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Open consultation on the Green Gas Levy - call for feedback

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This week, the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released the pivotal “Consultation on a Green Gas Levy”. This seeks to gain feedback regarding the government’s proposed levy on licensed gas suppliers to fund biomethane injection into the gas grid, through the Green Gas…

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Decarbonisation and green finance: HMT review the opportunities

Last week, ADBA responded to the Treasury Committee’s Parliamentary Inquiry, “Decarbonisation and green finance”, emphasising the need for the government to better allocate funds according to the sustainability of all companies’ operations. For the government to deliver net zero by 2050, deep-rooted and systematic change is…

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Tags: HM Treasury, parliamentary inquiry, AD, biomethane, green gas support scheme, adba introductory guide to the rtfo, RHI, decarbonisation, green economy, adba finance forum, finance, nick primmer, rebecca thompson

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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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RHI deadline extension to smaller-scale biogas developments

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This week, BEIS have announced changes to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (NDRHI) application deadline for projects ineligible for a tariff guarantee – including biogas less than 600kWth – hoping to better accommodate for delays caused by COVID-19. Any of these smaller biogas projects, currently in development and not eligible…

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, renewable transport fuel obligation, RTFO, rtfc, DfT, Department for Transport, buy out price, decarbonisation, biomethane, nick primmer

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RTFO, nick primmer, transport, consultation, decarbonisation, net zero, vehicles, rtfc, Department for Transport, DfT, government policy

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ADBA calls for cap on revised Wobbe Index in IGEM consultation

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Informed by feedback from our members, ADBA has responded to the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers’ (IGEM) recent consultation on their proposed changes to the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations, (GS(M)R). The changes aim to update the gas quality standard, originally designed in the 1970s to align…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, nick primmer, IGEM, gsmr, gas quality, specification, standard, gas quality standard, group h gases, igemtsp20084, consultation, ADBA

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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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Biomethane and hydrogen working together to achieve net zero

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have allocated £90 million of funding to projects aimed at cutting carbon emissions in both industry and homes. The fund includes £28 million set to develop of two of Europe’s first-ever low carbon…

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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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Final call to complete WRAP’s survey on the AD and composting industry

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Defra has asked WRAP to provide up-to-date information about the capacity and throughput of the AD and organics industries across the UK. By completing the survey, Defra, ADBA and other associations will gain further insight into the industry, helping to inform the development of future policy. The data gained will…

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Call for Case Studies: Industrial Energy Transformation Fund consultation

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This is a final call for case studies to inform the design of next year’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund’s (IETF) – a £315m government fund set to help reduce UK industrial emissions. This scheme is specifically geared towards companies (e.g. food/drinks manufacturers) operating…

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Tags: beis, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, consultation, nick primmer, case studies, ietf, industrial energy transformation fund, industry, onsite AD, fuel switching

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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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Application support available: Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP)

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Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management will be hosting two Application Seminar sessions on the 29th November in Birmingham, and 3rd December in London. These sessions will walk applicants through the Heat Networks Investment Project application form. The events will be suitable for those who have submitted a pre-application…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, financial incentives, hnip, triple point, heat network investment project, beis, nick primmer, england, Wales, support, application

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AD Market survey: Informing DEFRA policy

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Members of the anaerobic digestion and composting industries are being invited to participate in a new study to map the market for organics recycling. This work has been commissioned by WRAP on behalf of Defra. It will be carried out by an independent research consultancy, Winning Moves, with the input…

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