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ADBA members debate policy and best practice at the Autumn Members’ Meeting

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We were delighted to see so many members at our Autumn Members’ Meeting on Wednesday this week, hosted brilliantly by Ashfords LLP at their offices in London. Politics and Policy After a welcome from Charlotte Morton (ADBA’s Chief Executive) and Ruth Murray (Partner at Ashfords LLP), delegates…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, RTFO, best practice, members meeting, policy

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Free training session for on-farm AD operators at Energy Now

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If you operate an on-farm AD plant, you can attend a free training session at the Energy Now Exhibition on 9th February 2017. The session, offered by the Severn Wye Energy Agency and delivered by ADBA member Amaya Arias-Garcia and the Environment Agency’s Nick Green, will provide a guide…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, on-farm AD, best practice

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AD industry unites to launch Best Practice Scheme at UK AD & Biogas 2016

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today published three ‘checklists’ as the first step towards a comprehensive Best Practice Scheme for the for the anaerobic digestion sector. The scheme is an industry-led initiative, involving stakeholders from across the sector. The project aims to help the industry…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, member's press release, Matt Hindle, jess allan, Charlotte Morton, best practice, best practice scheme, Environment Agency

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Operators and Regulators have their say on AD best practice

PRESS RELEASE Date: 17 June 2016 Embargo: Immediate A consultation on improving standards for AD operations has closed this week, before ADBA’s Best Practice Scheme checklists are launched at UK AD & Biogas on 6 July. The project will help AD plants improve their environmental, health and safety and operational performance.…

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Tags: ADBA, best practice, best practice scheme, EA, Environment Agency, HSE, apha, Defra, jessica allan, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, regulation

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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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Regulatory Forum: Commission suggests PAS110 can be retained in end of waste proposals

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On Wednesday this week we held our Regulatory Forum, which provides members with an opportunity to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies on any developments in the regulation of the AD industry. Firstly, a big thank you to Walker Morris, who again hosted the event for us at their…

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Tags: regulatory forum, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, exemptions, food waste operators, best practice, anaerobic digestion, digestate, 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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Secondary containment: producing industry-led guidance

ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environmental Management group coordinated a meeting between industry representatives and the Environment Agency this week to discuss secondary containment. We have picked up increasing concerns about onerous requirements in some cases, while the Agency continues to express their concern about containment failure incidents and…

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Tags: EA, best practice, Environment Agency, Defra, Matt Hindle, secondary containment, guidance, crop operators, food waste operators

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EA guidance on avoiding operational problems

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The Environment Agency have published a review of containment failure incidents at AD sites from 2010-2013, which is now available to download via our Health and Safety Hub, under ‘pollution incidents’. Although incidents are rare, the Environment Agency reiterates in their briefing that it is concerned about pollution incidents. As…

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Tags: best practice, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, Matt Hindle, permitting

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BREF update; kick-off meeting next week

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The kick-off meeting for the BREF process takes place in Seville next week. From this point we will start to have a clearer idea of what the Commission is likely to propose, and where we will need to concentrate our efforts. The Environment Agency’s Howard Leberman is the key…

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Tags: best practice, BREF, EA, Environment Agency, Matt Hindle, permitting

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New European Best Available Technique document published

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As previously notified, the process of developing the formal BAT reference document for waste treatment is underway. ADBA is represented on the technical working group for the process, and we are keen to get as much feedback from members as possible to support this. The IPPC Bureau Waste Treatment BREF…

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Tags: BAT, best practice, BREF, EA, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting

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EA Draft Guidance: Further Details

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As previously notified, a full consultation is now underway on technical guidance from the Environment Agency. This details how they will interpret the requirements of permitting regulations and, in particular, how they will interpret indicative BAT. Separately, the process of revising the waste treatment BREF - which will eventually supersede…

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Tags: BAT, best practice, BREF, EA, Matt Hindle, permitting

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Draft EA Permitting Guidance: Details and Call for Response

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The EA has published draft guidance on complying with environmental permits, which has been expected as part of the transition to permitting under the Industrial Emissions Directive. ADBA members have contributed to the development of this guidance, which has now been released for consultation. The guidance deals with the AD…

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Tags: BAT, best practice, BREF, EA, emissions, environment, IED, Industrial Emissions Directive, Matt Hindle, permitting

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