Tag: Biomethane Vehicles

Air pollution in towns and cities - how many lives can AD save?

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Defra and DfT are consulting on 'Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities'. You can access the consultation documents here. Air quality has been improving throughout the UK but levels of pollution still remain dangerously high in many towns and cities. Although local authorities already have the powers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, Defra, DfT, air pollution, air quality, nox, so2, renewable energy, public health, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, clean air zones, thom koller

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Transport Working Group update

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ADBA’s Transport Working Group met earlier this week. The meeting began with a welcome from the Group’s Chair Andrew Whittles, Director of Low Emission Strategies. Andrew provided an update on the latest developments in respect of municipal vehicles and biomethane fuelled buses. With air quality firmly…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, future fuels for flight and freight competition, RTFO, consultation, RED, renewable energy directive, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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Scotland’s energy future and AD

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At the start of the year the Scottish Government published its new energy strategy 'The future of energy in Scotland' where following consultation a new vision for 2050 will be set out. You can access the consultation documents here. With the consultation closing on 30 May you can read our draft response…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, 2015 market report, RHI, Scottish Government, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, district heating, on farm ad, thom koller

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The future of UK agriculture and on farm AD

Over the next few years the UK will become responsible for funding all agricultural policy measures in the UK as a result of the referendum decision on EU membership. This will require substantial fiscal rebalancing, in 2014 payments funded through the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) amounted to £3.5 billion.[1] As well…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane tractors, biomethane vehicles, RTFO, DfT, Defra, committee on climate change, thom koller

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New air quality plan means new opportunities for biomethane vehicles

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The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland have launched a consultation on proposals to improve air quality in our towns and cities. Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) pollution is the primary cause of the poor air quality, which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane buses, biomethane vehicles, air quality, nitrogen dioxide, thom koller

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Latest news in biomethane for transport

Below we set out recent news on use of biomethane as transport fuel. Interested in transport? Be sure to attend UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 for more expert discussion and insights. The Biomethane for Transport session on 5th July 15.00-15.55 will debate the role of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Department for Transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, consultations, future fuels for flight and freight competition, RTFO, thom koller

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Transport Working Group - 16 May

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ADBA's Transport Working Group will meet on 16 May 10.00-13.00 in London to discuss the latest development in biomethane fuelled buses, HGVs, LGVs and more. The Group will also provide those attending with an update on any discussions with DfT and provide a forum for discussing the Renewable Transport…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, DfT, RTFO, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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DfT publish 2017 Freight Carbon Review

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DfT has published the 2017 Freight Carbon Review, presenting current thinking, opportunities for and barriers to reducing road freight emissions, and evidence on the potential routes for decarbonising the sector. Ongoing work with the freight industry and stakeholders will inform the Government’s forthcoming Emissions Reduction Plan, which…

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World Biogas Association to partner with UK AD & Biogas to showcase global biogas industry

With the global biogas market estimated at £1trn and energy security, climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals driving the need to rapidly increase the uptake of biogas, the World Biogas Association (WBA) has agreed to partner with the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) to showcase the…

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Tags: world biogas association, UK AD & Biogas, agriculture, sewage treatment, waste management, transport, heat and power, food waste collection, landfill gas, biomethane vehicles, Charlotte Morton, david newman

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DfT revise RTFO approach to biomethane - use of gas grid now permitted

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The Department for Transport has confirmed their revised approach to Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) eligibility. Subject to some conditions AD operators are now able to receive support under the RTFO for biomethane injected on to the gas grid where this is subsequently drawn from the grid and then used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, consultation, RTFO, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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EC release proposals for new Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

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The European Commission (EC) has released its 2016 Winter Package, which includes a proposal for the new Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The title of the package is ‘Clean Energy For All Europeans’ and proposals focus on three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, European Commission, RED, red ii, sustainability, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, renewable energy, thom koller

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DfT create new supplier’s obligation to reduce GHG emissions

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Alongside the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) consultation – news of which you can read about here – DfT have also issued a consultation on the Motor Fuel (Road Vehicle and Mobile Machinery) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations. Whereas the RTFO operates to increase the volume of renewable fuels used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, financial incentives, GHG emissions, consultation, DfT, upstream abatement, sustainable transport

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DfT launch consultation on Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)

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The Department for Transport has today launched its long awaited consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO). This sets out the clear intention of government to provide a positive investment environment beyond 2020 to further encourage the development of waste-based and advanced fuels, while limiting the use of fuels made…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, DfT, consultation, RTFO, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, 7% crop cap, development fuels, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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ADBA supports DfT plans to bring parity to HGV biomethane market

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Over the last few weeks the Department for Transport has been consulting on measures to incentivise cleaner fuel technologies. The consultation has now closed and you can read our submission here. If implemented this small technical change may not in itself open up the use of biomethane as transport fuel…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, Department for Transport, DfT, weights and dimensions, thom koller, HGVs, buses, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles

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ADBA comment on EC proposals on HGV & LDV emissions, performance and fuel consumption

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Today we submitted our comments on the European Commission (EC) proposals on measures for low and zero-emission vehicles and alternative low-emission fuels. They are to include policies on how to reduce emissions for HGVs and light duty vehicles. Depending on the UK's future relationship with the European Union, these…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, consultation, European Commission, brexit, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, GHG emissions, HGVs, ldvs, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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