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Anaerobic Digestion and Brexit

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The Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement was heavily defeated by Parliament on 15th January. It is now extremely unclear what will happen next. Options range from amending the Withdrawal Agreement following further concessions from the EU, to a general election, or second referendum, but all of these options face…

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Clean Air Strategy to tackle ammonia through use of covers and low-emission spreading equipment

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Defra has today publised its Clean Air Strategy following consultation last year. You can read the strategy here or by clicking the below image. The Strategy sets out the comprehensive actions required across all parts of government and society to improve air quality. It retains the …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, consultation, clean air strategy, air quality, Northern Ireland, michael gove, transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, low emission spreading, slurry, digestate, innovation, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA urges new Food Waste Champion: don’t forget about recycling

The UK’s food waste recycling industry has written to the government’s newly appointed Food Waste Champion urging him not to overlook the importance of recycling inedible food waste through anaerobic digestion (AD).

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Tags: press release, food waste, Charlotte Morton, Defra, anaerobic digestion, resources & waste strategy

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Reflecting on 2018 and looking ahead to 2019

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2018 began with much expectation surrounding the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), with the surprise general election of 2017 delaying the passing of the regulations by over a year. Thankfully, after a concerted effort from all corners of the industry, the reformed regulations came into effect on 22nd May 2018…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, Defra, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Renewable Heat Incentive, health and harmony, brexit, on-farm AD, spending review, thom koller

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Resources and Waste Strategy: implications for AD and timetable for implementation

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As our previous blogs have detailed, today saw the release of Defra's Resources and Waste Strategy. Click here to read our press release and further comments. The Strategy marks the first major change to waste management in England in over a decade. This ambitious Strategy has been warmly received…

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

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ADBA comments on Resources & Waste Strategy

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ADBA comments on Resources & Waste Strategy  New Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) commits to food waste collections by 2023 Document recognises importance of anaerobic digestion in recycling inedible food waste  Refreshed statutory food waste hierarchy also published  The Government has published its long-awaited Resources &…

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA welcomes commitment to separate food waste collections

Date: 18th December 2018 Embargo: Immediate ADBA welcomes commitment to separate food waste collections in Resources & Waste Strategy  New Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) commits to food waste collections by 2023 Document recognises importance of anaerobic digestion in recycling inedible food waste  Refreshed statutory food waste hierarchy also…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, member's press release, Charlotte Morton, consultation, Defra, beis, local authorities

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ADBA discusses future AD regulation with Environment Agency and other stakeholders

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On Wednesday I attended the Biowaste Regulatory Forum with the Environment Agency (EA) and other industry groups. Given the number of EA officers attending, AD and the biowaste sector more widely are clearly an area of growing importance to the EA. Some of the issues discussed were: Plastics - the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, Environment Agency, Ollie More

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Urgent - join coalition to call for separate food waste collections

ADBA has joined a coalition of partners calling on the government to include a commitment to universal food waste collections in England in its forthcoming Resources & Waste Strategy, and is encouraging its members to also join the coalition. The coalition will lobby the Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove…

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Tags: food waste, Defra, michael gove, resources & waste strategy

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Preparing for the Resources and Waste Strategy

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Defra is to release the long-awaited Resources and Waste Strategy later this year. The below graphic sets out what we can expect...   The Policy Team will continue to keep members up to date and further details emerge.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, food waste, resources & waste strategy, Defra, thom koller

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ADCS benefits discussed at Environment Agency Biowaste sector meeting

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Earlier this week the Environment Agency held their Biowaste sector meeting. The day began with a welcome from the EA and positive news that the sector is continuing the trend of reduced Cat 1 and Cat 2 incidents, as the below chart shows. The EA has recently raised their charges and they…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, adcs, environmental regulation, 2015 market report, Defra, digestate, clean air strategy, ammonia emissions, plastic, thom koller

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Anaerobic digestion is huge economic opportunity for UK, ADBA tells Treasury

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has this week written to Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, outlining the economic and environmental benefits of AD. Highlighting the benefits it can bring in renewable heat and power (in the form of biogas), clean transport fuel, and natural fertiliser. In her…

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October Policy Report - download your copy now

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The October Policy Report is now available. Members can access that via this link or by clicking the picture below. With the government's long-awaited Resources & Waste Strategy expected to be published in November, we have made this edition of the ADBA Policy Report a Food Waste Special. Chapter 5…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, FIT, food waste, agriculture, policy report, Defra, beis, DfT, thom koller

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Green issues on the agenda at Conservative Party Conference

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At a key time for the AD industry, with the recent publication of the new Agriculture Bill, forthcoming Budget and the upcoming Resource & Waste Strategy, External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison visited the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week to put forward the case for AD to the governing…

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ADBA Chief Executive meets Michael Gove at DEFRA Roundtable

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Charlotte Morton put forward our ideas to influence the forthcoming Resource and Waste Strategy this week at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove. The roundtable saw discussion of a number of topics including opportunities for innovation and how to drive sustained action involving the government, the…

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