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ADBA visits Euston Biogas

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Yesterday ADBA visited Euston Biogas to discuss the Future of Farming and On-farm AD project that ADBA is working on. The Euston Biogas site, one of two biomethane-to-grid plants owned and operated by Strutt & Parker Farms Ltd, processes around 50,000 tonnes of crops and farm waste a year and has…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, beis, emiliano lewis, Feed-in-Tariff, on farm ad, digestate, CAP

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Renewables Obligation closes to new applicants

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme closed to new generating capacity on 31 March 2017, although some installations may qualify for a grace period. These grace periods are available for stations that have not commissioned by scheme closure and meet certain legislative criteria. Click here for our RO grace period summary…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, consultation, thom koller, Feed-in-Tariff, CfD

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FIT guidance on feedstocks: outcomes from Ofgem workshop

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During February and March Ofgem ran a short consultation on their draft guidance on the FIT feedstock and sustainability criteria that will be in effect from 1 May 2017, for all new plants. You can view this draft guidance here. We submitted our formal response, which you may access here. Following our…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller, Ofgem, consultation, fit guidance, agricultural feedstocks, FIT

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AD, the future of agriculture and “public money for public goods”

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Last week I attended a Westminster Forum event on the future of agricultural policy in the UK. Following last week’s triggering of Article 50 to begin the UK separation from the EU this was a very topical event; UK CAP bill payments are currently around £3.5 bn and although…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, on farm ad, beis, Defra, thom koller, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, CAP

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CHP replacement under the FIT

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During 2016 ADBA began discussions with Ofgem on the topic of CHP replacement under the FIT, something which the legislation is silent on. We understand that Ofgem is yet to encounter a ‘live’ instance of a plant requiring a replacement CHP and so has not had cause to formulate…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, beis, Ofgem, consultation, Feed-in-Tariff, chp replacement, CHP, thom koller

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ADBA submit views on FIT draft guidance

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During the last few weeks Ofgem has been running a consultation to collect views their draft gudiance for the new FIT rules relating to feedstock restrictions and the sustainability criteria. Thank you to all those members that got in touch to contribute. The new guidance will be applicable to all…

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BEIS begin thinking on small scale support for post-2019

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With government support for low carbon small-scale generation declining the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has begun thinking about support beyond 2019. BEIS is currently gathering evidence in a number of key areas. This will be used to inform policy development and support the advice they provide to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, beis, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller, future of on farm ad

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Ofgem to run workshop on new FIT guidance - do you want to attend?

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Following last year's FIT consultation, on 8 February 2017 BEIS issued the government response. This contained details of the sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions that are being introduced on FIT generation payments to new AD generators who make an application on or after 1 May 2017. Ofgem has now published draft guidance on…

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Ofgem draft guidance on Feed-in Tariff sustainability criteria and crop restrictions published

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Ofgem has published its draft guidance on sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions for the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme. It also provides a good guess of what will be implemented in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The excutive summary of the document gives the following details: "This document describes the sustainability…

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FIT consultation: Ofgem release updated queue

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Ofgem has just released an update of the Feed-in Tariff deployment queue. As the below table shows the government response last week to the FIT has not led to a rush to apply to the scheme. The 5MW deployment cap for Tariff Period 1 2017 is currently 'full' meaning that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, consultation, beis, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT degression, deployment caps, thom koller

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Government Feed-in Tariff Consultation response published

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released its much-anticipated response to the Feed-in Tariff consultation. The response will bring in slightly higher tariffs for AD than those proposed in the consultation. Other decisions include to introducing sustainability criteria and crop restrictions. Although it is positive to…

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA calls for new biogas policy as end of Feed-in Tariff nears

With the government today announcing its decision to continue limiting anaerobic digestion deployment in the Feed-in Tariff, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is calling on the government to put forward a new policy on support for AD on farms and using wastes. Commenting on the announcement, ADBA Chief…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, press release, biogas, Ollie More, financial incentives, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, crop operators

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Ofgem webinar on submitting FIT applications

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Ofgem has asked us to publicise a webinar they are running on 8 February 2PM-3:15PM. The session is on “How to submit a successful FIT application” and will cover applicants converting their preliminary applications to full as well as other issues that may be useful for anyone…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, Ofgem, preliminary accreditation, thom koller, Feed-in-Tariff

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Will new low carbon Minister make Feed-In Tariff decision soon?

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As the UK AD industry knows, the government has been considering its response to the Feed-In Tariff consultation on AD since last July.  The delays have been related first to Brexit, then to the change of government, and then to the move of the responsible Minister, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, from…

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ADBA set out the role of AD in the smart, flexible energy future

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BEIS and Ofgem are calling for evidence on how to develop the UK energy system ensuring it is smart, flexible and future proof. Further details on the intention of the consultation can be found here. The consultation closes on 12 January 2017 and members can download our draft response here, comments are…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, beis, Ofgem, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, power to gas, baseload energy, smart energy systems, flexible generation, innovation, dispatchable power, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller

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