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Posted in September 2019

Government publishes draft Environment Bill

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The Government has published a draft of its new Environment Bill, which is intended to create legally-binding environmental improvement targets. A new independent Office for Environmental Protection will be established to scrutinise environmental policy and law, investigate complaints and take enforcement action against public authorities, if necessary, to uphold…

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Future of renewable heat: A meeting with BEIS

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Last week, ADBA’s policy team met with BEIS’s new Commercial Advisor to their Clean Heat Directive, to discuss renewable heat policy post-2021. The Commercial Advisor was particularly interested in the current barriers to AD and understanding how future policy can help overcome them. ADBA emphasised the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, food waste, Ofgem, beis, UK AD & Biogas, nick primmer, future of heat, seg

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Request for comment: draft guidance on SEG sustainability criteria

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Ofgem has published draft guidance on the sustainability criteria and reporting requirements for Anaerobic Digestion digestors applying for the Smart Export Guarantee. The guidance is open to comments until 6th November 2019. The guidance is available here.  Our expert on AD plant operations, Sam Hinton, has identified the most relevant…

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Tags: bioenergy sustainability criteria, reporting

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UK Budget announced for 6th November

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Sajid Javid MP, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced the Government plans to bring forward a Budget on Wednesday 6 November 2019.  The Chancellor has stated: ‘This will be the first Budget after leaving the EU.  I will be setting out our plan to shape the economy for…

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UK anaerobic digestion trade association welcomes Queen’s Speech environmental pledges

The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) welcomes proposed environmental legislation in today's Queen's Speech The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry, which treats and recycles organic wastes into green gas, green CO2, low carbon natural fertilisers and a range of biomaterials, could reduce UK GHG emissions by 5% and…

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Member Press Release - Special Milestone for Landia UK

Special Milestone for Landia UK Leading chopper pump and mixer manufacturer Landia UK is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since its humble beginnings as a two-person operation, the company has grown steadily but surely since 1994, firmly establishing itself as a solutions provider, supplying every piece of equipment to meet customers’…

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Plant Optimisation Training, 29th August, Cambridge

The ADBA Training and L&D programme aims to address the various aspects of running an AD plant efficiently, safely and sustainably, including all the inter-related activities from planning feedstock through to utilising digestate. “First class presentation and content, very worthwhile course for anyone involved in the AD…

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Tags: on-farm AD, training, ad plant operator

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Expert workshop – Innovations in sustainable bioenergy feedstocks

The workshop was organised by Ricardo and run with BEIS to explore how innovations could increase; supply, profitability, reduce risk, and allow crops to be grown in a wider range of conditions and improve harvesting or planting techniques for bioenergy. The workshop tended to focus on GHG accounting current and…

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Tags: sam hinton, anaerobic digestion, bioenergy, energy crops, digestate, future feedstock, R&D, beis, crop operators

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Case studies needed for ADBA’s letter to the new Ofgem Chief Executive, Jonathan Brearley

ADBA will be writing to the new Ofgem Chief Executive, Jonathan Brearley. Should you wish to improve the interaction you have with Ofgem, please contact us with any pressing issues you wish to see addressed.

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Preparing for Brexit: available webinars

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Are you concerned about the impacts of Brexit on your business? Or, simply looking to be more prepared? ADBA have been in contact with BEIS to help direct members to relevant webinars which may help you. The following outlines the organisations, timings and content of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, beis, hmrc, british library, webinar, brexit, emissions trading scheme, trade

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Policy Report for October 2019

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Our Policy Team has finalised the update to the Policy Report for October 2019. The previous version was published in April 2019 and since quite a few legislative changes have been put forward. The main emphasis was put on the RHI closure and future support for green gas; the Smart Export Guarantee…

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