Tag: Crop Operators

ADBA visits Euston Biogas

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Yesterday ADBA visited Euston Biogas to discuss the Future of Farming and On-farm AD project that ADBA is working on. The Euston Biogas site, one of two biomethane-to-grid plants owned and operated by Strutt & Parker Farms Ltd, processes around 50,000 tonnes of crops and farm waste a year and has…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, beis, emiliano lewis, Feed-in-Tariff, on farm ad, digestate, CAP

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Environment Agency to update ADBA members at Regulatory Forum

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There is now about a month left to go until our Spring 2017 Regulatory Forum, which is taking place on 23rd May at Clarke Willmott's office in Bristol. As well as the chance to hear from a range of leading experts in the AD industry, attendees will hear an…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum

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Just released: April 2017 ADBA Policy Report

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At the ADBA Spring Members' Meeting yesterday we released the April 2017 Policy Report, bringing you the latest information on renewable financial incentives and the policy work ADBA has been engaged with over the last few months. Members may download a copy here. Below are some highlights from the report: The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, FIT, Renewables Obligation, advanced anaerobic digestion, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Setting out the role of AD in the UK Industrial Strategy

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Last week we submitted our response to the Industrial Strategy green paper consultation. Running during the last three months the consultation sought views on ten 'pillars' where the right policy could lead to increased productivity and economic growth throughout the UK. These pillars are: science, research and innovation; skills;…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller, digestate, beis, industrial strategy, renewable financial incentives, trade, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research

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Future Billing Methodology: reducing gas to grid costs

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ADBA has now submitted its response to National Grid Gas Distribution and DNV GL's consultation on the Future Billing Methodology. You may download our final response here. Thank you to all the members who got in touch to help shape our submission. Our response supports the project in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, consultation, propanation, future billing methodology, crop operators, food waste operators, propane, calorific value, thom koller

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RHI delay could reduce risk of 1 July biomethane degression

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As we outlined on our blog of 31 March, the legislation bringing the changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) into force has been delayed. The legislation is now expected to be laid before Parliament as soon as possible after the Easter recess. The first day for this would be the 1…

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Tags: RHI, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, food waste operators, crop operators

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Making the case for protecting embedded benefits

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Ofgem is consulting on its ‘minded to’ decision on the two Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC) modifications raised that call for reform of certain “embedded benefits”, which include payments that some generators can receive for helping suppliers avoid transmission demand residual charges, i.e.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, embedded benefit, triad payments, cmp264, cmp265, consultation, tnous, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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The role of AD in the UK’s modern industrial strategy

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During the last few months ADBA has been working with members and with industry partners to formulate our response to BEIS’s consultation on the UK's industrial strategy. The Government green paper consultation on the industrial strategy sets out ten pillars where concentrated efforts would lead to increased…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, beis, consultation, renewable financial incentives, food waste operators, crop operators, industrial strategy, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research, trade, energy infrastructure, thom koller

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An end to propanation?

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The Future Billing Methodology consultation taking place is a Gas Network Innovation Competition project to explore future billing options for the gas industry. National Grid Gas Distribution and DNV GL are consulting on industry views. The consultation runs until 14 April, and you could read our draft response here. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, consultation, propanation, future billing methodology, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller, propane, calorific value

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Optimal use of biogas from waste streams

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The European Commission has today published its report on Optimal use of biogas from waste streams: An assessment of the potential of biogas from digestion in the EU beyond 2020. To help shape the research ADBA participated in two stakeholder workshops, validating the research approach and key findings. You can download…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, European Commission, thom koller

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ADBA to contribute to industry guidance on bioaerosols

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Last week I represented ADBA at a meeting about bioaerosols – a topic that has been discussed previously by ADBA’s own Training, Safety and Environment working group. The meeting was of a sub-group of WISH’s ‘Creating Healthier Workplace Group’ and has been set up…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, bioaerosols, HSE, CIWM, health and safety

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Renewables Obligation closes to new applicants

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The Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme closed to new generating capacity on 31 March 2017, although some installations may qualify for a grace period. These grace periods are available for stations that have not commissioned by scheme closure and meet certain legislative criteria. Click here for our RO grace period summary…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, consultation, thom koller, Feed-in-Tariff, CfD

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FIT guidance on feedstocks: outcomes from Ofgem workshop

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During February and March Ofgem ran a short consultation on their draft guidance on the FIT feedstock and sustainability criteria that will be in effect from 1 May 2017, for all new plants. You can view this draft guidance here. We submitted our formal response, which you may access here. Following our…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller, Ofgem, consultation, fit guidance, agricultural feedstocks, FIT

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AD, the future of agriculture and “public money for public goods”

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Last week I attended a Westminster Forum event on the future of agricultural policy in the UK. Following last week’s triggering of Article 50 to begin the UK separation from the EU this was a very topical event; UK CAP bill payments are currently around £3.5 bn and although…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, on farm ad, beis, Defra, thom koller, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, CAP

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CHP replacement under the FIT

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During 2016 ADBA began discussions with Ofgem on the topic of CHP replacement under the FIT, something which the legislation is silent on. We understand that Ofgem is yet to encounter a ‘live’ instance of a plant requiring a replacement CHP and so has not had cause to formulate…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, beis, Ofgem, consultation, Feed-in-Tariff, chp replacement, CHP, thom koller

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