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Posted in February 2014

SEaB Energy helps hospitality and leisure industry turn food waste into energy

ADBA MEMBER NEWS In November of last year the government-sponsored Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) announced that the hospitality industry faces an annual bill in excess of £2.5 billion for food waste and warned that this could top £3 billion by 2016 unless action is taken. This equates to almost 1.3bn meals wasted…

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Tags: casestudy, food waste, Hospitality, leisure

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RHI: discussions on scheme changes underway, evidence required

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As those of you who came to January’s Biomethane to Grid meeting are aware, DECC will be looking closely at various aspects of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in 2014, particularly on the biomethane injection. (Tariffs and details around biogas heat support were of course confirmed in December). Discussions between…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane to grid, DECC, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, renewable financial incentives, RHI

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PAS110: Revised standard passes latest hurdle

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The British Standards Institution steering group for the revision of PAS110 met on Wednesday and agreed revisions following the consultation which concluded in January. The document will now be revised by the technical author, circulated to the steering group for final approval and published by BSI. The final document is…

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Tags: BSI, digestate, EA, Matt Hindle, NRW, PAS110, RBP, SEPA, Wrap

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Emerald Biogas £8m food waste to energy plant officially opens

ADBA MEMBER NEWS The north east’s first commercial food waste anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, which will generate enough energy to power 2,000 homes every year, has officially been opened, on 24 Jan, in County Durham. Operated by Emerald Biogas, the £8m state-of-the-art AD facility based at Newton Aycliffe Industrial Estate, will…

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Tags: CHP, Edina, Emerald Biogas, food waste

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Scam letter to ADBA members and UK AD & Biogas 2013 exhibitors

This is a warning that another scam letter been sent to our members and UK AD & Biogas 2013 exhibitors. The letter, a copy of which you can view here, claims to come from ADBA, however, please be aware that this is not the case and that ADBA has no affiliation…

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Tags: Exhibitors, Scam, UK AD & Biogas

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Welcome to the small-scale AD issue of AD & Biogas News

One of the biggest benefits of anaerobic digestion (AD) is that its vast range of scales enables it to deliver multiple benefits to a host of differently sized businesses, from farms and food & drink companies, to utilities and institutions. With the number of UK plants increasing by 36% last year,…

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Tags: AD & Biogas News, Charlotte Morton, small scale AD

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Strong public support for renewables, concerns over energy bills

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DECC’s latest public opinion survey has shown strong support for renewable energy, while concerns over energy bills remain high on the public radar. Over three quarters (77%) remain supportive of renewable energy, while almost half of respondents (47%) are worried about paying their energy bills now, while 84% are concerned about steep…

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Tags: DECC, energy security, Jordan Marshall, public attitudes

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FIT update: DECC publish pre-accreditation figures

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DECC yesterday published figures showing AD Feed-in-Tariff application numbers, both for full accreditations, but more importantly also for preliminary accreditation applications. As we outlined in mid-January, these high levels of preliminary accreditation (PA) applications mean that our original proposal to consolidate the degression triggers is no longer viable in order…

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Tags: DECC, degression, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, FIT degression, Jordan Marshall, on-farm AD, preliminary accreditation, small scale AD

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