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Posted in November 2016

Press release: ADBA becomes founder member of World Biogas Association

PRESS RELEASE - Launch of World Biogas Association The World Biogas Association (WBA) has been launched at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 22 at Marrakesh, Morocco.  Following the adoption by the United Nations of a shared vision for transforming lives by 2030 through the Sustainable Development…

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Tags: wba, world biogas association, ADBA, founder member

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ADBA’s policy team gears up for new challenges

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I joined ADBA in August 2010, when the association was less than a year old, and when the UK had fewer than 50 operational AD sites outside of the water sector. It’s fair to say things have changed a bit since then. Most obviously the industry and its association have…

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Tags: ADBA, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, thom koller

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Practical Guide review begins – still time to get involved

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We have now begun the process of reviewing the Practical Guide to AD and would like to express our thanks to those members who have volunteered to be involved; we have over 60 contributors so far which is excellent and provides a wealth of AD knowledge. We are excited to see…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Practical Guide to AD

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BEIS and the future of heat

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Government has today released a consultation on the future of heat in non-domestic buildings, wherein it acknowledges that “new policies on heat and energy efficiency will be crucial to meeting the fourth and fifth Carbon Budgets.” You can access the consultation document here. Non-domestic buildings in the UK…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, heat use, RHI, consultation, beis, carbon emissions, crop operators, food waste operators, thom koller

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Feedstock quality survey - still time to respond

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There is still time to respond to an important survey being undertaken by a cross-industry group that focuses on digestate quality. The survey is aimed at operators of food waste AD plants and relates to the quality of feedstock received at the plant. The survey will close at the end…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, digestate quality

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Funding available for bioeconomy innovation in Scotland

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Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new funding opportunity for businesses and organisations working in industrial biotechnology, food and drink, and the wider bioeconomy in Scotland. The Bioeconomy Accelerator is designed to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and higher education institutes delivering circular economy and waste reduction…

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Tags: AD R&D, R&D, research, research and innovation, research and development, bioeconomy, Circular Economy, funding, funding opportunity, r&d funding, r&i funding, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, food and drink, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, biogas, biomethane, digestate

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BEIS and Ofgem set out designs for a smart and flexible energy system

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Yesterday BEIS and Ofgem launched a call for evidence on how to develop the UK energy system so that it is smart and flexible, and captures all benefits for consumers and businesses. The new department’s focus on industrial strategy is beginning to emerge, and Secretary of State Greg…

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Tags: beis, Ofgem, consultation, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, innovation, feed-in tariffs, regulation, flexible generation

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Update on food waste collection work - how is the consistency project progressing?

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Following the launch of the Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England in September, the steering group behind the project met at Defra this week to discuss progress and next steps. The meeting was chaired by WRAP Chief Executive Marcus Gover, who said they had been pleased with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste operators group, food waste collections, Waste, waste collections, recycling, separate food waste collections, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, harmonisation and consistency working group, harmonised collections, ADBA, Matt Hindle, Wrap, Defra, clg, councils

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Public Accounts Committee to investigate Levy Control Framework

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Following the release of the National Audit Office’s 2016 report on the Levy Control Framework (LCF) and its control of consumer-funded costs of energy policies the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons has launched its own inquiry – details of which can be seen here. You can…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, public accounts committee, FIT, levy control framework, national audit office, thom koller

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CfD second round allocation: BEIS call for views on cost reductions and heat strategy

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In the run up to the next allocation round for Contracts for Difference the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking to develop its understanding of how future cost reductions for fuelled technologies may be driven, particularly the cost of fuel over time, sector innovation and improvements in…

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Tags: beis, Contracts for Difference, consultation, financial incentives, biogas, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, levelised costs, thom koller

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Alberta Canada call for $5m bids to reduce methane emissions

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A call for proposals has recently been published to reduce methane emissions in Alberta, Canada.  This call is open to submissions for addressing significant methane emissions across Alberta’s sectors, including agriculture, mining, oil and gas, waste management, and other. The maximum funding request to ERA for any…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, anaerobic digestion, biogas, canada, alberta

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African Bioenergy Opportunities Workshop

The Supergen Bioenergy Hub group of researchers are organising a workshop on opportunities for research and business in Africa, focussed on bioenergy (including AD).  Date: Wednesday 16th of November Time: 12pm-5pm Location: Inox, University of Sheffield All the details can be found here. It looks like a really…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, biogas, anaerobic digestion, supergen

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: DEHN UK 2017 Anaerobic Digestion & Waste Water Technical Seminar

DEHN UK will be hosting a technical seminar on AD & WWTW applications for lightning & surge protection measures based on the requirements of current UK regulations on January 17th-19th 2017 at their Headquarters in Neumarkt, Bavaria and they have 10 places set aside for ADBA members. Flying out on 17th…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, dehn uk, member's press release, wastewater treatment, lightning protection, security & data protection, food waste operators, crop operators

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Have your say on government plans for alternative transport infrastructure

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The Department for Transport’s ongoing consultation on the transposition into UK law of European Commission Directive 2014/94/EC on alternative fuels infrastructure may be of interest to members interested in the manufacture, installation or operation of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling infrastructure for vehicles. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, consultation, biomethane, DfT, European Commission, alternative fuels infrastructure, biomethane in transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, CNG, LNG, thom koller, food waste operators, crop operators

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PRESS RELEASE: NEW AD MAP CELEBRATES OVER 500 UK PLANTS

PRESS RELEASE Date: 4 November 2016 Embargo: Immediate NEW AD MAP CELEBRATES OVER 500 UK PLANTS The UK anaerobic digestion industry now has over 500 operational plants, and following the launch of ADBA's interactive map they’re easier to see and find than ever. The industry association’s database features 540 sites…

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Tags: ad map, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, operators, ad plant operator, interactive map, crop operators, emma thomas

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