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Avonmouth Food Waste Digester Opening

Following the interest in the Poundury opening a fortnight ago, we were in south west England again yesterday to see another new AD plant open. Wessex Water have been treating sewage sludge in Avonmouth for decades, and are now commissioning…

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Dissecting the Energy Bill

The publication of the Energy Bill was predictably overshadowed in the media by the Leveson Report, partly because there were few surprises left following last week’s announcement of the key agreements between the coalition parties. As ADBA said at the…

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How much will the Green Investment Bank help AD?

Today saw the formal launch of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), with Business Secretary Vince Cable MP travelling to Edinburgh to declare the institution ‘open for business’. The questions for a sector like AD are how open the bank will…

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European proposals on biofuel sustainability published

The European Biogas Association has sent the following message to members on proposals from the European Commission which aim to minimise the effect of indirect land use change from biofuels:As expected, the European Commission published today its proposal to minimise…

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Developing a strategy for biomethane in vehicles

An interesting report this week from NGV Global News: Stockholm City runs half its municipal vehicles on biomethane. Sweden itself upgrades half of the 1,473 GWh of biogas produced in the country to biomethane for transport. If we can learn…

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RO remains open to AD

DECC has today announced that, contrary to previous proposals, the Renewables Obligation will remain open to anaerobic digestion at all scales for the foreseeable future. In their response to the consultation on the RO on 25 July 2012, the department…

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