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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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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - Leadership Changes as Cawood Scientific prepares for further growth

MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - Leadership Changes as Cawood Scientific prepares for further growth The UK’s largest independent provider of analysis to the land-based sector, Cawood Scientific Ltd (Cawood), is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Parrington as Managing Director and Jez Smith as Technical and Operations…

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Furlough scheme extended by one month

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The necessary lockdown of the UK economy has jeopardised the survival of many British businesses. In order to save millions of jobs, Rishi Sunak announced a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 20 March. The scheme has opened for applications today (20 April) and allows struggling firms to furlough employees with the government…

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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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COVID-19 and propane contingency planning

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Members who own and operate biomethane plants have been assessing the risks related to COVID-19 associated with their assets. They have been engaging with their supply chains and have been making contingency plans to ensure their operations can continue with minimum disruption. Propane is one of the aspects that has…

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Tags: corona virus, coronavirus, risk management, risk mitigation, rebecca thompson, propane, propanation, biomethane, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, food waste, Ofgem, UK AD & Biogas

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A Green Response to COVID-19

In a crisis like the one we are living through, we need to remind ourselves of platitudes, that crises can provide opportunities. Although this is hard to consider when faced with the great challenges that have arisen, history is ripe with examples of recovery from crises. How we respond now…

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Tags: covid-19, opportunity, green growth, green recovery, climate change, financial measures, crisis, cop26, energy security, rescue plans, just transition, UK AD & Biogas

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BEIS - Feed-In Tariffs (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020

On Monday 30th March, BEIS laid The Feed-In Tariffs (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020. The explanatory memorandum  extends the final accreditation date. The scheme is closed but other technologies including Anaerobic Digestion (with a declared net capacity over 50kW) still had time to accredit. Amendment Purpose: To provide small-scale renewable electricity…

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Tags: beis, sam hinton, feed in tariff, coronavirus, anaerobic digestion, CHP, biogas, renewable financial incentives

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COVID-19 – AD industry Bulletin

COVID-19 – AD industry Bulletin Important information about COVID-19 and our industry Utilities are listed as a critical sector, covering: Gas Electricity Water (including sewerage) Waste disposal Employers in these sectors should confirm with their staff whether they are critical workers and are encouraged to think carefully before identifying staff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, beis, UK AD & Biogas, covid-19, corona virus, coronavirus, government support, support, critical worker, rebecca thompson, sam hinton

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January 2021 Tariff Guarantee Deadline

Following recent discussions with BEIS we have raised a few points that they require feedback on ASAP to inform their decision about whether to make changes to the January 2021 Tariff Guarantee deadline. Why will people struggle to achieve the current deadline? How many plants are struggling to meet this deadline? …

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, sam hinton, rhi tariff guarantees, deadline, beis

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - CooperOstlund commits to safeguarding decentralised energy supply

MEMBER PRESS RELEASE - CooperOstlund commits to safeguarding decentralised energy supply CooperOstlund, the leading provider of CHP engine specification and maintenance services, has announced its commitment to supporting the UK’s energy infrastructure during the COVID-19 crisis. Considered a critical service provider, the business has been advised to continue…

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Latest COVID-19 update for Businesses and Employers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin This bulletin provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19). All guidance, information and announcements can be found at GOV.UK. Organisations should pay particular attention to the guidance for employees, employers and businesses which is being updated regularly with the latest…

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Tags: covid-19, corona virus, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, food waste, consultation, beis, UK AD & Biogas, Ofgem, digestate, R&D, rebecca thompson, critical worker

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ADBA and REA send Ofgem a joint letter on Covid-19 Contingency Planning

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In light of the worsening situation with Covid-19, ADBA and REA wrote to seek Ofgem's support with an aspect of contingency planning for the biomethane production sector.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Readiness Bulletin   Issue 4 – 19 March 2020

This business readiness bulletin for trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries provides important information for you and your business members and networks on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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MRW launches sexual harassment survey

With Covid-19 keeping hundreds of millions of people in lockdown in their homes and financial markets crashing, the societal problems of yesterday seem less relevant today. However, while we hold our breath in the wait for the Covid-19 crisis to be under control, we should not lose sight of centuries…

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Tags: Survey, resources and waste sector, sexual harassment, mrw

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