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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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ADBA responds to the Environment Agency’s Challenges and Choices Consultation

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ADBA submitted our response to the Environment Agency’s consultation titled Challenges and Choices on 24th September 2020. The consultation was launched to explain why water is such a vital resource. It looked to describe the challenges that threaten the water environment. Finally, it explored how we can…

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Tags: Environment Agency, consultation, wastewater treatment, 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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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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Positive news for renewable heat as the government confirms a tariff extension and other alterations

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The Government has published its response to the notice that was released on 28 April 2020 regarding changes to the RHI and the policy response to coronavirus. ADBA, one of the 15 respondents, stressed that ‘the movement [of commissioning deadlines] to March 2021 is not sufficient’, which we are pleased to say…

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Tags: RHI, beis, deadline, extension, lobbying, biomethane, rhi tariff guarantees, sam hinton, rebecca thompson, consultation, coronavirus

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Regulatory Update: Environment Agency update for regulatory stakeholders

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On the 24th June the Environment Agency’s provided an update for its regulatory stakeholders and latest coronavirus update from Marie Fallon (Director of Regulated Industry) and David Dangerfield (Director of Water, Land and Biodiversity). The latest operational update can be found here. The EA are continuing to recognise…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Environment Agency, covid-19, rps, sam hinton, regulation

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Urgent CIRIA 736 Consultation

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) is planning an updating supplement to their containment systems guidance (c736) and are conducting a survey to gather evidence. The CIRIA information on the survey can be found below: Avoidance of water pollution from installations storing flammable, toxic or otherwise polluting material…

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Tags: construction, ciria, sam hinton, consultation

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Ofgem’s Response to the call for evidence on the industry standards and practices for commissioning

Following the release of Ofgem's call for evidence on industry standards and practices for commissioning, and discussion on it at last months ADBA Member’s Meeting, you can now find Ofgem’s response to the call for evidence on commissioning biomethane plants. Ofgem’s call for…

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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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