Tag: Digestate

Hear about the Environment Agency’s review of charges at Regulatory Forum

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The Environment Agency (EA) will be reviewing their charging scheme in October 2017, in a bid to more fully recover the costs of the regulatory activities it undertakes. Currently, there is a big deficit between the income they receive from permitting fees and the costs of their activities. This creates an…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, crop operators, food waste operators, digestate, Environment Agency, regulation, environmental permitting

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New conference to examine role of anaerobic digestion in Northern Irish economy

A new conference is set to examine the role that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play in waste management, agriculture, renewable energy generation, and climate change mitigation in Northern Ireland. AD is a natural process that recycles organic materials including food waste, sewage, agricultural waste, and purpose-grown energy crops…

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Tags: Northern Ireland, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, climate change, GHG emissions, agriculture, renewable energy, biomethane, digestate

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Bridgend and Swansea award Agrivert 15-year food waste recycling contract

Eight months after the opening of their fourth anaerobic digestion (AD) plant facility in Bridgend, Agrivert has signed a 15-year contract with Bridgend and Swansea to recycle approximately 18,000 tonnes of food waste collected from their residents each year. The contract, which starts imminently (August 2017), will mean that all of the…

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

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New guidance for commercial food waste collectors – help spread the word

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What is the Quality Action Plan? The Quality Action Plan (the QAP) for digestate and compost is a cross-industry working group, of which ADBA is part, focussed on the continuous improvement of compost and digestate products. The QAP also works to improve the quality of feedstocks in order to improve…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, quality action plan, digestate, feedstock quality

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The Future of On Farm AD (part 2)

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Last week, in part 1 of this series, we set out our updated arguments and data on the benefits AD and digestate provides to farming, to the government and to the UK as a whole. If you missed last week's blog you can read it here. As we noted, with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Sustainability key to making on-farm AD viable

With continued changes to Feed-in Tariffs and a lack of financial incentives for farmers, Derek Burgoyne, a Cambridgeshire-based businessman, has created a ‘truly sustainable’ AD system, which he says is key to making the technology viable in the future. Derek and business partner John Dale, both directors of…

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Tags: member's press release, sustainability, on-farm AD, food waste, digestate

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The Future of On Farm AD (part 1)

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With a new government in place, declining financial incentives for energy generation and a need to replace the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that currently supports British farming, ADBA is developing new policy recommendations relating to the energy and non-energy related benefits of AD. AD provides on-site energy for farms…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, Defra, thom koller

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ADBA celebrates biofertiliser hitting wholesale shelves

ADBA has described the first sales of biofertiliser produced from AD as ‘a game-changing moment in the restoration of the UK’s soils’. Farming family Steve and Sarah Suggitt of Suggitt Farm Services in Norfolk are using digestate, a liquid byproduct from their AD plant, to produce…

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Tags: biofertiliser, digestate, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Agrivert achieves quality standard PAS110 at fourth and fifth AD facilities

In record timing after commissioning, Agrivert has gained PAS110 on both its new North London and South Wales AD facilities, located near St Albans in Hertfordshire and Bridgend in Wales. These sites complete Agrivert’s now five-strong network of facilities in the UK and increases their food waste processing…

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Tags: member's press release, digestate, anaerobic digestion, PAS110, food waste

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Rise in GHG emissions in Northern Ireland

The latest figures from the Northern Ireland greenhouse gas inventory, published today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, show that emissions have increased year-on-year. Below I have summarised the key findings, but if you would like to read the statistical bulletin in full and see all the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, UK AD & Biogas, agriculture, carbon emissions, emiliano lewis

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: Malaby Biogas celebrates the 5th birthday of Bore Hill Farm Biodigester

Malaby Biogas is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its Bore Hill Farm Biodigester this month. The innovative and award-winning waste to energy business has been at the forefront of the successful anaerobic digestion (AD) industry since 2009 when it gained planning consent for the facility on the southern edge of Warminster…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, malaby biogas, digestate, member's press release, optimisation

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The future of UK agriculture and on farm AD

Over the next few years the UK will become responsible for funding all agricultural policy measures in the UK as a result of the referendum decision on EU membership. This will require substantial fiscal rebalancing, in 2014 payments funded through the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) amounted to £3.5 billion.[1] As well…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane tractors, biomethane vehicles, RTFO, DfT, Defra, committee on climate change, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: GEA UK installs the latest ‘super long’ SuperPump!

When David and Philip Hardy at Slipperlow Farm, Matlock installed a new AD plant, they built a suitably large lagoon to store the digestate. Luckily for them, they had the foresight to look into machines that were capable of mixing such a large lagoon before they started filling it. Looking…

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Tags: member's press release, pumps, anaerobic digestion, digestate, dairy farming, lagoon

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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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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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