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Anaerobic digestion is huge economic opportunity for UK, ADBA tells Treasury

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has this week written to Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, outlining the economic and environmental benefits of AD. Highlighting the benefits it can bring in renewable heat and power (in the form of biogas), clean transport fuel, and natural fertiliser. In her…

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A must-sea: using seaweed for the generation of biogas

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Last week I attended the latest SeaGas event, a project which has – among many other achievements – grown and harvested the largest crop of seaweed in the UK to date. SeaGas is a three year, fully funded project (InnovateUK) to support the development of an AD process which would…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, seagas, R&D, digestate, seaweed, thom koller

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Increasing the competitiveness of AD - thinkpiece from Dr Mike Mason

Dr Mike Mason, Chairman of Tropical Power, explores how AD can become more cost-competitive with other renewable technologies ahead of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018.

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, anaerobic digestion, R&D

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Environment Committee Scrutinises Brexit Farming Policy

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The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has published its response to the Government’s consultation on post-Brexit farming policy. This consultation is intended to from the basis for an Agriculture Bill later this year that will set out the system of support for farmers and the rural…

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ADBA Submission - UK Industrial Strategy

It is vitally important that government recognises that huge role that anaerobic digestion has to play in the UK's Industrial Strategy. As part of the government prioritising areas of focus for its Industrial Strategy, we therefore submitted a proposal to include anaerobic digestion in the government's plans for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic biotechnology, R&D

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Take this survey on AD operational modes

Researchers at Bath University are carrying out a survey to gain insight into the operational modes of anaerobic digesters.  The survey takes two minutes to complete and asks for information on: ​​Feedstock mix used to produce biogas Hydraulic Residence Time (HRT) Digestion temperature Biogas…

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Tags: R&D, operational modes

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MEMBER BLOG: I love cover crops

Mandy Stoker, Managing Director of environmental consultancy and ADBA member E4Environment, shares her love of cover crops and discusses how they can reduce soil degradation ahead of her presentation at the ADBA Research & Innovation Forum 2018, taking place on the 11th April at the University of Sheffield.

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Tags: adba r&i forum, R&D, anaerobic digestion, cover crops, farming, maize

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Putting AD on the Pathway to Zero Subsidy?

You may have noticed the headline for our Research and Innovation Forum this year is "Putting AD on the Pathway to Zero Subsidy".  Of course government has been asking us as an industry for many years when we will match the cost reductions that solar and offshore wind have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, R&D, research and innovation forum

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Newly published AD research

Newly published industrial research demonstrates further benefits of using UASB technology

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Tags: member's press release, R&D, wastewater, anaerobic digestion

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New paper published on inhibition of thermochemical treatment on biological hydrogen

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A new peer review journal paper from MaREI Bioenergy has been published entitled: 'Inhibition of thermochemical treatment on biological hydrogen and methane co-production from algae-derived glucose/glycine'. https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1WMVkin8VOZ4n The paper assessed the total energy conversion efficiency (ECE) of 71.1% through fermentation of untreated glucose…

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Tags: R&D, biomethane

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Free AD Network events

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The AD Network is holding two upcoming events that may be of interest to ADBA members. Both are free of charge to members of the AD Network, free membership for which is available at www.anaerobicdigestionnet.com.   “Integration of Chemical, Biochemical and Thermal Processes”: a…

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Tags: R&D, anaerobic digestion, food waste

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Opportunity to join free European biomethane network

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A European Horizon 2020 research project called 'Record Biomap' is looking for companies and institutions who develop innovative technology and process solutions for efficient and economically viable biomethane production at small to medium scale (<250 m³ raw gas/h). As well as biogas upgrading to biomethane, this can cover innovative…

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Tags: R&D, biomethane, Horizon 2020, biogas upgrading, pre-treatment, digestion

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Call for AD operators to partner Systemic on nutrient recovery opportunities

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If you are: An innovative anaerobic digestion plant owner or operator Would like to know if the implementation of techniques for recovery of nutrients (N, P, K, organic matter,…) can lead to a successful business case for your plant. ... then you might be interested in the following: SYSTEMIC has…

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Tags: R&D, nutrient recovery, nutrient recycling, biowaste, AD, UK AD & Biogas, ad operators, eu funding, emiliano lewis

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International biogas funding opportunity with Egypt

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Newton-Mosharafa Institutional Links open until 19 September 2017 The British Council has opened a new call for applications under the Newton Institutional Links programme. This aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.…

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Tags: R&D, biogas, egypt, british council, research funding, r&d funding

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New funding competition announced

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The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have announced a new UK-Colombia programme in sustainable tropical agricultural systems supported by the Newton-Caldas Fund. Proposals for the pump-priming phase of this…

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Tags: r&d funding, R&D, sustainable tropical agriculture, newton fund, uk, colombia, emiliano lewis

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