Tag: Sustainability Criteria

Emissions reductions under the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII)

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As Emiliano set out in his blog a few weeks ago, on 13 June a compromise was reached between the EU institutions on the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). This final text was endorsed by the EU ambassadors (the EU's Council) on 27 June. This means that the Directive…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable energy directive, redii, sustainability criteria, emissions reduction, thom koller

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How to align reporting periods on the RHI and FIT

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With the introduction of feedstock restrictions for new plants registering onto the Feed-in Tariff and sustainability criteria reporting from 1 May 2017, many ADBA members reported to us that much of the data and processes used to produce these reports was the same as that undertaken for the RHI but the…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, sustainability criteria, feedstock restrictions, feed-in tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive, Ofgem, thom koller

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Emissions reductions under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II

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The EU's Renewable Energy Directive provides the central policy behind the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources in the EU. It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. Looking beyond that horizon, on 30 November 2016, the European Commission published proposals…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, food waste operators, crop operators, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, emissions reduction, renewable energy directive, redii, European Union, sustainability criteria, brexit, thom koller

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FIT consultation: government asks ADBA members for extra evidence

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On 14 July we submitted our response to DECC's consultation on the future of the Feed-in Tariff. You can download our response here. On reviewing the evidence base the FIT team have asked ADBA to provide additional evidence on hurdle rates and capital and operational expenditure for…

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Tags: DECC, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, renewable financial incentives, consultation, heat use, sustainability criteria, deployment caps, FIT degression, crop operators, food waste operators, on farm ad

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ADBA raises sustainability criteria reporting concerns with Ofgem

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Earlier today we met Ofgem to raise some issues with the RHI sustainability criteria that operators have told us about, and discuss how compliance is reported and audited. Flaring during commissioning When biomethane plants are ramping up to full capacity numerous biological and technical issues may result in the flaring…

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Tags: Ofgem, sustainability criteria, Renewable Heat Incentive, reporting, auditing, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, sustainability calculator, carbon capture, flaring, commissioning

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ADBA makes the case for better FIT support

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Today we submitted our response to DECC’s consultation on the Feed-in Tariff. You can download our full response here. Thank you to all our members who participated in the process, took part in the webinars and shared evidence. Below are some of the key arguments we…

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Tags: DECC, Ofgem, consultation, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, heat use, deployment caps, gate fees, sustainability criteria, Crop feedstock

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FIT: How can we improve DECC’s consultation proposals

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Earlier today ADBA held a webinar on DECC’s proposals in the FIT consultation. Thank you to the forty-four members who took part and contributed views, suggestions and evidence. For those of you who missed the webinar it can be watched here. Our presentation began by setting out the…

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Tags: FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, consultation, renewable financial incentives, DECC, biogas, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, RHI, sustainability criteria, thom koller, Matt Hindle

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FIT tariff review: plan of action

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The Feed-in-Tariff review, released last week, proposes to remove generation tariff support for plants above 500kW, degress tariffs for 0-250kW plants to 5.98p/kWh and 250-500kW plants to 5.52p/kWh from January 2017, and introduce sustainability criteria (for new projects from 1 January 2017 only) on a similar basis…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, sustainability criteria, FIT degression, thom koller

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ADBA presents views on sustainable bioenergy to EC

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As part of the European Commission’s Energy Union strategy a new bioenergy sustainability policy for post 2020 is being developed. The new policy would impact the AD industry with possible changes to: sustainability criteria; soil, water and air quality standards; indirect land-use change (iLUC); and, the creation of new…

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Tags: European Union, ec energy union, bioenergy, bioenergy sustainability, sustainability criteria, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, redii, iLUC, thom koller

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ADBA recommendations to EC on new bioenergy sustainability policy

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A new bioenergy sustainability policy for post 2020 is being developed as part of the European Commission’s Energy Union strategy. New sustainable bioenergy policy could have profound impacts on AD and bioresources with possible changes to: sustainability criteria; soil, water and air quality standards; provisions aimed at limiting indirect…

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Tags: European Commission, ec energy union, bioenergy, bioenergy sustainability, sustainability criteria, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, redii, iLUC, thom koller

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RHI consultation crop restrictions webinar: call for your evidence and data

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Earlier today ADBA held its first webinar on the proposals in the RHI consultation to restrict use of crop feedstocks. Thank you to the forty-two members who took part and contributed their views, suggestions and evidence – it is invaluable and will enable us to present a robust response to…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, consultation, carbon cost effectiveness, carbon abatement, digestate, methane leakage, energy crops, sustainability criteria, webinar

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How will the new sustainable bioenergy policy affect you?

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As part of the European Commission’s Energy Union strategy a new bioenergy sustainability policy for after 2020 is being developed, with a consultation now open. New sustainable bioenergy policy could have profound impacts on AD and bioresources with possible changes to: Sustainability criteria; Competition between different sectors (energy, industrial…

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Tags: European Commission, bioenergy, bioenergy sustainability, sustainability criteria, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, 7% cap, iLUC, redii, circular economy package

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RHI sustainability criteria come into force on 5 October

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Sustainability criteria have today been introduced to the RHI. From today, all fuel (including biogas and biomethane produced from non-waste feedstocks) will have to meet new rules in order to be eligible for the RHI. The Ofgem website has all the details on how to comply, including updated guidance for…

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Tags: sustainability criteria, biomass sustainability criteria, crops, will bushby, Ollie More, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI

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Ofgem sustainability criteria biomethane potential tool

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Ofgem have provided us with a table of biogas yields that can potentially be used as part of the calculation for sustianability criteria measurement. See here.  Under the sustainability criteria it is often necessary to apportion the amount of biogas that is produced from one feedstock compared to other…

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Tags: Ollie More, Ofgem, biomethane, RHI, sustainability criteria, biomass sustainability criteria, crop operators

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RHI sustainability criteria: further details from Ofgem, workshop dates

Following the publication of their guidance last week, Ofgem have asked us to pass on the following message, which is relevant to anyone who claims the RHI and uses crop feedstocks. In particular, please note the urgent need to submit your FMS questionnaire, and the workshops whcih will be taking…

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Tags: Ofgem, RHI, sustainability criteria, biogas, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biomethane to grid, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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