Tag: Research

Opportunity to participate in a research project on alternative grid connections

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Sonya Bedford, Team Leader and Partner at Stephens Scown LLP’s Energy Team, is currently undertaking a research project as part of her MSc in Renewable Energy. Sonya will be familiar to many ADBA members, given her experience in the sector. There is a great opportunity for members to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, research, grid connections, DNO, alternative grid connection

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SEPA publishes findings of research project on plastic in food waste derived digestate

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has recently published the findings of a research project investigating plastic in digestate derived from food waste. For context, SEPA is aligning the physical contaminant limits in its ‘end of waste position’ for digestate with the limits in the Quality Meat Scotland…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, Scotland, digestate, plastic, PAS110, End of waste, research

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Harper Adams Research: AD and Fallen stock

Harper Adams University near Newport, England, have conducted research about how to reduce the number of resilient pathogens in porcine carcass material. The research has shown that sterilising and then disposing the pig carcasses through anaerobic digestion could generate considerable quantities of biogas for heat or electricity. Additionally, disposing of…

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Tags: emma thomas, harper adams university, fallen stock, bse, anaerobic digestion, biogas, research

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Digestate in Horticulture (Ornamental Plants & Strawberries)

Image source Dr Mary Dimambro, Managing Director at Cambridge Eco Ltd has worked on several reports with WRAP about the use of digestate in horticulture. The aim of the reports were to develop appropriate markets for quality digestates to be used in horticulture. There were three reports written which have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, strawberries, mary dimambro, emma thomas, research, Wrap

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Green gas boost as National Grid secures £5 million for gas bill study

Gas bill pilot project seeks to open the door to more green gas Updating gas bill calculations aims to cut propane use in biogas Scheme could pave the way for a future low carbon gas grid   A trail-blazing pilot scheme that aims to further open the door to lower…

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Tags: ADBA members, national grid, biomethane, green gas, research, research and development, research and innovation, Ofgem

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European Space Agency Waste Management call

The European Space Agency has opened a call to explore where space-based services in combination with terrestrial technologies could provide added value over current practices in waste management and operations. Topics of interest that have been identified include: Logistics and recycling of commercial / industrial / domestic waste Biomass / anaerobic…

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Tags: r&d funding, funding, research, innovation, emma thomas, ktn, ESA, european space agency

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Stepping Up: Safe and equitable access to food, water and energy systems.

Pools of Water Reflect: Ben Husmann Flickr link to image: Pools of Water Reflect License: CC-BY 2.0 Safe and equitable access to food, water and energy systems, and the goods and services they provide, underpin our societal and global wellbeing. However, they are all stressed due to unsustainable production and consumption…

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Tags: r&i forum 2017, r&i, r&i forum, emma thomas, stepping up, research, innovation, anaerobic digestion

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Funding available for bioeconomy innovation in Scotland

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Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new funding opportunity for businesses and organisations working in industrial biotechnology, food and drink, and the wider bioeconomy in Scotland. The Bioeconomy Accelerator is designed to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and higher education institutes delivering circular economy and waste reduction…

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Tags: AD R&D, R&D, research, research and innovation, research and development, bioeconomy, Circular Economy, funding, funding opportunity, r&d funding, r&i funding, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, food and drink, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, biogas, biomethane, digestate

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Call for papers: R&I Forum 2017

R&I Forum 2017 On 28-29 March 2017 ADBA will be hosting its annual Research and Innovation Forum (R&I Forum) in The Building Centre, London*. The event aims are to: Build awareness of research activities and potential for industry. Build awareness of industry challenges and opportunities for research in…

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Tags: r&i forum, research, innovation, emma thomas, R&D, r&i, events, 2017, march

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New evidence shows digestate has capacity to replace the “whole market” for peat

WRAP has published a series of documents based on their research into the potential for digestates in horticultural applications. In their words, These have shown that there is early promise for the continued investigation of the use of quality digestate in horticultural applications such as growing media or as a…

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Tags: Wrap, digestate, horticulture, research, research and development, research and innovation, trial results, food waste operators, crop operators, Matt Hindle

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WRAP Research: Persistent herbicides in digestate

The detection of herbicides in composting and AD is the subject of new research published by WRAP. Two separate reports “Detecting persistent herbicides in anaerobic digestion” and “Detecting persistent herbicides in compost” explore the impact of herbicides in digestate and compost respectively. Detecting persistent herbicides in…

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Tags: digestate, compost, research, innovation, r&i, emma thomas, experiment, Wrap, anaerobic digestion, herbicides

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Funding opportunities: Agri-Tech and OLEV

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the government’s Agri-Tech programme both have funding opportunities available which could be suitable for AD developers and operators. Details can be found below. Agri-Tech The aim of the competition is to increase the pace and uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers…

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Tags: emma thomas, r&d funding, r&i, funding, innovation, research, OLEV, agri-tech

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AD in Nepal: mitigating blackouts

Innovation doesn’t necessarily need to focus on ground-breaking leaps in research or technology: it can be things in a different way or in a new location. This is true in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The proposal to build an AD and waste management plant is a first-of-its-kind…

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Tags: r&i, nepal, AD, anaerobic digestion, innovation, research, emma thomas, eu funding, funding, handsup, kathmandu

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Funding competition: Agri-Tech Catalyst

Agri-Tech catalyst is a competition which has the aim of increasing the pace and scale of uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers in developing countries. The competition aims to achieve: A sustained reduction of poverty and hunger for smallholder farmers A sustainable intensification in developing country agriculture Improvements in human…

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Tags: R&D, research, funding, competition, agriculture, international, emma thomas, r&d funding

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Innovate UK invest £15 million in R&D: Funding Competition

Innovate UK are investing £15million into innovative R&D Projects. This investment is to aid the development of new products, processes and services with commercial potential. It is also designed to enhance UK competitiveness, growth and to improve national productivity.  Innovate UK are looking for leading business…

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Tags: r&d funding, emma thomas, innovate uk, R&D, research, innovation, funding

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