Tag: Operational Performance

AD now powers over a million homes – new report

A new report shows that anaerobic digestion (AD) plants across the UK now have enough capacity to power over a million homes. The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association’s (ADBA’s) July 2017 Market Report is being launched this morning (Wednesday 5th July) at UK…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, RHI, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, operational performance, electricity

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Pioneering AD best practice scheme pilot to be launched at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo

ADBA will launch the pilot of a pioneering new scheme to improve the environmental, operational and safety performance of the AD industry next week at its global tradeshow UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 and has also announced a new partnership with insurance brokers Jelf Group to…

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Tags: best practice scheme, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, jess allan, jelf insurance brokers, operational performance, health and safety

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AD Load Factors at an all-time high

Annual load factors for the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry in the UK continued to improve, rising to 73% last year, up by 4% compared to 2015.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, operational performance, load factors, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Important: feedback needed on Best Practice Scheme

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We are pleased to share with you our first drafts of three Best Practice Checklists which together comprise the first phase of our Best Practice Scheme. These documents have been put together with input from members and with the guidance of our Steering Group and the regulators. These are in…

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Tags: food waste operators, crop operators, jess allan, best practice scheme, environmental performance, health and safety, operational performance, anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group

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ADBA unveils cost competitiveness task force

The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry outside of the water sector has grown by over 600% in the past five years, partly thanks to innovation from world class UK researchers. ADBA has appealed for academia to focus their current efforts behind delivering major improvements which would put the cost of AD on…

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Tags: press release, levelised costs, mwh, adba r&i forum 2016, researchers, world class, hinkley point c, nuclear, academia, exports, biogas, cost competitiveness task force, incentives, caps, billions, operational performance, Derek Sivyer

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Farming sector leads 40% surge in electricity from biogas

The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) yesterday released their annual Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES), demonstrating a surge in AD capacity outside of the water industry from 164MW in 2013 to 216MW (32 per cent) in 2014. ADBA’s own analysis shows that these plants generated 40 per cent…

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Tags: press release, DECC, DUKES, capacity, sewage, sludge, water industry, on-farm, farming, market report, biomethane, intermittent renewables, FIT, bioeconomy, government, operational performance, Derek Sivyer

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Industry leaders recognised at UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2015

Leaders from across the AD industry were honoured at last night’s UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2015.  With 60 entries for just 14 award categories, the industry awards recognise the greatest contributors: from operators to suppliers, micro-scale to large scale and energy contributions to non-energy contributions.  Speaking…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards, Charlotte Morton, wyfla, industry milestone, biogas, industry ambassador award, bruce nelson, compass renewables, angie bywater, bbsrc, AD network, martin wager, ener-g combined power ltd, hrs heat exchangers, matt hale, brian scheffe, nijhuis h2ok ltd, Clarke Energy, andy cooper, digestate, operational performance, efficiency, Derek Sivyer

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Anaerobic Digestion and the water sector

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ADBA's Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, wrote the following editorial in Issue two of Water & Sewerage's 2015 magazine Anaerobic digestion is well known – and well established – in the UK’s wastewater treatment sector. But that doesn’t mean the sector has stopped developing: the drive…

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Tags: adba editorial, water and sewerage, water sector, wastewater, sewage, Renewables Obligation, uk ad & biogas 2015, DUKES, sludge, advanced anaerobic digestion, aad, thermal hydrolysis, enzymatic hydrolysis, pre-treatment, thames water, peter winter, Mohammed Saddiq, GENeco, bio-bus, biomethane, vehicles, air quality, R&D, university of bath, operational performance, digestate, phosphorous, biofertiliser, Derek Sivyer, Ollie More

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Aqua Enviro to exhibit at ADBA’s UK AD & Biogas 2015

Experts from wastewater and organic waste specialist Aqua Enviro will be speaking and exhibiting at this year’s UK AD & Biogas 2015 exhibition and conference.    The environmental consultancy and technical conference organiser, based in Wakefield, will be showcasing its wastewater, organic waste treatment and technical training services…

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Tags: member's press release, uk ad & biogas 2015, Aqua Enviro, dr david tompkins, digestate, biogas, operational performance, Derek Sivyer

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Welcome to the latest issue of AD & Bioresources News: ‘Raising the bar on safety and performance’

Upcoming election and raising the bar on safety and performance With May’s election drawing ever closer we must ask ourselves what a new government is likely to mean for the industry and how we can best encourage policy which acknowledges the varied benefits of AD. Our Foreword on…

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Tags: ad & bioresources news, AD, bioresources, 2015 election, health and safety, safety, Training and Safety, operational performance

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Will R&D double or quadruple the potential of the AD industry?

ADBA R&D Forum: 14-15 April, Southampton ADBA has already estimated that the UK AD industry has the potential to produce 40TWh of biomethane each year, over 10% of domestic gas demand, and at next month’s R&D Forum we will challenge the industry to consider whether…

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Tags: ADBA R&D Forum, southampton, AD network, ktn, biomethane, digestate, dairy farms, operational performance, higher-value products, bioresources, nature reserves, feedstock, innovation, Derek Sivyer

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How to do AD well guides at UK AD & Biogas 2014

Ahead of UK AD & Biogas 2014 (2-3 July, NEC), which will focus on operational performance, we’re sharing a sneak peak of our ‘How to do AD well’ guides which will be featured as graphics at the show’s entrance. From calculating hydraulic retention time to selecting the best separation…

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Tags: Doing AD well, How to guides, operational performance, Practical Guide to AD, UK AD & Biogas 2014

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AD operators wrong to run pumps into the ground - says Landia

ADBA MEMBER NEWS [caption id=“attachment_22465” align=“alignleft” width=“190”] Landia GasMix at Cory’s first AD Plant[/caption] According to ADBA member Landia, UK AD & Biogas exhibitor July 2 & 3, (Stand B001), the increasing amount of improperly shredded food waste and inevitable contaminants in domestic green bin waste mean that…

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Tags: exhibitor, Landia, operational performance, UK AD & Biogas 2014

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Natural boost for AD plant efficiency is unveiled

ADBA MEMBER NEWS A natural bioactive solution that can boost the quantity and quality of AD gas output while stabilising plants and reducing down time has been unveiled to the industry. Citadel BioCat+™ is produced through the fermentation of natural plant material and long term testing in Switzerland and Germany…

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Tags: AD plant additives, efficiency, operational performance

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Getting the right mix is vital to digester performance

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Improving efficiency and reducing costs are key challenges in a tough economic climate. AD operators therefore need to make every aspect of their AD plant and process work as efficiently as possible. Questions to consider then are: what constitutes ‘good operation’ for a digester, how can…

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Tags: gas yield, mixing systems, operational performance

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