Tag: Farming

New funding opportunity for farmers - RDPE Growth Programme

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The Rural Payments Agency and DEFRA have launched a new opportunity to apply for grant funding for projects in England which create jobs and growth in the rural economy. To read about the GDPE Growth Programme, click here. Under the RDPE Growth Programme, there are grants for: Business…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, farming, funding

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion can underpin Clean Growth Strategy – ADBA

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today welcomed the Clean Growth Strategy published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and said that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play an underpinning role in meeting the strategy’s goals. ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said: The multi-faceted…

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Tags: press release, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, beis, clean growth strategy, heat, electricity, farming, transport, recycling, best practice scheme, RHI, FIT

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: AD secures farming future for young entrepreneur

Rob Greenow, a Staffordshire-based young farmer, has successfully established his own AD business, allowing him to secure his future in farming - all before the age of 30. Combining an interest in renewable energy with his farming experience, Rob established AD management business BioG UK just a couple of years after…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, farming

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UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo to discuss future of UK farming

The contribution that anaerobic digestion (AD) can make to supporting UK farmers post-CAP will be a central theme of UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo, the leading global tradeshow for AD and biogas taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on 5-6 July. The show, now in…

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Tags: uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, farming, anaerobic digestion, brexit, CAP, ad & biogas industry awards, best practice scheme, NFU

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Brexit and biogas

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The UK’s politics and economy are entering a period of extreme uncertainty, the impacts of which we can only guess for now. Today’s stock and currency market reactions are extreme, but unsurprising in the circumstances. Markets appear to have expected a ‘remain’ vote, so…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, Europe, European Union, eu referendum, EU, Circular Economy, circular economy package, farming, CAP, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, digestate, energy policy, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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On-farm AD passes 200 plant milestone - ADBA figures

The UK’s biogas sector has passed a major milestone, with over 200 plants now operating on UK farms according to ADBA's latest figures. The landmark was reached with the opening of JFS’ latest agricultural plant. Supported by Prism Planning Ltd, the Gravel Pit Farm plant in North…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, Charlotte Morton, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Defra, financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, Feed-in-Tariff, farming, on farm ad, ADBA, carbon abatement, committee on climate change

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New report on smaller scale biogas - what’s the future for the sector?

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This week the IEA's Task 37 met in Oxfordshire, and yesterday the group held an event to launch their new brochure on smaller scale AD in the livestock sector. This is available to download from their website here. The report authors - UK Task 37 leader Clare Lukehurst OBE and Angie…

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Tags: international energy agency iea, task 37, FIT, small scale AD, RHI, farming, farming resilience, Matt Hindle

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Farmers rally to support AD in parliament

Today in the House of Commons almost 150 farmers will join around 90 MPs and Peers at a parliamentary event aimed at championing the anaerobic digestion industry. Farming representatives from across the UK will join the farming themed event to raise awareness about the technology's value to their businesses and the…

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Tags: press release, parliamentary office of science and technology, lobbying, Farmers, House of Commons, mps, peers, shadow farming minister, nick smith, eccc, committee, neil parish, Defra, policy, on-farm AD, farming, biogas, biofertiliser, CCC, small-scale, rural economy, reception event, decarbonisation, food production, green energy, clean energy, farm income, DECC, farming resilience, Charlotte Morton

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Can you support the UK’s part in AD research?

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Earlier this year, the government agreed to another year’s funding for the UK subscription to the International Energy Association’s Biogas Task (“Task 37”). This allows the industry input to the task’s activities and reports, which have helped to raise our profile among European…

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Tags: task 37, international energy agency iea, iea, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, research, research and development, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, R&D, AD R&D, farming

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AD “relief” on pre-accreditation but growth remains constrained

DECC has listened to industry on their planned reforms to the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, ensuring that the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry is able to continue to deploy valuable additional electrical capacity, albeit at substantially reduced levels.  The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has today published its…

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Tags: press release, DECC, FIT, capacity, fit review, consultation, pre-accreditation, investor confidence, CCC, fifth carbon budget, carbon abatement, waste treatment, farming, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Green gas vital to UK carbon abatement

In the wake of a “historic” agreement reached at the Paris Climate Change conference, with a commitment to keep global temperatures well below 20C, the UK government’s revised green gas strategy could place anaerobic digestion (AD) at the heart of UK carbon abatement efforts.  ADBA…

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Tags: press release, paris climate change conference, carbon abatement, greenhouse gases, green gas, government, David Cameron, renewable heat, FIT, fossil fuels, food waste, fertiliser, landfill, decarbonise, farming, transport, heat, electricity, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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5th carbon budget advice urges action to decarbonise farming and waste treatment

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today heaped pressure on the government increase the pace of carbon abatement, particularly within the farming and waste treatment industries.   The CCC’s fifth carbon budget, covering the period 2028-2032, is aimed at ensuring that the UK remains on course to…

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Tags: press release, committee on climate change, CCC, matthew bell, carbon abatement, co2, waste treatment, farming, GHG emissions, fifth carbon budget, food waste, n2o, methane, manure management, fuel efficiency, fertiliser, fossil fuel emissions, manure, landfill, low-carbon, green energy, feed-in tariff, FIT, ADBA National Conference, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, HGV, road emissions, hinkley point c, baseload energy

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ADBA calls on farmers to contribute to parliamentary scrutiny of Defra

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The House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee, a body of MPs responsible for scrutinising Defra policy and holding ministers to account, has launched an inquiry into farmgate prices. While the focus of the inquiry is on assessing the impact of changing global/national conditions factors on…

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Tags: House of Commons, Parliament, MP, Defra, farming, agriculture, soil degradation, blog, efra committee, inquiry, scrutiny, neil parish mp, Derek Sivyer

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Telegraph reports on hidden cost of soil degradation to the UK

The Daily Telegraph’s Contributing Editor, Geoffrey Lean, has today unveiled a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology report that outlines how soil degradation is costing the UK £1.4 billion each year. The report notes that there is no UK wide monitoring of changes in soil health, highlighting how…

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Tags: daily telegraph, geoffrey lean, parliamentary office of science and technology, soil degradation, Parliament, government, soils, soil structure, soil quality, soil fertility, nutrients, biofertiliser, crop rotation, crop best practice, organic material, maize, digestate, roi, soil health, farming, blackgrass, nematodes, Derek Sivyer

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