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ADBA’s views on SEG consultation

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Following BEIS's second consultation on small-scale low-carbon generation, this time focused on the proposal for a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), ADBA has put together its views on the proposed scheme. You can consult our first draft by clicking here. We would like to know your views on this.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, FIT, electricity, biogas to electricity, renewable electricity, small scale AD, consultation, consultations, beis, smart export guarantee, seg, alberto rocamora

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Reforming the packaging responsibility system and a plastics tax

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As set out in the blog we published earlier today, Defra has today launched a consultation on consistency and separate food waste collections. You can learn about this here. Three other consultations are running to take forward the ambition of the Resources and Waste Strategy. Here we…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, bioplastics, plastics, consultation, Defra, HM Treasury, resources and waste strategy, thom koller

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Defra consults on England-wide roll-out of separate food waste collections

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Following the publication of the Resources and Waste Strategy at the end of last year and after years of campaigning by the AD industry and others, Defra has today launched four consultations to take forward government proposals. The four consultations are on: Waste and recycling: making recycling collections consistent…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, Defra, resources and waste strategy, fwog, food waste operators group, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, thom koller, alberto rocamora

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1st April RHI tariff degression update

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As we reported on 25 January, due to the removal of 41 biomethane applications from the scheme, the first month of data that is used to inform the April degression showed considerable headroom in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) forecast expenditure. You can read our previous blog here. We have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, rhi tariff guarantees, degression, beis, thom koller

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EU to promote procurement on clean vehicles, including biomethane buses

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This Monday 11th February, a political agreement was reached in the trilogue negotiations for the Directive on the Promotion of Clean and Energy Efficient Road Transport Vehicles, as announced by the EU Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc. The so-called Clean Vehicles Directive aims the uptake of clean vehicles, by requiring…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, biomethane buses, biomethane in transport, European Union, alberto rocamora

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Claire Perry MP shows support for biomethane

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Following consultation last year, Bright Blue has published a new report on gas decarbonisation. You can read Pressure in the Pipelines here. Welcoming the report Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, commented: "Hydrogen and biomethane can help deliver serious climate action…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, post-rhi, RHI, GDNs, decarbonisation, claire perry mp, beis, thom koller

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Biomethane present at the UK Bus Summit

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UK Bus Summit took place on Wednesday 6th February at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London. The event is organised on a yearly basis by Transport Times and during the event this year Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Nusrat Ghani MP, announced an extra 48 million funding to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane buses, alberto rocamora

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HNIP Applications Now Open

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The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) opened for applications on the 5th February 2019. The opening of the new scheme following the publication of the Application Guidance and Application Form in December. The Guidance outlines the application process itself and how this will function. Triple Point Heat Networks,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, district heat, heat network investment project, hnip, heat networks, beis, triple point, ad chp, thom koller

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ADBA respond to Ofgem Targeted Charging Review minded to position

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As we set out towards the end of last year in our blog on network charing, Ofgem is changing the way in which they recover the costs of the networks used to transport electricity to homes, public organisations and businesses. These costs are recovered through two types of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, electricity, Ofgem, targeted charging review, network charging, tnuos, bsuos, consultation, thom koller

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Is acidifcation the answer to the ammonia issue?

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As ADBA members may be aware, DEFRA are seeking to reduce emissions of air pollutants such as particulate matter and ammonia. DEFRA have a particular concern about ammonia emissions, as they are the only air pollutant rising rather than falling. Sources of ammonia emissions include the use of artificial fertilisers …

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Heat Network Investment Project workshops to support applications

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To support applicants throughout the application process and to answer any questions you may have on the application guidance Triple Point Heat Networks, who managed the delivery of the government's Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) will be hosting webinars and workshops as well as attending industry events. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, heat networks, heat network investment project, beis, hnip, district heating, workshop, thom koller

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Pilot programmes wanted for the new Environmental Land Management scheme for agriculture

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Following the referendum decision to leave the European Union opportunity to reform agriculture is well underway. As was signalled in the consultation that Defra ran last year on the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit, government is seeking to fundamentally change…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, CAP, common agriculture policy, Defra, new environmental land management scheme, 25 year environment plan, farming, agricultural, climate change mitigation, soil, thom koller

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8 new biomethane Tariff Guarantee applications

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Earlier this week ADBA met with Ofgem for an update on the Renewable Heat Incentive. Here is what we learned.   New Tariff Guarantee applications Ahead of the 1 January tariff degression Ofgem received 16 applications for biomethane Tariff Guarantees. We understand that 8 of these were withdrawal and resubmission of existing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, degression, thom koller

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AD in the 4th Annual Conference of the Resource Recovery from Waste

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On January 16, academia researching on waste recovery and stakeholders gathered in the 4th Annual Conference of the Resource Recovery from Waste (RRW). Among all research project presented (MeteoRR; B3; R3AW; INSPIRE and CVORR); a project on cycling the value of anaerobic digestate and biomass ash from waste to fertilisers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, biowaste, resource recovery, nutrient recovery, alberto rocamora

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Resources & Waste Strategy update

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An update on the latest outcomes from the Resources & Waste Strategy for ADBA members.

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Tags: food waste, resources & waste strategy, local authorities, Defra, anaerobic digestion, digestate

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