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18 parameters impacting on cost competitiveness - ADBA member feedback invited

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Energy tariffs for electricity and biomethane have been falling at a rapid speed over the last 2-3 years. The industry is currently unable to cut costs of producing energy at this rapid rate. The cost of generating energy from anaerobic digestion has already fallen considerably since the first plants were…

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Tags: DECC, R&D, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste, cost competitiveness task force, ad cost competitiveness, cost competitiveness

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Energy Game Changer and UK-India and UK-China funding opportunities

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Innovate UK, the UK government's innovation branch, is providing funding to support innovation in a number of fields: The Energy Game Changer provides funding of up to £1.5 million in technical feasibility studies to encourage new entrants to the energy sector and stimulate the adoption of disruptive technologies. …

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, anaerobic digestion, biogas, adba r&i forum, r&i forum 2016, r&i forum

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Falling income and increasing regulatory scrutiny: attend the R&I Forum

The AD industry is coming under pressure from multiple fronts: Feed-In Tariffs have halved and biomethane in the Renewable Heat Incentive could do the same over the next year; Levy Exemption Certificates have been scrapped altogether; Wholesale energy prices are falling and show no signs of recovery; Gate fees for…

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Tags: R&D, r&i, r&i forum, adba r&i forum, Wrap, digestate, food waste operators, crop operators, biogas, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, DECC, Defra

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Can you support the UK’s part in AD research?

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Earlier this year, the government agreed to another year’s funding for the UK subscription to the International Energy Association’s Biogas Task (“Task 37”). This allows the industry input to the task’s activities and reports, which have helped to raise our profile among European…

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Tags: task 37, international energy agency iea, iea, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, research, research and development, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators, R&D, AD R&D, farming

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Last chance to let DECC know your views on encouraging innovation

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Thank you to all ADBA members who got in touch to share their views on the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s Consultation on ensuring regulation encourages innovation. This consultation provides opportunity to inform UK government of the innovations and technological advancements being made in AD and…

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Tags: biomethane, renewable financial incentives, R&D, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, DECC, consultation, research and innovation r&i forum, research and development, cpi, innovate uk, bioresources, graphene, bioplastics, algae, energy storage, biogas heat, biogas, biochemical, Circular Economy, fifth carbon budget, Environment Agency

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Welcome to the latest issue of AD & Bioresources News: Issue 30, February 2016

“UK has the opportunity to lead on emissions reduction” and “Realising the value of digestate” Our introduction to this issue of AD & Bioresources News (page 3) is written by Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change. Matthew was pleased with the level of…

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Tags: RTFO, DECC, RHI, biogas, anaerobic digestion, FIT, Charlotte Morton, Defra, digestate, UK AD & Biogas, R&D, Wrap, policy, news, ADBA news

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What you think EU energy policy should be after 2020? Last chance to have your say

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The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is one of the most important European Directives for the AD and bioresources industry and for the renewable energy sector more generally. The EU’s decarbonisation efforts, including our renewable incentive schemes, flow from the framework. The current RED (2009/28/EC) is valid only until 2020…

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Tags: food waste operators, R&D, UK AD & Biogas, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste, European Commission, renewable energy directive, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, energy market design, heating and cooling

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Sustainability and HM Treasury inquiry

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The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling for evidence on the role of HM Treasury in relation to sustainable development and environmental protection. The inquiry provides opportunity for ADBA and its members to question whether the Spending Review process allows UK Government to make well-informed decisions in respect of the…

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Tags: RHI, biogas, food waste, anaerobic digestion, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, member's press release, Feed-in-Tariff, food waste operators, R&D, digestate, crop operators, climate change, spending review, sustainability

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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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“World class” anaerobic membrane event

Last Thursday I attended a workshop organised by the Anaerobic Digestion Network on the use of membranes in anaerobic bioprocesses. I didn't know what a membrane was before attending, so luckily one of the Southampton University PhD students gave me a brief description before the event started. Membranes are…

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Tags: R&D, r&d dissemination

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Research & innovation (R&I) Forum 2016 - are you innovating?

We at ADBA want to hear from all the innovators in the sector. What technologies will change the sector? As an industry, we now need to innovate to continue to grow. Your industry needs you! And we want to showcase the best industry-changing research and innovation at our annual Research …

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ADBA members invited to visit Centre for Process Innovation

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The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) have kindly invited ADBA members to visit its facility. This will be on Thursday 7th January. The Centre uses applied knowledge in science and engineering combined with state of the art facilities to enable its clients to develop, prove, prototype and scale up…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, centre for process innovation, cpi, biogas, research and development, R&D, r&d dissemination

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Role for macroalgae in AD: part of the £100bn bioeconomy?

Two new research papers on use of macroalgae (seaweed) for use in AD have been published.  The first of these, "Bio-methane potential test (BMP) using inert gas sampling bags with macroalgae feedstock", outlined the biogas potential from certain strands of algae and gave the following useful results: "Dried laminaria…

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Tags: macroalgae, r&d dissemination, R&D, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, seaweed

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New European Commission €21m funding for bioenergy research projects

The ERA-NET Bioenergy has launed a new round of funding open to research proposals on novel bioenergy concepts. Proposals may focus on different bioenergy value chains or energy uses (heating/cooling, electricity, transport biofuels), but in all cases, the question of economic, environmental and social sustainability of the…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, Ollie More, bioenergy, Bioenergy research, biogas, anaerobic digestion, innovate uk

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Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) highlights role of biogas in fish farming

The FAO, an arm of the United Nations, has highlighted the role anaerobic digestion has to play in fish farming. The report, "A Guide to Recirculation Aquaculture", Page 73 of the guide in particular demonstrates how biogas can form part of an integrated, environmentally-sound, recirculation system.  As demand for food…

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Tags: r&d dissemination, R&D, Ollie More, food and agricultural association, fao, united nations, un, fish farming, recirculation aquaculture

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