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Update on Resources & Waste Strategy - separate food waste collections at last?

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Speaking last week at an Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) session, Defra Minister Thérèse Coffey said that the government's long-awaited Resources & Waste Strategy is now due to be published before the end of the year but after the Autumn Statement, which will take place in…

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Tags: resources & waste strategy, food waste, Defra, therese coffey, Autumn Statement, circular economy package

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PRESS RELEASE: Government must “do the right thing” and introduce food waste collections - ADBA

The Chief Executive of the UK’s Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today called for the government to “do the right thing” and commit to universal separate food waste collections in England in its forthcoming Resources & Waste Strategy.

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Tags: press release, food waste, resources & waste strategy, Defra, committee on climate change, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion

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Defra set out ambitions for future for food, farming and the environment

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Following the presentation to Parliament last week of the Agriculture Bill - which we briefed members on here - Defra has issued a policy statement on their ambitions for future for food, farming and the environment. You can read the full statement here and see the summary of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, agriculture bill, public goods, climate change mitigation, new environmental land management scheme, 25 year environment plan, thom koller

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First thoughts on the Agriculture Bill: the rise of the vegetable king

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Yesterday saw the first reading of the Agriculture Bill, the first bill of its kind for 70 years. You can read the Bill here and see our press release here. Below we set out our thoughts on the Bill. It is bittersweet that this Bill came out as we were submitting…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, agriculture bill, michael gove, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, new environmental land management scheme, thom koller

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PRESS STATEMENT: Anaerobic digestion industry response to Agriculture Bill

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton responds to the presentation to Parliament of the government's Agriculture Bill.

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Tags: press release, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, farming, agriculture, Defra, digestate, biofertiliser, soil

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Food Waste Collections Series: Part 4: Would separate collections lead to a reduction in food waste?

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This blog is Part 4 of the Food Waste Collections Series where we are outlining the evidence we have collected on the benefits of introducing separate food waste collections in England. This evidence was submitted to DEFRA last month with the hope that this will help…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, Climate Change Act, separate food waste collections, capture rates, food waste reduction, fwrap, Defra, Wrap, emiliano lewis

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Food Waste Collections Series: Part 3: The value of food waste-based digestate

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This blog is Part 3 of the Food Waste Collections Series where we are outlining the evidence we have collected on the benefits of introducing separate food waste collections in England. This evidence was submitted to DEFRA three weeks ago with the hope that this will help…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, Defra, separate food waste collections, nutrient recovery, emissions reduction, digestate, emiliano lewis

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Agriculture focus - what feedstocks are farm AD plants using?

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As part of our ongoing AD market analysis, we have done some analysis at ADBA on the types of feedstocks used and the crop/manure split in the agriculture sector of the AD industry. The following is based on industry information gathered and updated on our ADBA Pipeline, which is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, farm AD, agriculture, Defra, farm waste, crop

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Quick video guide to reducing ammonia emissions on farms

Last week Defra published the Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for Reducing Ammonia Emissions, which sets out simple steps all farmers can take to reduce ammonia emissions, such as using a nutrient management plan to calculate fertiliser application rates. You can download the Code here. Our earlier…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, ammonia emissions, low emission spreading, digestate spreading, cogap, thom koller

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Share your comments on our response to Defra’s Clean Air Strategy

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. The consultation, which continues until 14 August 2018, looks to support efforts to reduce transport pollution and air quality restrictions on industry, by introducing complimentary measures for other sectors, such as in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, consultation, air pollution, clean air, clean air strategy, low emission spreading, member survey, digestate spreading, thom koller

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Food Waste Collections Series: Part 2: Job creation

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This blog is Part 2 of the Food Waste Collections Series where we are outlining the evidence we have collected on the benefits of introducing separate food waste collections in England. This evidence was submitted to DEFRA two weeks ago with the hope that this will help inform the upcoming…

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Tags: Defra, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, separate food waste collections, food waste collections, green jobs, jobs, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Defra sets out good agricultural practice for reducing ammonia emissions

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Defra has today published the Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for Reducing Ammonia Emissions, which sets out simple steps all farmers can take to reduce ammonia emissions, such as using a nutrient management plan to calculate fertiliser application rates. You can download the Code here or by clicking…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, digestate, Defra, cogap, manure management, thom koller

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ADBA submit evidence to DEFRA. Food Waste Collections Series: Part 1

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Following months of engaging with DEFRA on strengthening the case for the introduction of separate food waste collections in England, ADBA last week submitted a document to DEFRA outlining the evidence on the benefits of introducing food waste collections, including a cost-benefit model we built. The hope is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, food waste collections, emiliano lewis, Defra, resources & waste strategy

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ADBA attends Defra Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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This week I attended the Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which brings together Defra, the environmental regulators and industry bodies. The main points discussed at the meeting were: Environment Agency update Kathy Nicholls from the Environment Agency (EA) expressed ongoing EA concerns around containment failures. Overall, serious incidents have reduced to about 9…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, biowaste regulatory forum, Environment Agency, Defra, permitting, digestate, plastics, digestate quality

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National Infrastructure Commission calls for mandatory separate food waste collections by 2025

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Last week, the National Infrastructure Commission released their National Infrastructure Assessment. The Assessment, which you can read here, aims to provide a clear, long term strategy for the UK’s economic infrastructure from 2020 to 2050, which can then provide long term clarity for industry and the supply chain. The Commission…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, separate food waste collections, Defra, resources and waste strategy, nic, thom koller

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