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AD Quality Protocol Review Workshop

ADQP Review Workshop   As ADBA reported back in December, the Environment Agency (EA) has completed its assessment of the Anaerobic Digestate Quality Protocol (ADQP) and has determined that the QP requires revision. On Wednesday, ADBA took part in a cross-industry workshop alongside CIWM, REA, and REAL where Richard Fairweather from the EA took…

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January 2021 Consultations

The New Year is well and truly underway now and there are a handful of consultations deadlines throughout January. The consultations to acknowledge and provide ADBA with feedback on are outlined below. By feeding into ADBA you have your say…

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Nitrate Vulnerable Zones for 2021-2024

The Environment Agency recently concluded its 4-yearly review of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) for the period 2021-2024. It advised the Secretary of State that there has been no substantive change in patterns of nitrate pollution in England, concluding the NVZs…

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Defra’s Pathway to Sustainable Farming

On 30 November 2020 The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Environment Secretary, unveiled his plans for the agricultural transition period at an Oxford Farming Conference. Defra released the document ‘The Path to Sustainable Farming: An Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to…

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Digestate Upgrading Technologies Working Group

ADBA held a digestate upgrading technologies workshop last week with the Agri-operators working group. With upcoming regulatory requirements such as the Clean Air Strategy requiring the covering of storage, and the discussions on ammonia emissions, ADBA wanted to understand the…

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Waste Management Plan Consultaiton

ADBA has responded to the ongoing review of the Waste Management Plan highlighting a number of concerns. The review, undertaken every six years, takes a snapshot of the current state of waste management practices, capacity and sets a blueprint for…

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