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Scotland unveils new plan to tackle food waste

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The Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland have unveiled new plans to help reduce Scotland’s food waste by one third by 2025.

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Tags: food waste, Scotland, anaerobic digestion

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Climate protests heat up political climate awareness

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Last week, Extinction Rebellion protests, calling for action to address the climate crisis, sprung up all over the United Kingdom. In London they have been particularly visible with three protesters still being held in custody following action to disrupt transport in the capital. According to its website, Extinction Rebellion is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, climate change, extinction rebellion, protests, beis, michael gove, alberto rocamora, rebecca thompson

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A boost for digestate as EU finds agreement on Fertilising Products Regulation

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The EU institutions have found an agreement on new EU rules on fertilisers proposed by the Commission in 2016 as a key deliverable of the Circular Economy Package. Negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached a preliminary political agreement on the Commission's proposal from March 2016 which built…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, European Commission, European Union, circular economy package, eu fertiliser regulations, thom koller

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Government to consider social value in procurement

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From this month to June the government is asking about how to account social value in the procurement processes carried out by central government. The consultation, which can be consulted here, set RAF Marham supply of green energy from nearby Future Biogas’s Redstow Renewables AD plant as an…

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Tags: consultation, alberto rocamora

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110 responses to the 25 year Environmental Plan framework

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Last January concluded the government consultation on the its 25 year environmental plan’s indicators. The draft plan itself was presented one year before and aims to set the framework for environmental improvement in the long term in England but also in the whole UK when those objectives are related…

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Tags: Defra, consultation, 25 year environment plan, soil health, alberto rocamora

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Composting separated food waste digestate fibre

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See a note I've written for ADBA members on the potential for composting separated fibre from digested food waste here. This is something that government should be conducting a study on.   Any comments would be appreciated - ollie.more@adbioresources.org 

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Tags: ammonia, plastic, Defra, compost, digestate

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Decoding the RWS consultation (III): garden waste

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In Defra's consultation on consistency, garden collection is closely linked to food waste collection as both are organic waste and currently collected mixed by 12% of local authorities in England. If both are organic, why are not collected together? There are two considerations to make to understand current state of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste, Defra, resources & waste strategy, resources and waste strategy, alberto rocamora

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ADBA sets out views on RIIO2 price controls

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Ofgem sets revenues for gas and electricity network companies through the RIIO process, this stands for Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs. Yesterday we submitted our response to Ofgem's RIIO-2 sector specific consultation on the price control for gas distribution, 'GD2'. You can view this response here. In…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, riio2, riio-2, gas distribution network, GDNs, beis, clean growth, decarbonisation, heat decarbonisation, consultation

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Decoding the RWS consultation (II): collection

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Following last week's article on consistency, this week we want to open up the discussion on different collection systems as in the Consultation on consistency in household and business recycling collections in England. Defra's proposals to meet the ambitious municipal waste recycling target (65% by 2035) includes to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste, food waste collection, resources & waste strategy, resources and waste strategy, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, Defra, consultation, Wrap, alberto rocamora

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ADBA answers BEIS consultation on the SEG

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We have submitted this week our second response to BEIS' consultation on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation. You can find the text in here: In the consultation, BEIS proposes larger electricity suppliers (>250,000 domestic electricity supply customers) offer small-scale generators a price per kWh for the electricity they…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, seg, smart export guarantee, export tariff, small generators, small scale AD, biogas to electricity, electricity, beis, consultation, alberto rocamora

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BEIS confirm no RHI tariff degression for 1 April 2019

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As we suggested would likely be the case back in January, government has this week confirmed that there will not be a degression for biomethane and large biogas tariffs under the RHI or for small and medium biogas on 1 April 2019.   Biogas and biomethane tariffs The below table shows current…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, beis, Renewable Heat Incentive, degression, thom koller

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What took place at the ADBA Scottish National Conference 2019

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Yesterday we held the ADBA Scottish National Conference 2019, taking place in Glasgow. The event saw over a hundred delegates come together to discuss future AD policy and technology, share success stories and preparations made for Brexit. The day kicked off with a welcome from David Newman, President of the World…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2019, thom koller

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ADBA sets out views on long-term heat decarbonisation options

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In recent weeks BEIS has been calling for views on their evidence review for long-term heat decarbonisation, Clean Growth: Transforming Heating. You can read the evidence review here.   Summary of the evidence review As we set out in our earlier blog, available to read here, this report from …

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Tags: food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, riio2, heat decarbonisation, Ofgem, waste hierarchy, thom koller

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EU agreement to reduce new trucks emissions by 30% in 2030

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A provisional agreement between the European Parliament and Council yesterday restricted new trucks emissions to be 30% lower by 2030 in comparison with 2019 emission levels. This target goes along with an interim reduction of 15% for new trucks by 2025. The 2030 target is scheduled to be reviewed in 2022. To measure the reductions,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, HGV, heavy transport, heavy goods vehicles, alberto rocamora

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ADBA’s Food Waste Operator Group to meet on 21 March

Following the launch this week of the consultation on Waste and Recycling: making recycling collections consistent in England ADBA's Food Waste Operator Group will be meeting on 21st March to discuss the consultation, what it means for plants and to debate key themes and questions raised. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, Defra, consultation, resources and waste strategy, fwog, food waste operators group, thom koller

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