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Resources & Waste Strategy update

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An update on the latest outcomes from the Resources & Waste Strategy for ADBA members.

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Tags: food waste, resources & waste strategy, local authorities, Defra, anaerobic digestion, digestate

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Clean Air Strategy to tackle ammonia through use of covers and low-emission spreading equipment

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Defra has today publised its Clean Air Strategy following consultation last year. You can read the strategy here or by clicking the below image. The Strategy sets out the comprehensive actions required across all parts of government and society to improve air quality. It retains the …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, consultation, clean air strategy, air quality, Northern Ireland, michael gove, transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, low emission spreading, slurry, digestate, innovation, thom koller

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The Fertilisers Regulation is ready to be adopted by the EU institutions

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The agreement reached last 20th of November between negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council has been validated by the Permanent Ambassadors to the European Union, the COREPER, on the basis of the European Commission 2016 proposal. With this procedure, the proposal amending 2003/2003 Regulation (and later amends) is ready to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biofertiliser, eu fertiliser regulations, fertiliser, digestate, brexit, alberto rocamora

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The EU steps on the accelerator to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 looking at AD and biogas

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The long-awaited European Union Long Term Strategy for a climate neutral economy has been published today. This document is meant to set the foundations for a deep decarbonisation of the EU aiming to achieve net-zero emissions in 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement objectives. The strategy, which draws 8 possible scenarios…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, EU, EU Commission, European Union, 2050, GHG emissions, carbon emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, redii, biofertiliser, fertiliser, eu fertiliser regulations, fertiliser regulations, digestate, renewable electricity, renewable energy, energy2050, 2030 targets, brexit, alberto rocamora

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EAC Committee highlights AD in nitrate report

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The Environmental Audit Committee in Parliament has produced a report on progress to reducing nitrate pollution. The report contains an entry on anaerobic digestion, and positively states that AD offers an effective solution to managing sewerage sludge in particular, and repurposing waste as a resource. The report also recognises the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, digestate, nitrate, Parliament

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PRESS RELEASE: AD industry responds to CCC land-use and biomass reports

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), responds to the publication of the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC’s) two new reports on land use and biomass.

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Tags: press release, committee on climate change, Biomass, digestate, food waste, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton

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ADCS benefits discussed at Environment Agency Biowaste sector meeting

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Earlier this week the Environment Agency held their Biowaste sector meeting. The day began with a welcome from the EA and positive news that the sector is continuing the trend of reduced Cat 1 and Cat 2 incidents, as the below chart shows. The EA has recently raised their charges and they…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, adcs, environmental regulation, 2015 market report, Defra, digestate, clean air strategy, ammonia emissions, plastic, thom koller

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A must-sea: using seaweed for the generation of biogas

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Last week I attended the latest SeaGas event, a project which has – among many other achievements – grown and harvested the largest crop of seaweed in the UK to date. SeaGas is a three year, fully funded project (InnovateUK) to support the development of an AD process which would…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, seagas, R&D, digestate, seaweed, thom koller

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First thoughts on the Agriculture Bill: the rise of the vegetable king

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Yesterday saw the first reading of the Agriculture Bill, the first bill of its kind for 70 years. You can read the Bill here and see our press release here. Below we set out our thoughts on the Bill. It is bittersweet that this Bill came out as we were submitting…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, agriculture bill, michael gove, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, new environmental land management scheme, thom koller

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PRESS STATEMENT: Anaerobic digestion industry response to Agriculture Bill

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton responds to the presentation to Parliament of the government's Agriculture Bill.

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Tags: press release, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, farming, agriculture, Defra, digestate, biofertiliser, soil

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Food Waste Collections Series: Part 3: The value of food waste-based digestate

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This blog is Part 3 of the Food Waste Collections Series where we are outlining the evidence we have collected on the benefits of introducing separate food waste collections in England. This evidence was submitted to DEFRA three weeks ago with the hope that this will help…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, Defra, separate food waste collections, nutrient recovery, emissions reduction, digestate, emiliano lewis

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Defra sets out good agricultural practice for reducing ammonia emissions

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Defra has today published the Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for Reducing Ammonia Emissions, which sets out simple steps all farmers can take to reduce ammonia emissions, such as using a nutrient management plan to calculate fertiliser application rates. You can download the Code here or by clicking…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, digestate, Defra, cogap, manure management, thom koller

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ADBA attends Defra Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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This week I attended the Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which brings together Defra, the environmental regulators and industry bodies. The main points discussed at the meeting were: Environment Agency update Kathy Nicholls from the Environment Agency (EA) expressed ongoing EA concerns around containment failures. Overall, serious incidents have reduced to about 9…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, biowaste regulatory forum, Environment Agency, Defra, permitting, digestate, plastics, digestate quality

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