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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, member's press release, food waste, Defra, financial incentives, R&D

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, beis, Defra

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, Defra, food waste recycling, resource management

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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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