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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…

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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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

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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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Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive: urgent call for industry feedback

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This week, BEIS released a number of consultations on future support for clean heat. Among them was a stakeholder notice outlining the government’s intention to make changes to the Non-Domestic RHI (NDRHI) scheme, including the response to the COVID-19 crisis, with an urgent deadline of 19th May to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, beis, Ofgem, digestate, financial incentives, rebecca thompson, covid-19, corona virus, coronavirus, rhi tariff guarantees

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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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COVID-19 and propane contingency planning

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Members who own and operate biomethane plants have been assessing the risks related to COVID-19 associated with their assets. They have been engaging with their supply chains and have been making contingency plans to ensure their operations can continue with minimum disruption. Propane is one of the aspects that has…

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Tags: corona virus, coronavirus, risk management, risk mitigation, rebecca thompson, propane, propanation, biomethane, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, food waste, Ofgem, UK AD & Biogas

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