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Posted in July 2015

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Clearfleau completes commissioning of new AD plant for Diageo

New on-site bio-energy plant at Glendullan, on Speyside, coverts 1,000m3 of distillery co-products per day into 1 MW of heat, feeding biogas to dedicated biogas boiler to supply valuable renewable energy to distillery, reducing its carbon footprint Award-winning British company Clearfleau, the leading UK-based provider of on-site anaerobic digestion (AD) solutions…

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Tags: member's press release, Clearfleau, diageo, glendullan distillery, brewery, wastewater, lord dunlop, bioenergy, liquid digestion, biogas, keith miller, craig chapman, whiskey, Derek Sivyer

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Amber Rudd says biomethane is “part of the mix”

DECC Secretary of State Amber Rudd MP appeared on the Today programme this morning to talk about shale gas, but following a suggestion from ADBA was also asked about support for biomethane. You can hear her interview for the next 30 days via the BBC website - the segment was around 90…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid

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New research on how farm-based digestate should be stored

New research by Rothamsted and the University of Milan has looked at ammonia emissions from farm-based digestate: these can increase by separating the liquid and solid fractions of digestate, depending on how the liquid fraction is then stored.  See more here. Ammonia emissions cause global warming and also reduce…

Posted in: News for Members, R&D Updates

Tags: r&d dissemination, R&D, Ollie More, digestate, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Cacti for biogas? New research tackles a prickly issue

The New Scientist has published an article on using cacti for biogas. Mike Mason, an academic from Oxford University who attended ADBA's R&D Forum in April, suggests that the 300 million hectares of underused semi-arid land in the world could be used for the production of cacti, which…

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Tags: cacti, R&D, r&d dissemination, anaerobic digestion, Africa

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Urgent member input needed to avoid removal of FIT pre-accreditation

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Following on from last week's meeting with DECC on the proposed removal of the pre-accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff, DECC have published the slides which were presented to the group. The department has also released a few clarifications to some frequently asked questions, which have been presented below. ADBA'…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, FIT degression, fit deployment, FITs, anaerobic digestion, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, pre-accreditation, biogas, will bushby, consultation, amber rudd, cuts, ADBA members, preliminary accreditation

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Three research projects on seaweed/macroalgae for AD

A research paper has just been published on using seaweed for biofuels, including for biomethane production. Professor Jerry D Murphy of University College Cork and others conducted the research "to assess the effect of ensiling of seaweed (5 species) on  biomethane production." The results can be found here. Much…

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Tags: R&D, r&d dissemination, Ollie More, innovate uk, seaweed, macroalgae, research

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Ofgem sustainability criteria biomethane potential tool

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Ofgem have provided us with a table of biogas yields that can potentially be used as part of the calculation for sustianability criteria measurement. See here.  Under the sustainability criteria it is often necessary to apportion the amount of biogas that is produced from one feedstock compared to other…

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Tags: Ollie More, Ofgem, biomethane, RHI, sustainability criteria, biomass sustainability criteria, crop operators

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New EU and UK funding available for energy R&D projects

We have been informed of new funding available from the European Commission and UK Government on energy research and development. See here for all the details. Anaerobic digestion and biogas projects can apply under the energy streams of the various funding calls, with the amount of funding available in the…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, EU Commission, EU, Horizon 2020

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ADBA membership renewal

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With ADBA’s new membership year starting on 1 October 2015, we are now entering our period of renewals so it is important that you read all the information below regarding the renewal process.  It’s time to say thank you We would firstly like to say a…

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Tags: ADBA Members' Directory

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Labour leadership candidates lay out their green stalls

Following the resignation of Ed Miliband after the 2015 general election, the Labour Party is currently in the process of selecting a new leader. SERA, an environmental pressure group affiliated to the Labour Party, has requested statements from each of the leadership candidates on their environmental policy stances, which are summarised…

Posted in: ADBA News, ADBA Press Release, News for Members

Tags: labour party, government, labour leadership, yvette cooper, andy burnham, jeremy corbyn, liz kendall, sera, Derek Sivyer

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DECC provide more detail on possible FIT pre-accreditation changes

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Yesterday DECC held a workshop on the proposed removal of the pre-accreditation from the FIT scheme. Officials outlined the reasoning behind the proposals, which they put down to the recent release of the Office for Budget Responsibility data on the Levy Control Framework, originally DECC had budgeted £7.6 billion to…

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Tags: DECC, FIT, anaerobic digestion, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, pre-accreditation, biogas, will bushby, consultation

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SUPPORTING PARTNERSHIP EVENT: RWM launches search for the rising stars of resource management

The international event for recycling innovation, RWM 2015 is launching a global search to find the industry’s ‘Rising Stars.’ The competition will celebrate trailblazing initiatives that challenge the way the recycling industry works, identify the top 25 newcomers and inspire a new generation of…

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Tags: rwm 2015, CIWM, russell bacon, i2i events group, competition, Derek Sivyer, supporting partnership event

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New European Commission research on phosphorus recovery from sewage sludge

The European Union's research and innovation unit are conducting research on 10 new technologies that can extract phosphorus from sewage sludge. Currently only 2,000-3,000 tonnes of struvite (a phosphorus-rich mineral) are produced in the EU each year, while sewage sludge contains the potential to supply 20% of the EU's phosphorus…

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Tags: r&d dissemination, Ollie More, phosphate, phosphorous, phosphorus, R&D

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Gas promoting silage additive gains national recognition

Following independent testing in Germany silage additive, SILASIL ENERGY, has been awarded a unique quality label in recognition of its impact on energy capture from silage. More than forty tests, undertaken across various research institutes in Germany, proved that a distinctive fermentation acid pattern occurred when using the silage additive,…

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Tags: member's press release, silasil energy, silage additive, gas yields, german agricultural society, dlg, FM Bioenergy, tim elsome, methane, fermenter, bioenergy, schaumann bioenergy, Derek Sivyer

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RHI degression update - future tariff reductions not clear

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DECC have released data on the RHI degression mechanism. We have put together the attached update for members.

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Tags: DECC, Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biomethane to grid, renewable financial incentives, biomethane, RHI

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