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Rural Planning Review: how to make planning AD-friendly?

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Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched a call for evidence on the Rural Planning Review.  The Review provides opportunity for members to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and allows…

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Tags: DCLG, Defra, planning, rural planning review, small scale AD, on-farm AD, permitted development, Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, crop operators

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First draft of revised Waste Treatment BREF released

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has now released the first draft of the revised Waste Treatment Best Available Techniques Reference (WT BREF) document, which is available to view here. The consultation on this draft will run until 18 March 2016 and ADBA will of course be…

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Tags: BREF, AD, waste regulation, food waste operators, on-farm AD

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Help us develop the AD Best Practice Scheme

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What are we trying to achieve? ADBA has now begun the exciting (and challenging!) process of developing a Best Practice Scheme for the AD industry. You may already have heard us speaking about this at recent ADBA events, but this blog provides the latest update on our progress and gives…

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Tags: best practice scheme, AD, food waste operators, crop operators, on-farm AD, jess allan

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Updated Standard Rules permits published today

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The Environment Agency (EA) has today published a number of new and amended Standard Rules (SR) permits, including updated versions of the AD-related SR permits. Please note that it is our understanding that the changes made today are minor changes or are expected changes relating to the implementation of the…

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Tags: environmental permitting, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, on-farm AD, waste regulation, EA, standard rules, jess allan

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Reminder - How can AD help Welsh agriculture?

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Back in June I blogged about a set of proposals that have been developed jointly between the Welsh Government, FUW, NFU Cymru, CLA Wales and other key stakeholders. The consultation is coming to a close in the next few weeks and we are in need of member’s opinions…

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Tags: Welsh Government, fuw, NFU, nfu cymru, CLA, cla wales, Wales, consultation, anaerobic digestion, digestate, agriculture, biogas, farm, farm AD, on-farm AD, will bushby

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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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How can AD help Welsh agriculture?

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The Welsh Government has put forward a set of proposals that have been developed jointly between the Welsh Government, FUW, NFU Cymru, CLA Wales and other key stakeholders. The strategic framework sets out the challenges and threats facing the agriculture sector in Wales, but also highlights the opportunities, and importantly,…

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Tags: Welsh Government, fuw, NFU, nfu cymru, CLA, cla wales, Wales, consultation, anaerobic digestion, digestate, agriculture, biogas, farm, farm AD, on-farm AD

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WRAP funding

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As you are no doubt aware finding funding for an AD project can be quite complicated - in an attempt to make it slightly easier below are a list of possible WRAP loans/grants that could be of some use. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact…

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Tags: Wrap, funding, will bushby, Scotland, Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund, on-farm AD, on-farm, AD loan fund

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Boost in small scale AD before tariff cut

DECC has released Feed-in Tariff (FIT) deployment data for November 2014 which highlights that many developers made pre-accreditation applications in September in order to avoid the full force of Feed-in Tariff cuts, which are brought about by the degression policy.  DECC’s data shows that 18 anaerobic digestion (AD) plants…

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Tags: FIT, degression, sub-250kw, Derek Sivyer, Wrap, on-farm AD, DECC, pre-accreditation

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The role of AD in poultry farming

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The poultry meat industry continues to grow globally, as does the volume of hatchery waste: eggshell debris and fluff, infertile eggs, dead embryos, culled chicks, egg fluids and of course chicken manure. In recent years, rising disposal costs, environmental regulations and awareness have created a need for hatcheries to find…

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Tags: poultry, Derek Sivyer, on-farm AD, chicken manure

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Update on Defra and WRAP activity

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In the second half of a day spent largely in Defra, I took part in a AD Steering Group meeting on Monday afternoon. A final report on the AD Strategy and Action Plan is to be published this autumn/winter, and we will be feeding in key achievements and issues…

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Tags: DC-Agri, Defra, digestate, FIT, Matt Hindle, on-farm AD, RHI, RO, small scale AD, Wrap

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Feed-in Tariff guidance for accrediting and commissioning

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As we come closer to the end of the year, we are aware that a relatively large number of projects will be commissioning, accrediting and pre-accrediting to the Feed-in Tariff. In response to some enquiries from members, we have received some additional clarification from Ofgem on a couple of points,…

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Tags: accreditation, commissioning, DECC, degression, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, on-farm AD

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£400,000 WRAP loans now available to support on-farm AD projects

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WRAP’s £3m small scale on-farm AD fund has today been expanded to allow farmers to apply for a loan of up to £400,000 to build plants up to 250kW treating farm manures and slurries. This follows the launch of the first stage of the fund in October 2013, which allowed farmers…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, Loan Fund, on-farm AD, small scale AD, Wrap

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FIT update: DECC publish pre-accreditation figures

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DECC yesterday published figures showing AD Feed-in-Tariff application numbers, both for full accreditations, but more importantly also for preliminary accreditation applications. As we outlined in mid-January, these high levels of preliminary accreditation (PA) applications mean that our original proposal to consolidate the degression triggers is no longer viable in order…

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Tags: DECC, degression, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, FIT degression, Jordan Marshall, on-farm AD, preliminary accreditation, small scale AD

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Welsh Government promises greater support for on-farm AD

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In a paper on energy and planning policy, the Welsh Government has pledged to offer more focused support to on-farm AD projects. The document states that:Renewable energy opportunities, including the potential for anaerobic digestion, are being considered as part of the development of the next Rural Development Plan. Work…

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Tags: Defra, Ecosystem Markets Task Force report, food waste, on-farm AD, procurement hubs, Wales, Welsh Government, Wrap

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