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Posted in March 2014

Waste regulation route map launched for local authorities

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A working group comprising members of local authority waste networks, the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), and WRAP has launched a ‘Waste Regulations Route Map’. This is designed to help local authorities to assess their compliance with the regulations. The Route Map provides important information on the regulations relevant…

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Tags: local authorities, LWARB, Matt Hindle, regulation, Waste, Wrap

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Questions answered on RHI biogas heat payment calculations

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Questions answered on RHI biogas heat payment calculations We have been liaising with Ofgem on the RHI payment and metering rules for biogas plants in the RHI. Just one biogas plant has been accredited to the scheme so far, but we are expecting more if the 200 kWth capacity limit is…

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Tags: biogas, combined heat and power, heat CHP, RHI

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Sustainability Reporting: New Ofgem Guidance

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Earlier this year we responded to an Ofgem consultation on revised guidance for complying with Renewables Obligation sustainability criteria. The final documents have now been published and are available as follows: Guidance on Fuel Measurement and Sampling and a Specific AD Fuel Measurement and Sampling Questionnaire Sustainability Criteria Guidance Sustainability…

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Tags: DECC, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, renewable financial incentives, RHI, RO, sustainability, sustainability criteria

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Proposed ADBA response to DECC on RHI tariff review

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We seek member views on the assumptions in cost model that DECC have asked us to put together for their biomethane tariff review. This indicates that the current £75/ MWh RHI rate is too low to incentivise biomethane plants under 350 m3/ hr, is about right for plants up to 500/550 m3/ hr,…

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Tags: biomethane, DECC, Ollie More, RHI, subsidy

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DfT ask for feedback on gaseous fuels research

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The Department for Transport have asked for feedback and comments on a draft final report concerning the Gaseous Fuels research from Ricardo-AEA. They are currently reviewing the report and collating comments for the contractors before the final version is produced, and have said they are keen to get input from…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane in transport, DfT, Jordan Marshall, Matt Hindle, transport

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Scam letter to ADBA members and UK AD & Biogas exhibitors

This is a warning that another scam letter been sent to our members and UK AD & Biogas exhibitors. The letter, a copy of which you can view here, claims to come from ADBA, however, please be aware that this is not the case and that ADBA has no affiliation…

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Tags: Exhibitors, Scam, UK AD & Biogas

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RHI expansion legislation laid before Parliament

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DECC have laid the legislation that will (subject to Parliamentary approval) expand the RHI to biogas plants with a thermal capacity above 200 kWth. This follows on from their decision in December to expand the scheme. These will come into force later this Spring – the exact date will depend on Parliamentary…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane, CHP, combined heat and power, Ollie More, RHI

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New EA brief on permitting changes released

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The Environment Agency have released a new briefing note for operators with existing environmental permits on the transition to new permits as the Agency implements the Industrial Emissions Directive. You can download the briefing here. The new permitting regime is explained in section 8.1 of the Practical Guide to AD. Further…

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Tags: EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, IED, Industrial Emissions Directive, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation

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ADBA to back AD's role in circular economy in parliamentary inquiry

We will shortly be responding to a Parliamentary inquiry into growing the circular economy, arguing that government should do more to support councils and businesses to roll out separate food waste collections. By removing unavoidable food waste from household and commercial waste and prioritising it for AD, contamination of other…

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Food waste collections: Lords back best practice model for England

A much publicised Lords report into food waste prevention has labelled the quantities of food waste “morally repugnant”, and has largely placed the blame with supermarkets and food retailers for practices such as BOGOF offers. Key recommended actions to cut food waste include tax breaks such as VAT exemptions to…

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Tags: food waste prevention, House of Lords, Jordan Marshall, separate food waste collections, source segregation

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News from EBA: new State Aid Guidelines could restrict FIT

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The European Biogas Association have today circulated the following news to members:As expected, the European Commission has today adopted the State Aid Guidelines that foresee the gradual introduction of competitive bidding processes for allocating public support and the gradual replacement of feed-in tariffs by feed-in premiums. The official adoption…

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Tags: DECC, Europe, European Commission, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, state aid

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Biodome Gas Holder Installations in the USA

ADBA MEMBER NEWS BIODOME® International, part of Kirk Group, will design and supply a total of seven top-mounted gas holder roofs and two ground-mounted double membrane gas holders to three dairy farms in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The industry-leading BIODOME® gas holder system will provide the necessary…

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Clarification on EIS changes expected shortly

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We are still awaiting confirmation from government on the precise details of the proposals to restrict EIS investment from technologies which claim RO or RHI. Since the announcement in the budget document (p. 68), we have been working hard with DECC and Treasury to make the case for a similar exemption…

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Tags: DECC, Ed Davey, EIS, finance, Finance Forum, financial incentives, HMT, investment, Matt Hindle, RHI, RO, treasury

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EA guidance on avoiding operational problems

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The Environment Agency have published a review of containment failure incidents at AD sites from 2010-2013, which is now available to download via our Health and Safety Hub, under ‘pollution incidents’. Although incidents are rare, the Environment Agency reiterates in their briefing that it is concerned about pollution incidents. As…

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Tags: best practice, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, Matt Hindle, permitting

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Planning and pipeline page of the ADBA website updated

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We have updated the AD pipeline page of our website with the latest information on the number of operational AD plants, broken down by CHP, heat-only and biomethane-to-grid, as well as including figures on the feedstocks used in each sector and the capacities. We have also extended the amount of…

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Tags: market analysis, pipeline, planning database

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