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Food Waste Operator Group to meet on 4th June

On 4th June, the Food Waste Operator Group will be meeting to discuss the key topics affecting their day-to-day operations and the future developments for this part of the industry. The meeting is being hosted by Jelf Insurance Brokers at their office in Worcester. We encourage all food waste operators…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, Defra, Wrap, food waste policy, separate food waste collections, digestate quality

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Creating a new, independent environmental watchdog

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Earlier this year the government published the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out its ambition for this to be the first generation that leaves the environment in a better state than that in which we inherited it. To ensure that environmental protection measures are supported in the coming years and that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, environmental governance, environmental principles, 25 year environment plan, thom koller

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Defra farming consultation: AD offers the only means of decarbonising manure management

ADBA has today submitted its response to the Defra consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can download our submission here. In our response we make the case that with just 2.3 million tonnes of farm waste currently going to AD…

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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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Do separate food waste collections lead to reduced food waste?

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In recent months, we have been engaging with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on the case for introducing mandatory separate food waste collections in England. The cost of introducing separate food waste collections across England is now deemed to be £20m per year for 10 years,…

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Tags: Defra, food waste collections, separate food waste collections, waste reduction, cost benefit analysis, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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Defra farming consultation: comment on our draft response

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on the support for farmers following the end of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). ADBA is responding to the consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit, details of which you…

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Defra sets out support for sending inedible food waste to AD

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Ahead of the forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, at last week’s ADBA Member Meeting we were joined by Robert Vaughan, Head of Household Waste and Recycling at Defra, who spoke about the work being undertaken towards achieving the target of zero food waste to landfill by 2030. This could…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, Defra, fwrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, separate food waste collections, thom koller

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Defra farming consultation: how the new Environmental Land Management system will work

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on the support for farmers following Brexit and the end of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). You can download the, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit consultation document here. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, consultation, Defra, farming, future of on farm ad, soil quality, new environmental land management scheme, public goods, agriculture policy, common agricultural policy cap, agriculture bill, committee on climate change, thom koller

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Defra farming consultation: public money for public goods

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As we reported at the end of February, Defra is consulting on the future support for farmers, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit. You can read our summary of the consultation proposals here.   Consultation questions on public money for public…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, CAP, consultation, common agricultural policy cap, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, soil quality, 25 year environment plan, digestate, thom koller

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ADBA visits Northern Ireland farmers

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On the kind invitation of Morton's, agricultural suppliers since the company was founded in 1856, last week I visited Northern Ireland to meet with AD operators, farmers and agronomists. Morton's supply much of Northern Ireland's agricultural AD plants with the seed they need to grow grass, rye, maize…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, consultation, Northern Ireland, morton's, KWS, silage additive, silage clamps, energy crops, financial incentives, digestate, thom koller

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Defra’s Clean Air Strategy concerned over ammonia emissions from AD

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Ammonia emissions from agriculture decreased by 19% between 1990 and 2015 but remain a concern for Defra, particular in the department's work towards the Clean Air Strategy and in its recently launched consultation on food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit. Defra refer to ammonia from AD as an …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, ammonia emissions, Defra, farm AD, brexit, consultation, clean air strategy, regulatory forum, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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Defra consults on technical competence and management systems - give your views

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As reported previously, Defra is consulting on a range of proposals relating primarily to waste crime but also to several topics more relevant to AD: Management Systems Technical Competence Financial Competence The proposals relating to these aspects generally involve increasing consistency and clarity in terms of the regulatory requirements across…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, technical competence, management systems, financial competence, regulation, permitting, food waste operators

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AD and post-CAP support for farmers

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Defra has today launched a consultation, Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit, what it calls a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape future farming policy". You can read the Defra press release here and download the consultation documents here. The consultation will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, common agriculture policy, CAP, on farm ad, soil quality, 25 year environment plan, digestate, thom koller

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Defra to speak about ammonia emissions action at ADBA Regulatory Forum

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We are delighted to announce that Defra's Air Quality team will be attending our Regulatory Forum on 24 May in Leeds, to present their work on ammonia emissions in the AD industry. Ammonia emissions to atmosphere may occur during digestate storage and spreading, but can be managed through the use…

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£40 million awarded to Councils for low emission buses

As part of the Clean Bus Technology Fund, which was launched in 2017, the Joint Air Quality Unit has today announced awards totaling £40 million to local authorities across the UK to support efforts to improve air quality in UK towns and cities. Using the money councils will be able to…

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