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Revised animal health guidance published for comments

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Defra have published a new version of their guidance on animal health regulations for composting and anaerobic digestion. The document, available here, remains a draft so should be treated as such. Any comments can be sent to me via matt.hindle@adbioresources.org in order to be relayed back to…

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Tags: AHVLA, Animal Health, Defra, digestate, feedstock, Matt Hindle, regulation

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DECC pushes Europe to maintain FIT support up to 5MW

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DECC have shared their response to the EU State Aid consultation which we also responded to in February. The annex to DECC’s document dealing with renewable energy support schemes is available to download here. They have agreed with our principle point, that Feed-in Tariff support should be retained for…

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Tags: EU, Europe, European Commission, FIT, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives

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Crop feedstocks for AD: getting the facts

This week, Defra has published experimental statistics on the areas of non-food crops grown in the UK. This includes the areas of oilseed rape, sugar beet, wheat, miscanthus, short rotation coppice and straw crops grown in the UK for use as bioenergy. They can be found in full here, with…

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Tags: bioenergy, bioenergy sustainability, crops, DECC, farming, Matt Hindle, sustainability criteria

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Environmental permitting responses needed from operational sites

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The European BREF process – which could see major changes to permitting for AD plants – needs information from operators over the next few weeks to inform the development of new regulation. The Bureau coordinating BREF development has published questionnaires to aid their data gathering. The two key documents for the AD…

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Tags: BREF, EA, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation

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RO and RHI sustainability criteria update

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Last week we responded to an Ofgem consultation on guidance for complying with sustainability criteria for the Renewables Obligation. The guidance – consisting of three documents which also cover Fuel Measurement and Sampling and guidance on the RO sustainability audit process – applies to current requirements for reporting sustainability, which will become…

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Tags: bioenergy, DECC, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, purpose grown crops, RHI, RO, sustainability, sustainability criteria

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European End of Waste criteria could be dropped

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Defra have heard informally that it is unlikely that the Commission will make a proposal for European-wide end of waste criteria. This seems to be a reaction to the difficulties of getting agreement on criteria for other materials such as paper. The UK should therefore be able to continue with…

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Tags: digestate, End of waste, Europe, European Commission, JRC, Matt Hindle

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DECC to review Biomethane RHI tariff to ensure long-term support

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DECC have announced that they are to review the RHI tariff for biomethane later this year. A full RHI review was scheduled for this year, and DECC has been considering which aspects of the scheme should be considered. As they signalled at our Biomethane to Grid Working Group meeting in…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane to grid, DECC, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, renewable financial incentives, RHI

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Energy from Waste Guide emphasises role for AD

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Defra and DECC have published a revised version of their guide to Energy from Waste, which can be accessed here. While it does not specifically cover AD, it does make several useful references to the importance of the technology in treating food waste. In particular, it is clear thatwet wastes…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, food waste, Matt Hindle, recycling, source segregation, Waste Policy

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FIT: getting the best data and information

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Following last week’s very disappointing news on FIT, we have updated and revised the members’ area to include more information on degression, and particularly how you can calculate future tariff rates. All of this is accessible by following the link from the members’ area, or directly by clicking here. …

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Tags: DECC, degression, FIT, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, renewable financial incentives

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DECC Announcement: No Consultation on Small Scale FIT

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We have today received very disappointing news from DECC, who have decided not to consult on changes to FIT to support smaller scale AD. This is despite the letter we received from Minister of State Greg Barker MP in November committing to a consultation. The full text of DECC’s…

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Tags: DECC, farming, FIT, Greg Barker, Matt Hindle, on-farm, renewable financial incentives, small scale AD

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Guaranteeing RHI tariffs

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There’s plenty going on with biomethane at the moment – see Ollie’s blog for information on the possible restructuring of the RHI tariff, and my post a couple of weeks ago on Ofgem’s action to simplify grid connections. I’ve also been talking to some of you this…

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Tags: biomethane, DECC, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, RHI

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Balance of Competences Review Published

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The UK Government has published the conclusions of its review of the ‘balance of competences’ between the EU and UK governments on the Environment and Climate Change. The report, which we contributed to, can be viewed here. It is one of a series of reports across different policy areas which…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, EU, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives

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RHI: discussions on scheme changes underway, evidence required

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As those of you who came to January’s Biomethane to Grid meeting are aware, DECC will be looking closely at various aspects of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in 2014, particularly on the biomethane injection. (Tariffs and details around biogas heat support were of course confirmed in December). Discussions between…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane to grid, DECC, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, renewable financial incentives, RHI

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PAS110: Revised standard passes latest hurdle

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The British Standards Institution steering group for the revision of PAS110 met on Wednesday and agreed revisions following the consultation which concluded in January. The document will now be revised by the technical author, circulated to the steering group for final approval and published by BSI. The final document is…

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Tags: BSI, digestate, EA, Matt Hindle, NRW, PAS110, RBP, SEPA, Wrap

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Biomethane campaign: progress on EMIB recommendations

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The latest meeting of the biomethane ‘campaign’ group, set up by ADBA and the Energy Networks Association (ENA), was held at ENA’s London offices this week. The group aims to break down barriers to biomethane, partly by following up on Energy Market Issues in Biomethane (EMIB) group recommendations. This…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane campaign, EMIB, ENA, Matt Hindle, Ofgem

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