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RHI Update June 2016

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BEIS have released the latest RHI mechanism data. The scheme still remains above expenditure and in the past month both biogas and biomethane remain over the forecast expenditure. At the end of August BEIS will be announcing the next tariff degression. Scheme Total In June 2016, the forecast expenditure remained above…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane, RHI, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, emma thomas, degression, RHI degression

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More than food or fuel: AD and land use

How do stakeholders inside and outside the AD industry view the use of crops for AD? That’s the subject of a new report from Mirjam Röder, a researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Mirjam has a degree in agricultural sciences and has…

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Tags: r&i, stakeholders, anaerobic digestion, sustainability, crops, emma thomas, financial incentives, policy, uncertainty, drivers, challenges, benefits

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RHI update: 76 biomethane plants have full accreditation

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released RHI deployment data for June and Quarter 2, 2016 . For the anaerobic digestion sector, we now have 76 biomethane plants which have applied for full accreditation and six for pre-accreditation. Biogas heat is in the top three technologies in terms of number…

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Tags: beis, renewable financial incentives, RHI, Matt Hindle, biomethane, biogas, financial incentives, emma thomas

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DECC figures on progress towards RHI caps to be published in late July

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DECC held a meeting of their Renewable Heat Industry Advisory Group yesterday, where I represent ADBA members.  The department had little news on progress towards a consutlation response on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). We still expect this to come after the Parliamentary summer recess, but likely changes to…

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Tags: DECC, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, RHI, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Ofgem, financial incentives

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Brexit and biogas

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The UK’s politics and economy are entering a period of extreme uncertainty, the impacts of which we can only guess for now. Today’s stock and currency market reactions are extreme, but unsurprising in the circumstances. Markets appear to have expected a ‘remain’ vote, so…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, Europe, European Union, eu referendum, EU, Circular Economy, circular economy package, farming, CAP, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, digestate, energy policy, renewable energy, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Matt Hindle, financial incentives

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On-farm AD passes 200 plant milestone - ADBA figures

The UK’s biogas sector has passed a major milestone, with over 200 plants now operating on UK farms according to ADBA's latest figures. The landmark was reached with the opening of JFS’ latest agricultural plant. Supported by Prism Planning Ltd, the Gravel Pit Farm plant in North…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, Charlotte Morton, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Defra, financial incentives, UK AD & Biogas, Feed-in-Tariff, farming, on farm ad, ADBA, carbon abatement, committee on climate change

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Fighting FITs: member evidence needed to challenge DECC assumptions

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Earlier today Ollie and I presented the second in the Feed-in Tariff webinar series, during which we presented our draft tariff model. When this is finalised we will submit to DECC as part of our response to the FIT consultation. If you missed the webinar and would like to view…

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Tags: FIT, feed in tariff, consultation, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, digestate, DECC, Ollie More, financial incentives, food waste, thom koller

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RHI Update: DECC Confirm July Degression of 15%

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DECC released an update of the RHI scheme which states that, on 1st July 2016, both biomethane and biogas will see a 15% degression as shown below: Technology Category Existing Tariff (p/kWh) Degression (%) New Tariff for installations on or after 1st July 2016 (p/kWh) Biomethane Tier 1: First 40,000MWh, 5.35 Tier 2: Next 40,000MWh, 3.14 …

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Tags: biomethane, biogas, DECC, anaerobic digestion, RHI, financial incentives, RHI degression, emma thomas

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ADBA slams new FIT consultation

Responding to the new Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) consultation on the Feed-in Tariff for anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) comments: This consultation does nothing to address DECC's fundamental lack of ambition for AD and community scale renewables. Instead, it…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, press release, Charlotte Morton, Matt Hindle, crop operators, food waste operators, feed-in tariff, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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RHI consultation: webinar on tariffs, tariff guarantees and the budget cap - call for your evidence

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Earlier today we held the third webinar in our series on the RHI consultation. This session focused on tariff levels, tariff guarantees and the application process for these, future tariff triggers and the budget cap. For those of you who were unable to take part the session can be watched…

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Tags: DECC, Ofgem, RHI, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, thom koller, Ollie More, consultation, tariff levels, RHI degression, rhi tariff guarantees, tariff triggers, rhi deployment capping, budget cap, crop feedstocks, crop operators, food waste operators, heat use, members' meeting

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RHI consultation eligible heat use webinar: call for your evidence and data

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Earlier today ADBA held a webinar on the RHI consultation proposals relating to eligible heat use. Thank you to all the Members who took part. For those of you who were unable to take part the session can be watched here. During the webinar members contributed on a range of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, consultation, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, biomethane, biogas, heat use, DECC, food waste operators, crop operators, digestate drying, digestate concentration system, hnip, thom koller, Matt Hindle

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FIT Generation & Export Payment Rates: April to June 2016

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Ofgem have released the tariff rates for the FIT scheme for the period 01 April - 30 June 2016. AD plant total installed capacity Tariff rate (pence per kilowatt hour) 250kW or less 8.21 Greater than 250kW but not exceeding 500kW 7.58 Greater than 500kW 7.81 The Export Tariff has increased to 4.91 pence per kilowatt hour. …

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Tags: FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, Ofgem, biogas, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, electricity, thom koller, anaerobic digestion, tariff rates

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FIT deployment cap: a year’s capacity applied for in the first quarter

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The FIT's first deployment cap closed on 31 March and today Ofgem released their quarterly report, which you can read here. As you can see from the table below 20.825MW total capacity has been applied for, comprised of 26 applications and 2 full applications. This means that the first four tariff…

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Tags: FIT, biogas, electricity, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, Ofgem, deployment caps, fit quarterly report, thom koller

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DECC consultation on reforms to the Capacity Market: response submitted

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Today we submitted our response to DECC’s consultation on Capacity Market reforms, which proposes changes to the electricity Capacity Market (CM). The consultation addresses issues of new build assurance, termination fees, avoiding cumulation of State aid, eligibility for Transitional Arrangements, prequalification timings and reviewing the Capacity Market Rules.…

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Tags: capacity markets, DECC, consultation, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, financial incentives

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DECC consultation on reforms to the Capacity Market: ADBA response

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DECC is seeking views on proposed changes to the electricity Capacity Market (CM), the way in which the UK ensures adequate electricity capacity. The consultation builds on the October 2015 consultation and lessons learned from the second Capacity Market Auction in December 2015. You can read the consultation document here.  The…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, FIT, anaerobic digestion, biogas, capacity markets, financial incentives, crop operators, food waste operators

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