Tag: Digestate

ADBA on Farming Sunday TV programme

Last year ADBA's Policy Manager Thom Koller spoke at a farming event hosted by crop breeder and ADBA member KWS UK. The event was covered by Farming Sunday, a half-hour TV magazine programme for farmers and agribusiness, broadcast on Sky Digital channel 253. The programme claims a UK…

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Tags: thom koller, anaerobic digestion, farming, soils, crops, digestate

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Focus on Soil Health in 25 Year Plan for Nature

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Theresa May has launched DEFRA’s long-awaited 25 Year Plan for Nature, a comprehensive assessment of  what steps the Government will take in order to safeguard our land, water and air for future generations. While the main headline focus has been on plastics reduction, the strategy contains important ambitions…

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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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SEPA publishes findings of research project on plastic in food waste derived digestate

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has recently published the findings of a research project investigating plastic in digestate derived from food waste. For context, SEPA is aligning the physical contaminant limits in its ‘end of waste position’ for digestate with the limits in the Quality Meat Scotland…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, Scotland, digestate, plastic, PAS110, End of waste, research

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Is algal technology the future of AD?

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Last week I attended a workshop run by a consortium of Welsh universities on developing circular economy solutions to reduce agricultural nitrate pollution and develop feed products. The workshop focused on how combining AD-derived digestate with algal technologies has the potential to reduce nutrient pollution (which primarily derives from agriculture)…

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Tags: research and innovation, chris noyce, algae, anaerobic digestion, nutrient pollution, digestate

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ADBA Party Conference Roundup

At the time of writing, Charlotte Morton and I have just returned from attending the main political party conferences. The gatherings are a chance for party members to catch up, Ministers to preen themselves on the main stage and most importantly, for policy debates to happen both in and out…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, digestate, politics, conference, Parliament

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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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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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