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Posted in June 2018

MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Geotech to showcase new analyser at UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018

There are just a few days remaining until world leaders in the anaerobic and biogas fields join together to discuss the future of the burgeoning industry. The UK AD and World Biogas Expo 2018 takes place on July 11 and 12 at the NEC, Birmingham, and will have more than 250 exhibitors from over 50…

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Tags: member's press release, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, anaerobic digestion, biogas, ad & biogas industry awards

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DfT issues Road to Zero Strategy

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has today launched the Road to Zero Strategy which promises a massive expansion of green infrastructure across the country, reducing emissions from the vehicles already on the UK’s roads, and new measures to drive the uptake of zero emission cars, vans and trucks. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, road to zero, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, transport energy model, heavy goods vehicles, HGVs, thom koller

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Still a week to apply to the £48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme

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The Department for Transport is inviting applications to its Ultra Low Emisison Bus (ULEB) Scheme, with the deadline for applications extended to Monday 16th July 2018. ULEB is intended to be a more ambitious scheme, with qualifying buses producing at least 30% less GHG emissions than a conventional Euro VI bus and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, uleb, LowCVP, Department for Transport, thom koller

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ADBA’s initial response to EA permitting consultation – please have your say!

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Last week the Environment Agency (EA) published a call for evidence on proposals for change of environmental permitting for the biowaste sector, including AD. The call for evidence is quite open and wide-ranging, with evidence sought on a number of topics. It is an opportunity to let the regulator know…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, regulation, permitting, waste permitting, biowaste sector

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APHA fee update – new and revised fees for ABP sites

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The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have this week published information on new or revised fees that were introduced on 30th June 2018. The charges relevant to Animal By-products are available to view here. This was first consulted on a couple of years ago, and you can see all the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, apha, animal by-products, food waste operators, agricultural operators, ABPR

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Can we achieve food waste capture rates of 86% achieved by Milan?

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In recent months, we have been working with DEFRA on strengthening the case for introducing separate food waste collections in England. One part of the puzzle is looking at what food waste capture rates could be achieved in households if separate food waste collections were to be rolled out. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, food waste collections, capture rates, Wrap, Circular Economy, emiliano lewis

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PRESS STATEMENT: Anaerobic digestion industry response to Ecotricity ‘vegan electricity tariff’

Responding to Ecotricity's introduction of a 'vegan' electricity tariff, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: "Ecotricity's campaign serves to highlight the considerable waste generated by society today, which the anaerobic digestion industry recycles into valuable green energy and biofertilisers."

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Tags: press release, anaerobic digestion, agriculture, Charlotte Morton

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Mystery 41 non-Tariff Guarantee biomethane-to-grid projects

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Following the coming into force of the reforms to the Renewable Heat incentive (RHI) on 22 May 2018 and the commencement of the Tariff Guarantee (TG) process, there are 46 new biomethane applications that will build out between now and January 2020. (You can find our latest news on the TG process here). …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, Renewable Heat Incentive, beis, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Ollie More, emiliano lewis, thom koller

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Refinancing AD plants - thinkpiece from Bidwells’ Cath Anthony

Ahead of her presentation at UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, Cath Anthony, Partner at property consultancy firm Bidwells, discusses what anaerobic digestion (AD) operators should consider when looking to refinance their plant(s).

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, refinancing, anaerobic digestion

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ADBA’s view on Defra’s proposals to reduce emissions from farming

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on their draft Clean Air Strategy. Running until 14 August 2018, the consultation looks to support efforts to reduce transport pollution and air quality restrictions on industry, by introducing complimentary measures for other sectors, such as food production, heating homes. You…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, consultation, health and harmony, common agricultural policy cap, clean air strategy, air quality, ammonia emissions, ammonia, low emission spreading, thom koller

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CIWM chief sets out implications of EU Circular Economy Package for UK food waste recycling

This article first appeared on CIWM Journal Online. The implications of the EU's Circular Economy Package for food waste recycling in the UK will be a key theme of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, taking place next week at the NEC in Birmingham. The expo is free…

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Tags: CIWM, food waste, circular economy package, uk ad & world biogas expo 2018

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MEMBER’S BLOG: Overcoming the issues of transporting dewatered sludge and other viscous products

The latest innovation from SEEPEX - Smart Air Injection (patent pending) - combines the advantages of two technologies, progressive cavity pumps and dense phase pneumatic conveying. With this combination it is possible to transport dewatered sludge with high dry solids content over long distances in an energy-efficient manner. Dewatered sludge …

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Emissions reductions under the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII)

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As Emiliano set out in his blog a few weeks ago, on 13 June a compromise was reached between the EU institutions on the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). This final text was endorsed by the EU ambassadors (the EU's Council) on 27 June. This means that the Directive…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable energy directive, redii, sustainability criteria, emissions reduction, thom koller

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