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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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RTFC prices reach all-time high of 29.75p

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This January, Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) have been traded at a price of 29.75p per certificate, just shy of the price cap set at 30p. RTFC value increased substantially through 2019, from ~11p at the start of the year to ~24p by the end. Various geopolitical and economic drivers have…

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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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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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Fuel GHG emissions target start lowering RTFO certificates price

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GHG emissions reduction obligation starting on 2019 The UK Motor Fuel greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction obligation has entered this January in its first phase, aiming to achieve the interim target of 4% (90.34 gCO2e/MJ) reduction through this year in comparison with 2010 values. The final target for 2020 is a reduction of 6% (88.45…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, GHG emissions, ghg, uk motor fuel ghg reporting regs, RTFO, adba introductory guide to the rtfo, rtfo guidance year 11, biomethane as a transport fuel, renewable transport fuels obligation, transport, alberto rocamora

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Exponential increase of biomethane in the national production of sustainable renewable fuels

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Biofuels production is steadily increasing in the UK. During the last Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)'s complete reporting period (April 2017- April 2018), 1,624 million litres equivalent of renewable fuel were supplied in the country. This accounts for 3% of the total road and non-road mobile machinery fuel use. Considering the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biofuels, biomethane as a transport fuel, renewable energy directive, RTFO, alberto rocamora

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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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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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UK transport policy ready for REDII

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As we have discussed in previous blogs the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) has been provisionally agreed following the triologue negotiations between the different European Union institutions. For our overview of the incoming changes you can click here.   Key elements of the provisional agreement The provisions of the new…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, transport, Department for Transport, redii, renewable energy directive, renewable transport fuel obligation, RTFO, thom koller

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New ADBA Market Report July 2018 published

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The July 2018 version of the ADBA Market Report was launched last week at the UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, and is now up online on the ADBA website. If you would like to download a copy, click here. This report outlines the current state of the anaerobic digestion (AD)…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, RHI, RTFO, FIT, industry projections, market report, emiliano lewis

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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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Government gives go-ahead for dual participation in the RHI and RTFO

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today announced the policy decision that biomethane producers will now be able to claim under both the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). We have received the following statement from BEIS: Thank…

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Tags: RHI, RTFO, beis, Ofgem, DfT, emiliano lewis, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives

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