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Posted in May 2014

Skills funding and new safety guidance

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environmental Management Working Group met at PROjEN’s offices on 11 June, and agreed a number of actions to take forward. Updates Kevin Thrower from the National Skills Academy gave a presentation about funding opportunities for skills and workforce development under the Science Industry Partnership. £33m…

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Tags: HSE, Matt Hindle, NSA, Training and Safety, WAMITAB, working groups

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Who will be attending the UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2014?

With less than three weeks to go until the UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2014, see who’s already attending this prestigious event and book your ticket or table today.Book your place To book your ticket or table for the awards, please click here.Who will be attending? Agraferm…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2014

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FIT and small scale AD: report from ministerial meeting

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Representatives from ADBA, REA, NFU and various member companies pushed the case for ministerial support for smaller scale AD when we met Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP and DECC Minister Greg Barker MP in early June. The roundtable meeting was convened following DECC’s decision not to review…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, farming, FIT, Greg Barker, Matt Hindle, Owen Paterson, small scale AD, small-scale

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Clarke Energy installs GE Jenbacher gas engines to drive largest landfill gas power plant in France

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Officials from French waste management and services company Véolia Propreté, energy services company Dalkia and distributed power services provider Clarke Energy today celebrated the inauguration of the new Electr’od landfill gas-powered cogeneration plant in Plessis-Gassot. The 17.3 MW facility is the country’s most powerful landfill…

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Tags: biogas, green gas, landfill gas

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FIT accreditation issues using ICPs resolved?

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Several members we have been in touch with over recent months have now contacted us to say that Ofgem have approved their FIT pre-accreditation applications - even where those applications had previously been rejected.  This is due to an apparent change in Ofgem’s position on the burden of proof…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Ofgem, renewable financial incentives

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ADBA calls for greater support for gas vehicles to tackle air quality

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ADBA’s response to a parliamentary inquiry into poor air quality has called for action by government to boost the biomethane and gas vehicle sector, which can make a significant contribution to cutting air pollution from road transport particularly from HGVs. Citing case studies which demonstrated that changing HGVs from…

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Tags: air pollution, air quality, biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, HGV, Jordan Marshall, RTFO, separate food waste collections, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

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Food waste AD surges in Scotland

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The quantity of food waste treated through AD in Scotland has increased by 15,000 tonnes since November 2013, following the introduction of the Waste Regulations in January 2014. Since the new year, Scottish businesses generating over 50kg of food waste per week in urban areas must present it separately for collection. This change…

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Tags: food waste, Jordan Marshall, Labour, landfill ban, Scotland, source segregation, Waste Regulations

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RHI Biomethane Consultation: Meeting with DECC, 11 June

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In our post on the publication of the biomethane tariff review last week, we mentioned the opportunities to meet the DECC team. The consultation document gives contact details to arrange private meetings should you wish to do so - see page 23:...the biomethane review team in DECC will be holding…

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Tags: biomethane, DECC, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, RHI

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Welcome to the latest issue of AD & Biogas News: ‘Enhancing sustainable agriculture – integratin

The ADBA team is often asked what role crop feedstocks should play in anaerobic digestion (AD) in the UK. Although some have argued that growing crops for renewable energy production will take away land that could be used to grow food, current practices and research paint a more diverse, positive…

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Tags: AD & Biogas News, Charlotte Morton, crops

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What would you do if you were the UK’s energy or environment secretary?

Ahead of their speaking slots at UK AD & Biogas 2014 (2-3 July, NEC Birmingham), we asked Alexander Maddan (Agrivert), Partha Vasudev (GIB), Julian O’Neill (Biogen), Mike Woollacott, (Greenwatt Technology) Cecilia Fenech (Cranfield University)  and Dr Alex Bowen, (The Grantham Institute – London School of Economics) about their current projects, their…

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Tags: Alexander Maddan, Cecilia Fenech, Dr Alex Bowen, Julian O'Neill, Mike Woollacott, Partha Vasudev, UK AD & Biogas 2014

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Black Dog Biogas brings MT-Energie's AD technology to the Isle of Wight

ADBA MEMBER NEWS The Isle of Wight, off the south coast of Great Britain, is well known as an attractive destination for both tourists and music lovers. The island is also home to a growing number of renewable energy assets, with an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant soon to be added.…

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Tags: CHP, heat use, new plant

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