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AD crop operators unite behind bioenergy sustainability best practice guidance

ADBA has today launched a statement at UK AD & Biogas 2015, highlighting how the industry is complying with the new Voluntary Guidelines on Best Practice for Crop Feedstocks in Anaerobic Digestion launched last year. The guidance, which was developed in conjunction with our members and NFU, CLA, REA and…

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Tags: ukad&biogas; 2015, ukadbiogas, crop operators, bioenergy sustainability criteria, Best AD Plant, voluntary guidance, AD & Biogas News, sustainability criteria, government, committee on climate change, RHI, Defra, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton

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Biomethane to Grid Working Group Summary

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ADBA's Biomethane to Grid Working Group met in London on 8 June. With work underway towards the new government's spending review, the future of the RHI topped the agenda this meeting. We started by discussing the upcoming 5% biomethane degression and moved onto a paper that ADBA is developing on…

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Tags: biomethane to grid working group, biomethane to grid, Ofgem, gas distribution network, RHI, spending review, RHI degression, biomethane, biomethane in transport, biomethane injection, DfT, DECC, sustainability criteria, ENA, will bushby, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, consultation

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Members meeting discusses FIT, RHI, Sustainability, Grid Connections & Political Landscape

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ADBA members gathered at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London on Tuesday for our Members’ Meeting sponsored by Matchtech, with a number of important subjects on the agenda. We are currently awaiting permission to share the presentations, once we have received this we will publish them online, however,…

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Tags: will bushby, ADBA members, members' meeting, membership, anaerobic digestion, policy report, DECC, DfT, DCLG, BIS, Feed-in-Tariff, RHI, sustainability criteria, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, grid connection, biomethane, biomethane in transport, Chris Huhne, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, Charlotte Morton

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: HRS showcase ultra-energy efficient biofertiliser pasteurisation technology

Demonstrating how to optimise anaerobic digestion (AD) plant performance, a key theme at this years’ UK AD & Biogas show, HRS Heat Exchangers will showcase their latest ultra-energy efficient digestate pasteurisation technology on stand E213: the HRS 3 Tank Batch Sludge Pasteuriser System. The system boasts to be 70% more energy…

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Tags: member's press release, hrs heat exchangers, UK AD & Biogas, pasteurisation technology, biofertiliser, digestate, PAS 110, Pasteurisation, CHP, sustainability criteria, gate fees, veolia, Shanks, Tamar Energy, uts, muntons, matt hale, Derek Sivyer

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New carbon calculator guidance published

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Ofgem have published new guidance on using the Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator, following updates to the calculator itself which were released in February. You can find the new guidance here. There is now much more detailed information for plants which will use the calculator for RHI compliance, along with…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid, Feed-in-Tariff, European Commission, Ofgem, sustainability criteria, anaerobic digestion, biogas, calculator, Matt Hindle

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Free workshops on carbon calculator and sustainability criteria

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As you will be aware all those claiming RHI will need to demonstrate compliance to the RHI biomass sustainability criteria from October 2015. In order to show compliance the Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator (B2C2) has been introduced – to help RHI recipients understand this tool DECC are holding a…

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Tags: carbon calculator, b2c2, RHI, sustainability criteria, workshop, Ofgem, DECC, e4tech, ghg calculator, GHG emissions, will bushby

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Carbon Calculator guidance: deadline for comments next week

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As we reported earlier this week, the updated carbon calculator has now been published.  Operators or developers who are expecting to use the calculator to demonstrate compliance with sustainability criteria now have the opportunity to start using the new version, and highlight any problems or issues.  DECC have…

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Tags: RHI, DECC, Ofgem, financial incentives, biomethane to grid, crop operators, biomethane, Matt Hindle, bioenergy sustainability criteria, bioenergy sustainability, sustainability criteria, carbon calculator

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RHI sustainability criteria regulations published

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Earlier this week, the government laid new RHI regulations covering sustainability criteria. These are available in full here, for those who enjoy reading Statutory Instruments in full. The regulations are now passing through Parliament, and assuming no problems in that process they will be in place in February Sustainability Criteria …

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Tags: DECC, renewable financial incentives, RHI, financial incentives, biomethane, sustainability criteria, biogas, CHP, Matt Hindle, sustainability

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RHI sustainability criteria: further details

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As our announcement on Tuesday said, DECC have now confirmed the greenhouse gas target which RHI projects will have to meet. Producers will be required to meet the regulations from autumn 2015, which is six months later than planned. This delay is very useful, not least because a number of important…

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Tags: DECC, Matt Hindle, RHI, biomethane, financial incentives, biomethane to grid, sustainability criteria, crop operators

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Government Agrees RHI Sustainability Criteria

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The government has published further details on sustainability criteria for biomethane, which had been due to commence from April but will now be implemented in autumn 2015.  The criteria will require plants receiving RHI support to demonstrate the carbon savings they are making. ADBA and REA have been working closely…

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Tags: sustainability criteria, biomethane, Derek Sivyer, DECC, GHG emissions, ghg calculator

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Crop operators and developers – opportunity to contribute to carbon calculator

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As we come closer to the implementation of sustainability criteria for RO and RHI facilities, work is underway on revisions to the ‘B2C2’ carbon calculator. The B2C2 was developed by DECC to help operators of biomass and biogas sites calculate the carbon footprint of energy they…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, Matt Hindle, RHI, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, sustainability criteria, RO, Ofgem, crop operators, crops

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Ofgem update on RHI sustainability criteria

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A couple of weeks ago Ollie attended an Ofgem workshop on the implementation of sustainability criteria in the RHI. Ofgem have now provided there own update and conclusions from the meeting, which are reproduced below for information. As I said at our members' meeting yesterday, once RHI sustainability regulations are…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, Ofgem, sustainability criteria, Matt Hindle, biomethane to grid, biogas heat

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Ofgem sustainability criteria workshop on Monday

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On Monday I attended a workshop held by Ofgem on sustainability criteria for the RHI. I was pleased that Ofgem had gone to the effort of organising a workshop specific to the biogas and biomethane sector and it allowed our members to explain to Ofgem some of the points of…

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Tags: RHI, biomethane to grid, biomethane, biomass sustainability criteria, sustainability criteria, crop operators

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Update on biomethane sustainability criteria

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We held our latest meeting with DECC on biomethane sustainability criteria yesterday, following discussions over the past few weeks. Notes from this meeting are below. Meeting with DECC, 11 September 2014 DECC: Andy Davey, Pete Burnill (RHI team); Philip Sargent (Engineer, Strategy and Evidence Group) Trade Associations: Matt Hindle, Ollie More (ADBA);…

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Tags: biomethane, crop, crop feedstocks, DECC, Matt Hindle, RHI, sustainability, sustainability criteria

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Invite to sustainability criteria RHI workshop -  a must-attend event for RHI

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We have been lobbying Ofgem to hold a workshop for the anaerobic digestion industry on meeting the sustainability requirements for the RHI. These will be mandatory from Spring for all plants hoping to claim the RHI: biogas and biomethane. They have agreed to this and have provided the following information …

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Tags: biomass sustainability criteria, Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI, sustainability criteria

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