Tag: Waste

2017 Spring Budget - What you need to know

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Following the delivery of the 2017 Spring Budget by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, the relevant policy announcements are outlined below. No specific mention was made of Anaerobic Digestion. Energy Carbon pricing "The government remains committed to carbon pricing to help decarbonise the power sector. Currently, UK prices are…

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Tags: emiliano lewis, energy, Waste

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Edina wins contract to upgrade Sussex Southern Water CHP plant

Water and wastewater service provider Southern Water has announced upgrades to its combined heat and power (CHP) plants across its wastewater treatment plants. The site upgrades to the CHP plants include: Gravesend, Kent; Goddards Green, Sussex; Milbrook, Hampshire; Fullerton, in Andover, Hampshire; and Budds Farm in Havant, Hampshire. Leading supplier,…

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Tags: member's press release, CHP, Waste, wastewater, biogas

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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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Scotland pushes further ahead on waste policy

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, SEPA, has published “One Planet Prosperity – A Waste to Resources Framework”, which outlines how it intends to drive down waste production and keep valuable materials circulating for as long as possible, whilst preventing and tackling the harms associated with waste management and…

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Tags: SEPA, Scottish Government, Scotland, Waste, food waste, anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, Matt Hindle

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Fire Prevention Plans - EA survey

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We have been asked by the EA to circulate a link to a survey regarding their Fire Prevention Plan guidance which, as you may be aware, is currently being revised. The EA undertook a consultation on this in November 2015 and they are now compiling a summary report, which…

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Tags: EA, fire prevention plans, environmental permitting, Waste

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER Presents Solutions for the Generation of Energy from Waste a

WELTEC BIOPOWER will present its mature procedures for the efficient utilisation of waste and wastewater for the generation of energy at this year's IFAT from 30 May to 3 June in Munich, Germany. At this industry platform for environment technologies (Hall B3, Stand 205), the German biogas plant manufacturer will show visitors…

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Tags: member's press release, Weltec Biopower, jens albartus, Waste, wastewater, ifat, munich, germany, environment, biogas, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Foodex 2016 - Clearfleau demonstrates how manufacturers can turn production

Award-winning British company Clearfleau, the leading UK-based provider of on-site anaerobic digestion (AD) solutions for food and beverage companies including Nestlé and Diageo, is exhibiting on Stand E301 at Foodex 2016, NEC Birmingham (18 - 20 April 2016).  Richard Gueterbock of Clearfleau will be involved in two seminar discussions on renewable…

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Tags: member's press release, Clearfleau, nestlé, diageo, foodex 2016, richard gueterbock, lake district biogas, gas to grid, bio-degradable, Waste, food and drink, manufacturers, carbon emissions, Derek Sivyer

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Urgent: Tell government how much red tape costs your business

The government is in the process of putting together a report summarising the findings of the Cutting Red Tape review into the waste and recycling sector. This work could impact on the future development of waste regulation, including the environmental permitting regime.  They have sent us the following request: …

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Tags: EA, Defra, BIS, red tape, Waste, waste regulation, environmental permitting, food waste operators, food waste, Matt Hindle, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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European Commission recognises opportunity to cut carbon in food production through AD

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released a detailed report on the carbon footprint of food production, specifically recognising that anaerobic digestion on farms and food production sites can play a significant role in making food supply chains more sustainable. You can read the full report…

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Tags: Europe, European Commission, joint research centre, JRC, EBA, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, on farm ad, digestate, R&D, Defra, renewable financial incentives, crop operators, food waste, farming, arable farming, livestock, fertilisers, Waste, onsite AD

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Update on LowCVPs Fuels Working Group

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Earlier took part in the LowCVP’s Fuels Working Group, which brought out some points of interest for members interested in biomethane as a transport fuel:  Following the Prime Minister’s reshuffle Andrew Jones MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, part of his…

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Tags: Low CVP, will bushby, DfT, BIS, biomethane, biomethane in transport, Waste, waste collection, bioeconomy, anaerobic digestion, Minister, renewable energy directive

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New ADBA Board appointments reflect diverse sector interests

ADBA has announced three new board members to support and enhance the trade body’s representation and knowledge base in the burgeoning anaerobic digestion market. ADBA is the UK's only trade body specifically representing the AD market and has around 350 members. In the last five years the…

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Tags: ADBA board, david greenfield, Julian O'Neill, willie heller, Biogen, Tamar Energy, soenecs, food waste, local authority, council, source segregation, Waste, bioresources, resource management, Derek Sivyer

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Urgent member input needed on Defra waste crime consultation

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Earlier this year Defra & the Welsh Government launched a two-part consultation on how the waste industry can tackle waste crime by enforcing powers of the authorities. We have drafted a basic response but we are in need of your help to answer the more technical questions. Below are the…

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Tags: food waste operators, consultation, Defra, Welsh Government, Environment Agency, EA, Wales, england, Waste, will bushby

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Help shape Defra policy on waste crime

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Defra & the Welsh Government have launched a consultation on proposals they have set out to enhance enforcement powers and other measures to tackle waste crime and persistant poor performance in England and Wales. In order to create a strong response we need your help. Below is a summary of…

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Tags: Defra, Environment Agency, EA, Welsh Government, consultation, Wales, england, Waste, food waste operators, will bushby

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London Infrastructure Plan 2050 - ADBA’s response submitted

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The Mayor of London recently asked for views on the capital's first long term infrastructure plan, the consultation aimed to gain views on how London can grow and develop. This could have significant implications for future recycling services and the use of biomethane in vehicles. Following my blog on 24…

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Tags: Mayor of London, Circular Economy, London, sustainability, will bushby, consultation, food waste operators, Waste, energy

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Update on permitting, regulation and end of waste

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Earlier today I attended a meeting in Defra on biowaste regulation. Below are some notes and updates for members. For food waste operators, the update below on the development of fertilizer regulations - which builds on European End of Waste Work - is particularly important. Sector Performance The Environment Agency…

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Tags: Defra, EA, End of waste, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, fertilizer directive, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation, Waste

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