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Posted in February 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion industry welcomes London Assembly incineration report

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has welcomed a report published today by the London Assembly’s Environment Committee that describes incineration of household waste as one of the ‘least desirable forms of management in the waste hierarchy’.

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Tags: adba press release, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, food waste, separate food waste collections

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The changing role of the Electricity System Operator

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National Grid Electricity Transmission plc (NGET) is the electricity System Operator (ESO) for the electricity transmission network in Great Britain. As such it is responsible for the day to day operation of the system as well as being the owner of the transmission system in England and Wales. With electricity…

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Tags: electricity distribution network, renewable electricity, biogas, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, consultation, Ofgem, national grid, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller

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RTFC prices

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Transport is now the largest emitting sector in the UK, according to the latest government data. It has therefore become imperative for government to refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990, as my blog yesterday outlined. Biomethane can…

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, Department for Transport, DfT, RTFO, rtfcs, emiliano lewis, biomethane as a transport fuel, financial incentives

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Regulatory Forum vital in time of regulatory uncertainty

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In a time of uncertainty surrounding environmental regulation, with the Environment Agency's proposed charges increase looming, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive due for implementation and the new Waste Treatment Best Available Technique Reference (BREF) document on the horizon, ADBA's bi-annual Regulatory Forum is a perfect opportunity for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, regulation, permitting, medium combustion plant directive

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Transport now the biggest emitter in the UK

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Transport has now become the largest emitting sector in the UK. Government policy should refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990. Biomethane can play a significant role in decarbonising heavy transport, through the RTFO. Energy Census are now reporting on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, transport, decarbonisation, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane in transport, UK AD & Biogas, beis, energy census, heavy transport, GHG emissions

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New Ofgem tariff guarantee guidance

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New RHI regulations have been laid by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. Subject to parliamentary approval, these regulations are expected to come into force in Spring 2018 - a period of six to eight weeks for parliamentary debate and approval is required, meaning the RHI reforms should…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, beis, financial close, thom koller

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ADBA biomethane working group - London 2 March

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Now that the RHI regulations have been laid we want to hold a meeting of our Biomethane-to-grid Working Group. The aim would be to go through collectively the legislation and try and be as prepared as possible for the implementation date.  This would probably be a three hour meeting,…

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Tags: RHI, emiliano lewis, biomethane to grid working group, Renewable Heat Incentive

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion industry welcomes laying of RHI legislation

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has today welcomed the laying of legislation to reform the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which it says will ‘give a vital boost’ to the production of green gas in the UK.

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Tags: adba press release, RHI, biomethane, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, beis

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ADBA provides evidence to CCC Bioenergy Review

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Earlier in the week we submitted our response to the Committee on Climate Change’s call for evidence on the 2018 Bioenergy Review. You can read our submission here. Thank you to those ADBA members who got in touch with the policy team to contribute information and evidence. The CCC'…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultations, CCC, committee on climate change, bioenergy review, food production, thom koller

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£40 million awarded to Councils for low emission buses

As part of the Clean Bus Technology Fund, which was launched in 2017, the Joint Air Quality Unit has today announced awards totaling £40 million to local authorities across the UK to support efforts to improve air quality in UK towns and cities. Using the money councils will be able to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, clean bus technology fund, nusrat ghani mp, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane buses, Defra, DfT, thom koller

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Breaking news - RHI regulations laid before Parliament

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The long-awaited RHI regulations have now been laid before Parliament. There will be a period of six to eight weeks for parliamentary debate, and subsequent parliamentary approval, but after this the regulations would come in force. These timings are indicative, and subject to parliamentary time. The regulations will become…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, rhi tariff guarantees, digestate drying, feedstock restrictions, chp efficiency, thom koller

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Industry groups meet with the Environment Agency at Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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Today, I represented ADBA at a meeting of the Biowaste Regulatory Forum. The meeting was chaired by the Environment Agency (EA), and included the NFU, CIWM, ESA and others. The meeting is a platform for discussion between industry groups and the EA’s leads on biowaste and land spreading,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, BREF, digestate, compliance, regulation, Environment Agency

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Parliament approves new regulations for Medium Combustion Plant Directive

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It has been announced today that the regulations transposing the Medium Combustion Plant Directive and implementing emission controls on generators have now been approved in both Houses of Parliament. These regulations came into force on 30 January 2018. The substantive text is unchanged from the version released in December and can be…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, crop operators, medium combustion plant directive

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New Defra ‘farming rules for water’ to take affect from 2 April 2018

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Defra has published a factsheet to explain the new ‘farming rules for water’ which will take affect from 2 April 2018 for all farmers in England. Defra consulted on these rules in September 2015. Please click here to view the online fact sheet and a more detailed guide here. The rules…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Farmers, digestate spreading

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ADBA joins industry-wide call for long-awaited FIT consultation

ADBA has today joined a number of trade associations to write to Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, regarding the long-awaited Feed-in Tariff consultation. The letter, which you can read here, highlights the contribution renewables technologies supported under the FIT make…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, consultation, beis, greg clark mp, feed-in tariff, Charlotte Morton, thom koller

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