Tag: On Farm AD

The future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland

  What is the future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland?   Chris Osborne, Senior Policy Officer at the Ulster Farmers' Union has written this insightful piece on the futre of on-farm AD in Northern Ireland as a precursor to his session at the ADBA Northern Ireland National Conference 2017 in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Northern Ireland, RHI, on-farm, on-farm AD, biofuels subsidy, small scale, small scale AD, small-scale, ulster farmers' union, adba northern ireland national conference, renewable financial incentives, AD market, future of on farm ad, ADBA members, News for members

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Sustainability key to making on-farm AD viable

With continued changes to Feed-in Tariffs and a lack of financial incentives for farmers, Derek Burgoyne, a Cambridgeshire-based businessman, has created a ‘truly sustainable’ AD system, which he says is key to making the technology viable in the future. Derek and business partner John Dale, both directors of…

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Tags: member's press release, sustainability, on-farm AD, food waste, digestate

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ADBA on tour – visit to Copys Green AD plant

This week, Jon, Chris and I enjoyed a visit to Copys Green AD plant, which is operated by Dr Stephen Temple (JF Temple & Son Ltd). The site is located in rural Norfolk and it was a treat for us to get out of London and into the countryside on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, farm AD, on-farm AD, best practice scheme

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Free training session for on-farm AD operators at Energy Now

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If you operate an on-farm AD plant, you can attend a free training session at the Energy Now Exhibition on 9th February 2017. The session, offered by the Severn Wye Energy Agency and delivered by ADBA member Amaya Arias-Garcia and the Environment Agency’s Nick Green, will provide a guide…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, on-farm AD, best practice

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ADBA outlines wish list ahead of Budget Statement

With this year's feed in tariff cap for anaerobic digestion almost full already, it's time for the Chancellor to commit more resources to delivering viable baseload capacity through AD to secure our electricity supplies. In addition, industry urges the Chancellor to recognise the Committee on Climate Change…

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Tags: press, media, budget, chancellor, FIT, baseload energy, CCC, fifth carbon budget, on-farm AD, biodegradable waste, landfill, separate food waste collections, Circular Economy

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Rural Planning Review: case study on permitted development rights

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A few weeks ago the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched the Rural Planning Review. The Review gives members the opportunity to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and allows members to respond to…

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Tags: consultation, rural planning review, permitted development, anaerobic digestion, Defra, DCLG, crop operators, food waste operators, planning, on-farm AD, small scale AD

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Liz Truss listens to industry grievances at ADBA’s Parliamentary Reception

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On 1 March over 150 farmers, who were either operators or investors within the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry, descended on the Houses of Parliament in numbers that demanded the attention of policymakers. Joined by over 60 Westminster MPs and Peers – including Defra’s Secretary of State, Liz Truss MP; Shadow Farming…

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Tags: blog, parliamentary reception, lobbying, liz truss, MP, Parliament, baroness miller of chilthorne domer, lord gardiner of kimble, angus macneil, neil parish, Defra, DECC, political, nick smith, sustainable farming, on-farm AD, biogas, biomethane, baseload energy, ian lucas, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton

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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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Rural Planning Review: how to make planning AD-friendly?

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Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched a call for evidence on the Rural Planning Review.  The Review provides opportunity for members to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and allows…

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Tags: DCLG, Defra, planning, rural planning review, small scale AD, on-farm AD, permitted development, Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, crop operators

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First draft of revised Waste Treatment BREF released

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has now released the first draft of the revised Waste Treatment Best Available Techniques Reference (WT BREF) document, which is available to view here. The consultation on this draft will run until 18 March 2016 and ADBA will of course be…

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Tags: BREF, AD, waste regulation, food waste operators, on-farm AD

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Help us develop the AD Best Practice Scheme

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What are we trying to achieve? ADBA has now begun the exciting (and challenging!) process of developing a Best Practice Scheme for the AD industry. You may already have heard us speaking about this at recent ADBA events, but this blog provides the latest update on our progress and gives…

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Tags: best practice scheme, AD, food waste operators, crop operators, on-farm AD, jess allan

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Updated Standard Rules permits published today

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The Environment Agency (EA) has today published a number of new and amended Standard Rules (SR) permits, including updated versions of the AD-related SR permits. Please note that it is our understanding that the changes made today are minor changes or are expected changes relating to the implementation of the…

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Tags: environmental permitting, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, on-farm AD, waste regulation, EA, standard rules, jess allan

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Reminder - How can AD help Welsh agriculture?

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Back in June I blogged about a set of proposals that have been developed jointly between the Welsh Government, FUW, NFU Cymru, CLA Wales and other key stakeholders. The consultation is coming to a close in the next few weeks and we are in need of member’s opinions…

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Tags: Welsh Government, fuw, NFU, nfu cymru, CLA, cla wales, Wales, consultation, anaerobic digestion, digestate, agriculture, biogas, farm, farm AD, on-farm AD, will bushby

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ADBA’s Board strengthened to support AD surge

UK AD & Biogas 2015 will demonstrate that it’s time to step on the gas with anaerobic digestion (AD) – and industry trade body ADBA has added two new board members to do just that. The Association is aiming to strengthen its leadership across all of the sectors which…

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Tags: press release, ADBA board, farming, sewage, water sector, maxine mayhew, northumbrian water, george gittus, NFU, symonds farm power ltd, on-farm AD, greenhouse gas emissions, bioeconomy, sludge, biomethane, Reading Buses, bus hound, innovation, Derek Sivyer

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How can AD help Welsh agriculture?

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The Welsh Government has put forward a set of proposals that have been developed jointly between the Welsh Government, FUW, NFU Cymru, CLA Wales and other key stakeholders. The strategic framework sets out the challenges and threats facing the agriculture sector in Wales, but also highlights the opportunities, and importantly,…

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Tags: Welsh Government, fuw, NFU, nfu cymru, CLA, cla wales, Wales, consultation, anaerobic digestion, digestate, agriculture, biogas, farm, farm AD, on-farm AD

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