Tag: Digestate

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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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Food waste - fuelling our future (Puregas Solutions)

Despite some very challenging conditions and sub-zero temperatures(!), Puregas Solutions has just completed the installation and commissioning of a CApure CA30 biogas upgrading plant in Forsbacka, 200km north of Stockholm, Sweden. Linda Kraft, Project Manager for Puregas Solutions, explains: Because the upgrading plant undergoes a comprehensive Factory Acceptance Test, any…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, biogas upgrading, dry fermentation, biomethane, digestate

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Information request – survey on use of landspreading deployment permits

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We have been made aware of a potential issue regarding the use of landspreading deployment permits (i.e. spreading of digestate under Standard Rules SR2010 No. 4) which we would like to better understand. A summary of the potential issue is provided at the end of this blog. At this stage,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, landspreading, environmental permitting, standard rules permits, deployment, food waste operators, digestate

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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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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Europe needs More Biogas

More Biogas, located in Kalmar, Sweden, is a perfect example of the circular economy at work. Here over 30,000 tonnes of food waste, manure and agricultural residues are processed in their anaerobic digestion plant each year. The biogas plant is partly owned by the farmers who provide the agricultural feedstocks, and…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas, Circular Economy, food waste, agricultural feedstocks, digestate, biomethane, biocng

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Gemidan Ecogi A/S wins Danish food waste contract

Following a Danish EU public procurement, Gemidan Ecogi A/S (Gemidan) have been awarded a contract for the supply of their high-performing ECOGI food waste pre-treatment technology.  Under this contract a new processing facility will be established to treat 24,000 tpa of domestic food waste mixed with up to 20% kerbside…

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Tags: member's press release, food waste, pre-treatment technology, process flexibility, digestate

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National Infrastructure Commission discuss solid waste

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Earlier this year we contributed to the National Infrastructure Commission’s first National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), further details of which can be found here. Yesterday I attended a workshop on solid waste as part of the Commission’s evidence gathering. Workshops that have taken place in other sectors.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, thom koller, decarbonisation, digestate

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Water Working Group - update

Thanks to those that expressed an interest in the Water Sector Working group. I was pleased that so many showed an interest in joining the group. Since organising this, we’ve been talking to members of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) about the OfWat proposals…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, food waste, Ollie More, water sector, sludge working group, water sector working group

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SEPA publishes food waste management guidance and end of waste position for digestate

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has now published two documents relevant to the AD industry in Scotland: Food Waste Management Guidance (new) Position Statement on the regulation of digestate (revised)  SEPA consulted on these two documents in 2016 and undertook industry engagement with operators and other stakeholders in Scotland.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, biogas, digestate, SEPA

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ADBA calls for 200 new food waste AD plants

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During the last three months the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been running a call for evidence on the National Infrastructure Assessment. The NIC works to provide government with impartial, expert advice on major long-term infrastructure challenges. The Assessment, to be produced once during each Parliament, will set out the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, renewable financial incentives, digestate, decarbonisation, wastewater, solid waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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National Infrastructure Assessment: last chance to contribute to ADBA’s response

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The National Infrastructure Commission is calling for evidence on the UK infrastructure long-term needs. NIC’s National Infrastructure Assessment covers a broad range of topics, many of which could have implications for the AD industry. Topics include: transport, digital communications, energy, water and wastewater (drainage and sewerage), flood risk…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, national infrastructure commission, national infrastructure assessment, digestate, food waste, renewable financial incentives, renewable energy, decarbonisation, wastewater, solid waste, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, thom koller

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Update on Ofwat’s Water 2020 Sludge Working Group

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Ofwat’s Water 2020 Sludge Working Group has been meeting regularly for the last year and ADBA has been attending in order to explore the potential opportunities and challenges associated with opening up the sludge treatment market to new entrants. The working group was set up to consider various aspects…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, sewage sludge, biosolids, digestate, Defra, Ofwat, Environment Agency, water 2020

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Response submitted to call for evidence on UK bioeconomy

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Last week we submitted our response to BEIS' call for evidence on the UK bioeconomy. Our response puts forward strong arguments on the role of AD can play in delivering economic growth, achieving sustainability, and attracting investment in the UK. We also set out what is required to achieve this…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, beis, consultation, bioeconomy, digestate, food waste, thom koller

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WRAP publishes report on digestate quality and safety for agriculture

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WRAP has now published the findings of a long-running research project that they commissioned to investigate the safety of PAS110 digestate when used in agriculture and field horticulture. A wide range of hazards were considered and risks from digestate use were considered to be acceptably low or negligible in all…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Wrap, PAS110, digestate, food waste, crop operators

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ADBA to inform BEIS bioeconomy strategy

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is calling for views to inform the UK bioeconomy strategy. The consultation is broad and looks to government objectives on decarbonisation, broader sustainability and food security, to help shape its position. Views submitted here will also inform BEIS' industry strategy. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, consultation, digestate, research and innovation, bioeconomy, sustainability, thom koller

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