Tag: Emissions

Please complete important survey on digestate spreading

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We are working with the REA to investigate the volume and method of digestate spreading in order to inform our discussions with Defra. We would be grateful if you could complete our important survey on digestate spreading by the 18th June (extended to 22nd June). It consists of just…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate spreading, digestate storage, ammonia, emissions

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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 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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, medium combustion plant directive, mcpd, emissions, permitting

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Update on new Environment Agency guidance on bioaerosols

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This week I represented ADBA at a stakeholder meeting held by the Environment Agency (EA) on the new M9 technical guidance note for bioaerosol monitoring. The EA have become increasingly concerned about the potential impacts of bioaerosol emissions from biowaste treatment activities, such as AD and composting. Previously, any …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, EA, bioaerosols, monitoring, emissions, environmental permitting, jess allan

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Important changes to emissions monitoring requirements

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The Environment Agency (EA) have produced a new Technical Guidance Note (TGN) entitled ‘M9: environmental monitoring of bioaerosols at regulated facilities’ and have released a draft for informal consultation. Click here to read the draft document. The EA are not undertaking a formal consultation but they have sent…

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Tags: food waste operators, EA, regulation, emissions, bioaerosols, environmental permitting, jess allan, monitoring, anaerobic digestion

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EA regulatory position statement clarifies Standard Rules can cover biofilters and biogas upgrading

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The EA has released a regulatory position statement clarifying that operators can use biofilters or biogas upgrading systems under current Standard Rules permits, pending their revision in the autumn. The position statement is available to download here. This addresses an anomoly in the current approach. In the EA's words: …

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Tags: EA, Environment Agency, emissions, standard rules, permits, environmental permitting, permitting, biomethane to grid, biofilters, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle

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EU ETS consultation - ADBA’s response submitted

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We have now submitted our response to the European Council’s call for evidence on changes to the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). The ETS was the first large greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme in the world, and remains the biggest – it was launched in 2005 to combat climate…

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Tags: European Commission, Europe, emissions, eu emission trading system, eu ets, consultation, will bushby, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane

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Consultation deadlines

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Over the last few weeks I have blogged asking for help on several different consultations, we are fast approaching several of these deadlines so I thought it might be useful to consolidate all my requests into one small blog. Below are a list of the consulations with the views we…

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Tags: RHI, finance, Finance Forum, consultation, DECC, EA, land spreading, digestate, Environment Agency, European Commission, Europe, emissions, eu emission trading system, eu ets, will bushby, crop operators, workshop

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Changes to the EU Emission Trading System - We need your views

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The European Commission (EC) has launched a consultation on the revision of the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) Directive for the period after 2020. The EU ETS is the first and biggest international system for trading greenhouse gas emission allowances.  The consultation focuses on several issues regarding the implementation…

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Tags: European Commission, Europe, emissions, eu emission trading system, eu ets, consultation, will bushby

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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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