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EA communications following the Biowaste Regulatory Forum

Following a recent Biowaste Regulatory Forum meeting with the Environment Agency (EA), trade associations and industry bodies, it has become clear that more communication is needed on suitable materials for seeding anaerobic digestion facilities during their commissioning phase and the need for a suitable authorisation to have been obtained. …

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Tags: Environment Agency, commissioning, sam hinton, regulation

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Ofgem seeking evidence on commissioning equipment for biomethane

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Ofgem have put out a call for evidence to better understand the industry standards and practices for commissioning of biomethane plants. ADBA, along with other industry associations, has raised concerns with Ofgem and BEIS that this must not add additional uncertainty to the industry around meeting commissioning deadlines. Ofgem will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, RHI, beis, UK AD & Biogas, Ofgem, financial incentives, call for evidence, commissioning, rebecca thompson

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ADBA comments on Ofgem RO closure guidance

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Last year Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the RO and industry practices. Earlier this year they ran a short consultation on their draft guidance on the closure of the scheme. They called for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Renewables Obligation, consultation, Ofgem, food waste operators, crop operators, g59, commissioning, thom koller

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RO closure and grace periods: ADBA comments on Ofgem draft guidance

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) is closing to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Last year Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the RO and industry practices. They have followed this up wtih draft guidance which you can access here. Ofgem welcomes comments on the draft guidance, suggestions of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, Ofgem, RO, commissioning, g59, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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Ofgem publishes draft guidance on RO commissioning

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Over the summer Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the Renewables Obligation (RO). Following tariff degressions under the FIT during 2016 many AD developers looked to the RO for support, before the scheme closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Expecting a rush of applications at then beginning of 2017…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, RO, commissioning, g59, Ofgem, crop operators, food waste operators, thom koller

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Ofgem set out views on commissioning standards under the RO

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Over the summer Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the Renewables Obligation (RO). With the recent tariff degressions on the FIT during 2016 many AD developers have looked to the RO for support, before the scheme closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Expecting a rush of applications at…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Renewables Obligation, RO, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller, commissioning, g59

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ADBA sets out views on commissioning standards under the RO to Ofgem

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ADBA has submitted its comments to Ofgem concerning the commissioning standards and practices for AD plants applying under the Renewables Obligation (RO). You can read our response here. Thank you to the members who came forward to provide views. 31 March 2017 is the last date by which plants must be commissioned…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, RO, renewable financial incentives, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, commissioning, g59, thom koller

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Ofgem seek ADBA views on commissioning standards under the RO

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Ofgem is requesting views on AD industry standards and practices for commissioning under the RO. 31 March 2017 is the last date by which plants must be commissioned under the RO, subject to a few grace periods. With this date drawing nearer and with a likely rush of applications is it important…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RO, renewable financial incentives, commissioning, g59, thom koller

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ADBA raises sustainability criteria reporting concerns with Ofgem

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Earlier today we met Ofgem to raise some issues with the RHI sustainability criteria that operators have told us about, and discuss how compliance is reported and audited. Flaring during commissioning When biomethane plants are ramping up to full capacity numerous biological and technical issues may result in the flaring…

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Tags: Ofgem, sustainability criteria, Renewable Heat Incentive, reporting, auditing, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, sustainability calculator, carbon capture, flaring, commissioning

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: CAPITA-PROjEN AD plant optimisation service

CAPITA-PROjEN is pleased to advise that it is launching its enhanced and updated version of PROjEN ADvisor, AD plant optimisation service at UK AD Biogas. The new optimisation tool is being launched as PROjEN AD Pilot+. The new enhanced software and support services will be available for viewing on the…

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Tags: member's press release, capita-projen, anaerobic digestion, plant optimisation, process optimisation, process design, commissioning, biogas, renewable financial incentives

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FIT accreditation: can you buy biogas?

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We have now heard of a number of plants that have received pre-accreditation and purchased the engine but are struggling to complete the full plant within the 12 months provided, often due to circumstances beyond their control. Some developers have asked if a plant could buy biogas from another anaerobic digestion…

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Tags: biogas, commissioning, pre-accreditation, Ofgem, will bushby, FIT

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Feed-in Tariff guidance for accrediting and commissioning

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As we come closer to the end of the year, we are aware that a relatively large number of projects will be commissioning, accrediting and pre-accrediting to the Feed-in Tariff. In response to some enquiries from members, we have received some additional clarification from Ofgem on a couple of points,…

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Tags: accreditation, commissioning, DECC, degression, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, on-farm AD

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Three Tamar Energy sites in commissioning to add 6 MW to UK's AD capacity

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Three anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities from Tamar Energy with a combined capacity of 6 MW have completed construction and are entering the commissioning phase at locations across the UK. Construction has progressed as planned and the three plants have received the “seeding” feedstock which signals that the…

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Tags: AD plants, commissioning, Tamar Energy

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