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Posted in February 2019

Reforming the packaging responsibility system and a plastics tax

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As set out in the blog we published earlier today, Defra has today launched a consultation on consistency and separate food waste collections. You can learn about this here. Three other consultations are running to take forward the ambition of the Resources and Waste Strategy. Here we…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, bioplastics, plastics, consultation, Defra, HM Treasury, resources and waste strategy, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: Government funding for weekly food waste collections is huge environmental win – ADBA

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has welcomed a new government consultation published today in which ministers have committed to funding local authorities to introduce weekly food waste collections for all households in England.

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Tags: press release, food waste, Charlotte Morton, resources & waste strategy, anaerobic digestion, local authorities

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Defra consults on England-wide roll-out of separate food waste collections

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Following the publication of the Resources and Waste Strategy at the end of last year and after years of campaigning by the AD industry and others, Defra has today launched four consultations to take forward government proposals. The four consultations are on: Waste and recycling: making recycling collections consistent…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, food waste, Defra, resources and waste strategy, fwog, food waste operators group, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, thom koller, alberto rocamora

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1st April RHI tariff degression update

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As we reported on 25 January, due to the removal of 41 biomethane applications from the scheme, the first month of data that is used to inform the April degression showed considerable headroom in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) forecast expenditure. You can read our previous blog here. We have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, rhi tariff guarantees, degression, beis, thom koller

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EU to promote procurement on clean vehicles, including biomethane buses

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This Monday 11th February, a political agreement was reached in the trilogue negotiations for the Directive on the Promotion of Clean and Energy Efficient Road Transport Vehicles, as announced by the EU Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc. The so-called Clean Vehicles Directive aims the uptake of clean vehicles, by requiring…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, biomethane buses, biomethane in transport, European Union, alberto rocamora

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Claire Perry MP shows support for biomethane

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Following consultation last year, Bright Blue has published a new report on gas decarbonisation. You can read Pressure in the Pipelines here. Welcoming the report Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, commented: "Hydrogen and biomethane can help deliver serious climate action…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Renewable Heat Incentive, post-rhi, RHI, GDNs, decarbonisation, claire perry mp, beis, thom koller

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Could you be an AD Export Advocate?

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The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Exporting is GREAT campaign, which launched in 2015, aims to spark a movement around the UK of companies selling their products and services overseas.

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, trade, department for international trade

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Labour Publish Green Economy Proposals

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The Labour Party have set out their plans for a ‘Green New Deal’, after previously promising to create hundreds of thousands of new green jobs across the country. The proposals, outlined by Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, will involve a national call for evidence and a…

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PRESS RELEASE: Funding for food waste collections needed sooner rather than later

The UK’s food waste recycling industry has written to the Treasury and Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) calling for government funding for the rollout of separate food waste collections in England to be fast-tracked.

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Tags: press release, food waste, treasury, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, resources & waste strategy

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GUEST BLOG: Scottish Government’s Mike Berry on AD’s role in Scotland’s circular economy

Ahead of chairing a session at the ADBA Scottish National Conference 2019, Mike Berry, Senior Policy Adviser for the Scottish Government, sets out the importance of a Scottish circular economy.

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Tags: Scotland, anaerobic digestion, Circular Economy, adba scottish national conference, climate change

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Irish research explores a mobile solution for biomethane to the grid

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A collaborative work between the Gas Networks Ireland and the Science Foundation Ireland, funded by University College Cork’s MaREI centre and the School of Engineering and published by Applied Energy has assessed the feasibility of a mobile upgrading system and centralised injection for AD plants in Ireland. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Ireland, biomethane to grid, biogas upgrade, gas-to-grid injection, academia, research, alberto rocamora

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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: New president appointed at QED

In exciting news, QED Environmental Systems has announced the appointment of Mark Weinberger as its new President.

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Funding of up to £1,000 available for women working in the energy sector

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Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s energy sector.

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Tags: energy, funding

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Biomethane present at the UK Bus Summit

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UK Bus Summit took place on Wednesday 6th February at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London. The event is organised on a yearly basis by Transport Times and during the event this year Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Nusrat Ghani MP, announced an extra 48 million funding to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane buses, alberto rocamora

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HNIP Applications Now Open

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The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) opened for applications on the 5th February 2019. The opening of the new scheme following the publication of the Application Guidance and Application Form in December. The Guidance outlines the application process itself and how this will function. Triple Point Heat Networks,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, district heat, heat network investment project, hnip, heat networks, beis, triple point, ad chp, thom koller

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