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ADBA Spring Members’ Meeting 2019
April 2 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Our upcoming Member Meeting comes at a crucial time for our industry with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) consulting on mandating separate food waste collections for all households in England, with the meeting providing opportunity to shape our response. Currently, only 51% of local authorities in England collect food waste separately from residual waste, with the government proposals potentially diverting to AD up to 1.5 million tonnes of food waste currently going to landfill, where it releases greenhouse gases. Join us on the 2nd April to discuss the Defra’s proposals for food waste collections, for case studies from local authorities, and to debate our response to the consultation.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and registration
13:30 – 13:45 Welcome and introduction
Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA
13:45 – 14:00 Public Affairs and Policy update
Jon Harrison, External Affairs Manager, ADBA
14:00 – 14:20 Clean Growth – Transforming Heating
Jessica Brodholt, Biogas Policy Advisor (Heat Strategy), BEIS
Members’ to feed their views back to the Government in the Q&A session
14:20 – 14:40 The Smart Export Guarantee: the impact on the price of electricity sold/PPA value
Brian Farrell, Partner in the Energy and Waste Sector, Ashfords LLP
14:40 – 15:00 Agriculture and AD: What does the Clean Air Strategy mean for AD operators?
How can operators plan ahead for new regulations for storing and spreading digestate to tackle ammonia?
Dr Jennifer Horrocks, Policy Advisor (Air Quality Industrial Emissions), Defra
15:00 – 15:20 Refreshments
15:20 – 15:40 Developing and delivering Competence Management Systems (CMS)
Petra Stapp, Compliance Development Manager, 360 Environmental
15:40 – 16:00 Water 2020 and how deregulation of the water sector is set to support further growth in AD
Graham Southall, Group Commercial Director, Northumbrian Water
16:00 – 16:20 What does the Resources and Waste Strategy mean for operators?
Will it direct more food waste to AD?
How will quality be affected? Do biobags present a challenge or opportunity?
Neil Liddell-Young, Renewable Energy Manager, Severn Trent
16:20 – 16:40 Local authority experiences of separate food waste collections
Cathy Cook, Local Authority Support Manager, London Waste and Recycling Board
16:40 – 19:00 Please join us for networking drinks
19:00 Event Close