Tag: Wales

ADBA attends meeting in Wales: how can we support the industry to improve standards?

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Last week Emi, ADBA’s Market Analyst, represented ADBA at a meeting with key industry stakeholders in Wales. Entitled the ‘AD Intervention Strategy’, and run by Severn Wye Energy Agency, the meeting was attended by representatives from Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government and industry. ADBA was pleased…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Wales, natural resources wales, regulation, best practice scheme, standards, health and safety, environment

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Natural Resources Wales consults on changes to digestate storage and spreading permits

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the regulatory body responsible for the environmental permitting regime in Wales, is currently consulting on proposals to make changes to the Standard Rules permits relating to the storage and spreading of digestate. Click here to view the consultation and here to see the proposed…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, environmental permitting, Wales, natural resources wales, food waste operators, digestate, digestate spreading

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Reminder - How can AD help Welsh agriculture?

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Back in June I blogged about a set of proposals that have been developed jointly between the Welsh Government, FUW, NFU Cymru, CLA Wales and other key stakeholders. The consultation is coming to a close in the next few weeks and we are in need of member’s opinions…

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Tags: Welsh Government, fuw, NFU, nfu cymru, CLA, cla wales, Wales, consultation, anaerobic digestion, digestate, agriculture, biogas, farm, farm AD, on-farm AD, will bushby

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How can AD help Welsh agriculture?

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The Welsh Government has put forward a set of proposals that have been developed jointly between the Welsh Government, FUW, NFU Cymru, CLA Wales and other key stakeholders. The strategic framework sets out the challenges and threats facing the agriculture sector in Wales, but also highlights the opportunities, and importantly,…

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Tags: Welsh Government, fuw, NFU, nfu cymru, CLA, cla wales, Wales, consultation, anaerobic digestion, digestate, agriculture, biogas, farm, farm AD, on-farm AD

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Urgent member input needed on Defra waste crime consultation

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Earlier this year Defra & the Welsh Government launched a two-part consultation on how the waste industry can tackle waste crime by enforcing powers of the authorities. We have drafted a basic response but we are in need of your help to answer the more technical questions. Below are the…

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Tags: food waste operators, consultation, Defra, Welsh Government, Environment Agency, EA, Wales, england, Waste, will bushby

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Biogen green energy plant awarded industry standard for fertiliser

Biogen’s food waste recycling plant near St Asaph, Denbighshire has been awarded the PAS 110 specification for its biofertiliser derived from the recycling process. The 22,500 tonne anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, the largest of its kind in Wales, recycles food waste from homes and businesses to generate renewable electricity for…

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Tags: member's press release, Biogen, PAS 110, biofertiliser, food waste, Wales, julian o’neill, cllr david smith

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Help shape Defra policy on waste crime

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Defra & the Welsh Government have launched a consultation on proposals they have set out to enhance enforcement powers and other measures to tackle waste crime and persistant poor performance in England and Wales. In order to create a strong response we need your help. Below is a summary of…

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Tags: Defra, Environment Agency, EA, Welsh Government, consultation, Wales, england, Waste, food waste operators, will bushby

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Ricardo-AEA to speak at major anaerobic digestion event

UK AD & BIOGAS NEWS Brian Mayne, Regional Director (Wales) at Ricardo-AEA, will be attending the forthcoming UK AD & Biogas 2014 conference and presenting his paper on ‘The delivery of anaerobic digestion in Wales’. The annual event - organised by ADBA - is focussed solely on anaerobic digestion and biogas…

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Tags: collection, food waste, treatment, UK AD & Biogas, UK AD & Biogas2014, Wales

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Landia chopper pumps sustain Biogen's food waste to energy plant

ADBA MEMBER NEWS [caption id=“attachment_19007” align=“alignleft” width=“378”] GwyriAD NW Wales (image courtesy of Biogen - 2014)[/caption] A piped digester mixing system using pumps made by Landia is helping Biogen with its successful new £5m food waste to green energy operation near Caernarfon in North Wales. The 11,000 tonne per…

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Tags: Biogen, digester mixing, Landia, Wales

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Welsh Government promises greater support for on-farm AD

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In a paper on energy and planning policy, the Welsh Government has pledged to offer more focused support to on-farm AD projects. The document states that:Renewable energy opportunities, including the potential for anaerobic digestion, are being considered as part of the development of the next Rural Development Plan. Work…

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Tags: Defra, Ecosystem Markets Task Force report, food waste, on-farm AD, procurement hubs, Wales, Welsh Government, Wrap

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Developments in Welsh waste collection policy

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Significant changes in Welsh waste collection policy could be in the offing, with monthly residual collections and a ban on sending food waste to landfill both on the agenda. This news emerged at a recent conference in London, where Jasper Roberts, who leads on waste policy within the Welsh Government,…

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Tags: source segregation, Wales, waste collection

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Consultation on Welsh waste planning amendments

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The Welsh Government is consulting on changes to their national planning policy which are aimed at delivering waste infrastructure. The most relevant change on first reading is the proposed introduction of a Waste Planning Assessment (WPA) which could allow AD plants to move up the waste hierarchy. The document states…

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Tags: planning, Wales, waste management

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