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New anaerobic digestion and compost survey in Scotland

A survey of the Scottish AD and composting sectors is about to start. There have been significant developments in this industry in recent years, especially with the recent increase in on-farm AD sites.  This project is being delivered by Enscape Consulting and partner organisations Solidsense Ltd and Cambridge Eco…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane, Scottish Government, Zero Waste Scotland, compost, member survey, thom koller

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ADBA joins call for carbon-neutral farming in Scotland

ADBA has joined fifty organisations, academics and individual farmers including the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates, Scottish Crofting Federation and Scottish Environment LINK members to call on the Scottish Government to do more to help agriculture turn a corner and substantially reduce its greenhouse gas…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, farming, Scottish Government, manure management, climate change mitigation, thom koller

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Scottish Government issue ambitious Climate Change Plan for 2018-2032

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The Scottish Government has today published the Climate Change Plan: The Third Report on Proposals and Policies 2018-2032. The Plan sets out the Scottish Government’s action towards meeting emissions reduction targets under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. It includes chapters covering sectors of the Scottish economy, including: Electricity,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Government, food waste, common agricultural policy cap, agriculture, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, district heat, thom koller

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Scottish Government propose new Climate Change Bill

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The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 set world-leading greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, including a target to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. The Scottish Government is now consultating on the introduction of a new Climate Change Bill with even more ambitious targets. Proposals include: Setting targets based on actual emissions; Increasing the 2050…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Scottish Government, consultation, committee on climate change, carbon emissions, eu ets, thom koller

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ADBA responds to Scottish Government energy strategy

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Earlier this week we submitted our final response to the Scottish Government on their draft energy strategy ‘The Future of Energy in Scotland’. You can view our response here. Thank you to those members who got in touch and contributed views.   Our response In our submission we…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scottish Government, consultation, renewable financial incentives, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, 2050, bioenergy action plan, 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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Scottish Government set out vision for Future of Energy in Scotland

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Earlier this week, 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. Following years of support for renewable generation Scotland has largely decarbonised its electricity production. In recognition of this, in introducing the consultation,…

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Tags: Scottish Government, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, decarbonisation, RTFO, renewable heat, renewable energy, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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Scotland pushes further ahead on waste policy

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, SEPA, has published “One Planet Prosperity – A Waste to Resources Framework”, which outlines how it intends to drive down waste production and keep valuable materials circulating for as long as possible, whilst preventing and tackling the harms associated with waste management and…

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Tags: SEPA, Scottish Government, Scotland, Waste, food waste, anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, Matt Hindle

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Member comments needed by 10 Nov on ADBA response to Scottish Gov consultation on circular economy

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Following on from my blog last week on “Making things last: Consultation on creating a more circular economy in Scotland” you can now find our draft response by clicking here. Key proposals the consultation makes are: Zero Waste Scotland will investigate and pilot ways to help the economics…

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Tags: will bushby, Scottish Government, Circular Economy, digestate, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, food waste, Scotland

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Help us shape Scottish policy on the circular economy

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Following on from my previous blog the Scottish Government earlier this year launched a consultation that explores the priorities for building a more circular economy - where products and materials are kept in high value for as long as possible. It builds on Scotland's progress in the zero waste…

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Tags: will bushby, Scottish Government, Circular Economy, digestate, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, food waste, Scotland

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Making things last: Consultation on creating a more circular economy in Scotland

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The Scottish Government has launched a consultation that explores the priorities for building a more circular economy – where products and materials are kept in high value use for as long as possible. It builds on Scotland’s progress in the zero waste and resource efficiency agendas, with a…

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Tags: Scottish Government, Circular Economy, digestate, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, will bushby, food waste, Scotland

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Avoiding wasted heat: Scottish Government consults

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As part of a consultation on decarbonising heat, the Scottish Government has asked for evidence on how AD projects can be encouraged to avoid wasting heat. DECC made a disappointing decision in December that existing biogas CHP plants that are currently wasting heat, as the high cost of installing heat…

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Tags: heat use, Jordan Marshall, RHI, Scotland, Scottish Government, waste heat

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£3.8m Scottish Recycling Fund to support AD projects

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The Scottish Government has launched a £3.8m fund to help businesses develop green infrastructure proposals, including infrastructure to deal with industrial food and drink processing waste. Indeed, an example given of an eligible project is “Installing an anaerobic digestion facility at a dairy to process the effluent and generate renewable…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, Scottish Government, Scottish Recycling Fund

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AD developers: Opportunity beckons in the Orkneys

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The Scottish Government contacted me today informing me that they are looking to identify AD developers who are interested in building an AD plant near the town of Kirkwall on Orkneys mainland. Zero Waste Scotland last year undertook a feasibility study looking at the potential feedstocks, with the focus now…

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Tags: expression of interest, Jordan Marshall, Scottish Government, Zero Waste Scotland

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