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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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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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Lancet proposes a food revolution favouring improved agriculture practices like AD

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The prestigious medical publication has published this week the article “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems” aiming to set up the basis for a diet fit for the demographic and environmental constraints. The article has been drafted…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, food waste, agri-food, food industry, agricultural, nutrient pollution, GHG emissions, lancet, 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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Clean Air Strategy to tackle ammonia through use of covers and low-emission spreading equipment

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Defra has today publised its Clean Air Strategy following consultation last year. You can read the strategy here or by clicking the below image. The Strategy sets out the comprehensive actions required across all parts of government and society to improve air quality. It retains the …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Defra, consultation, clean air strategy, air quality, Northern Ireland, michael gove, transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, low emission spreading, slurry, digestate, innovation, thom koller

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, heat network investment project, heat networks, hnip, beis

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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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Reflecting on 2018 and looking ahead to 2019

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2018 began with much expectation surrounding the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), with the surprise general election of 2017 delaying the passing of the regulations by over a year. Thankfully, after a concerted effort from all corners of the industry, the reformed regulations came into effect on 22nd May 2018…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, Defra, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Renewable Heat Incentive, health and harmony, brexit, on-farm AD, spending review, thom koller

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New Ofgem guidance issued to support FIT closure

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Following the government response to the recent Feed-in Tariff consultation on the closure of the scheme on 31 March 2019, Ofgem has issued updated guidance. You can download the FIT Guidance for Renewable Installations (version 13) here. This provides an overview of the FIT scheme, its eligibility criteria and explains the process of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, feed-in tariff, FIT, beis, Ofgem, grace periods, thom koller

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BEIS takes first step on path to long-term heat decarbonisation

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As part of their work on the long-term decarbonisation of heat in buildings and industry, BEIS has been reviewing the available evidence base on different approaches that may be taken. They have today released a report on this evidence that provides an overview of the key issues arising from their…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, evidence review, decarbonisation, heat, heat decarbonisation, Renewable Heat Incentive, innovation, thom koller

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