Tag: Biomethane As A Transport Fuel

ADBA respond to DfT consultation on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport (DfT) is consulting on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane as a transport fuel, Department for Transport, DfT, lcv, emiliano lewis

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DfT consult on draft guidance for RTFO Order and GHG Regulations

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Following the publication of their response to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) on the 14th September, the Department for Transport (Dft) is now seeking views on draft updated guidance for the RTFO Order (Parts 1-3, covering process, carbon and sustainability, and guidance for verifiers) and on a new…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, RTFO, Department for Transport, sustainable transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, emiliano lewis, biomethane

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ADBA introductory guide to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)

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Following the recent government response to the consultaiton on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) ADBA has written a brief introductory guide to the scheme. In this guide for ADBA members we outline what the RTFO is and how operators can get it. We set out: What the current obligation…

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, RTFO, Department for Transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, biomethane vehicles, adba introductory guide to the rtfo

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Draft consultation response on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport is consulting on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, biomethane in transport, consultation, biomethane as a transport fuel, category b licence, thom koller

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DfT respond to RTFO consultation

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RTFO consultation Following consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) in November 2016 the Department for Transport (DfT) has today published its response. The main developments of interest to AD are: Increasing the obligation level to 9.75% in 2020, rising to 12.4% in 2032; An additional target for development fuels at 0.1% in 2019, rising to 2.8%…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, 7% crop cap, RTFO, consultation, DfT, weights and dimensions, GHG emissions

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Biomethane plants in the UK - a market overview

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Many AD plants in the UK have decided to go down the biomethane route, with 85+ of them currently operational in the UK. To allow AD plants to inject gas into the grid, the biogas produced must first be upgraded to biomethane by removing the CO2 from the gas. (For up-to-date…

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New guidance coming for alternative fuel infrastructure

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Last October, DfT consulted on the transposition of European Commission Directive 2014/94/EC which relates to Alternative Fuel Infrastructure. The Directive is designed to deliver a build-up of alternative fuels infrastructure that is compliant with common technical standards, so as to facilitate a faster transition to cleaner transport and support…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, DfT, OLEV, alternative fuels infrastructure, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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RTFO response expected soon

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It is our latest understanding that DfT may soon publish their response to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation consultation. This consultation was launched in November 2016 with the response being delayed due to the general election and, subsequently, officials needing to brief the new Minister responsible, Jesse Norman MP. We understand…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, DfT, RTFO, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, thom koller

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The Future of Gas

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Launched yesterday in conjunction with the Future Energy Scenarios (see my blog on this here), the Future of Gas progress report explores the role of gas in a low carbon future, from the perspective of National Grid, which operates the UK’s gas transmission network. You can download the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, national grid, future energy scenarios, future of gas, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, thom koller

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AD delivering on three fronts – low-carbon heat, electricity and transport

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) publish an annual dataset comparing the output of different sources of renewable energy in the UK. To view the full data set, click here. Though 2016 data is not yet available (due to be published at the end of July), a quick…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane as a transport fuel, heat, biogas heat

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Is low carbon transport policy set to speed past renewable heat?

Following the general election on 8 June, Chris Grayling MP was reappointed as Secretary of State for Transport and John Hayes MP reappointed as Minister of State at DfT. This continuity is important ahead of government word on the RTFO reforms that were consulted on at the start of the year.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, consultation, DfT, RTFO, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles

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Clean Growth Plan to arrive in Autumn

Claire Perry MP, the new Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry has announced plans for BEIS to release its long awaited Clean Growth Plan, first expected in 2016. Speaking in Parliament, Perry said: My intention is to publish the Clean Growth Plan when Parliament returns from the summer recess,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, decarbonisation, renewable heat, biomethane as a transport fuel, clean growth plan, thom koller, Climate Change Act, carbon budgets

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Air pollution in towns and cities - how many lives can AD save?

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Defra and DfT are consulting on 'Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities'. You can access the consultation documents here. Air quality has been improving throughout the UK but levels of pollution still remain dangerously high in many towns and cities. Although local authorities already have the powers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, Defra, DfT, air pollution, air quality, nox, so2, renewable energy, public health, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, clean air zones, thom koller

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Transport Working Group update

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ADBA’s Transport Working Group met earlier this week. The meeting began with a welcome from the Group’s Chair Andrew Whittles, Director of Low Emission Strategies. Andrew provided an update on the latest developments in respect of municipal vehicles and biomethane fuelled buses. With air quality firmly…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, future fuels for flight and freight competition, RTFO, consultation, RED, renewable energy directive, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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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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