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New Data On Food Waste Collections

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Our ongoing parliamentary engagement with supportive MPs has turned up some interesting information on the tonnage of food waste currently collected by those local authorities who separately collect it. We are currently tabling additional parliamentary questions so to find out the potential total tonnage that could be collected per authority,…

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ADBA respond to Ofgem Targeted Charging Review minded to position

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As we set out towards the end of last year in our blog on network charing, Ofgem is changing the way in which they recover the costs of the networks used to transport electricity to homes, public organisations and businesses. These costs are recovered through two types of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, electricity, Ofgem, targeted charging review, network charging, tnuos, bsuos, consultation, thom koller

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Scottish Government supports AD and retention of the Feed-in Tariff

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Discussing anaerobic digestion in Scotland, Member for Scottish Parliament Liam McArthur asked a written question to the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse MSP who has responded saying: The Scottish Government is committed to encouraging and promoting renewable technologies, such as anaerobic…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, fit closure, Community AD, Scotland, thom koller

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Pilot programmes wanted for the new Environmental Land Management scheme for agriculture

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Following the referendum decision to leave the European Union opportunity to reform agriculture is well underway. As was signalled in the consultation that Defra ran last year on the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit, government is seeking to fundamentally change…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, CAP, common agriculture policy, Defra, new environmental land management scheme, 25 year environment plan, farming, agricultural, climate change mitigation, soil, thom koller

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8 new biomethane Tariff Guarantee applications

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Earlier this week ADBA met with Ofgem for an update on the Renewable Heat Incentive. Here is what we learned.   New Tariff Guarantee applications Ahead of the 1 January tariff degression Ofgem received 16 applications for biomethane Tariff Guarantees. We understand that 8 of these were withdrawal and resubmission of existing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, degression, thom koller

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AD in the 4th Annual Conference of the Resource Recovery from Waste

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On January 16, academia researching on waste recovery and stakeholders gathered in the 4th Annual Conference of the Resource Recovery from Waste (RRW). Among all research project presented (MeteoRR; B3; R3AW; INSPIRE and CVORR); a project on cycling the value of anaerobic digestate and biomass ash from waste to fertilisers…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, food waste, biowaste, resource recovery, nutrient recovery, alberto rocamora

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No further degression for RHI biomethane tariff?

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Earlier this month BEIS published updated data on estimated commitments under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). You can view this here. The data to the end of November is the first of three months of data that will be used to asses a degression in April but early signs suggest…

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

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ADBA call for joined up thinking on heat networks and wider decarbonisation agenda

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As discussed in previous blogs, government is consulting on developing a market framework for heat networks to ensure that as such networks become more commonplace they deliver this growth in a way that protects consumers and delivers sustained investment as well as maximising the potential economic and environmental benefits…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, heat networks, heat network investment project, hnip, hndu, consultation, beis, alberto rocamora

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New reports from IEA Task 37

Task 37 is the Bioenergy Task group of the International Energy Agency (IEA) - a branch of OECD - and is devoted to analysis and dissemination of new advances in science and best practice in anaerobic digestion. It is a valuable resource for any business involved in AD, providing sound science,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, research, innovation, iea task 37, R&D, Circular Economy, brewery, farming, thom koller

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Anaerobic Digestion and Brexit

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The Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement was heavily defeated by Parliament on 15th January. It is now extremely unclear what will happen next. Options range from amending the Withdrawal Agreement following further concessions from the EU, to a general election, or second referendum, but all of these options face…

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Transport sector discusses how to continue decarbonising bus services

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Experts, stakeholders and industry have gathered under the Low Carbon Vehicles Partnership (LowCVP) Bus Working Group on 10th of January to discuss relevant updates on policy developments and science for the decarbonisation of bus transport.   Rocketing number of buses using biomethane One of the presentation, delivered by the Transport…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, LowCVP, Scotland, bsog, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, air quality, alberto rocamora

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ADBA, ENA and REA propose ‘grace period’ for RHI Tariff Guarantee plant commissioning

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Following the passing into law of the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and their coming into force on 22 May 2018, close to thirty applicants have successfully applied for a Tariff Guarantee as a route to commissioning under the RHI. Under the reformed legislation all plants with a Tariff…

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

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BEIS consult on Smart Export Guarantee for small-scale electricity sector

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In July 2018, government published a call for evidence to identify the role small-scale low-carbon generation can play in maximising the advantages for the UK in the global shift to clean growth. You can read our submission here. Supporting government aspirations to 'level the playing field' we recommended government enable a…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, consultation, Ofgem, beis, smart export guarantee, export tariff, thom koller

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Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) guidance and application form

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) application guidance and application form. The guidance document enables applicants to understand the application process from start to finish, including: How the scheme will operate; The eligibility criteria; How applications are to…

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RIIO-2 price controls and biomethane

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Ofgem sets revenues for gas and electricity network companies through the RIIO process, this stands for Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs. To do this they will collect information from electricity and gas network companies on the activities that they intend to undertake in RIIO-2 (the second of the RIIO price controls)…

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Tags: crop operators, food waste operators, RHI, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, Ofgem, riio-2, thom koller

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