Tag: Anaerobic Digestion

ADBA joins other associations to discuss decentralised energy sector deal

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ADBA joined a range of other renewables trade associations yesterday to discuss ongoing plans for a sector deal on decentralised energy with officials from BEIS. The government's Industrial Strategy White Paper sets out plans for a range of deals for specific sectors of the economy, and BEIS has…

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Tags: industrial strategy, sector deal, electricity, beis, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, feed-in tariff

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RHI legislation sent to parliamentary committee

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Yesterday I attended the Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on behalf of ADBA, to hear the latest on the RHI regulations waiting to be passed, as well as government thinking on support for renewable heat post 2020/21, when…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, RHI, decarbonisation, renewable heat, emiliano lewis

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Impact of EA charges review on AD sector: member briefing

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As reported upon the consultation's launch, the EA are currently consulting on their proposed review of charges. Originally, the consultation was proposed to be closed on 12 January 2018, but following widespread calls from industry bodies including ADBA, it will now run until 26 January 2018. The consultation is wide-ranging and will have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, charges, strategic review of charges, food waste operators, permits, waste regulation

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Important: feedback requested from EA on use of up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket systems

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The Environment Agency (EA) has sought feedback from industry on whether operators are using the Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) on the use of ‘up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket anaerobic digestion systems’. The EA has a position statement on how they regulate this type of AD system if it is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, sludge, blanket, sludge blanket

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Defra focuses on ammonia emissions reduction from agriculture and AD

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In the last couple of months, ADBA has attended two meetings with Defra’s Air Quality team, designed to bring stakeholders together to consider how to achieve ammonia emissions reductions from agricultural sources and from AD/digestate activities. This blog summarises the discussions so far. Why is the reduction…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, ammonia emissions, digestate, digestate spreading, digestate storage

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Future of on-farm AD plant secured

The future of a 1 MW on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plant based in Essex has been secured following new investment. The purchase of Station Works AD in Thaxted, was completed in November by AD funders Privilege Finance and business partner BioWatt, who will take over the operation of the plant with…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, on-farm AD

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Silicone and siloxane use in food preparations

The redirection of food waste streams from landfill to recovery of energy in Combined Heat and Power plant (CHP) is beneficial in that there is less ground pollution from leachate in landfills and at the same time, non-fossil fuel energy is recovered. This operation is therefore beneficial to both the…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, food waste

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Synergie Environ project manage Inver House Distillers AD plant build

As specialist engineers in the AD field we are project managing this installation at Balmenach through all feasibility, planning, permitting, procurement and construction phases. Managing Director Uisdean Fraser commented: We have a long-established working relationship with Inver House Distillers and have worked hard with the management team over a number…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion

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What might AD look like in 2050?

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A few weeks ago I attended a workshop on the water-energy-food nexus in 2050, organised by the Stepping Up project. The workshop examined what the UK might look like by the middle of the 21st century, with a focus on three particular innovations: AD, insect protein, and food redistribution. The workshop…

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Tags: research and innovation, anaerobic digestion

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ADBA Receives RHI Reassurances

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Following on from our communications with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and further pressure from our members, ADBA has this week received a new letter from the Minster for Climate Change, Claire Perry MP. The letter provides a clearer timetable for the passage of the delayed RHI…

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PRESS RELEASE: Lord Deben - anaerobic digestion central to policy goals

Deben is Chair of Committee on Climate Change and former Environment Secretary Deben was speaking at ADBA National Conference 2017 Said “AD’s story needs to be told much more widely” Former Environment Secretary and current Committee on Climate Change Chair Lord Deben has described anaerobic digestion (AD)…

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Tags: press release, committee on climate change, anaerobic digestion, adba national conference 2017, ad certification scheme, Defra

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How are we doing on separate food waste collections?

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has provided the latest data on separate food waste collections among local authorities (LAs) in England. In 2016/17, there were 109 LAs with separate food waste collections in place, representing 1/3 of all LAs in England. With the figure increasing ever year, this does represent…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, fwrap, Wrap, separate food waste collections, local authorities, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, emiliano lewis

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Environment Agency consults on significant increases in charges

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The Environment Agency (EA), the main environmental regulator in England, has today released its consultation on its Strategic Review of Charges. The proposed changes will have financial implications for all AD operators who operate under environmental permits in England. You can read the full consultation here: https://www.gov.uk…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, charges

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RHI and RTFO interactions - discussions ongoing

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In the context of falling tariffs, ADBA have been proactively working with industry on finding new ways to finance AD and biomethane projects. One of the options which is being explored is enabling the splitting of biomethane production between the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, RTFO, RHI, biomethane, DfT, beis, Ofgem

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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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