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Free measurement and consultancy services for the biomethane industry

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As the UK Government has stressed the need for increasing low carbon gases in the conventional gas grids we need to consider the importance of biomethane. As an industry we need to ensure biomethane will be quality assured and we fully understand the potential impacts of trace contaminants for the…

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Tags: sam hinton, biomethane, gas quality, consultants, free advice

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Technology or Consultant Opportunity

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ADBA Members this is an opportunity to work with an operator member who has asked to speak with an consultant or technology provider. The operator wants to progress a project that would involve moving biogas or biomethane from their AD plant to an off-site CHP that is RHI and…

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Tags: FIT, CHP, RHI, sam hinton, ad operators, business opportunities

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Winners of AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 celebrated

Winners of AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 celebrated The winners of the 2020 AD and Biogas Industry Awards were announced yesterday (8 October) in a virtual Awards Ceremony hosted by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA). The ceremony concluded three days of intense industry activity…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, ad & biogas industry awards, anaerobic digestion

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Environment Agency: Regulatory Business Forum

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Following a busy few weeks that have included the World Biogas Expo it is time to get back to the nitty gritty. Regulation. On the 22nd September 2020 Sam Hinton attended the Environment Agency’s (EA) online Regulatory Business Forum (RBF). This iteration of the RBF was focused…

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

Tags: regulatory forum, rbf, Environment Agency, charges, Water, uk ets, covid-19, sam hinton, consultation

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ADBA Digestate Data Collection

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ADBA are asking members to provide us with digestate analysis data. As a trade association data is priceless and this data will support: policy development, regulatory changes, industry enquiries, best practice, and benchmarking for our member operators. Over the last few months, we have received 25 separate analysis results…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, agricultural, digestate, data, bench marking, sam hinton

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Feedstock Opportunity - Maize

We have received an enquiry from a member who has surplus feedstock. The enquiry has already been circulated to members who are part of the feedstock finder mailing list. What: 2,000 tonnes of surplus maize Who: Plant operators, owners, consultants or feedstock suppliers Where: Coventry How: Contact Sam Hinton …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, agricultural feedstocks, maize silage, feedstock finder, sam hinton

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Environment Agency Update

On the 18th September 2020 the EA updated us, as it has done throughout the pandemic, with more information on Regulatory Position Statements (RPSs) and Technical Competence requirements. Regulatory Position Statements There are currently 14 time limited COVID-19 RPSs in place, 13 of which are due to expire on 30 September 2020 and one which…

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Tags: environmental regulation, Environment Agency, covid-19, rps, sam hinton, technical competence, update, ea update

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New Scottish Grant Released: Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS)

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On 7th September 2020 the Scottish Government published information on the SACGS on the Rural Payments and Services website. The Agricultural Transformation Programme (ATP) was announced in Programme for Government 2019-2020 to promote changes in the Scottish Agricultural sector to meet challenging Climate Change targets. The SACGS will provide …

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Tags: grant, Scotland, climate smart farming, agricultural, sam hinton

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Environment Agency is putting a temporary suspension on the Definition of Waste Service

The Environment Agency’s is temporarily closing the Definition of Waste Service to new submissions while they support the National Permitting Service to deal with the permit application backlog. The suspension will be kept under review, and it is likely that it will be in place until the New…

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Tags: definition of waste, Environment Agency, sam hinton, covid-19, environmental regulation

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AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 finalists announced

AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 finalists announced The finalists for this year's AD and Biogas Industry Awards have been announced.  Run by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), the Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the global anaerobic digestion (AD) and…

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

Tags: Charlotte Morton, R&D, Awards, innovation, anaerobic digestion, health and safety, financing, AD plants, ad hero, ad & biogas industry awards

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Urgent Consultation Feedback Required: Challenges and Choices (Environment Agency)

The Environment Agency is consulting on the challenges and choices consultation that is related to river basin management and planning. The consultations aim is to protect and improve the water sources and ensure an optimum balance between people and nature. Whilst ensuring this balance the consultation addresses…

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Tags: 25 year environment plan, consultation, member benefits, digestate, waste water, agricultural, sam hinton

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ADBA responds to the Environment Agency’s new technical guidance

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On 21st August ADBA, and members, provided feedback to the Environment Agency consultation of the new technical guidance titled ‘Appropriate Measures for the Biological Treatment of Waste’. The guidance is produced by the EA to help industry understand which standards (appropriate measures) are relevant to regulated facilities with…

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Tags: Environment Agency, EA, environmental regulation, BAT, technical guidance, sam hinton, consultation, consultation response, member support

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Summarising Defra’s post on the Environment Bill’s environmental targets

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On the 19th August 2020 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published a policy paper on the Environment Bill and its environmental targets. The paper sets out Defra's thinking on possible objectives for targets. The 3 parts of the document are titled below and some of the AD…

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Tags: Defra, environmental bill, sam hinton, soil health, digestate, nitrogen, phosphorous, waste water

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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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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - New appointments as company goes from strength to strength

MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - New appointments as company goes from strength to strength In order to accelerate our strategy for 2021 and continue to strengthen our position in both the AD and Water Utilities industries, Birch Solutions have announced several new key appointments Martin Haworth, current Managing Director of Birch Solutions,…

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