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EA propose stricter permit conditions - don’t forget to have your say

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As we reported in early July, the EA is currently running a call for evidence on permitting. This includes many proposals relevant to the AD sector, and in general involves more specific, stricter permit conditions. Please click here to read our blog which included some analysis and an initial response. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, permitting, Environment Agency, AD, regulation

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Call for AD operators to partner Systemic on nutrient recovery opportunities

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If you are: An innovative anaerobic digestion plant owner or operator Would like to know if the implementation of techniques for recovery of nutrients (N, P, K, organic matter,…) can lead to a successful business case for your plant. ... then you might be interested in the following: SYSTEMIC has…

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Tags: R&D, nutrient recovery, nutrient recycling, biowaste, AD, UK AD & Biogas, ad operators, eu funding, emiliano lewis

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RHI Degression: Biogas tariffs cut 25%; biomethane cut 5%

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BEIS released an update of the RHI scheme which states that, on 1st October 2016, tariffs for new biomethane plants will see a degression of 5% and biogas will see a 25% degression as shown below: Technology Category Exisiting Tariff (p/kWh) Degression (%) New Tariff for installations on or…

Posted in: ADBA News, Industry News, News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: RHI, degression, beis, emma thomas, biogas, biomethane, financial incentives, crop operators, AD

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AD in Nepal: mitigating blackouts

Innovation doesn’t necessarily need to focus on ground-breaking leaps in research or technology: it can be things in a different way or in a new location. This is true in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The proposal to build an AD and waste management plant is a first-of-its-kind…

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Tags: r&i, nepal, AD, anaerobic digestion, innovation, research, emma thomas, eu funding, funding, handsup, kathmandu

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: £18M green energy plant opens in North Yorkshire

On Friday 1st July, 2016 a sustainable energy plant that will turn tens of thousands of tons of food waste into gas and electricity was launched in North Yorkshire by JFS & Associates and Iona Capital. The Leeming Biogas facility is one of the largest anaerobic digestion plants in the…

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Tags: member's press release, AD, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, JFS & Associates, iona capital, lord kerslake, north yorkshire, renewable energy

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Ofwat announces more liberal sludge treatment rules to encourage bioresources innovation

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Water regulator Ofwat today launched Water 2020, which sets out a number of major reforms aiming to "boost resilience and secure a better deal for water customers, the environment and wider society."  Among these, the regulator has given its backing to developing "new markets in bioresources" - by which they…

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Tags: Water, water sector, water operators, sludge, sewage sludge, bioresources, AD, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Ofwat, water 2020, UK AD & Biogas, Matt Hindle, jess allan, innovation, r&i, research

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Tell us what you think about the Best Practice Scheme

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We have now created an event page for the Best Practice Scheme Stakeholder Meeting on 16 May. The meeting will be held in Bristol and will start at 15:45 (immediately after our Regulatory Forum event). It will be open to both ADBA members and non-members – spaces will be limited so…

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Tags: biogas, AD, best practice scheme, crop operators, food waste operators, regulatory forum, EA

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First draft of revised Waste Treatment BREF released

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has now released the first draft of the revised Waste Treatment Best Available Techniques Reference (WT BREF) document, which is available to view here. The consultation on this draft will run until 18 March 2016 and ADBA will of course be…

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Tags: BREF, AD, waste regulation, food waste operators, on-farm AD

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Help us develop the AD Best Practice Scheme

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What are we trying to achieve? ADBA has now begun the exciting (and challenging!) process of developing a Best Practice Scheme for the AD industry. You may already have heard us speaking about this at recent ADBA events, but this blog provides the latest update on our progress and gives…

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Tags: best practice scheme, AD, food waste operators, crop operators, on-farm AD, jess allan

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ADBA members discuss FIT, RHI and the industry’s future

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It was no surprise to see a packed room at our Members’ Meeting this week given the challenges facing our sector. Our presentations reflected the widespread uncertainty across our key policy areas – and discussions showed the impact that this is having on members businesses across the country. After…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, FIT, RHI, crop operators, food waste operators, Defra, Ofgem, feed-in tariff, Chris Huhne, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid, market report, members' meeting, ADBA, AD

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European End of Waste: Commission says ‘optional’ harmonisation possible, but not yet confirmed

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Following the news on European End of Waste criteria from our Regulatory Forum – which confirmed for the first time that the Commission are minded to use a ‘partial harmonisation’ route which would allow UK operators to continue to use PAS110 – the Commission have now released a…

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Tags: End of waste, PAS110, PAS 110, digestate, food waste operators, food waste, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Matt Hindle, Defra, EA, European Commission, Europe, fertilizer regulations, Circular Economy, circular economy package

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Have your say on Secondary Containment guidance

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The EA have made clear at ADBA’s recent regulatory forum (see presentation by Viv Dennis) and in other meetings that they remain concerned about containment failure incidents in the AD industry. Our Training, Safety and Environment Management Working Group has been working on secondary containment guidance for the…

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Tags: ADBA, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Training and Safety, Environment Agency, permitting, secondary containment, best practice, jess allan, Matt Hindle, ciria, containment, environmental performance

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: 1 million kilowatts of electricity from AD plant

Within 10 months of operating its £5.3m investment in an anaerobic digestion plant, Muntons, the Stowmarket based maltster, is proud to announce that the plant has just generated its one millionth kilowatt hour of electrical energy. The plant was officially opened on September 25th by The Baroness Scott of Needham…

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Tags: member's press release, muntons, AD, maltster, stowmarket, kilowatt, baroness scott, jo churchill, MP, Parliament, suffolk, nigel davies, practical sustainability, Derek Sivyer

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Opportunity for free pre-application workshop with Environment Agency

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As those of you who attended our Regulatory Forum earlier this month will know, the Environment Agency (EA) have decided to hold a free pre-application workshop for people or companies intending to apply for an Environmental Permit for a new AD plant. We have now received some further detail on…

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Tags: EA, food waste, AD, food waste operators, waste regulation, environmental permitting, jess allan

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