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Posted in January 2015

Members’ views needed to direct future transport policy

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As per my previous blog in December, the DfT has set up several working groups in an attempt to identify options for meeting the RED renewable transport fuel target for 2020 and looking beyond to 2030. The working groups are due to report back to the high level group in February, in…

Posted in: News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: DfT, biomethane in transport, RTFO, sustainability, biofuels, low carbon fuel, HGV, GHG emissions, will bushby, transport energy task force

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Biomethane campaign: consultation on reducing CV measurement regulation nears

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Last week I represented ADBA at a meeting of the biomethane campaign we founded with ENA to break down regulatory barriers to the biomethane to grid market.  The main focus of the meeting was to discuss an upcoming consultation on options for calorific value (CV) regulation at biomethane to…

Posted in: News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: biomethane, RHI, biomethane campaign, ENA, Ofgem, Matt Hindle, DECC, food waste operators, crop operators

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Gate Fees: gathering better industry information

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Accurate information about gate fees is vital to AD policy development. At present the annual WRAP gate fees report is the best public source of information available, but it has previously been based on a very limited set of sources, which tend to be biased towards longer term contracts with…

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Tags: DECC, food waste, Defra, Wrap, gate fees, food waste operators

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ADBA’s understanding of RHI biogas heat & biogas CHP rules

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In an attempt to simplify Ofgem's guidance on RHI biogas heat and biogas CHP rules, we have put together this document which aims to assist ADBA members who are considering installing biogas heat or biogas CHP plants. Although the document has been produced in conjunction with Ofgem, it is…

Posted in: News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: will bushby, RHI, Ofgem, CHP, biogas heat, guidance

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Nominate an SME to be showcased at LowCVP’s Parliamentary Reception

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The LowCVP is inviting up to six UK-based SMEs to participate in a high profile Parliamentary Reception which will take place in the House of Commons on Monday 9 March. The SMEs chosen will be given the opportunity to demonstrate how they are contributing to a low carbon transport future to…

Posted in: Industry News, News for Members

Tags: will bushby, biomethane in transport, Low CVP, transport, transport energy task force

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Biogas and biomethane sustainability: calculator changes and policy development

As we mentioned several times on these blogs towards the end of last year, we spent a large amount of time with some members contributing to the development of the biomass and biogas carbon calculator. Thank you to those members who contributed to that work. Although only a limited amount…

Posted in: News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: DECC, renewable financial incentives, RHI, RO, carbon calculator, crop operators, Defra, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, financial incentives, biomethane, biomethane to grid

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EU research and development (R&D) funding - bio-sector free workshop

Horizon 2020 is the main European Commission funding programme supporting research and development in the EU. It is aimed not just as academia but also industry. Although significant amounts of funding are available, it can be a dauntingly-complex area to look at. The NNFCC are holding a free event on 28 January…

Posted in: R&D Updates

Tags: R&D, Ollie More, European Commission

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Warning: Expo Guide scam

We have received information that a ongoing scam has emerged once again. Expo Guide, which has been referred to authorities on several occasions, has once again posted a letter using our name and our show UK AD & Biogas to request a data update for ADBA members' and UK AD …

Posted in: Industry News

Tags: Scam, expo guide

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DECC RHI degression data published - large biomethane uptake continues

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DECC have released data on their RHI 'Estimated commitments' page showing that the large uptake of biomethane in the RHI continued in November. The forecast expenditure for biomethane is now way above the level forming part of the calculation for the July 2015 'expenditure threshold'. Uptake for the whole scheme was…

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Tags: DECC, Ollie More, RHI, renewable financial incentives, crop operators, food waste operators, biomethane to grid

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Aqua Enviro awarded international health and safety certification

Specialist environmental consultancy Aqua Enviro have been awarded BS OHSAS 18001 accreditation, an international standard for occupational health and safety management good practice.  The certification shows Aqua Enviro’s systems of work, health and safety policies and documentation are fully compliant with the stringent standards needed for certification. The…

Posted in: Members' press release

Tags: Aqua Enviro, member's press release, health and safety, Derek Sivyer, bs ohsas 18001 accreditation

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EA risk assessments for AD plants changing

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We have been notified by the EA that they are starting a new programme of health and safety screening assessments at the AD plants they regulate across the country. This has the following aims and components:  The screening work will consist of desk-based assessments focussing on the written…

Posted in: Industry News, News for Members, Policy updates

Tags: EA, permitting, health and safety, Matt Hindle, Environment Agency

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The Biogas Channel interviews Matt Hindle at ADBA National Conference 2014

Hear Matt discuss the necessary political commitment to help the biomethane market grow and the changes following the recent announcement on the RHI tariff, with the Biogas Channel at the ADBA National Conference 2014.

Posted in: ADBA News, News for Members

Tags: Matt Hindle, RHI, biomethane, adba national conference 2014

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