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PRESS STATEMENT: Anaerobic digestion industry response to Ecotricity ‘vegan electricity tariff’

Responding to Ecotricity's introduction of a 'vegan' electricity tariff, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: "Ecotricity's campaign serves to highlight the considerable waste generated by society today, which the anaerobic digestion industry recycles into valuable green energy and biofertilisers."

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Tags: press release, anaerobic digestion, agriculture, Charlotte Morton

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How AD can drive farm productivity and diversification - thinkpiece from Dr Jonathan Scurlock

Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Adviser on Renewable Energy and Climate Change at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), sets out the role of AD in supporting UK farmers post Brexit ahead of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, the world’s largest tradeshow dedicate solely to AD and biogas

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, agriculture, farming, anaerobic digestion, RHI, brexit

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Biogas growth in Africa: thinkpiece by A.D. Olabode

Ahead of UK AD & Biogas Expo 2018, African BioRenewable Association President A.D. Olabode gives his thoughts on the growth of biogas in Africa.

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Africa, agriculture

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Ark Agriculture’s new range of IBC bunding solutions

This Summer ARK Agriculture, known for their expertise in silage clamp construction and silage clamp covering, are launching a new range of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) bunding and spill containment solutions for the UK anaerobic digestion and agricultural sectors.

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Tags: member's press release, silage clamps, anaerobic digestion, agriculture

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Defra publish draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

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Last summer, as part of efforts to improve UK air quality, Defra consultted on reducing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations in towns and cities in line with statutory limits. The new Clean Air Strategy, which you can read in full here, builds on this work and looks to align government ambitions…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, beis, clean air strategy, ammonia emissions, carbon emissions, future of on farm ad, agriculture, common agricultural policy cap, 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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Industrial Strategy Highlights Bioeconomy

Overshadowed somewhat by the announcement of the Royal Wedding today, the Government has published the details of its long-awaited Industrial Strategy and associated sector deals. ADBA has been engaging with the key Government departments to ensure that AD and bioresources industry are recognised in this process and positively, the Strategy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, politics, industrial strategy, sector deal, agriculture, Defra, beis

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: 6.2 MW biogas project enables sustainable growth in Uruguay

The German plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER recently signed the contract for a biogas plant extension of the milk powder producer Estancias del Lago (EDL) in Uruguay. From late 2018, the plant with its eight digesters will generate a rated thermal input of more than 6 Megawatt from cattle manure and fodder leftovers.…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, anaerobic digestion, agriculture

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New £40 million funding available to boost farm productivity

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The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have opened a new £40 million grants scheme for investment in farm technology and equipment. Speaking at the 2017 World Dairy Summit in Belfast, the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, will invite farmers and food processors to apply for grants under the Countryside…

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Tags: Defra, agriculture, funding opportunity, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, productivity, heat use, renewable electricity, renewable heat, emiliano lewis

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER extends AD plant in France

Together with its French partner WELTEC Agripower, German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER is currently working on an AD extension project in Iffendic, Brittany. The biogas plant in Iffendic was built back in 2014, and now its capacity is being doubled. The biogas plant now generates 500 kW a day, enough to…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, biogas, agriculture

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On Farm AD - achieving carbon reduction targets in agriculture

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A new report by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) shows the huge greenhouse gas (GHG) emission savings that on farm anaerobic digestion (AD) has the potential to achieve. The findings are from a framework that was developed as part of the 2012 review of progress in reducing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, agriculture, on farm ad, manure management, future of on farm ad, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon abatement, carbon budget, emiliano lewis

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New conference to examine role of anaerobic digestion in Northern Irish economy

A new conference is set to examine the role that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play in waste management, agriculture, renewable energy generation, and climate change mitigation in Northern Ireland. AD is a natural process that recycles organic materials including food waste, sewage, agricultural waste, and purpose-grown energy crops…

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Tags: Northern Ireland, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, climate change, GHG emissions, agriculture, renewable energy, biomethane, digestate

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Northern Ireland carbon footprint and the role of AD

The average person's carbon footprint in Northern Ireland is substantially higher than it is for the average person in the rest of the UK, a paper by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has shown. The findings show that in 2013, total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, committee on climate change, Northern Ireland, carbon abatement, decarbonisation, agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, farm AD, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas

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Rise in GHG emissions in Northern Ireland

The latest figures from the Northern Ireland greenhouse gas inventory, published today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, show that emissions have increased year-on-year. Below I have summarised the key findings, but if you would like to read the statistical bulletin in full and see all the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, UK AD & Biogas, agriculture, carbon emissions, emiliano lewis

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Government responds to Greenhouse Gas Action Plan for Agriculture

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Following the launch of the voluntary Greenhouse Gas Action Plan (GHGAP) in 2010 to identify how emissions reductions will be achieved in the agriculture industry, the government has published a second review (following the first in 2012), taking a critical look at the performance of the voluntary GHGAP during the period 2012 through…

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Tags: Defra, agriculture, ghgap, emiliano lewis, anaerobic digestion

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