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Important consultation on Medium Combustion Plant Directive – how will it affect you?

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The Medium Combustion Plant Directive is an important piece of legislation which will have an impact on AD operators if their combustion plant is classed as a medium combustion plant. Basically, this will be ‘Combustion plants with a rated thermal input equal to or greater than 1 MWth and less…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, medium combustion plant directive, Environment Agency, permitting, regulation, regulatory forum, crop operators, food waste operators, CHP

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Environment Agency to hold workshop for landspreading customers

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We have been asked to share details of an upcoming workshop held by the Environment Agency (EA) for their customers using the landspreading permitting process. This is sure to be a good learning experience for all involved and a great way to engage directly with the National Permitting Service which…

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Defra and Environment Agency to speak at ADBA Regulatory Forum – final programme

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum has shaped up nicely into a packed day of sessions, delivered by a range of industry experts. This includes representatives from Defra, the Environment Agency (EA), CCM Technologies, David Woolgar Consulting, Jelf, Walker Morris, Little Green Consulting and Beeswax Dyson; great to see such a host…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, digestate, permitting, charges, law, emissions, air quality, Defra, Environment Agency, environment, regulation

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Defra consults on technical competence and management systems - give your views

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As reported previously, Defra is consulting on a range of proposals relating primarily to waste crime but also to several topics more relevant to AD: Management Systems Technical Competence Financial Competence The proposals relating to these aspects generally involve increasing consistency and clarity in terms of the regulatory requirements across…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, technical competence, management systems, financial competence, regulation, permitting, food waste operators

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Regulatory Forum vital in time of regulatory uncertainty

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In a time of uncertainty surrounding environmental regulation, with the Environment Agency's proposed charges increase looming, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive due for implementation and the new Waste Treatment Best Available Technique Reference (BREF) document on the horizon, ADBA's bi-annual Regulatory Forum is a perfect opportunity for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, regulation, permitting, medium combustion plant directive

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ADBA Training, Safety and Environment Working Group to meet in March - get involved

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ADBA's Training, Safety and Environment Working Group is set to meet in early March and we will help be setting the meeting agenda over coming weeks. If you are interested in joining the group, please let me know at jessica.allan@adbioresources.org and I will make sure you…

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Defra issues summary of implementation of Medium Combustion Plant Directive

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Defra has circulated a brief summary factsheet and Q&A document regarding the implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) and associated emission controls. The MCPD will be implemented via the Environmental Permitting Regulations, with the new regulations being laid on 11th December. It is understood that the…

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Waste Treatment BREF – final draft released

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Last week, the final draft of the second version of the Waste Treatment Best Available Technique Reference Document (referred to as the BREF document) was released. This document will have implications for any permitted AD plant which has the capacity to treat 100 tonnes or more per day – known as …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, permitting, Environment Agency, BREF, waste treatment bref, food waste operators

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Regulatory Forum round-up: debate and discussion in Leeds

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ADBA's Regulatory Forum: keeping members informed Earlier this week, myself and ADBA’s Membership Manager, Alex Monks, headed up to Leeds to hold our Autumn Regulatory Forum event. Alex and I were pleased to see a great mix of delegates, including operators, consultants, regulators, developers and insurance experts.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, Environment Agency, permitting, charges, natural resources wales, SEPA, HSE

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SEPA releases position statement on use of crop residues in AD

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published a position statement clarifying its regulatory position on the use of crop residues (such as misshapen or undersized fruit and vegetables) when used in an AD plant with a capacity up to 100 tonnes per day. The position statement says: ‘Crop residues…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, SEPA, permitting, waste regulation, Scotland

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Have your say on Secondary Containment guidance

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The EA have made clear at ADBA’s recent regulatory forum (see presentation by Viv Dennis) and in other meetings that they remain concerned about containment failure incidents in the AD industry. Our Training, Safety and Environment Management Working Group has been working on secondary containment guidance for the…

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Tags: ADBA, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Training and Safety, Environment Agency, permitting, secondary containment, best practice, jess allan, Matt Hindle, ciria, containment, environmental performance

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Food waste meetings: regulation and environmental performance updates

Food waste policy and regulation was in focus this week. ADBA’s Food Waste Operators met in Birmingham on Wednesday, while Jess and I also represented members at DECC’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum (BRF). The BRF is a regular meeting between DECC, the EA and the waste trade…

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Tags: food waste, biowaste, EA, permitting, best practice, Environment Agency, Defra, jess allan, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, environmental permitting, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Training and Safety: comment on syllabus and meeting at UK AD & Biogas 2015

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As you may know ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment Management Working Group has been working on a draft syllabus for operator training. This is designed to help improve operational standards, meeting the needs of developers, operators, regulators and insurers. We are now looking for comments on this from…

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Tags: Training and Safety, food waste operators, crop operators, training, secondary containment, permitting, environmental permitting, best practice, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle

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Urgent comments needed on future of permitting

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As those of you who attended our Regulatory Forum are aware, the process for revising the waste treatment BREF is well underway. Yesterday, we received a copy of the Austrian analysis of the questionnaires completed by waste treatment sites across Europe, including some UK AD sites. You can download a…

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Tags: BREF, permitting, environmental permitting, biofilters, European Commission, EU, EA, Matt Hindle, regulatory forum, food waste, food waste operators

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Updates from ADBA Regulatory Forum

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ADBA's latest Regulatory Forum took place in Leeds last Thursday, with forty ADBA members gathering to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies and discuss the implications of changing regulation. Robert Starr, from hosts Walker Morris, opened the day with a presentation on enforcement undertakings, and the role that…

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Tags: regulatory forum, ADBA events, digestate, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, COMAH, landspreading, IED, permitting, Defra, apha, HSE, health and safety, food waste, crop operators, food waste operators, European Commission

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