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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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What’s in store for AD in 2017?

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2016 was the year that 2015's big policy decisions really started to come into effect: the decision of the 2015 spending review to support renewable heat with over £1bn, and the decision to cap AD deployment to the Feed-In Tariff. So we start 2017 with a much stronger heat side of the…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, financial incentives, Defra, R&D, FIT, food waste, Ofgem, beis

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ADBA meets Kerry McCarthy MP to discuss AD industry’s role in tackling food waste

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ADBA's Chief Executive Charlotte Morton and PR & Parliamentary Affairs Executive Chris Noyce met with Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy this week to discuss the role of the AD industry in tackling the UK’s food-waste problem. Charlotte, Chris, and Ms McCarthy all recognised the importance of adhering…

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Tags: food waste, Charlotte Morton, chris noyce, waste hierarchy, Defra, Environment Agency, world biogas association

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Update on food waste collection work - how is the consistency project progressing?

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Following the launch of the Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England in September, the steering group behind the project met at Defra this week to discuss progress and next steps. The meeting was chaired by WRAP Chief Executive Marcus Gover, who said they had been pleased with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste operators group, food waste collections, Waste, waste collections, recycling, separate food waste collections, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, harmonisation and consistency working group, harmonised collections, ADBA, Matt Hindle, Wrap, Defra, clg, councils

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ADBA Members hear updates on FIT, RHI, RTFO, food waste and more

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The AD industry gathered in London for ADBA’s Members’ Meeting on Monday, for discussions on a range of industry, policy and political discussions. Political context After an introduction from Charlotte, ADBA Strategic Adviser Chris Huhne shared his thoughts on the political and economic context for the industry.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, food waste, renewable financial incentives, Charlotte Morton, Defra, financial incentives, Ofgem, Ollie More, Feed-in-Tariff, beis, thom koller, jess allan, emma thomas, adba map, market report, policy report, data, information

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Water 2020: OfWat’s regulatory approach for water and wastewater services overview

Water 2020: OfWat’s regulatory approach for water and wastewater services overview. The water 2020 programme, driven by OfWat, industry, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales explores the potential for new markets and better regulations. I discussed the Water 2020 programme with Graham Southall from V2B consulting who has previously…

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Tags: Ofwat, water 2020, emma thomas, Water, regulations, Defra, Environment Agency, natural resources wales, sludge

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Food Waste in England: ADBA provides views to EFRA

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Today is an important day for food waste and for the AD industry with this morning's launch of the Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England which encourages a more consistent approach to goods and packaging recycling and separate food waste collections. ADBA welcomes the move towards…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, separate food waste collections, Wrap, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, efra committee, Defra, DCLG, consultation, thom koller

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ADBA welcomes move towards consistent recycling services and food waste collections in England

Responding to the launch of the Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “Food waste in England is a hugely valuable resource and an opportunity which is still largely untapped. Separate collections help meet…

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Tags: food waste, food waste collections, separate food waste collections, Wrap, ADBA, harmonisation and consistency working group, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, food waste operators

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Defra seeks industry’s views on EU Fertiliser Regulations

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This week, I represented ADBA at a workshop held by Defra to discuss the EU Fertiliser Regulations. The purpose of the meeting was to give industry stakeholders and the regulators the opportunity to discuss the UK’s position on key issues arising from the proposed regulation ahead of the…

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Tags: Defra, fertiliser regulations, European Commission, biogas, anaerobic digestion, digestate

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Is the future of caddy liners plastic or biodegradable?

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As part of the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan, launched at UK AD & Biogas 2016, ADBA is leading on two actions to help support the food waste recycling sector. The first is around dissemination; you will continue to see and hear plenty from us promoting food waste recycling, practical tools…

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Tags: Defra, Wrap, food waste collection, food waste operators, food waste recycling action plan, fwrap, Matt Hindle, food waste, anaerobic digestion, biogas, caddy liners, compostable liners, R&D

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EU Fertiliser Regulations: Defra update

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Defra has provided an update on progress towards developing the EU Fertiliser Regulations, which is available to download here. Negotiations are now on hold until after the summer break, with the next working group taking place on 20-21 September. Over the summer Defra is planning to continue to work with…

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Tags: Defra, EA, fertiliser regulations, PAS110, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, digestate, eu end of waste, End of waste

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ADBA represents members at Ofwat and Defra meetings

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This week I represented ADBA at meetings at Ofwat and Defra. In this blog, I have summarised the key discussion points arising from the meetings; if you are interested in the topics discussed and would like to share your views please do get in touch with me using the details…

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Tags: Ofwat, sludge, water 2020, anaerobic digestion, biogas, EA, Defra, waste regulation, technical competence

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