Tag: On Farm Ad

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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Rural Planning Review: our response

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The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) Rural Planning Review provided opportunity for the AD industry to comment on how AD plants should be seen in the planning system and to provide suggestions for changes to permitted development (PD) rights. …

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Tags: consultation, rural planning review, permitted development, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, Defra, DCLG, thom koller, planning, small scale AD, on farm ad

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Planning rights for AD

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The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched the Rural Planning Review, giving members the opportunity to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and to contribute on how it could be improved through changes to…

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Tags: consultation, rural planning review, permitted development, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, DCLG, planning, on farm ad, small scale AD, thom koller

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Amended Standard Rules permits to be published on 1 December

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The Environment Agency (EA) have informed us that they will be publishing a large number of amended Standard Rules permits on 1 December 2015, following the Environmental Permit Standard Rules consultations No.12 and No.14. The EA will be writing to all existing permit holders who will be affected by the changes over…

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Tags: standard rules, EA, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, on farm ad, environmental permitting, jess allan

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Latest news on waste exemptions review

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Firstly, thank you to those members who responded to our request for views on the waste exemptions system. We used these views to compile an informal response to the Environment Agency’s review, which we submitted last Monday. The response emphasised the importance of exemptions to small-scale AD and…

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Tags: EA, environmental permitting, exemptions, food waste operators, jess allan, waste regulation, on farm ad, Defra

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Waste exemptions review – one week left to give your views

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As I explained in a previous blog, the EA are currently reviewing the waste exemptions system. Ian Brindley, who is leading the review, provided an update on this at our Regulatory Forum last week. It is important that our members understand the potential implications of this review; this blog provides…

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Tags: exemptions, EA, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, on farm ad, regulation, environmental permitting, jess allan, Defra

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European Commission recognises opportunity to cut carbon in food production through AD

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released a detailed report on the carbon footprint of food production, specifically recognising that anaerobic digestion on farms and food production sites can play a significant role in making food supply chains more sustainable. You can read the full report…

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Tags: Europe, European Commission, joint research centre, JRC, EBA, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, on farm ad, digestate, R&D, Defra, renewable financial incentives, crop operators, food waste, farming, arable farming, livestock, fertilisers, Waste, onsite AD

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