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Posted in June 2015

ADBA meets new resources minister

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This week I joined colleagues from across the recycling industry to meet new Defra minister Rory Stewart MP, who is responsible for waste and recycling policy. I started the first discussion on improving recycling rates by informing the minister that the waste trade bodies, Local Authority Waste Network Coordinators, WRAP…

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Tags: Defra, rory stewart, resources, waste collection, food waste collection, food waste, food waste operators, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, Wrap

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New EA reports reveal environmental performance of AD

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The Environment Agency (EA) has published two reports this week which provide a summary of the environmental performance of industrial activities in England in 2014. The reports reveal both concerning and encouraging trends and statistics for the AD industry, which are discussed below. To view the Environment Agency reports in full,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, environmental performance, biogas, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, food waste operators, regulation, News for members, jess allan, regulatory forum

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Industry grasps need to square the circle on EC’s Circular Economy Package

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Waste isn’t a problem, it’s a resource – and so the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package has presented the UK’s green economy with a unique opportunity to force the circular agenda onto the statute book of a government which is otherwise distracted…

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Tags: Circular Economy, circular economy package, consultation, green economy, apsrg, matthew farrow, environmental industries commission, liz goodwin, Wrap, barry gardiner mp, dan cooke, viridor, EU, EC, Derek Sivyer, will bushby

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National Grid acknowledges AD 40 TWh potential figure

AD potential   In its Future Energy Scenarios planning document published today the National Grid uses ADBA’s figure of 40 TWh as the potential for biomethane. They say 4 billion cubic metres of biomethane could be produced. This equates to 40 TWh - the figure ADBA have been using for some…

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Tags: national grid, Ollie More, power-to-gas

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RHI sustainability guidance published

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With twelve weeks to go before RHI sustainability criteria are in force, Ofgem has finally published draft guidance for operators who need to comply with the criteria. There is a direct link to the guidance here. You can see all the relevant documents here.  Biomethane producers who have not…

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DEFRA focus on UK exports from waste management industry

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As I outlined in March, DEFRA have been collecting evidence on the value to the UK economy of the waste sector. In simple terms, they have been considering whether the UK economy benefits from measures that move us higher up the waste hierarchy.  As outlined in our market report…

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Tags: Defra, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, food waste

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WRAP gate fees report suggests no changes for AD

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WRAP's annual survey of waste and recycling gate fees was released earlier this week, and can be accessed here. The survey shows an AD gate fee of £40/t in 2014-15, which is little changed from previous years. However, following our previous concerns about this data (which were exposed…

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Tags: Wrap, gate fees, food waste operators, financial incentives, RHI, food waste, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, market report, local authorities

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AD industry hit by £11 million cut

As detail emerges after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, announced the summer Budget 2015 earlier today, ADBA has calculated that the Budget’s small print includes an £11m hit on the anaerobic digestion sector alone. The removal of the Climate Change Levy exemption for…

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Tags: chancellor of the exchequer, budget 2015, HM Treasury, george osborne, climate change levy, renewable electricity, FIT, RHI, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, press release, incentives, government

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Summer Budget 2015 offers more policy uncertainty

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, has today announced the first Conservative Budget in 20 years. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented: Despite addressing the need to secure Britain’s future – both in terms of financial and national security – there was no…

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Tags: press release, HM Treasury, budget 2015, chancellor of the exchequer, government, Conservatives, market report, biomethane, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, vehicle excise duty, renewable energy directive, HGV, Autumn Statement, DECC, Green Alliance, RHI, climate change

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FIT Guidance Update - Site Clarification

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Ofgem have modified the Feed in Tariff (FIT) rules in the 9th version of the guidance document for Renewable Installations. This recent document provides much clearer guidance to developers and communities alike as to what Ofgem consider to be a single ‘Site’ and reflects the recent introduction of…

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Tags: FIT, DECC, Ofgem, guidance, site, anaerobic digestion, incentives, will bushby

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Telegraph reports DECC overspend - could mean FITs cut

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The Telegraph has today (Monday) reported that DECC officials have told them that the Department will overspend its renewable electricity subsidy budget (paid for through consumer electricity bills) by £1.5 bn by 2020. DECC had forecast spending of £7.5 bn per year in 2020, but officials have reportedly privately told the Telegraph…

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Tags: DECC, Ollie More, Feed-in-Tariff, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, feed-in tariffs, feed in tariff, FIT

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Industry leaders recognised at UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2015

Leaders from across the AD industry were honoured at last night’s UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2015.  With 60 entries for just 14 award categories, the industry awards recognise the greatest contributors: from operators to suppliers, micro-scale to large scale and energy contributions to non-energy contributions.  Speaking…

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Tags: UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards, Charlotte Morton, wyfla, industry milestone, biogas, industry ambassador award, bruce nelson, compass renewables, angie bywater, bbsrc, AD network, martin wager, ener-g combined power ltd, hrs heat exchangers, matt hale, brian scheffe, nijhuis h2ok ltd, Clarke Energy, andy cooper, digestate, operational performance, efficiency, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Lake District Biogas – Sustainable Energy from Cumbrian Cheese

Clearfleau announces start of construction of UK’s first anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to convert bio-degradable cheese production residues into biogas for the gas grid Bracknell 1 July 2015:  Award-winning British company Clearfleau, leading UK-based provider of on-site AD-based treatment solutions for the food and beverage sector, has finished the…

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Tags: member's press release, lake district biogas, cumbria, cheese, Clearfleau, food and beverage, food and drink, first milk, FIT, RHI, residual sludge, biomethane, government, capital, green gas, national grid, whey permeate, phosphate, water framework directive, chemical oxygen demand, nitrates, craig chapman, chris gooderham, stewart mounsey, Environment Agency, tom northway, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Edina’s CHP with Strathendrick Biogas shortlisted for Best Use of Digestate

One of the first projects with a CHP system from Edina to achieve Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) accreditation is Strathendrick Biogas. This site was developed by Strathendrick’s Director, Robert Kennedy to be as near to “closed loop” as possible. Robert had previously acted as a renewable…

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Tags: member's press release, Edina, RHI, CHP, strathendrick biogas, robert kennedy, whisky distilleries, grass silage, grid, FIT, newtainer, neweco-tec gmbh, biomethane, heat, Derek Sivyer

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: “Eco-tom” from Guy and Wright shortlisted for Best On-Farm AD

As a joint entry in this year’s UK AD & Biogas, hosted by Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), Edina and Guy and Wright have been shortlisted for Best On-Farm AD Project. Tomato growing pioneers, Guy and Wright use enhanced photosynthesis through CO2 addition to their crop. However…

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Tags: member's press release, uk ad & biogas 2015, Edina, guy and wright, best on-farm ad project, tomato, ROCs, digestate, Derek Sivyer

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