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Posted in April 2014

ADBA members urge DfT to look to gas/biomethane to address air quality

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Attendees at our recent Transport Working Group meeting urged the Department for Transport (DfT) to extend their focus beyond simply CO2 savings when assessing the benefits of different vehicle sectors, in the context of the recent Public Health report which demonstrated that long term exposure to air pollution was responsible…

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Tags: air pollution, biomethane in transport, Department for Transport, DfT, gas buses, Jordan Marshall, OLEV, RTFO

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On farm permitting: seeking views on the EA's position

At the recent Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which Defra run to bring together groups interested in permitting and other environmental legislation in biowaste recycling, the Environment Agency presented a discussion paper on regulation for biogas plants on farms. You can download the paper here - it is well worth reading if…

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Case made to Ofgem on FITs delays, grid connection agreement

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Yesterday I attended a meeting we arranged with Ofgem on to discuss the length of time it is taking them to review applications to the FITs scheme and Ofgem’s interpretation of ‘grid connection agreement’. This follows from the discussion at our Members’ Meeting Matt previously raising the issue. David…

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Tags: DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, FITs, Ofgem, Ollie More

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EIS repreive maintains funding opportunities for anaerobic digestion

ADBA PRESS RELEASE In response to news published today [19 May] that EIS-qualifying funds will be allowed to continue to invest in anaerobic digestion projects, Charlotte Morton, chief executive, the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association said: The government’s announcement that they will allow continued investment in anaerobic digestion…

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Tags: EIS, finance, VC

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EIS reprieve: funds to be allowed to continue investment

The expected clarification on EIS funding has been published today, with good news for developers using EIS-qualifying investors: they will continue to be allowed to invest in AD even when other renewable technologies are excluded by the changes. The briefing published today says:The government intends the legislation to follow…

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Tags: biomethane, budget, DECC, EIS, FIT, HMT, investment, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, RHI, RO, VCT

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Natural boost for AD plant efficiency is unveiled

ADBA MEMBER NEWS A natural bioactive solution that can boost the quantity and quality of AD gas output while stabilising plants and reducing down time has been unveiled to the industry. Citadel BioCat+™ is produced through the fermentation of natural plant material and long term testing in Switzerland and Germany…

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Tags: AD plant additives, efficiency, operational performance

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Feedstock Working Group tackles gate fees & contamination

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Issues around gate fees and contamination were high on the agenda at last week’s Feedstock Working Group. There was consensus among the group that as more AD capacity is coming online, getting hold of feedstock is becoming more difficult and gate fees are generally falling. Attendees emphasised that flexibility…

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Tags: AHVLA, cornstarch bags, EA, Feedstock Working Group, food waste, gate fees, HSE, landfill ban, separate food waste collections

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FIT accreditation delays: new details from Ofgem; meeting next week

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Following the discussions at our members meeting, we have set up a meeting with Ofgem for Monday next week to discuss the speed of processing for FIT pre-accreditations. Many members have already sent us examples and evidence of delays and the impact on their projects, but we would still be…

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Tags: DECC, degression, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, renewable financial incentives

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Labour pledges strong support for green gas

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Labour has this week set out its support for biomethane to grid injection, pledging to work with National Grid and the Committee on Climate Change, to produce recommendations on the ‘policy and regulatory reforms needed to maximise the potential for the development of green gas’, if elected in 2015. Noting the…

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Tags: biomethane to grid, energy security, food waste, gas grid injection, green gas, Jordan Marshall, Labour

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Labour's commitment to green gas 'hugely welcome'

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Reacting to the news that the next Labour government will prioritise green gas, Charlotte Morton, chief executive, the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association said: Labour’s commitment to prioritise green gas is hugely welcome.   Biomethane from anaerobic digestion has a huge role to play in…

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DECC propose extending FIT support for community projects to 10MW

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DECC has this week announced proposals to expand FIT support to 10MW for community renewable energy projects, including AD. As part of this package of proposals, government is also consulting on widening the opportunity to combine FIT support with grants for community projects up to 5MW where grants covered ‘reasonable…

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Tags: Community AD, DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Jordan Marshall, small scale AD, state aid

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Inquiry into air quality opens

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A parliamentary select committee inquiry into air quality has been launched, to examine what action has been taken to tackle poor air quality in the last three years, and what further measures can be taken including ‘new environmental technologies’. We will use this opportunity to suggest that government can do…

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Tags: air quality, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, RTFO

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What can you find on our exhibitors' stands at UK AD & Biogas 2014?

With 250 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services, there will be a range of equipment and information on offer at UK AD & Biogas 2014 (2-3 July, NEC). Our exhibitors have extensive experience across the AD industry ranging from AD operators and AD technology suppliers to project management, planning and finance…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas 2014, UK AD & Biogas exhibitors

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Response to Parliamentary inquiry: ADBA calls for ban on biodegradeables to landfill in England

ADBA’s response to a parliamentary inquiry on waste management policy in England has been submitted, making a strong case for England to follow Scotland’s example with a phased ban on biodegradable waste to landfill, with separate food waste collections rolled out alongside such a ban. Our response stated…

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Tags: DCLG, Defra, food waste, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, waste collection policy, Wrap

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Minister Of State, Fergus O’Dowd officially opens New HQ for Edina

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Irish based Edina, Europe’s leading renewable energy power generation company is proud to announce that Minister of State, Fergus O’Dowd officially opened their new headquarters in Swords, County Dublin on the 1 May 2014. [caption id=“attachment_21341” align=“alignleft” width=“378”] Edina New HQ Group Opening with Minister…

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Tags: Edina, Ireland, Ministerial opening

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