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Posted in January 2014

Projen secure prestigious IChemE bioprocessing award

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Projen’s innovative approach to the anaerobic digestion process has been recognised at the 2013 IChemE awards, held on 7 November at De Vere Whites hotel in Bolton. A specialist project management and engineering consultancy company, Projen was initially nominated for both the Bioprocessing and Sustainable Technology awards…

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Tags: Awards, food waste, IChemE, process design, pug slurry

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UK AD & Biogas 2014 – 80% of exhibition space already sold

With 6 months to go until the UK’s only trade show dedicated exclusively to AD and biogas 80% of exhibition space is already sold. With remaining spaces selling fast make sure to secure your space today and reach the most targeted audience of AD buyers, suppliers and decision makers. Click here…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas 2014

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DECC progress report on renewable energy target

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The Government has published a report provided to the European Commission on progress towards meeting the UK’s 2020 target of supplying 15% of its energy needs from renewable sources (across electricity, heat and transport). It says that the UK supplied 4.2% of its energy from renewables in 2012, an increase from 3.8% from 2011, which…

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Tags: DECC, European Commission, Ollie More, Renewable Energy Targets

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FIT update: consultation pushed to February

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As we first informed you in late November, DECC has committed to launching a consultation, including a tariff review, to address Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) degression for small scale (<500kW) AD projects. ADBA, along with other associations such as REA, NFU, CLA and RASE, welcomed the news which followed strong efforts…

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Tags: DECC, FIT degression, Jordan Marshall, on-farm AD, preliminary accreditation, small scale AD

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Send us your smale scale AD images

We are looking for an exciting image for the front cover of the February edition of AD & Biogas News. If you have a professional high resolution image of a small scale AD plant, we’d love to hear from you. If you have a small scale AD image that…

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EU Skills report maps gas vehicle sector

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A report analysing the role of gas vehicles in cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as the key trends in vehicle growth and fuel demand has been published by Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills). Key conclusions from the report include: Biofuels, CNG, and LNG are likely to remain…

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Tags: biomethane in transport, CNG, EU Skills, gas vehicle hub, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, LNG

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EBA present the latest biogas production stats for Europe

INDUSTRY PRESS RELEASE The new EBA President presents the latest European biogas statistics – growth continues! Speaking at the Biogas Convention and Trade Fair in Nuremberg newly elected EBA President, Dr Jan Štambaský said:Over 13800 biogas plants and nearly 7,5 GWel of installed capacity is a significant contribution to Europe’s energy…

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Tags: EBA, elections, Europe, growth

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Funding competition from TSB and EPSRC

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are launching a collaborative R&D funding competition on 20 January 2014. The total award is £11m, with an expected project size between £200k to £2m, though projects outside of this range may be considered. The aim…

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Tags: district heat, EPSRC, funding call, R&D, tsb

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AD developers: Opportunity beckons in the Orkneys

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The Scottish Government contacted me today informing me that they are looking to identify AD developers who are interested in building an AD plant near the town of Kirkwall on Orkneys mainland. Zero Waste Scotland last year undertook a feasibility study looking at the potential feedstocks, with the focus now…

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Tags: expression of interest, Jordan Marshall, Scottish Government, Zero Waste Scotland

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Ministers slammed over failure to support food waste collections

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Appearing before a Lords’ inquiry into building a biowaste economy, two DECC ministers and one Defra minister faced repeated questioning about the lack of drive to support separate food waste collections in England. Resource minister Dan Rogerson MP, as well as energy minister Michael Fallon MP and climate change minister…

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Tags: Dan Rogerson, DECC, Defra, Greg Barker, Jordan Marshall, Lords, Michael Fallon, separate food waste collections, source segregation

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Keep your online profile up to date

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Don’t forget to keep your profile in our online Member Directory up to date with your company contact, contact details, description and logo.How can I update my profile? You need to be logged in as an ADBA member to edit your profile. Once logged in, click the purple ‘…

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Tags: Online member directory

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Reach KFC, Hilton Worldwide, Elior and more at the first ADBA AD & Hospitality Conference

Are you looking to target the hospitality and waste management sectors, AD operators or developers? Are you interested in meeting decision makers and making valuable new contacts from these industries? Are you keen to establish yourself as a leading technology or service provider to these sectors? If so, you cannot…

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DECC confirms post-RO support under CfD strike prices

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Shortly before Christmas, government announced the final strike prices that will underpin the Contracts for Difference (CfD) mechanism, which will replace the Renewables Obligation for new generation in 2017. Available to AD projects over 5MW and sewage sludge projects, the mechanism works by using “strike prices” to reduce the risk of…

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Tags: CfD, Contracts for Difference, decarbonisation target, DECC, Energy Act, Jordan Marshall, Renewables Obligation

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Upcoming Biomethane to Grid Working Group & Doncaster site visit: 27 January

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Accompanied by a site visit to Future Biogas’ recently commissioned site in Doncaster, the upcoming Biomethane to Grid Working Group will also see presentations from DECC and Ofgem covering the RHI accreditation process for gas-to-grid projects and more broadly government’s long term support for the sector through the RHI,…

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Tags: Air Liquide, biomethane to grid, CNG Services, DECC, Elster, Flogas, Future Biogas, gas grid injection, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem

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JRC publishes final End of Waste report

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The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) has now published its final Technical Report on end of waste criteria for biodegradable waste. The report will shortly be sent to DG Environment prior to the preparation of proposals for Commission regulations. It will then need to be approved by Member States…

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Tags: Defra, digestate, End of waste, European Commission, final report, JRC, PAS 110, Wrap

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