Tag: Farm AD

ADBA analysis - AD crops little impact on UK food output

We've long argued that using crops for AD in reasonable amounts is a good thing. It diversifies farm incomes, allows the profitable introduction of longer crop rotations, reduces emissions and stores carbon in soils.  ADBA has analysed data produced by the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, RHI, farm AD, national conference 2017, crop ad

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NEW AD Market & Policy Report published

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The November 2017 edition of the Market & Policy Report has just been published and is now available online. Click here to access the full PDF version of the report. The first half of the report reviews what government support for anaerobic digestion (AD) currently looks lilke, covering renewable electricity,…

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Tags: market and policy report, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, FIT, RTFO, food waste, farm AD, emiliano lewis

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Royal Agricultural Society of England AD report - still the best around

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It was written in 2011 but is still the best available publication on the benefits of on-farm AD. A Review of Anaerobic Digestion Plants on UK Farms, by Angela Bywater for the Royal Agricultural Society of England, covers not only a history of on farm plants in the UK and an…

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Tags: farm AD, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, RASE, a review of anaerobic digestion plants on uk farms, angela bywater

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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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Farmers’ appetite for AD on the rise

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The use of anaerobic digestion (AD) by English farmers to treat their wastes is firmly on the rise, shows a latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Results from DEFRA’s Farm Practices Survey 2017, which focused on practices relating to greenhouse gas mitigation, shows…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, farm AD, Defra, farm slurry, crop feedstocks, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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ADBA on tour – visit to Copys Green AD plant

This week, Jon, Chris and I enjoyed a visit to Copys Green AD plant, which is operated by Dr Stephen Temple (JF Temple & Son Ltd). The site is located in rural Norfolk and it was a treat for us to get out of London and into the countryside on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, farm AD, on-farm AD, best practice scheme

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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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Have your say on AD training: new draft syllabus and ADBA’s training plans

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ADBA is keen to support the provision of high quality training within the AD sector, to ensure that the operation of AD plants is undertaken safely and competently, and that a high level of operational performance is delivered. We are happy to support  work within the industry towards this…

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Tags: training, safety, Training and Safety, EU Skills, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, jess allan, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, farm AD

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Reminder - How can AD help Welsh agriculture?

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Back in June I blogged about a set of proposals that have been developed jointly between the Welsh Government, FUW, NFU Cymru, CLA Wales and other key stakeholders. The consultation is coming to a close in the next few weeks and we are in need of member’s opinions…

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Tags: Welsh Government, fuw, NFU, nfu cymru, CLA, cla wales, Wales, consultation, anaerobic digestion, digestate, agriculture, biogas, farm, farm AD, on-farm AD, will bushby

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How can AD help Welsh agriculture?

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The Welsh Government has put forward a set of proposals that have been developed jointly between the Welsh Government, FUW, NFU Cymru, CLA Wales and other key stakeholders. The strategic framework sets out the challenges and threats facing the agriculture sector in Wales, but also highlights the opportunities, and importantly,…

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Tags: Welsh Government, fuw, NFU, nfu cymru, CLA, cla wales, Wales, consultation, anaerobic digestion, digestate, agriculture, biogas, farm, farm AD, on-farm AD

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Update on Feed in Tariff work and DECC meeting

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ADBA, REA and a small industry delegation met DECC officials two weeks ago to discuss the Feed-in Tariff review, and particularly issues related to smaller scale AD. A meeting note has now been agreed with DECC, and is available to see in full here. Key points from the department included: …

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Tags: DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, renewable financial incentives, Matt Hindle, farm AD, crop operators, food waste operators

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FIT pre-accreditation workshop discusses options for changes

This morning, DECC held a workshop on pre-accreditation for the Feed-in Tariff, in preparation for next year’s comprehensive review. I attended to represent ADBA, joined by REA and four representatives from our members. The idea behind the workshop was to discuss the issues faced by different Feed-in…

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Tags: DECC, renewable financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, Matt Hindle, FIT, farm AD, food waste operators, crop operators

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Farm Power report identifies potential of on-farm AD

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Forum for the Future have published a report looking at the potential for farm power, which identifies significant potential for farm-based renewable energy, including AD. You can download the report here: http://www.forumforthefuture.org/Farm_Power Forum have identified the potential for up to 1,000MW of AD capacity…

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Tags: FIT, farm AD, farming, on farm ad, crop operators, forum for the future, farm power coalition, Matt Hindle, Defra

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EA briefing note released on permitting for crop residues

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Following pressure from operators, the EA have provided clarity on their approach to ‘crop residues’ used in AD plants. The new briefing note can be downloaded here. This clarifies their definition of crop residues as follows:We are referring here to crop residues in the sense that they are ‘production…

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Tags: crop residues, crops, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, farm, farm AD, farm waste, Matt Hindle, permitting, Waste

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