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Biomethane QP could boost renewable gas-to-grid market

ADBA PRESS RELEASE 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…

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Tags: biomethane, Environment Agency, gas-to-grid, Matt Hindle, quality protocol

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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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FIT update: final 2013 figures confirm degression levels

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The final FIT deployment figures for 2013 have been published, showing accreditations and accepted pre-accreditations for December. The updated numbers, which can be found in more detail in the members’ area, show around 2 MW of additional deployment below 500 kW in December, along with around 1 MW above 500 kW. The new tariff rates…

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

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Make your voice heard on PAS 110 by 17 January

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Operators and developers have until 17 January to submit comments to the BSI PAS 110 steering group on the revised draft of the standard. To download, review and comment on the draft, you need to go to http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Document/Manage/52256 to register (for new users) and log in. Comments…

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Tags: BSI, End of waste, Matt Hindle, PAS 110, Pasteurisation, PTEs, RBP, stability, Wrap

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FIT update: November deployment figures published

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DECC have published deployment figures for Feed in Tariff accreditations and pre-accreditations in November, which have now been updated in the FIT Deployment and Degression section of the members’ area. For the second month running no plants with capacities above 500kW were registered, so total deployment there remains just over 2…

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

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Waste Prevention Programme for England launched

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Defra’s launch of their response to the consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme for England was launched this week. Food waste remains a major focus, although there are few new measures as the government commits to continuing to support voluntary agreements rather than bringing in new legislation:We are…

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Tags: consultations, Defra, Matt Hindle, Waste, Wrap

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Planning requirement dropped from waste permitting

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Those AD plants considered “waste operations” under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) will no longer need to obtain planning permission before applying for an environmental permit. This announcement has come in Defra’s response to a consultation making a number of amendments to the EPR, and you can see the…

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Tags: Defra, EA, Matt Hindle, permitting, planning, Waste

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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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DECC publish details on RHI heat support above 200kWth, sustainability changes and tariff certainty

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DECC’s response document to last year’s consultation on ‘Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Improving support, increasing uptake’, has been published, setting out a number of changes including support for biogas combustion above 200kWth. The full document is available to download here, with the main details on biogas from page 27. …

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Tags: biogas combustion, biomethane, DECC, heat, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, RHI, sustainability criteria

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PAS 110 consultation to be released this week

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The British Standards Institution is expected to release a draft of the new PAS 110 standard for public consultation this week. Along with the consultation will be a PDF document which provides information on the changes to requirements on PTEs, pasteurisation, physical contaminants and stability (Residual Biogas Potential). The Environment Agency…

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Tags: EA, Matt Hindle, PAS 110, Pasteurisation, RBP, Wrap

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BREF process - update from kick off meeting

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As expected, the kick-off meeting for the European BREF process - which could see major changes to permitting for AD plants - took place in Seville last week. The EA’s Howard Leberman has sent us some initial notes on the discussion, which are summarised below. Following the meeting, the…

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Tags: BREF, EA, Matt Hindle, permitting

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New FIT degression figures published

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New Feed in Tariff statistics were published on Friday, and the FIT deployment and degression section of the members’ area has now been updated. During October three 499kW AD plants were accredited to receive FITs, with no deployment above 500kW. This means that with two months to go in the…

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Tags: DECC, degression, financial incentives, FIT, Matt Hindle, small scale AD

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Training and Safety group to assess industry risks

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ADBA’s Training and Safety Working group meeting this week was kindly hosted at Bore Hill Digester by Malaby Biogas, and concluded with a tour of the plant from director Thomas Minter. The meeting started with an update on the policy context around health and safety incidents, permitting, best practice…

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Tags: BREF, health and safety, Matt Hindle, on-farm AD, training, working groups, Wrap

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BREF update; kick-off meeting next week

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The kick-off meeting for the BREF process takes place in Seville next week. From this point we will start to have a clearer idea of what the Commission is likely to propose, and where we will need to concentrate our efforts. The Environment Agency’s Howard Leberman is the key…

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Tags: best practice, BREF, EA, Environment Agency, Matt Hindle, permitting

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Latest FIT degression update

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Our work on addressing Feed in Tariff degression is continuing. As DECC have not yet started a process to put in place the mechanisms that the industry groups have proposed, it is now likely to be too late for these to avoid the April 2014 degression. We are therefore now calling…

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

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