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ELMS, EA, and Digestate

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ELMS (Environmental Land Management Scheme) On Friday 31st July ADBA responded to Defra’s Policy Discussion consultation on the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS). The response was focussed around the questions posed by Defra in the Policy Discussion consultation, which focussed on the design principles, objectives, ensuring participation, and…

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Tags: elms, Defra, Environment Agency, digestate drying, digestate, nutrient recycling, sam hinton, rps

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Positive news for renewable heat as the government confirms a tariff extension and other alterations

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The Government has published its response to the notice that was released on 28 April 2020 regarding changes to the RHI and the policy response to coronavirus. ADBA, one of the 15 respondents, stressed that ‘the movement [of commissioning deadlines] to March 2021 is not sufficient’, which we are pleased to say…

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Tags: RHI, beis, deadline, extension, lobbying, biomethane, rhi tariff guarantees, sam hinton, rebecca thompson, consultation, coronavirus

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Regulatory Update: Environment Agency update for regulatory stakeholders

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On the 24th June the Environment Agency’s provided an update for its regulatory stakeholders and latest coronavirus update from Marie Fallon (Director of Regulated Industry) and David Dangerfield (Director of Water, Land and Biodiversity). The latest operational update can be found here. The EA are continuing to recognise…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Environment Agency, covid-19, rps, sam hinton, regulation

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Urgent CIRIA 736 Consultation

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) is planning an updating supplement to their containment systems guidance (c736) and are conducting a survey to gather evidence. The CIRIA information on the survey can be found below: Avoidance of water pollution from installations storing flammable, toxic or otherwise polluting material…

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Tags: construction, ciria, sam hinton, consultation

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Ofgem’s Response to the call for evidence on the industry standards and practices for commissioning

Following the release of Ofgem's call for evidence on industry standards and practices for commissioning, and discussion on it at last months ADBA Member’s Meeting, you can now find Ofgem’s response to the call for evidence on commissioning biomethane plants. Ofgem’s call for…

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Budget 2020 Reminder

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Amidst the covid-19 related measures in the budget a range of net-zero and anaerobic digestion – biomethane – specific measures were outlined. A few of the central points are outlined below. For more information on the Budget please contact the ADBA team. Non-Domestic RHI The Budget introduced a new third…

Posted in: ADBA News, ADBA Press Release, Industry News, Policy updates

Tags: sam hinton, budget, anaerobic digestion, HM Treasury, csr, ggss, innovation, RHI

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ADBA Response to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Consultation

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ADBA responded to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Consultation on 'Changes to RHI Support and COVID-19 Response' earlier this week. The response reiterated ADBA and its members thoughts on: Introducing a flexible 3rd allocation of Tariff Guarantees (TGs) Extension of Commissioning Deadlines for Projects Currently Holding a…

Posted in: Industry News, News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: rebecca thompson, sam hinton, RHI, beis, consultations, green gas consultation, future

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RHI Consultant Required

ADBA Members this is an opportunity to work with an Operator member who has asked to speak with an RHI consultant. They are wanting to find out if their plant and new potential on-farm installations will be eligible for RHI support. Please contact Sam Hinton if you can support this…

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Tags: RHI, eligibility criteria, sam hinton, consultants, member support

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Ofgem pointers regarding the Fuel Measurement and Sampling – FMS – Questionnaire’s

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The FMS is a process that fuelled stations have to follow on a monthly basis and are agreed with Ofgem during the accreditation process for a generating station. At the Spring ADBA Member’s Meeting Ofgem discussed a few pointers for participants submitting amended FMSQ’s; If it…

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Tags: Ofgem, RHI, fms, fmsq, sam hinton, feedstock, ADBA members, members meeting

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Tariff Guarantee extension to at least mid-March 2021 due to COVID-19 project delays

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March 2021 extension of commissioning deadlines for projects currently holding a TG and the third allocation of flexible TGs - changes to RHI Support and COVID-19 response (28th April 2020) Further to the proposals outlined in the Budget, the Government intend to bring forward legislation to extend the commissioning deadline for projects…

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Tags: sam hinton, rhi tariff guarantees, beis, legislation, biomethane, RHI

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Update: ADBA and REA survey on treating surplus organic waste generated by Covid-19 lockdown

Following ADBA's work with regulators, government, industry and each nations National Farmers Union we have compiled data from nearly 60 plants regarding spare capacity, which has been mapped out and sent to industry and regulators alongside ADBA and REA contact details. The data map and ADBA and REA contact details…

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Tags: sam hinton, Defra, Environment Agency, NFU, nfu cymru, nfus, capacity, Survey, c19, feedstock

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BEIS - Feed-In Tariffs (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020

On Monday 30th March, BEIS laid The Feed-In Tariffs (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020. The explanatory memorandum  extends the final accreditation date. The scheme is closed but other technologies including Anaerobic Digestion (with a declared net capacity over 50kW) still had time to accredit. Amendment Purpose: To provide small-scale renewable electricity…

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Tags: beis, sam hinton, feed in tariff, coronavirus, anaerobic digestion, CHP, biogas, renewable financial incentives

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January 2021 Tariff Guarantee Deadline

Following recent discussions with BEIS we have raised a few points that they require feedback on ASAP to inform their decision about whether to make changes to the January 2021 Tariff Guarantee deadline. Why will people struggle to achieve the current deadline? How many plants are struggling to meet this deadline? …

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, sam hinton, rhi tariff guarantees, deadline, beis

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Work opportunities for ADBA Members

ADBA Members this is an opportunity to work other members who have submitted the following enquiries: One site in the South East is looking for a company to renew their DSEAR. One site is looking for a company to provide de-gritting services. An unbuilt site in the North West is…

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Weekly update from ADBA’S Support Manager

Nitrates and SSAFO Regulatory Review Recently I attended the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs review of the Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015 following its 5 years since publication. The review, following ministerial decision, is inclusive of the SSAFO regulations. A few key points from the meeting were: The SSAFO review…

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Tags: environmental regulation, standard rules permits, Defra, Environment Agency, ADBA members, regulatory forum, sam hinton, ellis owen

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