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European policy update: renewable energy, end of waste and more

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Last week we spent two days at the European Biogas Association conference. We represented the UK industry in a number of discussions, and our notes on the sessions we attended are below.  (A quick note on terminology for those less familiar with Brussels - the European Commission is divided…

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Tags: Matt Hindle, European Commission, renewable financial incentives, digestate, End of waste, european biogas association, transport, biomethane, sustainability, crop operators, food waste operators

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RTFO consultation provides possible boost for biomethane

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Further to a recent call for evidence on advanced fuels, the Department for Transport has today published a consultation seeking views on a number of changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). Among other things, this includes a proposal to support gaseous fuels on the basis of their energy…

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Tags: biomethane, Department for Transport, DfT, gas vehicles, Matt Hindle, transport

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DfT ask for feedback on gaseous fuels research

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The Department for Transport have asked for feedback and comments on a draft final report concerning the Gaseous Fuels research from Ricardo-AEA. They are currently reviewing the report and collating comments for the contractors before the final version is produced, and have said they are keen to get input from…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane in transport, DfT, Jordan Marshall, Matt Hindle, transport

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European bodies agree transport gas infrastructure plan

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The European Parliament and the Council last week agreed an infrastructure plan for alternative fuels requiring Member States to establish publicly available CNG and LNG stations within certain distances. The compromise agreement does not live up to the Commission’s initial ambition: all specific targets have been removed and the…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane vehicles, DfT, Europe, European Commission, European Parliament, Matt Hindle, transport

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Biomethane Quality Protocol published

The Environment Agency, with support from WRAP, industry representatives including ADBA and funding from LIFE +, has developed a Quality Protocol for Biomethane which has been launched today. The Quality Protocol (QP) sets out end of waste criteria for the production and use of biomethane arising from the degradation of organic…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane QP, EA, End of waste, Matt Hindle, transport

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Fuel duty announcement could help biomethane market

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Proposals for renewable energy in today’s Autumn Statement had largely been trailed in yesterday’s announcements by DECC. There is one interesting line for the biomethane transport sector, however, on page 49 of the document published by HM Treasury:To incentivise a shift to cleaner, cheaper fuel, Autumn Statement 2013 commits…

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Tags: Autumn Statement, biomethane, DfT, HM Treasury, Matt Hindle, transport, Transport Working Group

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Links with Transport KTN confirmed for R&D forum

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Following a productive meeting earlier this week with John Ingram and Rob Furlong, I am pleased to say that the Transport KTN will be supporting the development of the next ADBA R&D Forum, 12-13 November, joining our existing partners: the Environmental Sustainability and Bioscience KTNs, Fera and Wrap. …

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Tags: Biosciences KTN, ES KTN, R&D, R&D forum, transport, Transport KTN, Wrap Fera

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The Spending Review and AD

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The Spending Round announcement (more commonly known as the Spending Review) is designed to give high-level detail on spending limits for government departments. It therefore doesn’t give masses of detail on individual policies, other than occasional headlines which the Chancellor has chosen to push. A statement in the DECC…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, DCLG, DECC, Defra, DfT, energy bill, financial incentives, green growth, Matt Hindle, source segregation, transport, treasury

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Transport sector calls for low carbon fuel

 ADBA PRESS RELEASE Bringing together all those with an interest in the biomethane and gas vehicle market, the UK’s first Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, sponsored by Infineum and held at London’s City Hall on Wednesday 5 June, demonstrated the clear demand and opportunity for…

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Tags: biomethane, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, Charlotte Morton, DfT, gas vehicle hub, gas vehicles, Low CVP, transport, Transport KTN, UK AD & Biogas

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Potential benefits of biomethane huge, says Norman Baker

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Speaking at the UK’s first Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, City Hall, Sustainable Transport Minister Norman Baker said: The potential benefits of using biogas are huge so it is pleasing to see events like this taking place and raising its profile.   We…

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Tags: biomethane, DfT, Morton, Norman Baker, transport

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ADBA member Gasrec launches Britain's first Bio-LNG filling station

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE The UK’s first open access Bio-LNG filling station, built by Gasrec, launched on 23 May in an official opening by Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department for Transport, Norman Baker MP. This launch marks the start of a nationwide investment in infrastructure seeking the ultimate prize…

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Tags: biomethane, Gasrec, Normal Baker, transport

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AD show highlights huge fuel and emissions savings

This year the UK’s biggest dedicated anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas event, UK AD & Biogas (3-4 July, NEC Birmingham), will have a major focus on the opportunities in the gas vehicle market. Biomethane is an attractive fuel both economically and environmentally: Coca Cola’s biomethane vehicle trial in 2012…

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Tags: Gasrec, transport, UK AD & Biogas

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Air quality: the coming storm

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On 7 March the UK’s Supreme Court will hear a case against the Defra brought by NGO ClientEarth on the UK’s failure to meet legally-binding standards for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in 35 of 43 zones across the country. The poor level of UK air quality is not news in itself. When…

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Tags: ADBA news, biomethane, climate change targets, DfT, local authorities, Matt Hindle, transport

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2012: key industry developments

There are now 92 AD plants in the UK outside the water sector, a figure which has increased by nearly a third over 2012. Defra’s AD Action Plan Progress Report (July 2012) identified a further 123 plants which had received planning permission, 85 of which would use waste feedstocks while 38 would use farm feedstocks. …

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Tags: AD Guide, AD loan fund, food waste, gas-to-grid, GENeco, Poundbury, transport, Wrap

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DfT outline timeline for European biofuels changes

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In light of European proposals to limit the proportion of crop-based biofuels that can meet the target of delivering 10% of energy in transport from renewable sources (see Matt’s blog post on 18 October for full details), yesterday’s DfT workshop was a useful opportunity to consider the timescale for developing…

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Tags: biomethane, DfT, transport

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