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Biogas production from sugar cane in Brazil

An academic team have recently analysed the best way to produce biogas from waste products in the bioethanol/ sugar industry. In Brazil, the sector has huge potential to improve the local bioeconomy and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when treating waste products, however to be successful, the methods need to…

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Tags: r&i, Brazil, sugar cane, experiment, biogas, emma thomas, sugar, anaerobic digestion

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Project CLoCC update

Project CLoCC is a project which aims to minimise the cost and time of connections to the National Transmission System (NTS), with a focus on unconventional gas connections. The project started in February 2016 and is due to finish in October 2018.  The project’s core objectives are: To reduce…

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Tags: clocc, innovation, transmission network, gas network, emma thomas, project, project update, update, national grid

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More than food or fuel: AD and land use

How do stakeholders inside and outside the AD industry view the use of crops for AD? That’s the subject of a new report from Mirjam Röder, a researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Mirjam has a degree in agricultural sciences and has…

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Tags: r&i, stakeholders, anaerobic digestion, sustainability, crops, emma thomas, financial incentives, policy, uncertainty, drivers, challenges, benefits

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New R&I Funding Available

Niche Vehicle Network new research and development funding available. There is to be a total of £2,300,000 available for collaborative low carbon vehicle technology development and demonstration projects.   Sponsored by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), Innovate UK and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), the competitions are…

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Tags: r&i funding, r&d funding, r&i, funding, innovate uk, nvn, OLEV, emma thomas, competition

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Power to Gas in Anaerobic Digestion: Power to BioGas

How do we store excess energy during peak times? This is a big issue for energy providers, which needs to be addressed. Solving this issue will help the UK ensure it can supply enough energy to meet the UK's growing demand for energy. Power to Gas is a technology…

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Tags: r&i, power to gas, biogs, methane, emma thomas, anaerobic digestion

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Success at the R&I Hub 2016

On the 6th – 7th July, ADBA held the annual UK AD and Biogas event. As part of this the Research & Innovation Hub was there again. This year we had a range of speakers from academia and industry. We heard from Dr. Raffaella Villa, who went on to collect…

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Tags: R&D, UK AD & Biogas, speakers, emma thomas, r&i hub 2016

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Funding competition: Agri-Tech Catalyst

Agri-Tech catalyst is a competition which has the aim of increasing the pace and scale of uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers in developing countries. The competition aims to achieve: A sustained reduction of poverty and hunger for smallholder farmers A sustainable intensification in developing country agriculture Improvements in human…

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Tags: R&D, research, funding, competition, agriculture, international, emma thomas, r&d funding

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The Future of Research & Innovation in the Energy Sector Event

On the 16th June, I attended an event organised by the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum on "The Future of Research and Innovation in the Energy Sector". The event was held at the Royal Aeronautical Society, London.  The event covered a wide range of topics…

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Tags: emma thomas, r&i, energy, future, events, event

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Making a Difference in AD - Celebrating National Women in Engineering Day

Today is National Women in Engineering Day, an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. In an industry like AD we cover Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects, which means…

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Tags: emma thomas, engineering, stem, anaerobic digestion, operators, celebrate, nwed, national women in engineering day, UK AD & Biogas

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UK AD & Biogas Pipeline Data Published

[Image] Today we have published the latest data on the UK AD & biogas market in our Pipeline. The pipeline will give the best view of the AD industry as it stands and is available for members of ADBA. The Pipeline contains the following information for plants which are operational…

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Tags: update, pipeline, Ollie More, emma thomas, data, uk market, market analysis, ad industry, members

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Imperial College shows ADBA innovative waste management system

On the 7th June 2016, ADBA's CEO, Charlotte Morton and Market Analyst, Emma Thomas went to Imperial College, London to see the Rothenburg gmbh foodwaste management system in action. This innovative system which has been widely used in Germany for over 30 years in schools, hospitals, offices and many more locations…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste, food waste operators, Charlotte Morton, R&D, UK AD & Biogas, emma thomas, r&i hub, digestate, germany, innovation

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Optimising the AD process: every little helps

Our industry magazine, published this week, has highlighted how AD plants should be optimised, with tips from the experts. Areas mentioned included: Metering of feedstock input volume and measurement of dry matter Metering and analysis of gas pH monitors Temperature probes Titration tests Daily machinery checks Plant cleanliness and high…

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Tags: R&D, UK AD & Biogas, r&i hub, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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R&I Hub Speakers Announced

We are delighted to have a broad range of speakers at the Research and Innovation (R&I) Hub. We have 17 speakers covering various topics from optimising the AD process, how chemicals from AD could be used, advances in pre-treatment, On-farm AD, digesting the indigestable, how to maimise nutrient efficiency.…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas, R&D, r&i, speakers, emma thomas

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Research & Innovation Hub Programme Confirmed

We are delighted to say that the Research & Innovation (R&I) hub programme has now been confirmed. We have an excellent line up of speakers over the two days, you will hear about the following topics: Optimising the AD process: every little helps The AD sector needs to…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, food waste, R&D, r&i, r&i hub, programme, ukadbiogas, emma thomas

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Innovate UK invest £15 million in R&D: Funding Competition

Innovate UK are investing £15million into innovative R&D Projects. This investment is to aid the development of new products, processes and services with commercial potential. It is also designed to enhance UK competitiveness, growth and to improve national productivity.  Innovate UK are looking for leading business…

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Tags: r&d funding, emma thomas, innovate uk, R&D, research, innovation, funding

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