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Posted in June 2014

Extending FIT pre-accreditation for plants in build

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We are continuing to campaign for DECC to extend the time allowed for plants with pre-accreditations from 2013 to complete their build and commissioning. This is in recognition of the time taken for many of them to receive approval from Ofgem. In order to support this, we need to gather better…

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Tags: DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Matt Hindle, pre-accreditation, renewable financial incentives

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FLI Energy launches new brand identity

ADBA Member News FLI Energy, one of the UK & Ireland’s leading AD plant EPC contractors, has launched its new brand identity in conjunction with its parent company FLI Group and other subsidiaries. The FLI Groups rebranding is in response to the growing success of its businesses and demand…

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Tags: biogas, CHP, FLI Energy

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Gas processing contract in Stockholm awarded to Schmack Carbotech

ADBA member news Biogas fuel for 5000 Swedish cars. Schmack Carbotech has been awarded the contract to construct a plant with a processing capacity of 2000 Nm³/h in raw biogas in Sofielund Huddinge, Stockholm. Gas with a methane content of 97 percent after purification will be produced for use as a biofuel…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane vehicles, Schmack Carbotech, transport fuel

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Biomethane production boosts the growth of anaerobic digestion in Europe

ADBA member news The first of eight Gas-to-Grid (G2G) projects in France built by MT-Energie, a leading European provider of anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas upgrading systems, has started its injection of purified bio methane into the French gas grid. MT-Energie has also officially inaugurated the largest biogas upgrading…

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Tags: CHP, MT-Energie, new plant

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Clarke Energy exceeds 4 GW installed base milestone in its 25th year

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Clarke Energy has reached the important milestone of 4 gigawatts (4 GW) of installed generation capacity.  Clarke Energy has reached the milestone of 4 GW of installed capacity in its 25th year of operation. 4 GW is the equivalent of 10.5 million homes[1] These power plants include both renewable and low carbon…

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Tags: CHP, Clarke

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Bock UK and Cranfield University silage research

Bock UK is currently working with Cranfield University to produce a best practice guide to silage making in the UK. As there is currently only limited information available on silage making in the UK, Cranfield University is conducting a survey which you can complete here, the results of which will…

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Tags: Bock UK, Cranfield University, Silage

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AD operators: opportunity to contribute to new permitting regime

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As previous updates have said, the process of producing Europe-wide reference documents for Best Available Techniques (BAT) in waste treatment is underway. This could have a huge impact on environmental permitting for AD sites. Once the BAT Reference Document (BREF) is published all existing permits will be reviewed, and some…

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Tags: BREF, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting

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2015 Feed-in Tariff consultation: sharing AD industry views

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As we look forward to the full Feed-in Tariff review next year, we will be looking to get as much engagement from members as possible. All members will continue to receive news through this blog, AD & Biogas News and our weekly emails, but I am also setting up an…

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Tags: DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, preliminary accreditation, renewable financial incentives, small scale AD, state aid

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GPS awarded Hoddesdon AD control contract

ADBA MEMBER NEWS Imtech Water has placed an order with GPS Group to supply the control system hardware for the Hoddesdon AD plant currently under construction for Tamar Energy. GPS will provide motor control centres - MCC’s that monitor and control the feedstock screening, mixing, pretreatment and digestion processes. …

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Tags: AD process control, contracts

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Invite to Ofgem sustainability criteria workshop

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ADBA members have been invited to a forum to be organised by Ofgem on the introduction of sustainability criteria to the RHI. This is an excellent opportunity for the industry to make Ofgem aware of any questions that they feel need answering in relation to the implementation of sustainability criteria. …

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Tags: biogas heat, biomethane, biomethane to grid, Ofgem, Ollie More, RHI

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Membership survey by Zing Insights

In order to better understand the needs of the AD industry and our members we have teamed up with Zing Insights Limited to produce a membership survey. This confidential survey is being conducted by an independent market research company, Zing Insights Limited, and is conducted under the guidelines of the…

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Checklist released for sites moving to installation permits

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As we have previously notified, existing operators who have installations subject to new ‘installation’ permitting rules need to apply for a variation in their permit by 30 September. The EA released guidance on this in April, and wrote to operators they considered likely to fall into this category by early May. …

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Tags: EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, IED, Matt Hindle, permitting

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Defra minister comments on AD policy at select committee

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Defra minister Dan Rogerson MP made various comments on anaerobic digestion at a meeting of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on 8 July. He was joined by Dr Colin Church, the department’s Director of Resource, Atmosphere & Sustainability. The full transcript may be found here,…

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ADBA calls for clear, joined up waste policy

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Our Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, had the opportunity to appear before the Greater London Authority Environment Committee this week as they discussed waste collection services in the capital. She used the opportunity to call for clear, joined up policy between government at different levels, and emphasised the importance of good…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, food waste, London, Matt Hindle, Waste, waste collection

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Biomethane RHI changes will not be made before 1 December

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ADBA and REA have received a reply to their joint letter to the Minister Rt Hon Greg Barker MP regarding the RHI Biomethane to Grid tariff consultation. This confirms that no changes to the scheme will be enacted before 1 December 2014, and that his department has received evidence which ‘consistently’ shows…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane to grid, DECC, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, renewable heat inventive, RHI

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