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Posted in December 2016

Ofgem publishes draft guidance on RO commissioning

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Over the summer Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the Renewables Obligation (RO). Following tariff degressions under the FIT during 2016 many AD developers looked to the RO for support, before the scheme closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Expecting a rush of applications at then beginning of 2017…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, RO, commissioning, g59, Ofgem, crop operators, food waste operators, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: South Africa’s first independent landfill gas generation scheme powers up

South Africa's first independent landfill gas-to-power project has begun generation in Johannesburg - providing 3MW of renewable electricity, enough to supply more than 5,500 homes. Project developer ENERGY Systems has started operation at Robinson Deep landfill site in Johannesburg. This is the first stage of a £7.2 million (circa 130 million…

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Tags: gas-to-power, south africa, landfill, renewable energy

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ADBA meets Kerry McCarthy MP to discuss AD industry’s role in tackling food waste

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ADBA's Chief Executive Charlotte Morton and PR & Parliamentary Affairs Executive Chris Noyce met with Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy this week to discuss the role of the AD industry in tackling the UK’s food-waste problem. Charlotte, Chris, and Ms McCarthy all recognised the importance of adhering…

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Tags: food waste, Charlotte Morton, chris noyce, waste hierarchy, Defra, Environment Agency, world biogas association

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PRESS RELEASE: Green gas production doubled in 2016 - ADBA

The UK now has almost 90 plants injecting green biomethane into the gas grid, double the number this time last year, according to a new report published by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) yesterday [8th December]. ADBA’s December 2016 Market Report investigates and explores the growth, developments and…

Posted in: ADBA News, ADBA Press Release, Industry News, News for Members

Tags: green gas, 2016 market report, adba national conference 2016, Charlotte Morton, chris noyce, RHI, anaerobic digestion, FIT, financial incentives

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Caroline Flint MP sets out four-point plan for UK’s green gas future

Former Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Caroline Flint MP has set out her four-point plan for the UK to realise the potential for green gas. Speaking at the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s National Conference in Westminster yesterday [8 December], Ms Flint said that more…

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Tags: adba national conference 2016, green gas, food waste, Charlotte Morton, carbon budgets, emissions reduction plan, industrial strategy, chris noyce

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CfD second round allocation consultation: still time to share your views

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With the next allocation round for Contracts for Difference due to commence in April 2017 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking to develop its understanding cost reductions over time for fuelled technologies, sector innovation and improvements in efficiency. The have issued a call for evidence…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, consultation, CfD, beis, food waste operators, crop operators, heat, decarbonisation, carbon cost effectiveness, thom koller

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Digestate in Horticulture (Ornamental Plants & Strawberries)

Image source Dr Mary Dimambro, Managing Director at Cambridge Eco Ltd has worked on several reports with WRAP about the use of digestate in horticulture. The aim of the reports were to develop appropriate markets for quality digestates to be used in horticulture. There were three reports written which have…

Posted in: R&D Updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, strawberries, mary dimambro, emma thomas, research, Wrap

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Would you like to get involved with the next generation of Early Career Researchers?

Mentoring opportunities A joint careers fair with 7 BBSRC Networks are looking for industry mentors who will support and develop early career researchers. If you would like to participate as an Industry mentor, or would like to get involved in any other way, please contact Jen Vanderhoven for more details -…

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Tags: ecr, adnet, adnetwork, bbsrc, event, sheffield, mentoring, R&D

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: New generation! Birmingham schoolchildren tour Biogen green energy plant

Children and teachers from Anglesey Primary School were thrilled to tour Warwickshire’s newest green energy plant to see electricity being generated from the region’s leftovers. The visit to Biogen’s Merevale food waste recycling plant was organised as part of the children’s environment…

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Tags: chris noyce, Biogen, food waste, biofertiliser, biogas, waste management, anaerobic digestion, member's press release

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ADBA turns up the heat on the RHI

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In our response to the RHI consultation this summer we pushed for the biogas heat tariffs to be reviewed alongside those for biomethane. Following the announcement from BEIS on degressions to biomethane injection and biogas heat last week we have built on the case we made in our consultation response…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste, food waste operators, beis, consultation, rhi consultation, RHI, renewable financial incentives, thom koller, baroness neville-rolfe

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Ofgem set out views on commissioning standards under the RO

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Over the summer Ofgem ran a short consultation on commissioning standards under the Renewables Obligation (RO). With the recent tariff degressions on the FIT during 2016 many AD developers have looked to the RO for support, before the scheme closes to new applicants on 31 March 2017. Expecting a rush of applications at…

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

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EC release proposals for new Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

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The European Commission (EC) has released its 2016 Winter Package, which includes a proposal for the new Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The title of the package is ‘Clean Energy For All Europeans’ and proposals focus on three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, European Commission, RED, red ii, sustainability, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, renewable energy, thom koller

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Government calls for views on UK bioeconomy

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a call for evidence on the UK's bioeconomy. Government's aim is to produce a strategy for use of the country's natural resources that takes into consideration objectives, such as on decarbonisation, broader sustainability and food secrurity. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, sustainability, food production, natural resources, bioeconomy, food waste, R&D, digestate, beis, consultation, decarbonisation

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Ofgem agree to ADBA call for Impact Assessment on network charging proposals

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Over the summer Ofgem consulted on charging arrangements for embedded generation, proposing to reduce the Transmission Network Use of Service (TNUoS) demand residual payment to embedded generators. This change to electricity generators connected to the distribution network could result in an end to, or the reduction of, the triad…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste, network charging, embedded benefit, cmp264, cmp265, tnuos, triad, thom koller

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Amended Landspreading Standard Rules Permits to be published in January 2017

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We have been informed that we should expect the updated Standard Rules permits for landspreading (SR2010 No4, No5 and No6) and storage (SR2010 No17) to be published on the Environment Agency's website at gov.uk in early January 2017.The Environment Agency will be in touch with existing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, land spreading, Environment Agency, food waste operators

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