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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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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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Reminder - Best Practice Scheme feedback needed

As I set out in my previous blog, we are currently seeking feedback from our members and others on the proposed documents making up the Best Practice Scheme for AD. Please click here to see the blog and download the documents. The deadline for comments was originally Friday 23rd June,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, food operators, crop operators, on farm ad

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Scotland’s energy future and AD

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At the start of the year the Scottish Government published its new energy strategy 'The future of energy in Scotland' where following consultation a new vision for 2050 will be set out. You can access the consultation documents here. With the consultation closing on 30 May you can read our draft response…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, 2015 market report, RHI, Scottish Government, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, district heating, on farm ad, thom koller

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New funding for Welsh farmers

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Part of the Wales’ agricultural support for farmers will be delivered through the Farm Business Grant Scheme, which opened for Expressions of Interest on 2 May. This forms part of the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which was adopted by the European Commission on 26…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Welsh Government, new funding, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, thom koller

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The future of UK agriculture and on farm AD

Over the next few years the UK will become responsible for funding all agricultural policy measures in the UK as a result of the referendum decision on EU membership. This will require substantial fiscal rebalancing, in 2014 payments funded through the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) amounted to £3.5 billion.[1] As well…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane tractors, biomethane vehicles, RTFO, DfT, Defra, committee on climate change, thom koller

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ADBA visits Euston Biogas

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Yesterday ADBA visited Euston Biogas to discuss the Future of Farming and On-farm AD project that ADBA is working on. The Euston Biogas site, one of two biomethane-to-grid plants owned and operated by Strutt & Parker Farms Ltd, processes around 50,000 tonnes of crops and farm waste a year and has…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, beis, emiliano lewis, Feed-in-Tariff, on farm ad, digestate, CAP

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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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Therese Coffey MP welcomes ADBA work on food waste recycling

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Towards the end of last year ADBA joined the CLA, NFU and REA in a joint letter to Dr Therese Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities. In our letter we requested a meeting to highlight the benefits of AD and to gain…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, CLA, NFU, REA, dr therese coffey, Defra, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, common agricultural policy cap, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: AD4Energy AD Open Day 2nd November

Interested in Anaerobic Digestion? Want to learn more? AD4Energy Ltd would like to invite you to their Open Day on Wednesday 2nd November from 12pm onwards. Find out how anaerobic digestion can benefit your farm, business or industry. Learn about AD4Energy, shentongroup, Vogelsang, Trioliet and ADBA, and discover…

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Tags: member's press release, ad4energy, open day, on farm ad, digestate, crop operators

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How Copys Green Farm integrates AD into every part of their business

On the 17th August Thom Koller and I visited Stephen Temple’s on-farm AD plant in Norfolk, which was commissioned in 2010. The site has a methane from biogas plant generating up to 170kW of electricity for the grid and their own use; the electricity is used on the farm,…

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Tags: site visit, on farm ad, AD plant, plant, anaerobic digestion, biomethane]biogas, r&i, emma thomas, thomas koller

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FIT consultation: government asks ADBA members for extra evidence

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On 14 July we submitted our response to DECC's consultation on the future of the Feed-in Tariff. You can download our response here. On reviewing the evidence base the FIT team have asked ADBA to provide additional evidence on hurdle rates and capital and operational expenditure for…

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Tags: DECC, beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, FIT, renewable financial incentives, consultation, heat use, sustainability criteria, deployment caps, FIT degression, crop operators, food waste operators, on farm ad

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ADBA meets Defra minister to push on farm AD support

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As part of our campaign for better support for on farm AD, we met Defra minister Rory Stewart on Tuesday to explain the challenges the sector faces. With colleagues from CLA, NFU and REA, we laid out the role AD could play in farming and the support…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Defra, rory stewart, crop operators, on farm ad, fifth carbon budget, food waste recycling action plan, RHI, DECC, Matt Hindle, carbon abatement, nutrient recycling

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: How to make (and not lose) money on compact AD

Ten things UK farmers need to know New Generation Biogas (NGB) and Clean Energies Investor at ADBA 2016 Birmingham, NEC Stand No. G301 At this year’s ADBA Exhibition on 6 and 7 July, NGB and Clean Energies Investor will be running a series of farmer clinics on the “10 steps to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, uk ad & biogas 2016, compact ad, on farm ad, small scale AD, planning, crop operators, capex, opex, uk ad & biogas clinics

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On-farm AD passes 200 plant milestone - ADBA figures

The UK’s biogas sector has passed a major milestone, with over 200 plants now operating on UK farms according to ADBA's latest figures. The landmark was reached with the opening of JFS’ latest agricultural plant. Supported by Prism Planning Ltd, the Gravel Pit Farm plant in North…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, Charlotte Morton, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Defra, financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, Feed-in-Tariff, farming, on farm ad, ADBA, carbon abatement, committee on climate change

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