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New EU and UK funding available for energy R&D projects

We have been informed of new funding available from the European Commission and UK Government on energy research and development. See here for all the details. Anaerobic digestion and biogas projects can apply under the energy streams of the various funding calls, with the amount of funding available in the…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, EU Commission, EU, Horizon 2020

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Industry grasps need to square the circle on EC’s Circular Economy Package

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Waste isn’t a problem, it’s a resource – and so the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package has presented the UK’s green economy with a unique opportunity to force the circular agenda onto the statute book of a government which is otherwise distracted…

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Tags: Circular Economy, circular economy package, consultation, green economy, apsrg, matthew farrow, environmental industries commission, liz goodwin, Wrap, barry gardiner mp, dan cooke, viridor, EU, EC, Derek Sivyer, will bushby

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DECC’s budget announced as Treasury purse strings tighten

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HM Treasury has announced a £70 million spending reduction in DECC’s annual budget, which equates to 2 per cent of the department’s total spend. With the government’s pledge to reduce public spending by £13 billion over the next two years – while ringfencing health, education,…

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Tags: treasury, budget, DECC, carbon brief, simon evans, biomethane, biomethane to grid working group, government, uk ad & biogas 2015, EU, nuclear, spending review, will bushby, Derek Sivyer

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Urgent comments needed on future of permitting

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As those of you who attended our Regulatory Forum are aware, the process for revising the waste treatment BREF is well underway. Yesterday, we received a copy of the Austrian analysis of the questionnaires completed by waste treatment sites across Europe, including some UK AD sites. You can download a…

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Tags: BREF, permitting, environmental permitting, biofilters, European Commission, EU, EA, Matt Hindle, regulatory forum, food waste, food waste operators

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Core processors: will your next smartphone be made from food waste?

Anaerobic digestion (AD) already generates some of the electricity that recharges many of our smartphones, however, exciting new R&D led by an EU project, called PlasCarb, could soon see AD generating the graphene technology that both stores and maximises the power in your smartphone. PlasCarb is currently researching…

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Tags: R&D, ADBA R&D Forum, plascarb, EU, smartphones, food waste, graphene, graphite, graphitic carbon, cpi, steven broome, hydrogen, lithium ion batteries, cancer treatment, water purification, defence equipment, source segregation, Derek Sivyer

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Fuelling the green gas revolution

Conventional biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel currently account for the majority of biofuels supplied and used in the United Kingdom. Under existing policies, however, the UK is currently some way off being able to meet the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) 10 per cent renewable transport fuel 2020 target. Progress is hampered…

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Tags: greenfleet, editorial, conventional biofuels, bioethanol, biodiesel, biofuels, renewable energy directive, indirect land use change, DfT, biomethane, air pollution, public health england, Chris Huhne, adba national conference 2014, JouleVert, Colin Matthews, vehicles, gas alliance group, tony griffiths, refuelling infrastructure, green gas trading, Labour, EU, house of lords science & technology select committee, food waste, food and drink, Liberal Democrats, zero waste britain act, source segregation, landfill ban

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Malaby Biogas welcomes Julie Girling MEP on a fact finding tour of Bore Hill

Thomas Minter Director of Malaby Biogas hosted a visit to the Bore Hill Farm Biodigester by Julie Girling MEP for the South West and Gibraltar. This innovative and award-winning renewable energy business is at the forefront of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology development. Bore Hill Farm Biodigester provides a combined waste…

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Tags: malaby biogas, member's press release, mep, lobbying, biodigester, food waste, julie girling mep, thomas minter, Derek Sivyer, EU, European Parliament

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UK business and trade bodies unite against EU plans to axe circular economy package

Resources & Environmental Management Industries, Manufacturers and NGOs have today united in opposition against EU plans, due to be put before a vote of the European Commission today, on its work programme for 2015, which may remove support for the Circular Economy package. The UK’s most influential representative bodies…

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Tags: EU, foe, eef, eic, tag, Circular Economy, green jobs, Derek Sivyer

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€3.7 billion to realise the potential of Bio-based Industries in Europe

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The European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) have launched the first Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI) and its first Call for Proposals. The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking is a new €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Operating under Horizon 2020, it is…

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Tags: demonstration, EU, European Commission, R&D, research and development

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State aid proposals: EU waters down FIT restriction

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The European Commission has published an updated draft of its state aid guidelines, which had originally proposed to limit support available to Feed-in Tariff projects to below 1MW. While the latest draft disappointingly proposes to further limit support available under FIT schemes to 500kW, the proposals also seem to offer…

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Tags: DECC, EU, European Commission, European Union, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, FIT, Jordan Marshall, state aid

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DECC pushes Europe to maintain FIT support up to 5MW

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DECC have shared their response to the EU State Aid consultation which we also responded to in February. The annex to DECC’s document dealing with renewable energy support schemes is available to download here. They have agreed with our principle point, that Feed-in Tariff support should be retained for…

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Tags: EU, Europe, European Commission, FIT, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives

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Air quality: EU begins legal action against UK

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As we updated you last May, following the ruling by the Supreme Court that the UK was failing to meet its binding air quality targets, the European Commission had the option of taking legal proceedings against the UK government with the possibility of heavy fines. Things have progressed now, with…

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Tags: air pollution, air quality, biomethane vehicles, DfT, EU, European Commission, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, Transport Working Group

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Balance of Competences Review Published

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The UK Government has published the conclusions of its review of the ‘balance of competences’ between the EU and UK governments on the Environment and Climate Change. The report, which we contributed to, can be viewed here. It is one of a series of reports across different policy areas which…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, EU, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives

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Evidence needed: FIT support above 1MW

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We are keen to gather evidence for a European Commission consultation on energy and environmental state aid, which will require us to make a strong case for the importance of Feed-in-Tariff support for projects between 1-5MW. As the early stage proposals currently stand, the European guidelines would introduce a …

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Tags: DECC, EU, European Commission, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Jordan Marshall, state aid

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