Tag: Digestate

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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Environment Agency publish updated permits for digestate spreading and storage

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As expected, and as we notified members in our previous blog, the Environment Agency (EA) has now published several updated Standard Rules permits which cover the storage and spreading of digestate. The permits are all available to download from the EA’s website – click here. The permits that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, digestate, environmental permitting, standard rules permits, digestate storage, digestate spreading

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EA to publish updated Standard Rules permits for digestate on 6 January

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As I wrote in a blog a few weeks ago, the Environment Agency (EA) will be publishing updated Standard Rules permits for digestate storage and landspreading in January. They have now confirmed that this will be on 6 January, and so from this date only the amended rule sets will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, Environment Agency, environmental permitting

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RHI consultation: government response published

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today released its much anticipated response to the RHI consultation. The release of the intentions for the scheme going forward brings a degree of certainty to the AD industry, with many projects on hold awaiting this crucial decision. The consultation…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, DECC, beis, consultation, RHI, renewable financial incentives, biogas heat, CHP, digestate, crop operators, food waste operators, thom koller, degression mechanism, crop feedstocks, rhi tariff guarantees

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Natural Resources Wales consults on changes to digestate storage and spreading permits

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the regulatory body responsible for the environmental permitting regime in Wales, is currently consulting on proposals to make changes to the Standard Rules permits relating to the storage and spreading of digestate. Click here to view the consultation and here to see the proposed…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, environmental permitting, Wales, natural resources wales, food waste operators, digestate, digestate spreading

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