission proposals for new Fertiliser Regulations, which will set end of waste criteria for digestates across the continent. While these criteria could theoretically replace PAS110, as we have previously reported the proposals now include an ‘optional harmonisation’ approach which…

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Tags: food waste, food waste operators, PAS110, End of waste, European Commission, european end of waste, digestate, circular economy package, fertiliser regulations, Defra, Matt Hindle, biogas

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SEPA consults on food waste management and stricter digestate quality limits than PAS110

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SEPA are consulting on proposed new guidance on food waste management in Scotland and a review of their regulatory position on the use of compost and digestate. This will have implications for those members who operate in Scotland. The proposals include introducing significantly tighter limits on the levels of physical…

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Tags: digestate, SEPA, PAS110, consultation, environmental permitting, food waste operators, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Your chance to comment on fertiliser regulation proposals

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The EBA have circulated a draft of their response to proposed fertiliser regulations, which will set end of waste criteria for digestates as part of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package. I summarised EBA’s views earlier this month here, and Jess provided a summary of the…

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Tags: End of waste, PAS110, digestate, European Commission, Europe, EBA, Matt Hindle

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Digestate end of waste: ADBA joins Brussels meeting

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Last week I was in Brussels to represent ADBA members at an EBA (European Biogas Association) meeting on the European Circular Economy proposals. The meeting focussed on the Fertiliser Regulations, which include Europe-wide end of waste criteria. Proposals from the Commission could mean changes to the UK’s existing…

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Tags: EBA, Europe, European Commission, food waste, food waste operators, digestate, End of waste, PAS110, Matt Hindle

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European Commission confirms that UK can retain existing End of Waste provisions

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Last week the European Commission (EC) announced that Member States will be allowed to have ‘optional harmonisation’ with the revised EU Fertiliser Regulation. The news confirms that UK AD operators will be able to continue using existing national end-of-waste criteria (i.e. PAS110) when trading digestate within the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, European Commission, food waste operators, digestate, PAS110

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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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European End of Waste criteria delayed (again)

Proposals for Europe-wide End of Waste criteria appear to have been delayed by the Commission. This will provide welcome stability for UK operators who were concerned about the difficulty of meeting new criteria, which would have replaced PAS110. At very least, there will be longer to influence developments, and it…

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Tags: Europe, european end of waste, anaerobic digestion, PAS 110, PAS110, biogas, digestate, biofertiliser, Matt Hindle, European Commission

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