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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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Defra Clean Air Strategy workshop explores ammonia reduction proposals

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This week, ADBA attended a workshop held by Defra to explore their proposals to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture, as set out in their draft Clean Air Strategy which is being consulted on presently. Click here to read our blog on this and please do send us your thoughts…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, clean air strategy, ammonia, Defra, regulation, low emission spreading, digestate, digestate spreading, digestate storage

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FWOG blog: food waste operators meet to discuss opportunities and challenges

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Last week, members of ADBA's Food Waste Operator Group (FWOG) met to discuss the latest hot topics affecting the food waste sector. With attendance from Agrivert, Severn Trent Green Power, Malaby Biogas, Emerald Biogas, Biogen and Local Generation, we discussed digestate quality and market opportunities, how to increase…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, digestate, operator group

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Environment Committee Scrutinises Brexit Farming Policy

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The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has published its response to the Government’s consultation on post-Brexit farming policy. This consultation is intended to from the basis for an Agriculture Bill later this year that will set out the system of support for farmers and the rural…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, consultation, Defra, digestate, R&D

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Clean Air Strategy proposals on reducing emissions from farming

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As announced in an earlier blog Defra is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. You can read our summary of the consultation here. This blog focuses on one of the themes of the Strategy, emissions from farming and the role of AD. The consultaton notes that the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, Defra, ammonia emissions, future of on farm ad, digestate, adcs, digestate spreading

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Join Our New Public Affairs Group

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It is a critical time for the AD industry, as we await the imminent passing of the RHI into law, and begin to consider future support for the industry once it ends in a few years time. ADBA is a membership organisation, and its therefore hugely important that our public…

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Tags: RHI, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, beis

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Environment Agency to hold workshop for landspreading customers

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We have been asked to share details of an upcoming workshop held by the Environment Agency (EA) for their customers using the landspreading permitting process. This is sure to be a good learning experience for all involved and a great way to engage directly with the National Permitting Service which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, digestate, permitting, regulation, workshop

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Defra and Environment Agency to speak at ADBA Regulatory Forum – final programme

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum has shaped up nicely into a packed day of sessions, delivered by a range of industry experts. This includes representatives from Defra, the Environment Agency (EA), CCM Technologies, David Woolgar Consulting, Jelf, Walker Morris, Little Green Consulting and Beeswax Dyson; great to see such a host…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, digestate, permitting, charges, law, emissions, air quality, Defra, Environment Agency, environment, regulation

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