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ADBA sets out views on RIIO2 price controls

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Ofgem sets revenues for gas and electricity network companies through the RIIO process, this stands for Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs. Yesterday we submitted our response to Ofgem's RIIO-2 sector specific consultation on the price control for gas distribution, 'GD2'. You can view this response here. In…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, riio2, riio-2, gas distribution network, GDNs, beis, clean growth, decarbonisation, heat decarbonisation, consultation

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BEIS confirm no RHI tariff degression for 1 April 2019

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As we suggested would likely be the case back in January, government has this week confirmed that there will not be a degression for biomethane and large biogas tariffs under the RHI or for small and medium biogas on 1 April 2019.   Biogas and biomethane tariffs The below table shows current…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, degression, thom koller

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What took place at the ADBA Scottish National Conference 2019

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Yesterday we held the ADBA Scottish National Conference 2019, taking place in Glasgow. The event saw over a hundred delegates come together to discuss future AD policy and technology, share success stories and preparations made for Brexit. The day kicked off with a welcome from David Newman, President of the World…

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Biomethane production to continue its positive trend in 2019

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Biomethane from AD has continued its growth through 2018. At the end of the year, almost a hundred of anaerobic digesters were producing and injecting biomethane to the grid with a combined capacity of 4.7 Terawatts per hour (TWh). Using different feedstocks (waste, agriculture or sewage), these plants have a combined production…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, alberto rocamora

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ADBA sets out views on long-term heat decarbonisation options

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In recent weeks BEIS has been calling for views on their evidence review for long-term heat decarbonisation, Clean Growth: Transforming Heating. You can read the evidence review here.   Summary of the evidence review As we set out in our earlier blog, available to read here, this report from …

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Tags: food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, riio2, heat decarbonisation, Ofgem, waste hierarchy, thom koller

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1st April RHI tariff degression update

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As we reported on 25 January, due to the removal of 41 biomethane applications from the scheme, the first month of data that is used to inform the April degression showed considerable headroom in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) forecast expenditure. You can read our previous blog here. We have…

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Claire Perry MP shows support for biomethane

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Following consultation last year, Bright Blue has published a new report on gas decarbonisation. You can read Pressure in the Pipelines here. Welcoming the report Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, commented: "Hydrogen and biomethane can help deliver serious climate action…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, post-rhi, RHI, GDNs, decarbonisation, claire perry mp, beis, thom koller

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ADBA respond to Ofgem Targeted Charging Review minded to position

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As we set out towards the end of last year in our blog on network charing, Ofgem is changing the way in which they recover the costs of the networks used to transport electricity to homes, public organisations and businesses. These costs are recovered through two types of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, electricity, Ofgem, targeted charging review, network charging, tnuos, bsuos, consultation, thom koller

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Scottish Government supports AD and retention of the Feed-in Tariff

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Discussing anaerobic digestion in Scotland, Member for Scottish Parliament Liam McArthur asked a written question to the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse MSP who has responded saying: The Scottish Government is committed to encouraging and promoting renewable technologies, such as anaerobic…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, fit closure, Community AD, Scotland, thom koller

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Pilot programmes wanted for the new Environmental Land Management scheme for agriculture

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Following the referendum decision to leave the European Union opportunity to reform agriculture is well underway. As was signalled in the consultation that Defra ran last year on the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit, government is seeking to fundamentally change…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, CAP, common agriculture policy, Defra, new environmental land management scheme, 25 year environment plan, farming, agricultural, climate change mitigation, soil, thom koller

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8 new biomethane Tariff Guarantee applications

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Earlier this week ADBA met with Ofgem for an update on the Renewable Heat Incentive. Here is what we learned.   New Tariff Guarantee applications Ahead of the 1 January tariff degression Ofgem received 16 applications for biomethane Tariff Guarantees. We understand that 8 of these were withdrawal and resubmission of existing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, degression, thom koller

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No further degression for RHI biomethane tariff?

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Earlier this month BEIS published updated data on estimated commitments under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). You can view this here. The data to the end of November is the first of three months of data that will be used to asses a degression in April but early signs suggest…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, degression, rhi tariff guarantees, thom koller

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ADBA call for joined up thinking on heat networks and wider decarbonisation agenda

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As discussed in previous blogs, government is consulting on developing a market framework for heat networks to ensure that as such networks become more commonplace they deliver this growth in a way that protects consumers and delivers sustained investment as well as maximising the potential economic and environmental benefits…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, heat networks, heat network investment project, hnip, hndu, consultation, beis, alberto rocamora

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Lancet proposes a food revolution favouring improved agriculture practices like AD

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The prestigious medical publication has published this week the article “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems” aiming to set up the basis for a diet fit for the demographic and environmental constraints. The article has been drafted…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste, agri-food, food industry, agricultural, nutrient pollution, GHG emissions, lancet, alberto rocamora

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New reports from IEA Task 37

Task 37 is the Bioenergy Task group of the International Energy Agency (IEA) - a branch of OECD - and is devoted to analysis and dissemination of new advances in science and best practice in anaerobic digestion. It is a valuable resource for any business involved in AD, providing sound science,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, research, innovation, iea task 37, R&D, Circular Economy, brewery, farming, thom koller

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