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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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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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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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Irish research explores a mobile solution for biomethane to the grid

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A collaborative work between the Gas Networks Ireland and the Science Foundation Ireland, funded by University College Cork’s MaREI centre and the School of Engineering and published by Applied Energy has assessed the feasibility of a mobile upgrading system and centralised injection for AD plants in Ireland. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Ireland, biomethane to grid, biogas upgrade, gas-to-grid injection, academia, research, alberto rocamora

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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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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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No further degression for RHI biomethane tariff?

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Earlier this month BEIS published updated data on estimated commitments under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). You can view this here. The data to the end of November is the first of three months of data that will be used to asses a degression in April but early signs suggest…

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

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MEMBER BLOG: Biogas: A safe, sustainable and economical solution to decarbonise fleets

Over recent months, the escalating national debate and publication of alarming scientific research has shown that the air quality of many of our cities is now at dangerous levels. An increasing number of public sector organisations and private companies are decarbonising their operations to tackle this challenge, and as a…

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, transport, thom koller, fuel

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New tariffs for RHI and FIT in force

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As announced by BEIS, RHI non-domestic tariffs for biomethane and large biogas experienced a reduction of 15% as of 1st January 2019 for new applicants, in accordance with degression rules. For small and medium biogas applicants the tariff will remain the same until the next quarterly review (1st April 2019) as the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, rhi tariffs, FIT, feed-in tariffs, alberto rocamora

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Lancet proposes a food revolution favouring improved agriculture practices like AD

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The prestigious medical publication has published this week the article “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems” aiming to set up the basis for a diet fit for the demographic and environmental constraints. The article has been drafted…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste, agri-food, food industry, agricultural, nutrient pollution, GHG emissions, lancet, alberto rocamora

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New reports from IEA Task 37

Task 37 is the Bioenergy Task group of the International Energy Agency (IEA) - a branch of OECD - and is devoted to analysis and dissemination of new advances in science and best practice in anaerobic digestion. It is a valuable resource for any business involved in AD, providing sound science,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, research, innovation, iea task 37, R&D, Circular Economy, brewery, farming, thom koller

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Fuel GHG emissions target start lowering RTFO certificates price

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GHG emissions reduction obligation starting on 2019 The UK Motor Fuel greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction obligation has entered this January in its first phase, aiming to achieve the interim target of 4% (90.34 gCO2e/MJ) reduction through this year in comparison with 2010 values. The final target for 2020 is a reduction of 6% (88.45…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, GHG emissions, ghg, uk motor fuel ghg reporting regs, RTFO, adba introductory guide to the rtfo, rtfo guidance year 11, biomethane as a transport fuel, renewable transport fuels obligation, transport, alberto rocamora

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