Tag: Gate Fees

What would be a fair gate fee?

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Last week ADBA responded to BEIS' call for evidence on the future role for small-scale low-carbon electricity generation, calling for a bespoke Contracts for Difference - a CfD-type auction for small-scale low-carbon generation, which is currently proscribed as far as AD sub 5MW is concerned. In…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, DECC, beis, FIT, gate fees, gate fees report, fit closure, emiliano lewis, food waste, Wrap

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Gate fees for AD fall further in 2017, shows latest WRAP report

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Earlier this month WRAP published their latest June 2018 gate fees report titled "Comparing the costs of alternative waste treatment options" showing the gate fee data for 2017. Gate fees are the charges levied upon a given quantity of waste received at a waste processing facility - in the case…

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How have AD gate fees changed over time?

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My July blog last year showed how gate fees for food waste AD operators continued to fall in 2016, according to the latest WRAP gate fees report. We have extracted the WRAP data to show how gate fees, the charges levied upon a given quantity of food waste received…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, fwrap, Wrap, gate fees, food waste, food waste recycling, emiliano lewis, cost benefit analysis

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URGENT reminder to food waste operators - WRAP’s gate fee survey

WRAP is undertaking its eleventh annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities throughout the UK. We are encouraging as many operators as possible to take part. The deadline to fill in the survey is tomorrow, Friday 12th January, though it is now likely to…

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Tags: Wrap, anthesis, gate fees, food waste, food waste operators, member survey, UK AD & Biogas, biogas, anaerobic digestion, emiliano lewis

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Latest WRAP report shows a fall in AD gate fees

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Last week, WRAP published their latest annual report on gate fees. Titled “Gate Fees Report 2017: comparing the costs of waste treatment options”, the survey shows that, in 2016, gate fees in the AD industry have continued to fall. Now in its tenth year, the survey covers gate fees charged…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, gate fees, food waste, food waste operators, Wrap, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, local authorities, ad operators

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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 consultation - DECC extend deadline

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DECC has extended the deadline of the Feed-in Tariff consultation by one week. Responses must now be in by 14th July. This is due to a misprint in the Impact Assessment, corrected on 4th July.  The extension and revised document is to “correctly express the operating costs…

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Tags: DECC, feed-in tariff, FIT, renewable financial incentives, consultation, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, food waste, digestate, heat use, gate fees, thom koller

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FIT consultation draft response - last chance to comment

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During the last five weeks many ADBA members have been in touch with comments on DECC's FIT consultation and with evidence we can use to form our response and challenge the assumptions put forward. Thank you to all those who have contributed - from your views we have put…

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Tags: DECC, consultation, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, food waste, digestate, heat use, gate fees, thom koller

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Gate fee survey: last chance to have your say

WRAP's annual gate fee survey closes this week - if you're a food waste operator and haven't yet had your say, please do participate here. Recording higher quality information about the current market is vital to help government make better policy decisions. We have shared members'…

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Tags: Wrap, gate fees, food waste operators, Defra, DECC, food waste, waste collections, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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WRAP gate fee survey underway

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WRAP have asked us to share the following message about their annual gate fees survey, which is now underway: WRAP is undertaking the annual study of gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and for the first time, results will also be available…

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Tags: food waste operators, RHI, FIT, food waste, gate fees, Wrap, Defra, DECC, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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WRAP gate fees report suggests no changes for AD

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WRAP's annual survey of waste and recycling gate fees was released earlier this week, and can be accessed here. The survey shows an AD gate fee of £40/t in 2014-15, which is little changed from previous years. However, following our previous concerns about this data (which were exposed…

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Tags: Wrap, gate fees, food waste operators, financial incentives, RHI, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, market report, local authorities

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: HRS showcase ultra-energy efficient biofertiliser pasteurisation technology

Demonstrating how to optimise anaerobic digestion (AD) plant performance, a key theme at this years’ UK AD & Biogas show, HRS Heat Exchangers will showcase their latest ultra-energy efficient digestate pasteurisation technology on stand E213: the HRS 3 Tank Batch Sludge Pasteuriser System. The system boasts to be 70% more energy…

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Gate Fees: gathering better industry information

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Accurate information about gate fees is vital to AD policy development. At present the annual WRAP gate fees report is the best public source of information available, but it has previously been based on a very limited set of sources, which tend to be biased towards longer term contracts with…

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Tags: DECC, food waste, Defra, Wrap, gate fees, food waste operators

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RHI biomethane review: ADBA roundtable

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As part of the ongoing review of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) biomethane tariff, we yesterday held a roundtable meeting with ADBA members and DECC officials to discuss the government’s proposals and offer members the opportunity to comment and present evidence directly to DECC’s RHI team. Current DECC…

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Tags: biomethane to grid, DECC, gas grid injection, gate fees, Jordan Marshall, purpose grown crops, RHI, RHI biomethane review

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Feedstock Working Group tackles gate fees & contamination

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Issues around gate fees and contamination were high on the agenda at last week’s Feedstock Working Group. There was consensus among the group that as more AD capacity is coming online, getting hold of feedstock is becoming more difficult and gate fees are generally falling. Attendees emphasised that flexibility…

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Tags: AHVLA, cornstarch bags, EA, Feedstock Working Group, food waste, gate fees, HSE, landfill ban, separate food waste collections

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