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Priorities for UK heat and decarbonisation

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Yesterday I attended an event on the ‘priorities for heat networks in the UK: decarbonisation, innovation and efficiency in cooling’. Dan Osgood, Director of the Heat and Business Energy Directorate at BEIS set the scene. He confirmed that the Government would be releasing a heat plan after the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, heat, decarbonisation, future of heat, beis, Ollie More, thom koller

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Heat decarbonisation and the role of new AD feedstocks

At some point in the next decade, the government will need to decide how it will largely decarbonise heat by 2050. Clearly the assumption behind this statement is that they remain committed to decarbonisation. Decarbonising the electricity grid will look like a piece of cake compared to the heat sector. And…

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13 biomethane projects and counting waiting for RHI legislation

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We are aware of 13 biomethane projects in development that are now waiting for the RHI legislation to be passed in order to receive their tariff guarantee and start construction. This is based on what our members have told us in confidence. We intend to write to new ministers as soon…

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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) legislation delay

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have today told us that the legislation putting the RHI changes in place has some drafting issues, meaning that the legislation has had to be withdrawn. It is unclear what the drafting issues are or whether they relate to biogas and…

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AD as part of the UK Industrial Strategy - Sector Deals

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It's a few weeks away from ADBA submitting our response to the Green Papar (i.e. discussion paper) on the government's Industrial Strategy.  The Strategy proposes 10 'pillars' to support industrial growth. One of these is research and development: indeed the Green Paper was published following the…

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Water Working Group - update

Thanks to those that expressed an interest in the Water Sector Working group. I was pleased that so many showed an interest in joining the group. Since organising this, we’ve been talking to members of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) about the OfWat proposals…

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ADBA water sector group meeting

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We're planning on holding an AD in the Water Sector group meeting to discuss how we can encourage more efficient management of bioresources in the water sector. Following the Sludge Working Group on the Water 2020 there are opportunities arising in making more efficient use of sludge - through trading…

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Tags: water sector working group, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Ollie More, sewage sludge

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Government Feed-in Tariff Consultation response published

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released its much-anticipated response to the Feed-in Tariff consultation. The response will bring in slightly higher tariffs for AD than those proposed in the consultation. Other decisions include to introducing sustainability criteria and crop restrictions. Although it is positive to…

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA calls for new biogas policy as end of Feed-in Tariff nears

With the government today announcing its decision to continue limiting anaerobic digestion deployment in the Feed-in Tariff, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is calling on the government to put forward a new policy on support for AD on farms and using wastes. Commenting on the announcement, ADBA Chief…

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Will new low carbon Minister make Feed-In Tariff decision soon?

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As the UK AD industry knows, the government has been considering its response to the Feed-In Tariff consultation on AD since last July.  The delays have been related first to Brexit, then to the change of government, and then to the move of the responsible Minister, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, from…

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What’s in store for AD in 2017?

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2016 was the year that 2015's big policy decisions really started to come into effect: the decision of the 2015 spending review to support renewable heat with over £1bn, and the decision to cap AD deployment to the Feed-In Tariff. So we start 2017 with a much stronger heat side of the…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, financial incentives, Defra, R&D, FIT, food waste, Ofgem, beis

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ADBA’s policy team gears up for new challenges

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I joined ADBA in August 2010, when the association was less than a year old, and when the UK had fewer than 50 operational AD sites outside of the water sector. It’s fair to say things have changed a bit since then. Most obviously the industry and its association have…

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Tags: ADBA, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, thom koller

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ADBA Members hear updates on FIT, RHI, RTFO, food waste and more

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The AD industry gathered in London for ADBA’s Members’ Meeting on Monday, for discussions on a range of industry, policy and political discussions. Political context After an introduction from Charlotte, ADBA Strategic Adviser Chris Huhne shared his thoughts on the political and economic context for the industry.…

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PRESS RELEASE: AD Delivers more jobs & baseload energy sooner than Hinkley

In response to today’s announcement regarding Hinkley, ADBA's Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: It is remarkable that the government has proposed a subsidy of £0 / MWhe for new baseload waste AD whilst offering a subsidy of £55 / MWhe to Hinkley. The government is closing support to new…

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Tags: press release, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, hinkley, hinkley point c

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Do you have an idea for an innovative value chain? Claim free consultancy

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SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding programme. The €3.8 million project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. It therefore engages with the EU bio-based business community. The project provides 10 different types of innovation services to third party SMEs which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, crop operators, Ollie More, NNFCC, funding, r&d funding

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