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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…

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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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Energy transition at the top of the global agenda

On July 9, the first ever IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit was attended by 40 Ministers from across the world – including Ministers Kwasi Kwarteng and Alok Sharma from the UK- to discuss how to deliver a sustainable and resilient recovery from the ongoing crisis and achieve a definitive peak in global…

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Tags: iea clean energy transitions summit, ministers, alok sharma, kwasi kwarteng, energy transition, green recovery, bioenergy, UK AD & Biogas, wba, job creation, innovation

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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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Energy Networks Association (ENA) consultation on network innovation priorities

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Working with Regen, ENA are updating the strategies that guide network innovation. You can provide your feedback and thoughts on the matter through the completion of their 5-15 mins survey – click here to take part. This is an opportunity to shape the innovation priorities at the heart of our…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, ENA, regen, energy networks association, consultation, innovation, network, nick primmer, research and innovation, Survey

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New AD innovation is looking for a full scale site following a sucessful pilot. Could this be you?

ADBA have been approached by a new AD technology provider. The new technology has been trialled in Israel on a 100 head herd of cattle and claims to improve on conventional AD. The technology initally started as a water purification technique in Israel until its potential in AD was recognised. The…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, slurry, innovation, biomethane, RHI, RTFO, sam hinton, R&D

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ADBA at the Farm Business Innovation show

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This week ADBA’s Ellis, Maddie and Sam attended the Farm Business Innovation Show. The event was held in Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on the 6th and 7th of November. The show was a collection of farming’s weird and wonderful forms of diversification and innovation,…

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Tags: ellis, maddie, sam hinton, anaerobic digestion, farming, innovation

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Contact Ofgem’s Innovation Link for support on low-carbon innovation projects

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Over the last 3 years, Ofgem’s Innovation Link has provided support to over 200 innovators looking to launch new products, services or business models. Many of these have the potential to help the UK decarbonise in the smartest, lowest cost way. Specifically, Innovation Link’s team has informed, and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Ofgem, innovation, innovation link, government support, low carbon, nick primmer

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Innovation funding for smart, local energy systems

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UK Research and Innovation has made £30 million of funding available as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge, to support the development of communities-based clean energy systems. UK organisations can apply for up to £3 million in grant funding for projects…

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Tags: innovation, clean energy, Community AD, community energy, uk, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Bioenergy research, research and development, research and innovation, innovation fund, rebecca thompson, energy policy, smart energy systems, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, Circular Economy, localised energy

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New reports from IEA Task 37

Task 37 is the Bioenergy Task group of the International Energy Agency (IEA) - a branch of OECD - and is devoted to analysis and dissemination of new advances in science and best practice in anaerobic digestion. It is a valuable resource for any business involved in AD, providing sound science,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, research, innovation, iea task 37, R&D, Circular Economy, brewery, farming, thom koller

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Clean Air Strategy to tackle ammonia through use of covers and low-emission spreading equipment

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Defra has today publised its Clean Air Strategy following consultation last year. You can read the strategy here or by clicking the below image. The Strategy sets out the comprehensive actions required across all parts of government and society to improve air quality. It retains the …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, consultation, clean air strategy, air quality, Northern Ireland, michael gove, transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, low emission spreading, slurry, digestate, innovation, thom koller

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BEIS takes first step on path to long-term heat decarbonisation

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As part of their work on the long-term decarbonisation of heat in buildings and industry, BEIS has been reviewing the available evidence base on different approaches that may be taken. They have today released a report on this evidence that provides an overview of the key issues arising from their…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, evidence review, decarbonisation, heat, heat decarbonisation, Renewable Heat Incentive, innovation, thom koller

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Growing the Bioeconomy: government issues bioeconomy strategy

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The government has today published its bioeconomy strategy, Growing the Bioeconomy, following consultation at the end of 2016. You can view the Strategy here. For reference you can download ADBA's submission here. According to the government, "The bioeconomy represents the economic potential of harnessing the power of bioscience, using renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, bioeconomy, bioeconomy strategy, beis, innovation, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research, thom koller

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Ofgem’s RIIO2 to support further biomethane innovation

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In March, Ofgem consulted on ways to enhance RIIO and has now published its framework decision on RIIO2, which begins to determine the price controls for the companies that operate the gas and electricity networks in Great Britain. You can view this document here. What is RIIO? Ofgem regulate the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, riio-2, innovation, price controls, decarbonisation, GDNs, dnos, thom koller

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ADBA responds to Ofgem framework consultation on new price controls

With the current price control period ending in 2021 Ofgem is consulting on the new controls which will be set by RIIO-2, standing for Revenues = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs.  ADBA has now submitted the industry response, which you can download here. We make two general observations, where we perceive Ofgem…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, consultation, riio-2, price controls, decarbonisation, climate change, GDNs, dnos, network innovation, innovation, thom koller

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Future funding for biogas heat

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is currently running a call for evidence on the Future Framework for Heat in Buildings. You can download the call for evidence here or read our blog from a few weeks ago for a summary. The call for evidence will help…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, consultation, renewable financial incentives, beis, combined heat and power, CHP, heat decarbonisation, innovation, Renewable Heat Incentive, thom koller

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