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Posted in February 2014

DECC Announcement: No Consultation on Small Scale FIT

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We have today received very disappointing news from DECC, who have decided not to consult on changes to FIT to support smaller scale AD. This is despite the letter we received from Minister of State Greg Barker MP in November committing to a consultation. The full text of DECC’s…

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Tags: DECC, farming, FIT, Greg Barker, Matt Hindle, on-farm, renewable financial incentives, small scale AD

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DECC miss opportunity for FIT tariff consultation

ADBA PRESS RELEASE The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today [19 Feb] announced that it will not be consulting on action to address FIT degression for small scale AD. This goes against previous statements including the letter we received from the Minister before Christmas. ADBA, the…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, FIT degression, REA, small-scale

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Over 90% of exhibition space sold for UK AD & Biogas 2014

Returning to the NEC on 2-3 July, there is already less than 10% of available exhibition space remaining at UK AD & Biogas 2014 so if you are interested in exhibiting make sure you contact us today before the last spaces are sold. Taking place in the larger hall 3, this year’s…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas 2014

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Biomethane to grid request for evidence: RHI banding & tariff guarantee

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I hope those of you who attended the site visit in Doncaster at the end of January found the event useful – presentations given on the day can be accessed via the working group page on the Members’ Area of the website. As was explained at the end of the day,…

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Tags: biomethane QP, biomethane to grid, DECC, gas grid injection, gas-to-grid, Jordan Marshall, RHI

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Solent Turf Supplies demonstrates impressive turf growing results from AD digestate

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Romsey-based Solent Turf Supplies has revealed it has successfully trialled the use of a liquid digestate, a bi-product of the anaerobic digestion (AD) process, as a viable alternative to traditional chemical fertilisers. According to Robert Hack, owner and managing director of Solent Turf Supplies:The results so…

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Tags: digestate, fertiliser, foodwaste, SEaB Energy, small-scale

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ESKTN supports series of Horizon 2020 webinars

Horizon 2020 is the new European research funding programme, that takes over from FP7. According to the European Commission website it is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over the seven years between 2014 and 2020. Horizon 2020 has coupled research and innovation together, hoping to…

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Tags: European, funding, Horizon 2020, resrach, RnD

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Sponsor our first Farmers’ AD pub meetings

This year we’re introducing a new series of regional Farmers’ AD Pub Meetings, offering farmers the opportunity to find out more about AD, access our free Farmers’ Consultancy Service, visit an on-farm AD plant and ask those crucial initial questions. Invite only and free to attend for farmers the…

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Tags: farmers consultancy service, Farmers' AD Pub Meetings

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EU consultation: ADBA reiterates importance of FIT support above 1 MW

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We have submitted our response to the European Commission consultation on energy and environment state aid, making a strong case that the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) scheme should not be limited to projects up to 1MW, as the early stage proposals would introduce. Our response made clear that we did believe that…

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Tags: DECC, European Commission, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, FIT, Jordan Marshall, state aid

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Guaranteeing RHI tariffs

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There’s plenty going on with biomethane at the moment – see Ollie’s blog for information on the possible restructuring of the RHI tariff, and my post a couple of weeks ago on Ofgem’s action to simplify grid connections. I’ve also been talking to some of you this…

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Tags: biomethane, DECC, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, RHI

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Balance of Competences Review Published

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The UK Government has published the conclusions of its review of the ‘balance of competences’ between the EU and UK governments on the Environment and Climate Change. The report, which we contributed to, can be viewed here. It is one of a series of reports across different policy areas which…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, EU, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives

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Chesterfield BioGas to supply upgrade tech to farm AD plant

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Sheffield-based company Chesterfield BioGas (CBG) has been awarded another contract to supply their upgrading technology for a biogas plant that will be using organic agricultural waste to provide biomethane-to-grid. The plant, located in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, will use feedstock including whole crop rye, sugar beet off-cuts, raw…

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Tags: agriculture, biomethane, contract news, Energy from Waste, gas-to-grid, Scotland

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Questionnaire on costs for potential DECC biomethane tariff review

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As Matt posted last week, DECC are keen to gather more evidence on the cost of biomethane projects, including whether there are economies of scale which could justify a restructuring of the tariff. They would therefore like us to gather cost data on the different aspects of biomethane production from…

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Tags: biomethane, DECC, Ollie More, RHI

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Entry to the UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2014 now open

Are you a leader in AD and biogas? Entry for our third UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards is now open, so if you think your company deserves special recognition for an AD project, product or service, check out the awards categories, which include five brand new ones, and enter…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas 2014, UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2014

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AD operators - take part in WRAP's survey of the organics recycling industry

This February and March, WRAP will again be undertaking their annual survey to generate estimates of the size and nature of the AD sector in the UK. The survey is being carried out so that WRAP and its funders (Defra, and the Scottish and Welsh governments) can target their activities…

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Tags: ASORI, Wrap

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University launches £4m fund for South West Businesses

INDUSTRY NEWS Businesses across the South West are set to cash in on a new £4 million funding programme, run by the University of the West of England, Bristol. Available to both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large companies, the Innovation 4 Growth scheme will part fund research and development projects…

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