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ADBA reacts to EU referendum

Commenting on the UK's decision to leave the European Union, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: “The policy framework for anaerobic digestion has been closely linked to European directives, and the industry will need to work hard to ensure that we maintain and build our place in Britain…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Charlotte Morton, Defra, government, European Union, EU, Europe

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On-farm AD passes 200 plant milestone - ADBA figures

The UK’s biogas sector has passed a major milestone, with over 200 plants now operating on UK farms according to ADBA's latest figures. The landmark was reached with the opening of JFS’ latest agricultural plant. Supported by Prism Planning Ltd, the Gravel Pit Farm plant in North…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, Charlotte Morton, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Defra, financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, Feed-in-Tariff, farming, on farm ad, ADBA, carbon abatement, committee on climate change

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Operators and Regulators have their say on AD best practice

PRESS RELEASE Date: 17 June 2016 Embargo: Immediate A consultation on improving standards for AD operations has closed this week, before ADBA’s Best Practice Scheme checklists are launched at UK AD & Biogas on 6 July. The project will help AD plants improve their environmental, health and safety and operational performance.…

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Tags: ADBA, best practice, best practice scheme, EA, Environment Agency, HSE, apha, Defra, jessica allan, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, regulation

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Imperial College shows ADBA innovative waste management system

On the 7th June 2016, ADBA's CEO, Charlotte Morton and Market Analyst, Emma Thomas went to Imperial College, London to see the Rothenburg gmbh foodwaste management system in action. This innovative system which has been widely used in Germany for over 30 years in schools, hospitals, offices and many more locations…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste, food waste operators, Charlotte Morton, R&D, UK AD & Biogas, emma thomas, r&i hub, digestate, germany, innovation

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ADBA slams new FIT consultation

Responding to the new Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) consultation on the Feed-in Tariff for anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) comments: This consultation does nothing to address DECC's fundamental lack of ambition for AD and community scale renewables. Instead, it…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, press release, Charlotte Morton, Matt Hindle, crop operators, food waste operators, feed-in tariff, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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2016 AD & Biogas Industry Awards Shortlist announced

We are excited to announce that the shortlist for the 2016 AD & Biogas Industry Awards has been released.  The awards – now in their fifth year - celebrate the very best the global AD and Biogas industry has to offer and have attracted a record number of nominations in 2016.…

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Tags: Awards, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton

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FIT cap: over 2MW of tariff capacity is wasted

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Following the closure of the first FIT tariff period on 31 March we reported that 20.825MW total capacity had been applied for, breaching not only the first quarter’s cap of 5.8MW but also the 5MW second, third and fourth tariff period caps. New applications are still welcome, but will…

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Tags: DECC, Ofgem, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, crop operators, biogas, renewable electricity, Charlotte Morton, thom koller, deployment caps

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Amber Rudd MP acknowledges FIT delays

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Several members have been in touch this year reporting severe delays in Ofgem approval of their FIT applications. Working with members we compiled case studies showing the time elapsed since submission and the uncertainty this had created, which can threaten AD project funding. In March we sent these case studies…

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Tags: amber rudd, DECC, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, preliminary accreditation, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, Charlotte Morton, thom koller, grace periods, Renewables Obligation

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ADBA calls for £25m R&I funding from government to boost AD exports

As the Chancellor prepares his budget statement for Wednesday, the AD industry has called for him to recognise the global opportunity for UK companies and researchers in biogas, digestate and bioproducts. In a policy paper to the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), ADBA has called on government to…

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Tags: press release, r&i, R&D, adba r&i forum 2016, budget, chancellor, funding, research, academia, market leader, bioprocessing, york, university of york, exports, innovation programme, power-to-methane, digestate, green gas, renewable energy, recycling, decarbonisation, manufacturing, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Liz Truss listens to industry grievances at ADBA’s Parliamentary Reception

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On 1 March over 150 farmers, who were either operators or investors within the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry, descended on the Houses of Parliament in numbers that demanded the attention of policymakers. Joined by over 60 Westminster MPs and Peers – including Defra’s Secretary of State, Liz Truss MP; Shadow Farming…

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Tags: blog, parliamentary reception, lobbying, liz truss, MP, Parliament, baroness miller of chilthorne domer, lord gardiner of kimble, angus macneil, neil parish, Defra, DECC, political, nick smith, sustainable farming, on-farm AD, biogas, biomethane, baseload energy, ian lucas, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton

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DECC consult on RHI reform proposals

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has published its review into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).  While the document proposes positive measures on biomethane tariff levels and guarantees, the industry is concerned that the consultation document proposes major restrictions on use of crops by new projects,…

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Tags: press release, DECC, RHI, crops, energy crops, biomethane, tariff levels, consultation, green gas, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Farmers rally to support AD in parliament

Today in the House of Commons almost 150 farmers will join around 90 MPs and Peers at a parliamentary event aimed at championing the anaerobic digestion industry. Farming representatives from across the UK will join the farming themed event to raise awareness about the technology's value to their businesses and the…

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Tags: press release, parliamentary office of science and technology, lobbying, Farmers, House of Commons, mps, peers, shadow farming minister, nick smith, eccc, committee, neil parish, Defra, policy, on-farm AD, farming, biogas, biofertiliser, CCC, small-scale, rural economy, reception event, decarbonisation, food production, green energy, clean energy, farm income, DECC, farming resilience, Charlotte Morton

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FIT deployment cap now totalling 17.173MW

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Last week we learned that the FIT deployment cap of 5.8MW for AD had been breached in 15 minutes and that by the end of the first day of the current quarter applications had been submitted amounting to a total capacity of 14.907MW. Ofgem have just released an update of…

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Tags: FIT, deployment caps, fit deployment, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, Charlotte Morton, avril banks, aardvark em, feed in tariff, green energy

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FIT deployment cap reached in 15 minutes

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On 8 February the first quarter FIT deployment cap for AD was re-opened. The current cap period, which continues until 31 March was reached almost immediately - after just 15 minutes - with pre-accreditation granted to the 5.8MW worth of plants the cap permits. Ofgem released an update on 12 February confirming that the…

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Tags: Ofgem, Feed-in-Tariff, Charlotte Morton, FIT, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, deployment caps, green energy

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Welcome to the latest issue of AD & Bioresources News: Issue 30, February 2016

“UK has the opportunity to lead on emissions reduction” and “Realising the value of digestate” Our introduction to this issue of AD & Bioresources News (page 3) is written by Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change. Matthew was pleased with the level of…

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Tags: RTFO, DECC, RHI, biogas, anaerobic digestion, FIT, Charlotte Morton, Defra, digestate, UK AD & Biogas, R&D, Wrap, policy, news, ADBA news

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