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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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MPs put forward Future of Gas proposals

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On Monday I attended a reception in Parliament on the future of the gas grid. It was another opportunity for the mainstream of the energy industry to bash the idea of switching to an all-electric heating system for the UK, with the MPs involved (James Heappey and Alan Whitehead) joining…

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Recycling food waste through anaerobic digestion - not just energy and fertiliser

When we talk about the benefits of recycling food waste through anaerobic digestion, we often talk about the energy we can produce and the fertiliser. But here I outline not only those benefits but a significant number of other benefits that need to be added to the list. The UK…

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

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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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Tags: industrial staretgy, anaerobic digestion, biogas, beis, dbeis, Ollie More

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, food waste, Ollie More, water sector, sludge working group, water sector working group

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, beis, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, Ollie More

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, press release, biogas, Ollie More, financial incentives, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, crop operators

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