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Food waste collection work offers promise

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Amid all of the uncertainty around renewable financial incentives, there is one chink of light on AD policy: food waste collections. In mid-July, Charlotte was part of an industry delegation which met new resources minister Rory Stewart MP in Defra. There she described work which was already underway between the…

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Tags: blog, food waste, food waste collection, rory stewart, Defra, AD, food waste recycling action plan, biogas, Wrap, recycling, circular economy package, EC, Europe, government, landfill tax, carbon savings, operator groups, Charlotte Morton

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Welcome to the latest issue of AD & Bioresources News: Defending incentives and Biomethane

As you know, AD’s incentives have been very much under attack in the last few weeks so my section on page 4 looks at what we must do together to defend them. The surprise £11 million cut from the removal of Levy Exemption Certificates (LECs) in the summer budget,…

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Tags: ad & bioresources news, Charlotte Morton, incentives, cuts, biomethane as a transport fuel, uk ad & biogas 2015 review, AD plant additives, process optimisation, regulatory advice

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Government FIT consultation ‘disaster’ for AD growth

DECC has today published a consultation on its review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme. Despite the consultation leaving AD tariffs unchanged for now, the proposal to limit the FITs scheme to a maximum overall budget of £75-100 million from January 2016 to 2018/19 will have a disastrous affect on investor certainty…

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Tags: press release, DECC, consultation, FIT, cuts, government, tariffs, deployment, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, incentives

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AD electrical capacity surges beyond 500MWe

The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry now delivers an electrical equivalent capacity (electricity and biomethane) of 514 megawatts across 411 plants in the farming, waste and water sectors. Commenting on this substantial progress, ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, said: Last month I announced a new industry milestone following the unveiling of…

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Tags: press release, capacity, electricity, biomethane, low carbon, baseload, nuclear power, wylfa, energy security, FIT, pre-accreditation, cuts, government, DECC, budget 2015, lecs, food security, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Developing a world class AD industry

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As we all know, the AD industry offers exceptional value to the UK, and an excellent return on the government’s investment. We grew by over 600% during the last parliament, creating over 4,000 jobs, and are now well positioned to take advantage of a growing global marketplace worth billions of…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, financial incentives, RHI, FIT, anaerobic digestion

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Government ramps up assault on renewables

The Government has today launched a consultation on the removal of pre-accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff (FIT). Addressing the consultation, the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) explained that it was seeking to take: Action to limit the risk to bill payers of a deployment surge under the Feed-in…

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Tags: government, pre-accreditation, FIT, DECC, consultation, cuts, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer, paris conference, chancellor of the exchequer

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ADBA meets new resources minister

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This week I joined colleagues from across the recycling industry to meet new Defra minister Rory Stewart MP, who is responsible for waste and recycling policy. I started the first discussion on improving recycling rates by informing the minister that the waste trade bodies, Local Authority Waste Network Coordinators, WRAP…

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Tags: Defra, rory stewart, resources, waste collection, food waste collection, food waste, food waste operators, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, Wrap

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AD industry hit by £11 million cut

As detail emerges after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, announced the summer Budget 2015 earlier today, ADBA has calculated that the Budget’s small print includes an £11m hit on the anaerobic digestion sector alone. The removal of the Climate Change Levy exemption for…

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Tags: chancellor of the exchequer, budget 2015, HM Treasury, george osborne, climate change levy, renewable electricity, FIT, RHI, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, press release, incentives, government

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Summer Budget 2015 offers more policy uncertainty

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, has today announced the first Conservative Budget in 20 years. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: Despite addressing the need to secure Britain’s future – both in terms of financial and national security – there was no…

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Tags: press release, HM Treasury, budget 2015, chancellor of the exchequer, government, Conservatives, market report, biomethane, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, vehicle excise duty, renewable energy directive, HGV, Autumn Statement, DECC, Green Alliance, RHI, climate change

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Industry leaders recognised at UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2015

Leaders from across the AD industry were honoured at last night’s UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2015.  With 60 entries for just 14 award categories, the industry awards recognise the greatest contributors: from operators to suppliers, micro-scale to large scale and energy contributions to non-energy contributions.  Speaking…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards, Charlotte Morton, wyfla, industry milestone, biogas, industry ambassador award, bruce nelson, compass renewables, angie bywater, bbsrc, AD network, martin wager, ener-g combined power ltd, hrs heat exchangers, matt hale, brian scheffe, nijhuis h2ok ltd, Clarke Energy, andy cooper, digestate, operational performance, efficiency, Derek Sivyer

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AD crop operators unite behind bioenergy sustainability best practice guidance

ADBA has today launched a statement at UK AD & Biogas 2015, highlighting how the industry is complying with the new Voluntary Guidelines on Best Practice for Crop Feedstocks in Anaerobic Digestion launched last year. The guidance, which was developed in conjunction with our members and NFU, CLA, REA and…

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Tags: ukad&biogas; 2015, ukadbiogas, crop operators, bioenergy sustainability criteria, Best AD Plant, voluntary guidance, AD & Biogas News, sustainability criteria, government, committee on climate change, RHI, Defra, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton

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UK AD & Biogas industry ready to ‘Step on the Gas’ as it passes milestone

ADBA’s new detailed Market Report, published at UK AD & Biogas 2015, has shown that Biogen’s new food waste plant in South Wales marks a major milestone: the industry’s 400th operational anaerobic digestion (AD) plant. The Market Report provides a comprehensive analysis of the development…

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Tags: market report, uk ad & biogas 2015, Julian O'Neill, Biogen, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA joins green lobby of Parliament

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As part of a lobbying strategy in partnership with other renewable and environmental organisations, Charlotte Morton joined ADBA’s policy team in the House of Commons for a “speed up-dating” event aimed at engaging Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum. Despite most MPs being broadly…

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Tags: lobbying, Parliament, mps, political, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Circular economy package signals huge opportunity for resource management agenda

The European Commission has launched a 12 week public consultation on its proposed Circular Economy package, which aims to establish a competitive, resource-efficient economy. As one of the few circular economy technologies already functioning, anaerobic digestion (AD) will take a leading role in resource-efficient policy. Commenting on the technology’s…

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Tags: European Commission, EC, circular economy package, resource security, food waste, End of waste, PAS 110, digestate, consultation, phosphorus, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Shortlist announced for the UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2015

Announcing the shortlist for the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry’s fourth annual awards, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: An exceptional pace of innovation and entrepreneurship has enabled the industry to flourish through 622 per cent growth over the past five years, and helped scale the industry up…

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Tags: uk ad & biogas 2015, uk ad & biogas industry awards 2015, Charlotte Morton, Charlotte Smith, jonathan scurlock, NFU, nigel horan, sorp, aqua enviro ltd, Awards, shortlist, Agraferm, reynier funke, nijhuis-h2ok, brian scheffe, Edina, sarah farr, Derek Sivyer

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