Tag: Small Scale AD

The future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland

  What is the future for farm-scale AD in Northern Ireland?   Chris Osborne, Senior Policy Officer at the Ulster Farmers' Union has written this insightful piece on the futre of on-farm AD in Northern Ireland as a precursor to his session at the ADBA Northern Ireland National Conference 2017 in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Northern Ireland, RHI, on-farm, on-farm AD, biofuels subsidy, small scale, small scale AD, small-scale, ulster farmers' union, adba northern ireland national conference, renewable financial incentives, AD market, future of on farm ad, ADBA members, News for members

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: How to make (and not lose) money on compact AD

Ten things UK farmers need to know New Generation Biogas (NGB) and Clean Energies Investor at ADBA 2016 Birmingham, NEC Stand No. G301 At this year’s ADBA Exhibition on 6 and 7 July, NGB and Clean Energies Investor will be running a series of farmer clinics on the “10 steps to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, uk ad & biogas 2016, compact ad, on farm ad, small scale AD, planning, crop operators, capex, opex, uk ad & biogas clinics

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Can research and innovation rescue on-farm AD?

The news for future developments in on-farm AD seems pretty gloomy at the moment: no extra support coming through FITs, caps to the levels of deployment, and long waits between the time you apply for and receive pre-accreditation. On top of that government is proposing overburdensome restrictions and rules on…

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Tags: ukadbiogas, crop operators, FIT, farm AD, small scale AD, r&i hub

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Rural Planning Review: our response

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The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) Rural Planning Review provided opportunity for the AD industry to comment on how AD plants should be seen in the planning system and to provide suggestions for changes to permitted development (PD) rights. …

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Tags: consultation, rural planning review, permitted development, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, Defra, DCLG, thom koller, planning, small scale AD, on farm ad

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Planning rights for AD

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The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched the Rural Planning Review, giving members the opportunity to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and to contribute on how it could be improved through changes to…

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Tags: consultation, rural planning review, permitted development, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, DCLG, planning, on farm ad, small scale AD, thom koller

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New report on smaller scale biogas - what’s the future for the sector?

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This week the IEA's Task 37 met in Oxfordshire, and yesterday the group held an event to launch their new brochure on smaller scale AD in the livestock sector. This is available to download from their website here. The report authors - UK Task 37 leader Clare Lukehurst OBE and Angie…

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Tags: international energy agency iea, task 37, FIT, small scale AD, RHI, farming, farming resilience, Matt Hindle

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Rural Planning Review: case study on permitted development rights

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A few weeks ago the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched the Rural Planning Review. The Review gives members the opportunity to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and allows members to respond to…

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Tags: consultation, rural planning review, permitted development, anaerobic digestion, Defra, DCLG, crop operators, food waste operators, planning, on-farm AD, small scale AD

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Rural Planning Review: how to make planning AD-friendly?

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Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched a call for evidence on the Rural Planning Review.  The Review provides opportunity for members to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and allows…

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Tags: DCLG, Defra, planning, rural planning review, small scale AD, on-farm AD, permitted development, Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, crop operators

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Northern Ireland RO support confirmed to 2017

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Today the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment (DETI) in Northern Ireland published its response to the consultation on proposed ROC banding levels for renewable technologies including AD with a maximum installed capacity of up to 5MW. The response confirms that existing ROC levels for AD plants up to 5MW…

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Tags: ROCs, niro, Northern Ireland, northern ireland renewables obligation, consultation, small scale AD, small-scale, deti, will bushby

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Update on Defra and WRAP activity

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In the second half of a day spent largely in Defra, I took part in a AD Steering Group meeting on Monday afternoon. A final report on the AD Strategy and Action Plan is to be published this autumn/winter, and we will be feeding in key achievements and issues…

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Tags: DC-Agri, Defra, digestate, FIT, Matt Hindle, on-farm AD, RHI, RO, small scale AD, Wrap

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2015 Feed-in Tariff consultation: sharing AD industry views

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As we look forward to the full Feed-in Tariff review next year, we will be looking to get as much engagement from members as possible. All members will continue to receive news through this blog, AD & Biogas News and our weekly emails, but I am also setting up an…

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Tags: DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, preliminary accreditation, renewable financial incentives, small scale AD, state aid

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Trade associations keep up pressure on small scale FIT

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Following the ministerial roundtable earlier this month, ADBA, NFU and REA have written to Greg Barker MP and Owen Paterson MP to keep up the pressure on support for the small scale sector. You can read a copy of the letter here. We are also expecting a lively debate on…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Greg Barker, Matt Hindle, Owen Paterson, small scale AD

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FIT and small scale AD: report from ministerial meeting

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Representatives from ADBA, REA, NFU and various member companies pushed the case for ministerial support for smaller scale AD when we met Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP and DECC Minister Greg Barker MP in early June. The roundtable meeting was convened following DECC’s decision not to review…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, farming, FIT, Greg Barker, Matt Hindle, Owen Paterson, small scale AD, small-scale

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DECC propose extending FIT support for community projects to 10MW

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DECC has this week announced proposals to expand FIT support to 10MW for community renewable energy projects, including AD. As part of this package of proposals, government is also consulting on widening the opportunity to combine FIT support with grants for community projects up to 5MW where grants covered ‘reasonable…

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Tags: Community AD, DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Jordan Marshall, small scale AD, state aid

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FIT delays and small scale AD

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At the end of last week we held preliminary discussions on the issues we will want to take up with ministers at June’s roundtable meeting with Greg Barker and Owen Paterson. Following the issues raised at our members’ meeting on 24 April, I pushed DECC and Defra officials on the…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, degression, farm, FIT, FIT degression, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, renewable financial incentives, small scale AD

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