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Government Bioeconomy Strategy ‘coming very soon’

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Last week ADBA's Policy Team caught up with BEIS on the latest thinking on the government Bioeconomy Strategy. Following consultation in January 2017 the response is now expected very soon. You can read our submission to BEIS here. The Bioeconomy Strategy will set out 15 actions based around the 5 foundations of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, bioeconomy strategy, bioeconomy, bioresources, biorefinery, research and development, research and innovation, beis, clean growth strategy, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Green gas boost as National Grid secures £5 million for gas bill study

Gas bill pilot project seeks to open the door to more green gas Updating gas bill calculations aims to cut propane use in biogas Scheme could pave the way for a future low carbon gas grid   A trail-blazing pilot scheme that aims to further open the door to lower…

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Tags: ADBA members, national grid, biomethane, green gas, research, research and development, research and innovation, Ofgem

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Funding available for bioeconomy innovation in Scotland

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Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new funding opportunity for businesses and organisations working in industrial biotechnology, food and drink, and the wider bioeconomy in Scotland. The Bioeconomy Accelerator is designed to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and higher education institutes delivering circular economy and waste reduction…

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Tags: AD R&D, R&D, research, research and innovation, research and development, bioeconomy, Circular Economy, funding, funding opportunity, r&d funding, r&i funding, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, food and drink, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, biogas, biomethane, digestate

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New evidence shows digestate has capacity to replace the “whole market” for peat

WRAP has published a series of documents based on their research into the potential for digestates in horticultural applications. In their words, These have shown that there is early promise for the continued investigation of the use of quality digestate in horticultural applications such as growing media or as a…

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Tags: Wrap, digestate, horticulture, research, research and development, research and innovation, trial results, food waste operators, crop operators, Matt Hindle

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ADBA to tell Economic Affairs Committee about failures in the energy market

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The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry into the Economics of UK Energy Policy.  The Committee is to consider the present mix of policy interventions and subsidies in the energy market. It's core question is what are the failures, if any, in the…

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Tags: economic affairs committee, House of Lords, consultation, energy policy, renewable energy, renewable financial incentives, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, RHI, Renewables Obligation, energy market design, research and development, renewable technologies, efficiency, energy bills

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How is green gas developing around the world?

IEA Task 37, who we work closely with on industry research and development, are hosting a free webinar on green gas on 2 June looking at plans for biomethane around the world and the feasibility of increasing biomethane production. There are more details in this brochure, and a link to the webinar…

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Tags: biomethane, green gas, iea task 37, research and development, innovation, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Research and Innovation (R&I) Forum - programme finalised

We've finalised the programme for our annual Research and Innovation (R&I) Forum to be held on 6-7 April in York. We've added some exciting features in the last week: How Thames Water are transforming their use of sludge to produce more biogas and the high quality…

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Tags: r&i forum, r&i, R&D, research and development, digestate

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Can you support the UK’s part in AD research?

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Earlier this year, the government agreed to another year’s funding for the UK subscription to the International Energy Association’s Biogas Task (“Task 37”). This allows the industry input to the task’s activities and reports, which have helped to raise our profile among European…

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Tags: task 37, international energy agency iea, iea, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, research, research and development, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, R&D, AD R&D, farming

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Last chance to let DECC know your views on encouraging innovation

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Thank you to all ADBA members who got in touch to share their views on the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s Consultation on ensuring regulation encourages innovation. This consultation provides opportunity to inform UK government of the innovations and technological advancements being made in AD and…

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Tags: biomethane, renewable financial incentives, R&D, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, DECC, consultation, research and innovation r&i forum, research and development, cpi, innovate uk, bioresources, graphene, bioplastics, algae, energy storage, biogas heat, biogas, biochemical, Circular Economy, fifth carbon budget, Environment Agency

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ADBA members invited to visit Centre for Process Innovation

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The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) have kindly invited ADBA members to visit its facility. This will be on Thursday 7th January. The Centre uses applied knowledge in science and engineering combined with state of the art facilities to enable its clients to develop, prove, prototype and scale up…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, centre for process innovation, cpi, biogas, research and development, R&D, r&d dissemination

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European funding DECC workshop

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting an industry engagement event on Tuesday 1st December in Birmingham to promote the new European funding opportunities under the ERA-Net scheme. This event will be an opportunity to learn about…

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Tags: Ollie More, era-net, european research area network, EU, Europe, research, research and development, bioenergy, Bioenergy research, birmingham, DECC, knowledge transfer network, will bushby

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ADBA R&D Forum to take the AD industry to the next level

We’ve now finalised our programme for the ADBA R&D Forum 2015. We are organising this Forum because we believe in pushing the industry, and those who work in it, to improve performance and maximise our use of the bioresources available. This way we can be more profitable…

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Tags: R&D, ADBA events, digestate, biomass sustainability criteria, bioresources, AD R&D, research and development, anaerobic digestion

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Lots happening on ADBA Research and Development (R&D)

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Our new website now contains an R&D page in the library section which details all the latest R&D funding opportunities potentially available to the sector, as well as a database of academics and their areas of expertise we are developing and links to news items and…

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Tags: R&D, ADBA events, research and development, R&D forum, R&D Hub

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R&D update - new Agri-tech funding, ADBA attending EU R&D funding event, digestate/ ash rese

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There’s lots going on in the R&D world related to AD this week: £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst - Round 3 now open The £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst provides support to businesses and researchers from any sector or discipline by funding the development…

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Tags: R&D, research and development

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€3.7 billion to realise the potential of Bio-based Industries in Europe

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The European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) have launched the first Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI) and its first Call for Proposals. The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking is a new €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Operating under Horizon 2020, it is…

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Tags: demonstration, EU, European Commission, R&D, research and development

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