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DfT begins developing the transport decarbonising plan

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Last week, ADBA responded to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) consultation “Creating a plan to decarbonise transport: call for ideas”.  For too long, the UK’s transport sector has lagged behind other key sectors in its effort to become net zero. As a sector,…

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DfT moves to increase the RTFO buy-out price to 50p

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Last week, ADBA responded to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) consultation “Increasing the RTFO buy-out price to ensure continued GHG savings”, stating and justifying our strong support for such a change. DfT recognise that current market conditions, i.e. the fact that the RTFO price is…

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Consultation feed-in request: “Transport decarbonisation plan: call for ideas”

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ADBA are currently compiling their response to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) open consultation “Transport decarbonisation plan: call for ideas”. The deadline for submission 31st August 2020. This consultation seeks ideas, from the industries and public alike, on how the DfT should cut emissions from the UK…

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Discussing our policy recommendations with the Department for Transport (DfT)

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At the end of January, ADBA’s policy team met with the DfT’s Principal Sustainability and Compliance Specialist and Policy Advisor to propose a number of policy recommendations that we feature in our upcoming ‘Biomethane: The Pathway to 2030’ report. While the RTFC prices have been…

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Department for Transport – Quarterly Stakeholder Workshop

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The Department for Transport’s Quarterly Stakeholder Workshop included talks from NovaPangaea, BEIS, Supergen Bioenergy Hub, UKPIA and the RTFO Unit. It was good to see that Rika Biofuels, who are developing an anaerobic digestion plant to turn straw to liquid biomethane, was one of the winners of the …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, sam hinton, RTFO, DfT

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RHI and RTFO dual entitlement rules

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Following the last RHI closure group, BEIS officials provided the position agreed between BEIS, DfT and Ofgem on dual participation on the RHI and RTFO: Last year it was confirmed that dual participation on the RHI and the RTFO was possible although it was noted that the RHI Regulations were…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, UK AD & Biogas, financial incentives, rebecca thompson, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, RTFO, rtfcs, rhi closure group, dual participation

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DfT expecting a role for biofuels in decarbonising HGVs for years to come

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In preparation for leaving the European Union in March next year the Department for Transport confirmed last week that a Statutory Instrument (SI) will be laid before Parliament in the coming weeks to make some minor alterations to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The changes remove the duty on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, brexit, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, uk motor fuel ghg reporting regs, renewable transport fuel obligation, thom koller

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October Policy Report - download your copy now

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The October Policy Report is now available. Members can access that via this link or by clicking the picture below. With the government's long-awaited Resources & Waste Strategy expected to be published in November, we have made this edition of the ADBA Policy Report a Food Waste Special. Chapter 5…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, FIT, food waste, agriculture, policy report, Defra, beis, DfT, thom koller

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How does the RTFO compare to the RHI? A brief analysis

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Dual participation in the RTFO and RHI On the 14th June, BEIS announced the policy decision that biomethane producers can now claim under both the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), giving the following statement: “Thank you for your patience whilst the Department for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, RTFO, rtfcs, emiliano lewis, UK AD & Biogas, beis, DfT, dual participation

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Green with envy for new number plates for clean vehicles

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The Department for Transport will soon launch a consultation to ask for views on how to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles such as those fuelled with biomethane. You can find further details about this here. Clean cars, vans, and taxis could be equipped with green number plates under new…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, Department for Transport, consultation, road to zero, zero emissions, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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Retaining the fuel duty differential at Budget 2018

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Earlier today I attended a meeting of the Natural Gas Vehicle Network (NGVN), of which ADBA is a member. Ahead of Budget 2018, one of the immediate tasks of the NGVN is to make the case to HM Treasury to retain the fuel duty differential. Maintaining the duty differential is important…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RTFO, renewable transport fuel obligation, DfT, fuel duty differential, road to zero, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, ngvn, ngvaeurope, thom koller

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DfT issues Road to Zero Strategy

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has today launched the Road to Zero Strategy which promises a massive expansion of green infrastructure across the country, reducing emissions from the vehicles already on the UK’s roads, and new measures to drive the uptake of zero emission cars, vans and trucks. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, road to zero, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, transport energy model, heavy goods vehicles, HGVs, thom koller

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£48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme extended to 16 July

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Following requests from a number of applicants to the Ultra Low Emisison Bus (ULEB) Scheme, the Department for Transport has extended the deadline for applications to Monday 16th July 2018. To all interested parties, please see the updated grant funding calculator which corrects an error relating to the maximum distance of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, uleb, HGVs, Department for Transport, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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Liquid biomethane project wins government funding

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As part of the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C), which was launched in April 2017 to encourage private sector investment in the development of advanced fuel production facilities in the UK, seven industry-led projects have won a share of £2 million to develop proposals for advanced…

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Tags: future fuels for flight and freight competition, transport, Department for Transport, DfT, jesse norman mp, biofuels, biomethane, liquid biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: Biomethane ‘only practical way to decarbonise large vehicles’

Biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) is “the only practical means of decarbonising HGVs, buses, and other large vehicles” according to an new article by the head of the UK’s AD industry.

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Tags: press release, biomethane, transport, RHI, RTFO, Charlotte Morton, Ofgem, beis, DfT

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