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Posted in June 2013

Weltec biomethane plant in Arneburg feeds in gas

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Refinery in Germany supplies 5,000 homes From the economic, ecological and technological perspective, biomethane is the energy source of tomorrow. The commissioning of the biomethane refinery in Arneburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, underlines this statement. The plant, which reflects the entire know-how of the industry, stands in stark contrast…

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Tags: biomethane, Weltec Biopower

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Milestone of 10 million cubic meters of biomethane production reached

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE In April, Pentair Haffmans celebrated the milestone of reaching 10 million m3 of biomethane produced with the company’s technology. Since the introduction of Pentair Haffmans’ biogas upgrading technique to the market in 2010, six biogas upgrading projects have been commissioned in the Netherlands where the company is…

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Tags: biomethane, Biomethane upgrading, Pentair Haffmans

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Measuring methane

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE At the UK’s first viable compact anaerobic digester (AD) plant aimed at local food waste treatment, a Geotech GA3000 fixed biogas analyser monitors methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The plant, a modular scalable AD system, unveiled by React…

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Tags: biogas, Biogas monitoring, Geotech

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We keep you, our members, up-to-date with the latest news and developments in AD, including the latest regulatory changes, industry news, working group updates, business opportunities, sector events and much more, in our weekly e-newsletter and our bimonthly magazine. Are you making the most of this membership benefit by ensuring…

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DECC reveals detailed plans for post-RO support

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As we updated you at the start of July, DECC were set to provide further detail on the support which will be available under the Contracts for Difference (CfD) mechanism for AD projects over 5MW when the Renewables Obligation (RO) closes to new generation in 2017, and what will happen in…

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Tags: Contracts for Difference, DECC, Jordan Marshall, RO, strike prices

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£10m low carbon vehicle competition announced

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A £10m R&D fund into low carbon vehicles has been announced by the Technology Strategy Board. Projects must be collaborative and business-led, with total eligible project costs expected to be between £2-5m, while projects are expected to last between 18 to 36 months. The competition opens on 4 September, with…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, Jordan Marshall, Technology Strategy Board

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EU energy & environmental policy - government consulting on European scope

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As part of the government-wide review of the balances of competences between the EU and the UK, aimed at examining the scope of EU activities and how it impacts on the UK, DECC and Defra have launched a joint call for evidence on the interaction between Europe and the UK…

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Tags: air quality, DECC, Defra, End of waste, European Union, Jordan Marshall, Waste Framework Directive

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Are you making the most of our policy team?

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I meet with, speak to and email ADBA members every day of the week. Without this interaction the policy team simply couldn’t do our jobs – we need to know what issues need resolving, and what success stories we can use to show the role that AD plays. I also…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, Matt Hindle, member services, policy

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Kirk Group enjoys busy two days at UK AD & Biogas 2013

KIRK GROUP succeeded at the UK AD & Biogas 2013 exhibition this year, with one of the largest stands at the show and a busy traffic of visitors throughout the two days. Keeping in line with our business philosophy of always providing excellence in Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Storage Solutions and…

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Tags: Kirk Group, UK AD & Biogas 2013

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RHI amendment - heat use to be allowed outside buildings

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Following an announcement in Parliament last week, it has emerged that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations are being amended to allow heat use, such as biomass drying, to take place outside a building from September. Members have previously indicated to us that the requirement to have to dry biomass…

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Tags: biomass drying, Jordan Marshall, RHI

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Draft EA Permitting Guidance: Details and Call for Response

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The EA has published draft guidance on complying with environmental permits, which has been expected as part of the transition to permitting under the Industrial Emissions Directive. ADBA members have contributed to the development of this guidance, which has now been released for consultation. The guidance deals with the AD…

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Tags: BAT, best practice, BREF, EA, emissions, environment, IED, Industrial Emissions Directive, Matt Hindle, permitting

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New RHI delay disappointing - ADBA

ADBA PRESS RELEASE DECC have today announced that they have delayed their decision on introducing RHI support to AD projects with a thermal capacity of over 200 kW until the autumn. Responding to the news Charlotte Morton, chief executive, ADBA, said: Today’s announcement of yet another delay for expanded…

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Tags: DECC, heat use, RHI, thermal limit

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Expressions of interest in AD research network

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As some of you may know the BBSRC has dedicated £15m funding to fund 10 cross-disciplinary, community building networks as part of its work to support Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE). ADBA is involved with a group of academics led by Professor Charles Banks at Southampton University who are putting together…

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European Waste Review underway

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The European Commission has launched a review of key targets in the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. The review is scheduled by the provisions of the directives, and aims to bring these targets in line with the Commission’s ambitions of promoting…

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Tags: EU, Jordan Marshall, Waste Framework Directive, Waste Policy

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Announcement on RHI heat support delayed to autumn

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DECC have today disappointingly announced that they have delayed their decision on introducing RHI support to AD projects with a thermal capacity of over 200kW until the ‘Autumn’, which we have long called for to be in place. This is especially frustrating given that they had previously indicated that the…

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Tags: CHP, DECC, heat, Matt Hindle, RHI

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