Tag: Biomethane To Grid

Biomethane plants in the UK - a market overview

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Many AD plants in the UK have decided to go down the biomethane route, with 85+ of them currently operational in the UK. To allow AD plants to inject gas into the grid, the biogas produced must first be upgraded to biomethane by removing the CO2 from the gas. (For up-to-date…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, Biomethane upgrading, biomethane injection, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane to grid, biomethane in transport, emiliano lewis

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group - 7 March

ADBA's Biomethane to Grid Working Group will meet on 7 March 2017, 10.00-13.00 in London. Following the government response to the Renewable Heat Incentive this meeting provides opportunity for industry to meet to discuss the new feedstocks restrictions as well as other sustainability issues effecting operators. The Working Group will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biomethane to grid, biomethane to grid working group, RHI, consultation, thom koller, food waste operators, crop operators

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RHI - when will the government set out further details?

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Last week I represented ADBA at the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group, which meets to work with government on the development of renewable heat policy – and in the past week the policy team has also held one-to-one meetings with officials in the team about the Renewable Heat Incentive. Following…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, biomethane to grid, beis, financial incentives, transport, RHI, rhi consultation, rhi tariffs, Matt Hindle

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EU28 on course for 420TWh biogas by 2030

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The European Commission is conducting a ‘Technical Assessment study for biogas optimal use post 2020’, with eclareon, Wageningen UR and CE Delft undertaking research and analysis into how biogas is used across the EU currently and how it could be used in the future, for electricity, heat or transport.…

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Tags: European Commission, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, deployment, renewable financial incentives, biogas to electricity, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane to grid, thom koller, RED, bioenergy sustainability

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ADBA and Energy Networks push new ministers for RHI clarity

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With Greg Clark’s new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy department now established, ADBA has joined forces with the Energy Networks Association to push for early statements on the future of the Renewable Heat Incentive for biomethane. We argued that biomethane is a success story from the RHI, with…

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Tags: RHI, biomethane, biomethane to grid, biogas, anaerobic digestion, beis, greg clark, renewable financial incentives, green gas, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton

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EC report into biogas use post 2020

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The European Commission is conducting a ‘Technical Assessment study for biogas optimal use post 2020’, with eclareon, Wageningen UR and CE Delft undertaking research and analysis into how biogas is used across the EU currently and how it could be used in the future, for electricity, heat or transport.…

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Tags: European Commission, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, deployment, renewable financial incentives, R&D, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane to grid, biogas to electricity, renewable heat

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Creating a biomethane market – what are your views?

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The European Biogas Association (EBA) is conducting a survey to assess whether existing and potential biomethane consumers would be prepared to pay a premium over natural gas supplies, due to biomethane's renewable, sustainable, and environment friendly credentials. To this end the EBA needs to understand the present level of…

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Tags: european biogas association, Survey, European Union, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, thom koller, biomethane in transport, biomethane injection, biomethane to grid, district heat, local authorities, CHP, food waste operators, crop operators

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RHI consultation: response submitted

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Yesterday we submitted our response to DECC’s consultation on the RHI. You can download our full response here. Thank you to all our members who participated in the process, took part in our webinars and shared views, data and evidence. Our response makes a number of important arguments,…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, biomethane to grid, crop operators, crop feedstocks, food waste operators, biogas heat, biogas, digestate, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller, Matt Hindle

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RHI consultation response: last chance to comment

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Yesterday we discussed our RHI consultation response with many of you at our members’ meeting, and you can now download our draft responses on the key issues by clicking here. Our summary of the consultation proposals is still available here, and the consultation documents themselves are on DECC's…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, biomethane to grid, crop operators, crop feedstocks, food waste operators, biogas, biogas heat, digestate, Matt Hindle, thom koller

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Ofgem rejects proposals to reduce biomethane regulation; looks for other options

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Ofgem have rejected the Energy Networks Association (ENA) proposals for Reducing Costs and Removing Barriers for Low Flow Entry Sites, which would have reduced some of the regulatory burdens around CV measurement and reporting for biomethane sites.  The two ‘change’ choices proposed in the consultation document…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane to grid, Ofgem, ENA, biomethane campaign, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle

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VAT for biomethane: outcome from ADBA meeting

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Yesterday I met HMRC to discuss the possible implications of the issue I blogged about a fortnight ago: the application of the domestic reverse charge (“DRC”) to biomethane supplies. As the blog above says, the DRC is an anti-fraud measure. HMRC believe that renewable energy supplies are low…

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Tags: hmrc, tax, vat, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, biomethane to grid, shipping, RHI

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RHI consultation: ADBA plan of action

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DECC released its consultation on the future of the RHI last week. The consultation documents can be read on the government website and you can read our summary of the consultation here. To ensure your views are heard ADBA have organised a number of activities as well as events where…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, biogas, crop operators, digestate, food waste operators, consultation, crops, energy crops, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, gas to grid, biomethane to grid

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RHI consultation published: major changes for biogas and biomethane

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DECC has released its consultation on the future of the RHI scheme. The department is proposing major changes which will affect biogas and biomethane, including: Restrictions on payments for crop feedstocks for new projects from 2017 Disqualifying digestate drying as a heat use for new projects from 2017 Resetting biomethane tariff levels…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biogas, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, Renewable Heat Incentive, gas to grid, biomethane to grid, Matt Hindle

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Biomethane VAT charge: are you affected?

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We are aware that some biomethane producers may have been subject to a surprise VAT charge, and are hear from members affected. The domestic reverse charge ('DRC') is an anti-fraud measure designed to tackle Missing Trader Intra-Community ('MTIC') fraud, in which VAT is avoided on imported goods but then reclaimed…

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Tags: DECC, HMT, hmrc, tax, vat, biomethane, biogas, biomethane to grid, FIT, RO, biogas combustion, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators

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ADBA members discuss FIT, RHI and the industry’s future

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It was no surprise to see a packed room at our Members’ Meeting this week given the challenges facing our sector. Our presentations reflected the widespread uncertainty across our key policy areas – and discussions showed the impact that this is having on members businesses across the country. After…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, FIT, RHI, crop operators, food waste operators, Defra, Ofgem, feed-in tariff, Chris Huhne, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid, market report, members' meeting, ADBA, AD

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