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The Rural Community Energy Fund has re-opened, and has moved Department

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The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10 million programme which supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects. Anaerobic Digestion has a huge potential to provide energy security to communities, with clean energy supplied by nature. AD projects can deliver significant economic and social benefits to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Defra, beis, digestate, R&D, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, biogas, renewable financial incentives, Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund, rural economy, agricultural, farm AD, farm income, Community AD, funding, funding opportunity, rebecca thompson, agriculture policy, net zero, NFU, community energy england, england, manure management, manure treatment

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Government Lays Net-Zero Legislation

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The Government has now laid the legislation needed to enshrine the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation that the country transitions to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The draft order would amend the 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target in the Climate Change Act from at least 80% to at…

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Waste Policy Round Table Discussion

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On 20 May, Rebecca Thompson, our Senior Policy Manager, spoke at a round table event on the UK’s Waste Policy Landscape facilitated by the Royal Society of Chemistry, focusing on the importance of Anaerobic Digestion in recycling food waste and decarbonising agriculture.

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Tags: food waste, rebecca thompson, food waste policy, agriculture policy, PAS110, Wales, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, digestate, Defra, R&D

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ADBA responds to DEFRA food waste consultation

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Responding to the government’s consultation on recycling consistency in England, ADBA has reiterated that AD is the best treatment option for food waste that cannot be prevented or redistributed to people or animals, a position supported by the government in its recent Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) and…

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ADBA drafts its answer to Defra’s consistency consultation

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Call for comment on ADBA's draft response to the consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England. The rollout of separate food waste collection was in our wishlist for this year and consequently, we have been closely following Government plans regarding this, starting with the Resources…

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Tags: food waste, food waste collection, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, Defra, alberto rocamora

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110 responses to the 25 year Environmental Plan framework

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Last January concluded the government consultation on the its 25 year environmental plan’s indicators. The draft plan itself was presented one year before and aims to set the framework for environmental improvement in the long term in England but also in the whole UK when those objectives are related…

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Tags: Defra, consultation, 25 year environment plan, soil health, alberto rocamora

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Composting separated food waste digestate fibre

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See a note I've written for ADBA members on the potential for composting separated fibre from digested food waste here. This is something that government should be conducting a study on.   Any comments would be appreciated - ollie.more@adbioresources.org 

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Tags: ammonia, plastic, Defra, compost, digestate

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Decoding the RWS consultation (III): garden waste

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In Defra's consultation on consistency, garden collection is closely linked to food waste collection as both are organic waste and currently collected mixed by 12% of local authorities in England. If both are organic, why are not collected together? There are two considerations to make to understand current state of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste, Defra, resources & waste strategy, resources and waste strategy, alberto rocamora

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Decoding the RWS consultation (II): collection

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Following last week's article on consistency, this week we want to open up the discussion on different collection systems as in the Consultation on consistency in household and business recycling collections in England. Defra's proposals to meet the ambitious municipal waste recycling target (65% by 2035) includes to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste collection, resources & waste strategy, resources and waste strategy, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, Defra, consultation, Wrap, alberto rocamora

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Environment Secretary Michael Gove says anaerobic digestion should be “expanded”

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Environment Secretary Michael Gove has praised the AD industry's role in recycling inedible food waste and said it should be "expanded".

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Tags: food waste, michael gove, Defra, anaerobic digestion

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ADBA’s Food Waste Operator Group to meet on 21 March

Following the launch this week of the consultation on Waste and Recycling: making recycling collections consistent in England ADBA's Food Waste Operator Group will be meeting on 21st March to discuss the consultation, what it means for plants and to debate key themes and questions raised. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, Defra, consultation, resources and waste strategy, fwog, food waste operators group, thom koller

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Reforming the packaging responsibility system and a plastics tax

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As set out in the blog we published earlier today, Defra has today launched a consultation on consistency and separate food waste collections. You can learn about this here. Three other consultations are running to take forward the ambition of the Resources and Waste Strategy. Here we…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, bioplastics, plastics, consultation, Defra, HM Treasury, resources and waste strategy, thom koller

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Defra consults on England-wide roll-out of separate food waste collections

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Following the publication of the Resources and Waste Strategy at the end of last year and after years of campaigning by the AD industry and others, Defra has today launched four consultations to take forward government proposals. The four consultations are on: Waste and recycling: making recycling collections consistent…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, Defra, resources and waste strategy, fwog, food waste operators group, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, thom koller, alberto rocamora

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ADBA attends Parliamentary roundtable on food waste collections

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On Thursday morning, I represented ADBA at a roundtable in the House of Commons on taking forward plans for rolling out universal separate food waste collections following the publication of the government's Resources & Waste Strategy.

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Tags: food waste, anaerobic digestion, chris noyce, Defra, resources and waste strategy

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Pilot programmes wanted for the new Environmental Land Management scheme for agriculture

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Following the referendum decision to leave the European Union opportunity to reform agriculture is well underway. As was signalled in the consultation that Defra ran last year on the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit, government is seeking to fundamentally change…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, CAP, common agriculture policy, Defra, new environmental land management scheme, 25 year environment plan, farming, agricultural, climate change mitigation, soil, thom koller

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