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ADBA meet with National Grid to discuss Future Energy Scenarios

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On Tuesday I attended a workshop on National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios (FES). Stakeholders provided feedback on FES 2016 and we began dicussing how FES 2017 would be different - both in content and style. The implications of the UK referendum decision to leave the EU were debated: impact on renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, national grid, future energy scenarios, district heating, heat, research and innovation, Climate Change Act, carbon budget, brexit, thom koller

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Weltec Biopower - Pig Farm Uses Synergies to Generate Energy

Croatian Biogas Plant of WELTEC BIOPOWER Goes Live In summer 2016, a biogas plant of the German plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER went live in Varazdin, northern Croatia. The 250-kW plant of the pig farmer Dalibor Vrček perfectly suits the farm‘s cycle of food production, liquid manure…

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Tags: member's press release, Weltec Biopower, biogas, pig manure, heat, feed-in tariffs, croatia, food waste, agricultural application

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Digestate optimisation technology for AD operators

Demonstrating how to optimise anaerobic digestion (AD) plant performance, HRS Heat Exchangers will showcase their latest ultra-energy efficient Digestate Concentration System (DCS) on stand D501 at UK AD & Biogas 2016 (6-7 July, NEC Birmingham). With a typical 1.5 MW AD plant producing a much as 40,000 tonnes of liquid digestate each year,…

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Tags: member's press release, hrs, matt hale, hrs heat exchangers, digestate concentration system, uk ad & biogas 2016, digestate, biofertiliser, heat transfer technology, heat, Water, feedstock, Derek Sivyer

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ADBA promotes AD for heat and transport in Parliament

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The Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Select Committee is investigating the 2020 targets of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government, with a 12% renewable generation from the heat sector and 10% of transport. Our response comments on the progress made to date, the challenges the UK faces and potential…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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Will the UK meet its 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport?

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To meet the 2020 target of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government has proposed that 12% of the heat sector will be from renewable sources and 10% of transport. The Energy and Climate Change Committee is looking into the challenges and potential solutions required to meet these targets. Our response communicates…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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ECCC inquiry: is the UK on track to meet 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport?

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The Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched an inquiry into the challenges and potential solutions required to meet the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport. You can read the terms of reference here.  To meet the 2020 target of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the…

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Tags: renewable energy directive, ECC committee, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, inquiry, food waste operators, crop operators, European Commission

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Green gas vital to UK carbon abatement

In the wake of a “historic” agreement reached at the Paris Climate Change conference, with a commitment to keep global temperatures well below 20C, the UK government’s revised green gas strategy could place anaerobic digestion (AD) at the heart of UK carbon abatement efforts.  ADBA…

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Tags: press release, paris climate change conference, carbon abatement, greenhouse gases, green gas, government, David Cameron, renewable heat, FIT, fossil fuels, food waste, fertiliser, landfill, decarbonise, farming, transport, heat, electricity, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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AD industry welcomes Spending Review support for green gas

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today unveiled plans in today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement announcement to extend the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) with additional funding for new projects until the end of this Parliament. The Government’s energy policy “reset” announced last…

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Tags: press release, budget, Autumn Statement, spending review, chancellor of the exchequer, george osborne, RHI, green gas, heat, renewable heat target, Parliament, HM Treasury, domestic gas, biomethane, biogas, national grid, House of Commons, energy & climate change committee, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Parliamentary report shows green gas heating up

A report published yesterday by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), which used data collated from ADBA’s 2015 market report, has shown that seven per cent of the UK’s indigenous gas was supplied by biogas from anaerobic digestion (AD) and landfill gas last year. In 2014,…

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Tags: press release, post, parliamentary office of science and technology, RHI, biomethane, biogas, heat, 2015 market report, indigenous gas, landfill gas, gas-to-grid, natural gas, amber rudd, DECC, government, Minister, spending review, green gas, ADBA National Conference, DfT, SGN, IGEM, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Non-Domestic RHI enquiry line closed for staff training next week

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Any members who have applied for - or plan to apply for - the RHI should be aware of the following notice from Ofgem: Due to staff training, the enquiry line will be closed on 2 and 3 September 2015. During this time, you can still email us at RHI.Enquiry@ofgem…

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Tags: Ofgem, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, biomethane, biogas, heat, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Edina’s CHP with Strathendrick Biogas shortlisted for Best Use of Digestate

One of the first projects with a CHP system from Edina to achieve Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) accreditation is Strathendrick Biogas. This site was developed by Strathendrick’s Director, Robert Kennedy to be as near to “closed loop” as possible. Robert had previously acted as a renewable…

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Tags: member's press release, Edina, RHI, CHP, strathendrick biogas, robert kennedy, whisky distilleries, grass silage, grid, FIT, newtainer, neweco-tec gmbh, biomethane, heat, Derek Sivyer

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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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ADBA makes case for biogas in response to Heat Inquiry

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We have submitted our response to the parliamentary Heat Inquiry, which is examining how heat demand as well as emissions and costs from heat, can be reduced and wider sustainability issues around heat generation. Role of AD in heat generation Our response emphasised the flexibility of biogas as a renewable…

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Tags: biomethane to grid, heat, Heat Inquiry, Jordan Marshall, landfill ban, preliminary accreditation, RHI, source segregation

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Biogas key to decarbonising heat in ceramics sector: DECC report

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A DECC commissioned report into decarbonising heat use in industry has pinpointed the ceramics sector as an area where biogas can have an important long term impact. The report focused on six areas (refineries, metals, non-metallic minerals (cement, ceramics, and glass), paper and pulp, chemicals, and food and drink, reviewing…

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Tags: ceramics, decarbonisation, DECC, heat

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Announcement on RHI heat support delayed to autumn

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DECC have today disappointingly announced that they have delayed their decision on introducing RHI support to AD projects with a thermal capacity of over 200kW until the ‘Autumn’, which we have long called for to be in place. This is especially frustrating given that they had previously indicated that the…

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Tags: CHP, DECC, heat, Matt Hindle, RHI

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