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Feed-in tariff data published - surge in pre-accreditation applications in September

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DECC have released Feed-in Tariff (FIT) deployment data for November 2014. We already knew about the expected further 10% cut to the Feed-In Tariff in April 2015 for sub-500 kWe plants and the extra 5% cut to the 500kWe - 5 MWe plants (in addition to the 10% and 5% cuts seen in October this year). We'…

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Household food waste collections nudge up, DEFRA figures show

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The volume of household food waste collected for anaerobic digestion and composting in England nudged up in 2013, according to figures released by DEFRA. 270,000 tonnes are reported to have been collected in 2013, compared to 230,000 tonnes in 2012 and 170,000 tonnes in 2011. The rate of increase of 40,000 tonnes over the year is low, although…

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

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AD research – what are the industry priorities? (Ellen MacArthur)

ADBA has long been encouraging collaboration between academia and the AD industry. Since taking on this role I've discovered just how much research is being conducted by academia on all aspects of the technology from genetics to digestate to siloxanes measurement. From the R&D Forums that we…

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New £2m funding available for small business feasibility studies for new products

Innovate UK (the Government body supporting innovation in the UK through grants) is to invest up to £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communications.     They are seeking proposals that…

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£5m innovation funding to AD, SuperGEN Bioenergy Hub

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Innovation funding We've been given some data detailing how researchers and companies in the AD sector have received nearly £5m in the last three years on innovation projects, solely from Government innovation funding (i.e. not including all research or WRAP innovation funding).  This includes funding to…

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Meeting with Innovate UK last week – R&D

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Last Thursday I attended a meeting at Innovate UK – the Government agency that provides funding to organisations to support innovation and growth in the UK beyond the research base, including through the commercialisation of technologies. Myself, Angie Bywater of the AD Network and Steve Broome from the CPI…

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Tags: R&D, Ollie More, Wrap

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AD market update

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I've updated our market analysis page with details of the latest developments in the AD market. The presentations on the page show that we now have 157 plants outside of the water sector, of which 8 are biomethane. We have also seen the commissioning of the first biomethane plant in the…

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Just £2m of forecast expenditure away from RHI biomethane degression

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DECC have just released data indicating that if just £2m more of biomethane preliminary applications are made to Ofgem over September and October, we could see a 5% biomethane degression in the RHI as early as the 1 January 2015. On its estimated commitments calculation, DECC estimates the amount of expenditure…

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Biomethane campaign: options for deregulation

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Yesterday I attended a meeting of the Biomethane Campaign Group, which we set up with the Energy Networks Association and others to tackle the disproportionately high cost of connecting biomethane plants to the grid. See information on the last meeting held on this here. Ofgem gave an update on the…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane to grid, Ollie More, grid connection

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Confusion over biogas RHI eligibility

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We have been liaising with Ofgem on the eligibility of biogas plants for RHI heat. Scenarios in which existing digesters serving existing CHPs (built before December 2013) have added additional CHPs were expected to be eligible for the scheme following DECC’s ‘clarification note’ some months back. However, Ofgem have now…

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Tags: DECC, eligibility, Ofgem, Ollie More, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI

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New concerns on DECC RHI sustainability criteria

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Since attending a workshop on the RHI sustainability criteria last week we’ve been receiving some worrying signals from DECC over the criteria. We’re concerned about the stage at which the emission saving against the fossil fuel comparator needs to be made for biomethane (i.e. the 125 kg co…

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Researcher linked to WRAP asks plants separating digestate fibre to get involved in new markets for

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We have been approached by a researcher that has recently finished testing the use of separated digestate for the horticultural greenhouse industry. The tests of this research have been positive in that separated digestate fibre has the potential to be an excellent replacement for the current most common growing medium…

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Number of FITs applications in review by Ofgem falls

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DECC have released data on the number of AD plants that are awaiting approval by Ofgem for the Feed-in Tariff. This is the following (as of 30 June 2014): ≤250kW >250-500kW >500kW-5MW Number Capacity (MW) Number Capacity (MW) Number Capacity (MW) Applications received (not yet accredited) 3 0.3 2 0.8 2 4.5 Preliminary applications…

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Latest DECC RHI degression statistics released

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DECC have published its latest data on RHI deployment up to the end of June. For biomethane, while there was not a significant increase in the expected expenditure from registered biomethane plants (called ‘accreditations’ in the chart below), there was an increase in the expected expenditure from proposed…

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Ed Davey: 2013 a "record year" for renewables, DECC stats published

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Ed Davey has called 2013 a ‘record year’ for renewables, with renewable electricity generation increasing 30% on the previous year. This follows the release today of DECC’s latest Digest of UK Energy Statistics, which gives comprehensive statistics across the UK energy sector for 2013.AD The figures show an excellent year for…

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