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Posted in July 2016

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: New identity for oldest UK Agricultural Energy Consultancy

New identity for oldest UK Agricultural Energy Consultancy Farm Energy Centre, the Stoneleigh based agricultural energy consultancy, is changing its name to FEC Energy on the 1st September 2016. Farm Energy Centre was originally the Farm Electric Centre - a part of the nationalised electricity industry - and many visitors to…

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Tags: fec energy, member's press release, anaerobic digestion, farmers consultancy service, food waste operators, crop operators

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AD in Nepal: mitigating blackouts

Innovation doesn’t necessarily need to focus on ground-breaking leaps in research or technology: it can be things in a different way or in a new location. This is true in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The proposal to build an AD and waste management plant is a first-of-its-kind…

Posted in: Industry News, News for Members, R&D Updates

Tags: r&i, nepal, AD, anaerobic digestion, innovation, research, emma thomas, eu funding, funding, handsup, kathmandu

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Updated UK AD & Biogas Market Data Published

Today we have published the latest data on the UK AD & biogas market in our 'pipeline' spreadsheet. The pipeline will give the best view of the AD industry as it stands and is available for members of ADBA to download and use. It contains the following information for plants…

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Tags: Ollie More, emma thomas, pipeline, data, market analysis, beis, bds

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MPs question Ofgem application delays

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Ronnie Cowan MP for Inverclyde has asked the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average length of time is that feed-in tariff applications have been queued since applying for full accreditation; and what steps his Department is taking to increase the timelines of…

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Tags: beis, Ofgem, FIT, delays, pre-accreditation, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER South American Egg Producer Invests in German Energy Plant

WELTEC BIOPOWER to Build 800-kW Biogas Plant in Colombia WELTEC BIOPOWER will shortly start building an anaerobic digestion plant for Colombia‘s largest egg producer. The 800-kW biogas plant is to go live in early 2017. In terms of the feedstock input, the operator Incubadora Santander, which produces about 3.5 million…

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Tags: Weltec Biopower, anaerobic digestion, renewable energy, chicken manure, crop operators, biogas, member's press release

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Supporting our operator members – what ADBA has done this year

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We here at ADBA have been working hard to support our operator and developer members, providing guidance and insight. Below is a short round-up of what we are proud to have achieved for you this year.  1. The industry's first Best Practice Scheme The first stage of ADBA&rsquo…

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Tags: ad plant operator, operators, operator members, ADBA members, membership

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Have your say on health and safety regulation - HSE survey

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Delivering high standards of health and safety for employees at AD plants is a priority for AD industry. ADBA works closely with the regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to ensure that our members are aware of upcoming changes to legislation and have the opportunity to provide views. The…

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Tags: HSE, health and safety, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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BEIS meet with ADBA members: additional FIT evidence requested

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With the England v Pakistan cricket fourth test match taking place nearby, Oval was abuzz yesterday afternoon - but the real action was the BEIS Feed-in Tariff team coming to our offices to meet with ADBA members. BEIS (formerly DECC) asked us to arrange a small evidence workshop to collect…

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Tags: FIT, feed-in tariff, beis, consultation, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, capex, opex, hurdle rates, thom koller

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Defra seeks industry’s views on EU Fertiliser Regulations

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This week, I represented ADBA at a workshop held by Defra to discuss the EU Fertiliser Regulations. The purpose of the meeting was to give industry stakeholders and the regulators the opportunity to discuss the UK’s position on key issues arising from the proposed regulation ahead of the…

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Tags: Defra, fertiliser regulations, European Commission, biogas, anaerobic digestion, digestate

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Ofgem seek ADBA views on commissioning standards under the RO

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Ofgem is requesting views on AD industry standards and practices for commissioning under the RO. 31 March 2017 is the last date by which plants must be commissioned under the RO, subject to a few grace periods. With this date drawing nearer and with a likely rush of applications is it important…

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Tags: Ofgem, Renewables Obligation, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RO, renewable financial incentives, commissioning, g59, thom koller

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New ideas on RHI pre-accreditation: let us know what you think

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As they continue to consider their response to the Renewable Heat Incentive consultation, BEIS have asked for industry views on amended proposals for tariff guaranteed pre-accreditation. Their statement in full, which has been sent to industry groups representing technologies the RHI, is available to download in full here. Essentially, they…

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Tags: beis, RHI, rhi consultation, rhi tariff guarantees, pre accreditation, renewable financial incentives, DECC, Renewable Heat Incentive, Matt Hindle, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Is the future of caddy liners plastic or biodegradable?

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As part of the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan, launched at UK AD & Biogas 2016, ADBA is leading on two actions to help support the food waste recycling sector. The first is around dissemination; you will continue to see and hear plenty from us promoting food waste recycling, practical tools…

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Tags: Defra, Wrap, food waste collection, food waste operators, food waste recycling action plan, fwrap, Matt Hindle, food waste, anaerobic digestion, biogas, caddy liners, compostable liners, R&D

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Biogas production from sugar cane in Brazil

An academic team have recently analysed the best way to produce biogas from waste products in the bioethanol/ sugar industry. In Brazil, the sector has huge potential to improve the local bioeconomy and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when treating waste products, however to be successful, the methods need to…

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Tags: r&i, Brazil, sugar cane, experiment, biogas, emma thomas, sugar, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Medicine from digestate?

Possible source for new antibiotic found in Muntons AD Plant Due to the widespread application of antibiotics in both human, and veterinary medicine, there is an increase in the presence and persistence of bacteria in the natural environment that are resistant to antibiotics.  This is a…

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Tags: member's press release, muntons, anaerobic digestion, digestate, wastewater treatment, medicine, antibiotics, bbc, biogas

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Project CLoCC update

Project CLoCC is a project which aims to minimise the cost and time of connections to the National Transmission System (NTS), with a focus on unconventional gas connections. The project started in February 2016 and is due to finish in October 2018.  The project’s core objectives are: To reduce…

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Tags: clocc, innovation, transmission network, gas network, emma thomas, project, project update, update, national grid

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