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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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Update: ADBA and REA survey on treating surplus organic waste generated by Covid-19 lockdown

Following ADBA's work with regulators, government, industry and each nations National Farmers Union we have compiled data from nearly 60 plants regarding spare capacity, which has been mapped out and sent to industry and regulators alongside ADBA and REA contact details. The data map and ADBA and REA contact details…

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Tags: sam hinton, Defra, Environment Agency, NFU, nfu cymru, nfus, capacity, Survey, c19, feedstock

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ADBA and REA launch joint survey to treat surplus organic waste generated by Covid-19 lockdown

ADBA and REA launch joint survey to treat surplus organic waste generated by Covid-19 lockdown The Environment Agency and devolved nations’ regulators have expressed concern over the issue of organic waste surpluses created by the Covid-19 lockdown.  In response, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, Charlotte Morton, Defra, ea#, REA, covid-19, lockdown, food waste

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Minister Rebecca Pow thanks waste sector

In the COVID-19 crisis, new heroes have emerged. The healthcare workers fighting the pandemic in the front line and saving lives have been (literally) applauded by the British. Supermarket cashiers, lorry drivers, transport maintenance engineers, food delivery drivers, cleaners, carers, bus drivers and many others have…

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Tags: covid-19, waste sector, Minister, rebecca pow mp, thank you letter, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, Defra, food waste, heroes, essential work, recycling sector

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Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings’ Reshuffle

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On 13th February 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson conducted an anticipated cabinet and ministerial reshuffle that gave an insight into the direction of his Government. The appointments made by Boris and his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, have tightened No 10 control over Whitehall. The appointed ministers have all proven their loyalty to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, boris johnson, reshuffle, ministers, cop26, beis, Defra, treasury, budget

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Weekly update from ADBA’S Support Manager

Nitrates and SSAFO Regulatory Review Recently I attended the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs review of the Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015 following its 5 years since publication. The review, following ministerial decision, is inclusive of the SSAFO regulations. A few key points from the meeting were: The SSAFO review…

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Tags: environmental regulation, standard rules permits, Defra, Environment Agency, ADBA members, regulatory forum, sam hinton, ellis owen

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ADBA to reiterate the environmental and economic value of biogas to new ministers

ADBA to reiterate the environmental and economic value of biogas to new ministers Appointments of new COP26 President and Environment Secretary triggers renewed efforts to demonstrate the benefits of biogas for decarbonising the UK and global economies Anaerobic digestion and biogas can deliver a 6% reduction in UK annual greenhouse gas…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, Defra, beis, cop26, climate change, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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A review of the re-invigorated Training, Safety and Environmental Management Working Group

This week, ABDA re-launched its Training, Safety and Environmental Management Working Group (TSEM WG), which brings together regulators, operators, consultants, and other related industry bodies. The TSEM WG now incorporates aspects from the working groups previously known as Best Practice, Planning and Permitting and Standards and Accreditation. Singleton Birch hosted…

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Tags: Working Group, tsemwg, training, safety and environment, HSE, Environment Agency, Defra, ADBA, adcs, sam hinton

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Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations Review by DEFRA

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The Water Quality and Agriculture Team at Defra is reviewing the Nitrates and Slurry & Silage Storage Regulations (the Terms of Reference for this review can be found here). It aims to update the 2015 Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations in response to stakeholder feedback. SSAFO (Slurry and Silage) Regulations is included…

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Tags: Defra, saffo, nitrate, digestate, anaerobic digestion, regulations, sam hinton

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Defra, nick primmer, Wrap, winning moves, Survey

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Businesses asked to help shape new UK electronic waste tracking service

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The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together to develop an electronic waste tracking service that will capture information on all movements of waste in the UK. The project aims to manage digital information relating to the movement of all waste in a single solution, helping improve compliance…

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Tags: Defra, biowaste

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, digestate, Defra, Wrap, winning moves, Survey, nick primmer, analysis, policy

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Anaerobic digestion trade association submits proposals to Government ahead of the Budget

Anaerobic digestion trade association submits proposals to Government ahead of the Budget *Update - the Government has now postponed the Budget pending a general election vote* Letter to Chancellor highlights the industry's potential towards achieving the Government's Net Zero emissions target and the impact of uncertainty…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste, Charlotte Morton, Defra, beis, financial incentives, chancellor of the exchequer, budget, cop26, cabb

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Government publishes draft Environment Bill

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The Government has published a draft of its new Environment Bill, which is intended to create legally-binding environmental improvement targets. A new independent Office for Environmental Protection will be established to scrutinise environmental policy and law, investigate complaints and take enforcement action against public authorities, if necessary, to uphold…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, Defra, beis

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