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ADBA makes the case for pragmatic approach to environmental regulation

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Today ADBA's Ollie More made the case to the Environment Agency's Regulated Business Forum for a pragmatic approach to environmental regulation. The AD industry has already been hit by higher charges, a consultation on new rules for permitted plants, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) this year, and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, medium combustion plant directive, Environment Agency, environmental regulation, environmental permitting, Ollie More

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ADBA response to EA consultation - makes case for not imposing new costs on AD

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On Friday we submitted our response to the Environment Agency consultation on permitting. See our original blog on this here. The proposals include a number of areas where permitted AD operators would potentially have to make changes to existing plants, meaning costly efforts to meet any new requirements. We have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, Ollie More

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Should Standard Rules Permits be scrapped?

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The Environment Agency has issued a Call for Evidence on environmental permits for biowaste facilities. See our previous blogs on this here. One aspect of this is ending the option of operators having the choice of applying for a Standard Rules environmental permit.  The EA say: Standard rules "We…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, environmental permit, Ollie More

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Mystery 41 non-Tariff Guarantee biomethane-to-grid projects

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Following the coming into force of the reforms to the Renewable Heat incentive (RHI) on 22 May 2018 and the commencement of the Tariff Guarantee (TG) process, there are 46 new biomethane applications that will build out between now and January 2020. (You can find our latest news on the TG process here). …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Ollie More, emiliano lewis, thom koller

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Update: Biogas in Brazil: Future opportunities and main challenges

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The webinar discussed in my previous blog has now been moved to Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 3:30pm (UK). Register online now. A delegation of Brazilian companies and officials are attending UK AD & World Biogas 2018 so any interest in the Brazilian market watch this webinar and get in touch with me. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Brazil, biogas, Ollie More

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Why anaerobic digestion? A summary

When we at ADBA are in day-to-day discussions with government department's we are so often trapped into explaining how AD can meet the objectives of that particular department. This is frustrating for us but of course government can be highly specialised and it is difficult for individual civil servants…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Ollie More

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Biogas in Brazil: Future opportunities and main challenges

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We have received the below message from the Department for International Trade, who we are working with on promoting British industry in Brazil:   Department for International Trade (DIT) webinar Biogas in Brazil: Future opportunities and main challenges Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 2pm (GMT) This webinar is for UK companies who…

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Tags: exports, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Ollie More

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Invitation for expressions of interest - pilot biomethane injection National Grid Transmission

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Project CLoCC invites Expressions of Interest for Pilot Customer Interested parties are encouraged to submit an EOI by 19th January 2018 Project CLoCC is a National Grid Gas Transmission project to reduce the cost and length of time of connecting to the National Grid Transmission network. It is now in its…

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Tags: national grid transmission, biomethane injection, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, green gas

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Gove speech - “Farming for the next generation”

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Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, today gave a speech on the future of farming in the UK, entitled "Farming for the next generation".  For those of you that were at our National Conference in December you would have already heard a lot about…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, agriculture policy, Ollie More

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ADBA joins other associations to discuss decentralised energy sector deal

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ADBA joined a range of other renewables trade associations yesterday to discuss ongoing plans for a sector deal on decentralised energy with officials from BEIS. The government's Industrial Strategy White Paper sets out plans for a range of deals for specific sectors of the economy, and BEIS has…

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Tags: industrial strategy, sector deal, electricity, beis, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, feed-in tariff

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What the Budget means for AD

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Unfortunately, today's Budget contained very little in terms of support for AD. Here are some points that may be of interest:  Energy Sustainable investment in energy – The government will continue to support low-carbon electricity as it becomes more cost-competitive, including through up to £557 million for further…

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Tags: Ollie More, budget 2017, anaerobic digestion, energy, Waste, climate change

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New food waste recycling events page on ADBA website

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We have recently added a new page to our website that outlines upcoming events at which guidance will be available for those working in food waste recycling. The page forms part of our work with the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan, an industry-led initiative to increase the quantity of…

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Tags: food waste, food waste operators, fwrap, Ollie More

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ADBA draft response to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation

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I have drafted some key points that we wish to make on the BEIS Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation on further amendments to the scheme. This consultation has been described as 'other bits and pieces' by some because it considers a range of different eligbility issues, including multiple plant,…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, consultation, Renewable Heat Incentive

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ADBA joins other trade bodies to discuss small-scale renewables sector deal for Industrial Strategy

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This week ADBA met with a number of other renewables trade bodies to discuss the possibility of a joint sector deal for small-scale renewables to be submitted to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the government's Industrial Strategy. The idea for such a…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, industrial strategy, beis, Ollie More, renewable energy, feed-in tariff, clean growth plan

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Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group update

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Last Friday I attended an Industry Advisory Group (IAG) that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) organise with the associations representing renewable heat member companies, across biogas, heat pumps, biomass and other technologies. It is a useful forum for BEIS to provide any updates and for us…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, Ollie More, financial incentives

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