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Update: All 13 Quality Protocols to be reviewed by the Environment Agency

The first 3 QPs to be reviewed, bullet points below, will hopefully be ready for external input by the end of October according to the Environment Agency. About three QPs will be reviewed at one time and the first three to be reviewed are: Compost Digestate PLA (Poultry litter ash)   …

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Gate fees for AD increase by £1, according to new WRAP report

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The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published its 12th yearly report covering the gate fees charged for waste treatment, recovery and disposal, including anaerobic digestion, finding that gate fees have risen. The report concludes that the UK waste market continues to be fragmented, affected by local competition and…

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Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) for electricity producers

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ADBA’s Policy Team met with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the end of the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) and the implementation of the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), a more market-driven scheme. This initiative will be ready to roll-out on 1 January 2020 and will replace the export tariff…

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Are you ready for Brexit?

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As we approach the new deadline for Britain leaving the EU, we as an industry need to make sure that we are prepared for whatever happens next. We have an opportunity now to tell government what is needed to ensure we are ready by 31 October. They want to know what…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, consultation, UK AD & Biogas, brexit, training, ad industry, industry, EU, European Union, export, trade, transport, feedback, ADBA members

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Incentivising gas to grid: tell us what you think!

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In last year’s Spring Statement, the Chancellor committed to increasing the proportion of green gas being injected into the gas grid. Today, Rebecca Thompson, our Senior Policy Manager, presented ADBA’s initial thinking on what a policy mechanism to achieve this would look like, at an Energy…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, beis, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives, RHI, british green gas, green gas, financial incentives, renewable gas, spring statement, post-rhi, consultation, green gas mechanism, green gas consultation, rebecca thompson

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Feedstock (Waste) – Opportunity

We have received an enquiry from a company whose work includes emptying of tanks, gully's and waste traps. What: They are looking to dispose of the collected fat and grease in a way that feeds back to the environment in a positive way through the use of Anaerobic Digestion…

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Tags: sam hinton, feedstock, Circular Economy, anaerobic digestion, ad operators

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All 13 Quality Protocols to be reviewed by the Environment Agency

Background: Quality Protocols (QPs), end of waste frameworks, were produced between 2004 and 2015 and are recognised by the Environment Agency (EA) and used by industry on a voluntary basis to identify the point at which waste, having been fully recovered, may be regarded as a non-waste product. This means the waste…

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Tags: environmental regulation, quality protocol, anaerobic digestion, digestate, sam hinton

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SEG – Smart Export Guarantee Overview

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In June 2019 the Government published its final proposals for the SEG that will come into force on 1st January 2020. SEG will be supplier-led, with BEIS providing the overarching legislative framework and Ofgem monitoring the obligated suppliers’ compliance. It requires electricity suppliers with more than 150,000 customers will have to offer…

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ADBA meets with BEIS on RHI closure

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Yesterday, our Senior Policy Manager, Rebecca Thompson, met with one of the lead officials at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the closure of RHI and all things biogas policy. Alongside discussing the technical issues that need ironing out to future proof the RHI regulations as…

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Tags: RHI, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, UK AD & Biogas, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, beis, rebecca thompson, government policy, energy policy

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Power cuts raise questions for electrified future

On 9th August the lights went out for approximately 1.1 million electricity customers. Electricity failed, and although the power outage was connected to a lightening strike, it was just one of many and represents an apparently rare and unexpected event. The lightening caused simultaneous but independent power losses at Hornsea off-shore…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, energy security, biogas to electricity, electricity, rebecca thompson

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ADBA presents at summit on future waste policy

Rebecca Thompson, ADBA's Senior Policy Manager, presented the key role that AD plays in food and farm waste policy at a round-table discussion organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Energy Sustainability and Environment Division. The event brought together academics, industry experts, and representatives from government to discuss…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, RHI, renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, financial incentives, digestate, Defra, rebecca thompson, royal society of chemistry, food waste policy, agriculture policy

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Catholic Church now one of the largest single consumers of green gas certificates

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More than 4,500 Catholic churches and schools have switched to renewable gas and electricity supplied by British Gas in one of the UK’s largest combined green energy contracts. The deal with the Catholic Church’s energy procurement group, Inter-diocesan Fuel Management (IFM), covers 2,800 churches from 20 of the 22 Catholic…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, rebecca thompson, green gas, british gas, green energy, england, Wales

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Helping our members thrive

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Dear members,   As ADBA begins its membership renewals process, we have spent a lot of time speaking with members and have learned so much more about your needs and the challenges you are facing.....

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One-year government spending round announced

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Boris' new government has announce that they will be carrying out a short-term spending round to cover the next year, which will be followed by a full Spending Review once Brexit negotiations have been completed. This is to provide financial certainty to Departments as they prepare for Brexit, but may…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, beis, food waste operators, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, digestate, spending review, rebecca thompson, government, government policy, green policy, energy policy

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University of York and Yorkshire Water shed light on plant optimisation

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Sam Hinton, Technical Support Manager at ADBA, visited today University of York to see the progress of collaborative research into Yorkshire Water's AD optimisation. The university and plant operator are researching how to increase the throughput capacity of Yorkshire Water's existing AD…

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Tags: waste water, yorkshire water, university of york, anaerobic digestion, sewage sludge

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