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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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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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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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Digestate in Horticulture (Ornamental Plants & Strawberries)

Image source Dr Mary Dimambro, Managing Director at Cambridge Eco Ltd has worked on several reports with WRAP about the use of digestate in horticulture. The aim of the reports were to develop appropriate markets for quality digestates to be used in horticulture. There were three reports written which have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, strawberries, mary dimambro, emma thomas, research, Wrap

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Government calls for views on UK bioeconomy

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a call for evidence on the UK's bioeconomy. Government's aim is to produce a strategy for use of the country's natural resources that takes into consideration objectives, such as on decarbonisation, broader sustainability and food secrurity. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, sustainability, food production, natural resources, bioeconomy, food waste, R&D, digestate, beis, consultation, decarbonisation

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Amended Landspreading Standard Rules Permits to be published in January 2017

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We have been informed that we should expect the updated Standard Rules permits for landspreading (SR2010 No4, No5 and No6) and storage (SR2010 No17) to be published on the Environment Agency's website at gov.uk in early January 2017.The Environment Agency will be in touch with existing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, land spreading, Environment Agency, food waste operators

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Funding available for bioeconomy innovation in Scotland

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Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new funding opportunity for businesses and organisations working in industrial biotechnology, food and drink, and the wider bioeconomy in Scotland. The Bioeconomy Accelerator is designed to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and higher education institutes delivering circular economy and waste reduction…

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Tags: AD R&D, R&D, research, research and innovation, research and development, bioeconomy, Circular Economy, funding, funding opportunity, r&d funding, r&i funding, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, food and drink, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, biogas, biomethane, digestate

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