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The Future of On Farm AD (part 1)

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With a new government in place, declining financial incentives for energy generation and a need to replace the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that currently supports British farming, ADBA is developing new policy recommendations relating to the energy and non-energy related benefits of AD. AD provides on-site energy for farms…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, Defra, thom koller

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Farmers’ appetite for AD on the rise

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The use of anaerobic digestion (AD) by English farmers to treat their wastes is firmly on the rise, shows a latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Results from DEFRA’s Farm Practices Survey 2017, which focused on practices relating to greenhouse gas mitigation, shows…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, farm AD, Defra, farm slurry, crop feedstocks, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Air quality and the role of biomethane

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Yesterday the Government released its plans to tackle air pollution. The move followed two court cases which the Government lost, whereby they were instructed to produce and then improve a response. This resulted in a consultation on improving air quality: reducing nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities. You can…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RTFO, consultation, air quality, Defra, DfT, nox, Climate Change Act, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, thom koller

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Biomethane must be central to Clean Air Strategy – ADBA

ADBA has called on the Government to make buses and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) fuelled by clean biomethane central to its Clean Air Strategy. Biomethane is a low-carbon transport fuel produced by anaerobic digestion (AD), a natural process that breaks down organic wastes and purpose-grown crops to create a biogas…

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Tags: biomethane, transport, air quality, Charlotte Morton, Defra, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

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ADBA press Rt Hon Michael Gove MP on food waste

Following his appointment as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ADBA has signed a joint letter to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.  The joint letter comes from the Trade Association Group (TAG), the UK’s most influential representative…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, tag, Defra, thom koller

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Theresa May be addicted to Coffey

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed its full Ministerial team. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP is Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. George Eustice MP is Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Thérèse Coffey MP…

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Tags: Defra, food waste operators, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, thom koller, chris noyce

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Air pollution in towns and cities - how many lives can AD save?

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Defra and DfT are consulting on 'Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities'. You can access the consultation documents here. Air quality has been improving throughout the UK but levels of pollution still remain dangerously high in many towns and cities. Although local authorities already have the powers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, Defra, DfT, air pollution, air quality, nox, so2, renewable energy, public health, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, clean air zones, thom koller

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The future of UK agriculture and on farm AD

Over the next few years the UK will become responsible for funding all agricultural policy measures in the UK as a result of the referendum decision on EU membership. This will require substantial fiscal rebalancing, in 2014 payments funded through the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) amounted to £3.5 billion.[1] As well…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane tractors, biomethane vehicles, RTFO, DfT, Defra, committee on climate change, thom koller

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ADBA visits Euston Biogas

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Yesterday ADBA visited Euston Biogas to discuss the Future of Farming and On-farm AD project that ADBA is working on. The Euston Biogas site, one of two biomethane-to-grid plants owned and operated by Strutt & Parker Farms Ltd, processes around 50,000 tonnes of crops and farm waste a year and has…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, beis, emiliano lewis, Feed-in-Tariff, on farm ad, digestate, CAP

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AD, the future of agriculture and “public money for public goods”

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Last week I attended a Westminster Forum event on the future of agricultural policy in the UK. Following last week’s triggering of Article 50 to begin the UK separation from the EU this was a very topical event; UK CAP bill payments are currently around £3.5 bn and although…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, on farm ad, beis, Defra, thom koller, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, CAP

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Government publishes its first report on Digest of Waste and Resource statistics

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The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published its first compendium of statistics on a range of waste and resource areas. The report includes latest government figures on gate fees. You can access the report via: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/digest-of-waste-and-resource-statistics-2017-edition Below we have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, UK AD & Biogas, food waste, food waste operators, emiliano lewis

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Government responds to Greenhouse Gas Action Plan for Agriculture

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Following the launch of the voluntary Greenhouse Gas Action Plan (GHGAP) in 2010 to identify how emissions reductions will be achieved in the agriculture industry, the government has published a second review (following the first in 2012), taking a critical look at the performance of the voluntary GHGAP during the period 2012 through…

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Tags: Defra, agriculture, ghgap, emiliano lewis, anaerobic digestion

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Therese Coffey MP welcomes ADBA work on food waste recycling

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Towards the end of last year ADBA joined the CLA, NFU and REA in a joint letter to Dr Therese Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities. In our letter we requested a meeting to highlight the benefits of AD and to gain…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, CLA, NFU, REA, dr therese coffey, Defra, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, common agricultural policy cap, thom koller

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Update on Ofwat’s Water 2020 Sludge Working Group

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Ofwat’s Water 2020 Sludge Working Group has been meeting regularly for the last year and ADBA has been attending in order to explore the potential opportunities and challenges associated with opening up the sludge treatment market to new entrants. The working group was set up to consider various aspects…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, sewage sludge, biosolids, digestate, Defra, Ofwat, Environment Agency, water 2020

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA: New WRAP figures reinforce need for separate food waste collection

Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) Charlotte Morton has called on DEFRA to show stronger leadership following the latest figures released by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) showing an increase in average household food waste between 2012 and 2015. According to WRAP…

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Tags: Wrap, food waste collection, Charlotte Morton, Defra, household waste collections, waste hierarchy

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