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ABDA Budget review – Good news for transport, work to do on food waste

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This week’s Budget contained some good news for the anaerobic digestion sector, with some hints of more positive action down the line. ADBA welcomed the confirmation that Ministers will maintain the difference between alternative and main road fuel duty rates until 2032 to support the decarbonisation of the UK…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, food waste, Charlotte Morton, financial incentives

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Anaerobic digestion is huge economic opportunity for UK, ADBA tells Treasury

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has this week written to Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, outlining the economic and environmental benefits of AD. Highlighting the benefits it can bring in renewable heat and power (in the form of biogas), clean transport fuel, and natural fertiliser. In her…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, member's press release, food waste, Defra, financial incentives, R&D

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Green issues on the agenda at Conservative Party Conference

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At a key time for the AD industry, with the recent publication of the new Agriculture Bill, forthcoming Budget and the upcoming Resource & Waste Strategy, External Affairs Manager Jon Harrison visited the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week to put forward the case for AD to the governing…

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update: 8 provisional tariff guarantees issued

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Following the introduction on 22 May of the Tariff Guarantee application process with the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Ofgem publishes a progress report on a weekly basis. Here we draw out the key information. You can visit the updated Ofgem page here.   Tariff Guarantee applications update As…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, financial incentives, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller

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RHI scheme spending and potential degressions - data up to April 2018

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Earlier this month, BEIS published their latest forecasts for estimated spend for the Non-domestic RHI scheme. The latest assessment includes data up to the 30th April 2018, and can be found here. The charts below (click on them to expand), from BEIS, shows forecast expenditure for biomethane and large biogas (…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, beis, Ofgem, financial incentives, rhi spending

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Join Our New Public Affairs Group

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It is a critical time for the AD industry, as we await the imminent passing of the RHI into law, and begin to consider future support for the industry once it ends in a few years time. ADBA is a membership organisation, and its therefore hugely important that our public…

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Tags: RHI, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, beis

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RHI Regulations Update - Contact Your MP

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The long Easter recess has had a knock-on effect on the passage of legislation through Parliament.  The most important piece that has been delayed are the Renewable Heat Incentive regulations, which at the time of writing are still slowly progressing through the Parliamentary process. ADBA is keenly aware that…

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Tags: food waste operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Charlotte Morton, financial incentives, beis

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The RHI legislative journey

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The Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive reforms were laid before Parliament on 8 February. Subject to Parliamentary time, process and approval, it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the regulations to come into force. On this timeline we would expect the regulations coming into force between 26 March and 6 April. This fits with the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, financial incentives, consultation, legislation, House of Commons, House of Lords, thom koller

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ADBA visits Northern Ireland farmers

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On the kind invitation of Morton's, agricultural suppliers since the company was founded in 1856, last week I visited Northern Ireland to meet with AD operators, farmers and agronomists. Morton's supply much of Northern Ireland's agricultural AD plants with the seed they need to grow grass, rye, maize…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, consultation, Northern Ireland, morton's, KWS, silage additive, silage clamps, energy crops, financial incentives, digestate, thom koller

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The changing role of the Electricity System Operator

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National Grid Electricity Transmission plc (NGET) is the electricity System Operator (ESO) for the electricity transmission network in Great Britain. As such it is responsible for the day to day operation of the system as well as being the owner of the transmission system in England and Wales. With electricity…

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Tags: electricity distribution network, renewable electricity, biogas, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, consultation, Ofgem, national grid, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller

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RTFC prices

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Transport is now the largest emitting sector in the UK, according to the latest government data. It has therefore become imperative for government to refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990, as my blog yesterday outlined. Biomethane can…

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, Department for Transport, DfT, RTFO, rtfcs, emiliano lewis, biomethane as a transport fuel, financial incentives

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What FIT tariffs can you expect in the future?

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At ADBA, we have been keeping track of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) queue for AD and done some analysis on what this means for future tariffs. FIT queue In February 2016, quarterly caps were introduced for AD that placed a 5MW limit on the amount of electrical capacity that could apply…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, UK AD & Biogas, fit queue, FIT degression, default degression, contingent degression, emiliano lewis, financial incentives

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RHI Reform Update

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ADBA is aware that many members continue to be concerned regarding the ongoing delays to the implementation of the RHI reforms and associated tariff rate. We have been in touch with the office of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to highlight the risks to sector…

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RHI scheme spending - gap tightens in September

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The Department for Business, Energy and Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest forecasts on estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The latest data can be found here. On 1 April 2016, budget caps for the scheme were introduced that allows the Government to close the scheme to new applications at…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, beis, RHI, biogas heat, biomethane, budget cap, financial incentives, emiliano lewis

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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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