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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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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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Ofwat announces more liberal sludge treatment rules to encourage bioresources innovation

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Water regulator Ofwat today launched Water 2020, which sets out a number of major reforms aiming to "boost resilience and secure a better deal for water customers, the environment and wider society."  Among these, the regulator has given its backing to developing "new markets in bioresources" - by which they…

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Tags: Water, water sector, water operators, sludge, sewage sludge, bioresources, AD, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Ofwat, water 2020, UK AD & Biogas, Matt Hindle, jess allan, innovation, r&i, research

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ADBA call for industry innovation for inclusion in UK AD & Biogas market report

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We are currently writing up our Market Report for UK AD & Biogas 2016. We're going to include a chapter on innovation in the AD sector, focussing on any announcements that have been made in the last six months (since December last year).  If you have any links to…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, innovation

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How is green gas developing around the world?

IEA Task 37, who we work closely with on industry research and development, are hosting a free webinar on green gas on 2 June looking at plans for biomethane around the world and the feasibility of increasing biomethane production. There are more details in this brochure, and a link to the webinar…

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Tags: biomethane, green gas, iea task 37, research and development, innovation, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Call for Papers: Research & Innovation Hub Deadline

Research & Innovation Hub: Call for Papers Deadline: 20th May, 1pm In just over a week, the Reasearch & Innovation (R&I) Hub will be closing for this years potential speakers. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to let the AD & Biogas industry know about your research.…

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Tags: R&D, digestate, food waste, UK AD & Biogas, r&i hub, emma thomas, research, innovation, call for papers

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Structured learning drives potential at Balmoral

UK manufacturing company, Balmoral Tanks, has seen its first tranche of Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) graduates successfully complete Level One of the company’s in-house leadership development programme. Working with ILM Recognised Provider, Buffin Leadership International, The Balmoral Leadership Academy curriculum is structured over three levels and…

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Tags: member's press release, balmoral tanks, institute of leadership & management, ilm, accreditation, allan joyce, wastewater, public water, fire fighting, innovation, Derek Sivyer

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Anaerobic gut fungi and tiny red crystals - the glamour of increasing biogas yields

Two research papers have been published this week on how to improve biogas production.  The first considers the glamourous world of herbivore anaerobic gut fungi. Harper Adams and the University of California have been studying the fungi with a view to establishing a "straight-forward platform, mimicking the conversion…

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Tags: r&d dissemination, r&i forum, adba r&i forum, R&D forum, r&i forum 2016, research and innovation r&i forum, innovation

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Consultations reminder: have your say on the industry’s future

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There are several consultations and inquiries currently underway that are of interest and importance to the AD and bioresources industry. You can visit the Consultations Hub for further details, but here is a quick summary of those closing soon: Encouraging Innovation DECC consultation We will be suggesting, subject to member…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, digestate, food waste operators, UK AD & Biogas, biogas, food waste, consultations, crop operators, renewable energy, renewable energy directive, European Commission, innovation, bioresources

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DECC consultation on £500m innovation budget

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The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have launched a Consultation on ensuring regulation encourages innovation. DECC has a budget of up to £500 million for innovation over the next 5 years. Your installations and products are proof that encouragement of innovation can create a thriving industry. We will be…

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Tags: DECC, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, R&D, digestate, crop operators, consultation, renewable energy, innovation

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Environment Agency publishes position statement on the regulation of trials

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The Environment Agency (EA) has published an updated Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) on the regulation of trial waste recovery activities. The position statement (RPS 182) can be accessed here. The RPS provides useful clarification of the EA’s approach to regulating trials and so is likely to be of interest…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, waste regulation, trials, innovation, EA

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Better Regulation: ADBA takes part in workshop on Cutting Red Tape

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As Will explained in his blog back in July, the government are undertaking a ‘Cutting Red Tape’ review of the waste sector. The review is being led by Defra in conjunction with the Cabinet Office and the Better Regulation Executive (BRE) in BIS. The purpose of the review…

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Tags: EA, Defra, regulation, food waste operators, jess allan, anaerobic digestion, innovation

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ADBA’s Board strengthened to support AD surge

UK AD & Biogas 2015 will demonstrate that it’s time to step on the gas with anaerobic digestion (AD) – and industry trade body ADBA has added two new board members to do just that. The Association is aiming to strengthen its leadership across all of the sectors which…

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Tags: press release, ADBA board, farming, sewage, water sector, maxine mayhew, northumbrian water, george gittus, NFU, symonds farm power ltd, on-farm AD, greenhouse gas emissions, bioeconomy, sludge, biomethane, Reading Buses, bus hound, innovation, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC Management System Wins Biogas Innovation Award

Award-winning ProMOS Bio Ensures Profitable Biogas Operation On 3 June 2015, the biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER received the Biogas Innovation Award of the German Agriculture in recognition of its ProMOS Bio management system. Using this software, operators of all biogas plants can easily collect, check and analyse their operating data. The…

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Tags: member's press release, Weltec Biopower, biogas, innovation, german agriculture, promos bio, german renewable energy law, biogas innovation conference, germany, award

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Irish Cleantech Firm NVP Energy recognised by the UK Energy & Water Sectors

NVP Energy (NVPE) is a clean-tech company that has developed an innovative technology that can turn wastewater (WW) into a revenue generator for end users in the municipal and industrial WW industries. NVP Energy was recently the recipient of two prestigious awards from the UK Energy and Water sectors not…

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Tags: member's press release, nvp energy, nvpe, wastewater, DECC, innovation, award, energy entrepreneurs fund, water sector, michael murray, Derek Sivyer

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