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The EU steps on the accelerator to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 looking at AD and biogas

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The long-awaited European Union Long Term Strategy for a climate neutral economy has been published today. This document is meant to set the foundations for a deep decarbonisation of the EU aiming to achieve net-zero emissions in 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement objectives. The strategy, which draws 8 possible scenarios…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, EU, EU Commission, European Union, 2050, GHG emissions, carbon emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, redii, biofertiliser, fertiliser, eu fertiliser regulations, fertiliser regulations, digestate, renewable electricity, renewable energy, energy2050, 2030 targets, brexit, alberto rocamora

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ADBA is closely following recent developments over Brexit

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PM Theresa May has recently presented the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Outline Political Declaration, which would regulate UK-EU relations until 2020 (transition period) and the Outline Political Declaration which frames the context of the future agreement after 2020. While the second one is a political declaration on the terms of the…

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Tags: brexit, AD plants, maintenance, foreign trade, EU, European Union, alberto rocamora

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GHG intensity of different feedstocks in the recast Renewable Energy Directive

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On 13 June this year compromise was reached between the EU institutions on the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). The Directive is on its way to receiving approval from the European Parliament, with the plenary vote expected to be held in October 2018. It will then return to the Council…

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Tags: food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, food waste, renewable financial incentives, renewable energy directive, redii, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainability, EU, thom koller

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EU reaches compromise on recast of the RED II

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Last Wednesday (13th June), a compromise between the EU institutions on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) was reached. The negotiations can now be concluded by the end of the month. Below is a summary, provided by the European Renewable Energy Federation (EREF), about the outcome: …

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Tags: red ii, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, EU

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Recasting the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive (RED) supports the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU. It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. Negotiations for the recasting of this are coming to an end. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, EU, EU Commission, European Parliament, european council, renewable energy directive, brexit, thom koller

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Brexit and biogas

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The UK’s politics and economy are entering a period of extreme uncertainty, the impacts of which we can only guess for now. Today’s stock and currency market reactions are extreme, but unsurprising in the circumstances. Markets appear to have expected a ‘remain’ vote, so…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, Europe, European Union, eu referendum, EU, Circular Economy, circular economy package, farming, CAP, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, digestate, energy policy, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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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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What do AD funders think about the RHI and future prospects for the sector?

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ADBA's Finance Forum has been holding lively meetings on the sector's investment challenges and opportunities since 2010. It convened this week to bring together funders of all types to consider two key issues: what changes to government policy - effectively focussing future support on the RHI - mean for…

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Tags: Finance Forum, finance, RHI, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Green investment Bank, GIB, Chris Huhne, budget, EU, eu referendum, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, renewable financial incentives

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Reminder: draft revised Waste Treatment BREF available for review

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The first draft of the revised Waste Treatment BREF was released for review at the end of last year, as I explained in my blog. To view the document, please click here. The relevant parts are Chapters 2, 4 and 6. This document will have EU-wide implications for AD plants and other waste…

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Tags: BREF, waste regulation, environmental permitting, EA, EU, anaerobic digestion, jess allan

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European funding DECC workshop

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting an industry engagement event on Tuesday 1st December in Birmingham to promote the new European funding opportunities under the ERA-Net scheme. This event will be an opportunity to learn about…

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Tags: Ollie More, era-net, european research area network, EU, Europe, research, research and development, bioenergy, Bioenergy research, birmingham, DECC, knowledge transfer network, will bushby

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Redesigning the European energy market – member input needed

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In its Political Guidelines, the European Commission made the development of a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate policy one of its strategic objectives. This ambition was further detailed in the framework strategy Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy. Achieving these goals will require a redesign…

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Tags: will bushby, EC, European Commission, energy market design, EU, EU Commission, renewable energy, consultation

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New EU and UK funding available for energy R&D projects

We have been informed of new funding available from the European Commission and UK Government on energy research and development. See here for all the details. Anaerobic digestion and biogas projects can apply under the energy streams of the various funding calls, with the amount of funding available in the…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, EU Commission, EU, Horizon 2020

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Industry grasps need to square the circle on EC’s Circular Economy Package

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Waste isn’t a problem, it’s a resource – and so the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package has presented the UK’s green economy with a unique opportunity to force the circular agenda onto the statute book of a government which is otherwise distracted…

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Tags: Circular Economy, circular economy package, consultation, green economy, apsrg, matthew farrow, environmental industries commission, liz goodwin, Wrap, barry gardiner mp, dan cooke, viridor, EU, EC, Derek Sivyer, will bushby

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