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ABDA Budget review – Good news for transport, work to do on food waste

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This week’s Budget contained some good news for the anaerobic digestion sector, with some hints of more positive action down the line. ADBA welcomed the confirmation that Ministers will maintain the difference between alternative and main road fuel duty rates until 2032 to support the decarbonisation of the UK…

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New anaerobic digestion and compost survey in Scotland

A survey of the Scottish AD and composting sectors is about to start. There have been significant developments in this industry in recent years, especially with the recent increase in on-farm AD sites.  This project is being delivered by Enscape Consulting and partner organisations Solidsense Ltd and Cambridge Eco…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane, Scottish Government, Zero Waste Scotland, compost, member survey, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update - 20 TGNs issued

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Since the Renewable Heat Incentive reforms brought in the tariff resets and started the Tariff Guarantee process Ofgem have published a weekly progress report on the application process, which you can access here. UPDATE - As of Ofgem's report from 26 October 2018: There have been 108 applications for Tariff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, thom koller

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RHI Tariff Guarantee update

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Since the Renewable Heat Incentive reforms brought in the tariff resets and started the Tariff Guarantee process Ofgem have published a weekly progress report on the application process, which you can access here. ADBA continues to encourage Ofgem to process these applications as quickly as possible. It is close…

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Biomethane in the Future Energy Scenarios for 2019

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Earlier today I attended a National Grid workshop to help shape the Future Energy Scenarios for 2019. The Future Energy Scenarios (FES) is an annual publication by National Grid SystemOperator as part of our suite of ‘Future of Energy’ publications. We produce FES each year to identify a…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, national grid, future energy scenarios, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, decarbonisation, riio-2, paris agreement, thom koller

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Voluntary 15% emissions reduction for HGV sector to boost biomethane

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The Department for Transport's Road to Zero Strategy, released earlier in the year, set out four actions that could further stimulate the biomethane as a transport fuel market. Here's an update of progress to date. The four actions are: Introducing a new voluntary industry-supported commitment to reduce HGV…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, ultra low emission buses, ultra low emission trucks, left, freight portal, road to zero, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, Department for Transport, thom koller

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Preparing for the Resources and Waste Strategy

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Defra is to release the long-awaited Resources and Waste Strategy later this year. The below graphic sets out what we can expect...   The Policy Team will continue to keep members up to date and further details emerge.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, food waste, resources & waste strategy, Defra, thom koller

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ADCS benefits discussed at Environment Agency Biowaste sector meeting

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Earlier this week the Environment Agency held their Biowaste sector meeting. The day began with a welcome from the EA and positive news that the sector is continuing the trend of reduced Cat 1 and Cat 2 incidents, as the below chart shows. The EA has recently raised their charges and they…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, adcs, environmental regulation, 2015 market report, Defra, digestate, clean air strategy, ammonia emissions, plastic, thom koller

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Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) to launch in January 2019

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As part of Green Great Britain Week, today saw the official launch of the £320 million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) to support the development of heat networks. A pilot programme ran from 2016-17. Heat networks could meet up to 17% of heat demand in homes and up to 24%…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, hnip, heat networks, heat network investment project, beis, thom koller

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BEIS look to restrict biomass combustion in urban areas

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today launched a consultation on Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) support for biomass combustion in urban areas. You can read the consultation document here. Government proposes that biomass combustion installations should no longer be eligible for RHI support if they are…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, air quality, air pollution, Biomass, beis, consultation, thom koller

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Climate experts asked for advice on net zero target

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This week is the first-ever Green GB & NI Week, which is looking to bring society together to tackle climate change. To mark the launch Energy and Clean Growth Minister, Claire Perry wrote to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) asking for advice on: Setting a date for achieving…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, beis, claire, commitee on climate change, ipcc, thom koller

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Anaerobic digestion is huge economic opportunity for UK, ADBA tells Treasury

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has this week written to Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, outlining the economic and environmental benefits of AD. Highlighting the benefits it can bring in renewable heat and power (in the form of biogas), clean transport fuel, and natural fertiliser. In her…

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DfT expecting a role for biofuels in decarbonising HGVs for years to come

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In preparation for leaving the European Union in March next year the Department for Transport confirmed last week that a Statutory Instrument (SI) will be laid before Parliament in the coming weeks to make some minor alterations to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The changes remove the duty on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, brexit, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, uk motor fuel ghg reporting regs, renewable transport fuel obligation, thom koller

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Government Bioeconomy Strategy ‘coming very soon’

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Last week ADBA's Policy Team caught up with BEIS on the latest thinking on the government Bioeconomy Strategy. Following consultation in January 2017 the response is now expected very soon. You can read our submission to BEIS here. The Bioeconomy Strategy will set out 15 actions based around the 5 foundations of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, bioeconomy strategy, bioeconomy, bioresources, biorefinery, research and development, research and innovation, beis, clean growth strategy, thom koller

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An unFITting end: 13.112MW available capacity

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When the Feed-in Tariff reopened for applications in February 2016 a quarterly cap was introduced to help control the scheme's budget. Each quarter or 'Tariff Period' there would be 5MW worth of capacity for new AD applications. Successful preliminary accrediation applicants receive a year-long validity period during which the tariff…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, beis, Ofgem, decentralised energy, fit consultation, thom koller

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