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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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Executive Dinner Debate: food & fuel, not food vs. fuel

ADBA’s first dinner debate has concluded that the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry needs to ‘move the debate’ on sustainability and demonstrate that food and fuel production is complementary rather than competing. Held in central London under Chatham House Rule, the debate included farmers, farming bodies, AD…

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Tags: executive dinner debate, chatham house rule, sustainability, food vs fuel, bioenergy, biodiversity, crop, press release, Derek Sivyer

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Crop operators to emphasise best practice

ADBA’s crop operators group met in Cambridge last week, to discuss the key issues affecting the operation and development of crop-based anaerobic digestion. The group is keen to lead work over the coming year to share best practice, and demonstrate the very positive contribution the industry is making…

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Tags: crop operators, bioenergy, bioenergy sustainability, bioenergy sustainability criteria, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop best practice, Matt Hindle

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News from the EBA: sustainability report published

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Shortly before the EU’s summer break, the Commission finally published a report on the sustainability of solid and gaseous biomass used for electricity, heating and cooling. It is a staff working document; thus not a Communication or a legislative act meaning that the Parliament and the Council do not…

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Tags: bioenergy, EBA, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, sustainability, sustainability criteria

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RHI sustainability criteria delayed; implementation from Spring 2015

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DECC have announced this week that greenhouse gas sustainability criteria for the RHI will not be implemented until spring 2015. The criteria, originally scheduled to be introduced this autumn, will now come in alongside land criteria next year. For more information about sustainability criteria and the RHI, you can download my…

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Tags: bioenergy, DECC, Matt Hindle, RHI, sustainability criteria

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Crop feedstocks for AD: getting the facts

This week, Defra has published experimental statistics on the areas of non-food crops grown in the UK. This includes the areas of oilseed rape, sugar beet, wheat, miscanthus, short rotation coppice and straw crops grown in the UK for use as bioenergy. They can be found in full here, with…

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Tags: bioenergy, bioenergy sustainability, crops, DECC, farming, Matt Hindle, sustainability criteria

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RO and RHI sustainability criteria update

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Last week we responded to an Ofgem consultation on guidance for complying with sustainability criteria for the Renewables Obligation. The guidance – consisting of three documents which also cover Fuel Measurement and Sampling and guidance on the RO sustainability audit process – applies to current requirements for reporting sustainability, which will become…

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Tags: bioenergy, DECC, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, purpose grown crops, RHI, RO, sustainability, sustainability criteria

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Joint call planned for bioenergy demonstrator projects

Bioenergy Sustaining the Future 2 (BESTF2) You may already have seen articles and events highlighting this opportunity for fudning for demonstrator scale bioenergy projects. The call is expected to launch this month [December 2013]. Looking to encourage the ‘commercialisation of bioenergy projects and increase renewable energy production across the EU’, a consortium…

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Tags: bioenergy, commercialisation, demonstrator, funding opportunity, RnD, tsb

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News from the EBA: CAP reform package approved

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The following update comes from the European Biogas Association: The Special Committee on Agriculture of the EU Council has approved a compromise on the four texts in the CAP reform package on Monday 7 October. The European Parliament will vote this proposal in plenary session. If the outcome is successful, as…

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Tags: bioenergy, CAP, EBA, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, sustainability

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Leak provides insight on possible future sustainability criteria

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Leaked European Commission proposals have shed light on the possible future of bioenergy policy and sustainability criteria for AD. The internal proposal from the Directorate General for Energy is a draft for discussion within the Commission, so is still subject to change. You can view it here. The document aims…

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Tags: bioenergy, biomethane, EBA, farming, financial incentives, FIT, greenhouse gas emissions, Matt Hindle, purpose grown crops, RED, RHI, RO, sustainability criteria

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Renewable energy targets, bioenergy and the european debate

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As we build up to some of the debates at UK AD & Biogas – including on the future of farming, the challenge of sustainable intensification and AD’s place in the renewable energy roadmap – it is worth reflecting on some of the European debates around energy policy which will influence…

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Tags: AEBIOM, bioenergy, EBA, energy bill, Europe, Matt Hindle, Renewable Energy Targets

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Clear criteria needed for bioenergy sustainability

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Urging MPs to think about how we measure and define the sustainability of different types of biofuels when considering the subsidy proposals under review today [06 March] Charlotte Morton, chief executive, ADBA said: Renewable energy needs to be sustainable to have credibility and justify public support.   We…

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Tags: bioenergy, biofuels subsidy, Charlotte Morton, sustainability

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£2 Million bioenergy scheme opens to applications

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DECC has opened a competition for a share of £2million aimed at innovation in bioenergy on wetlands. The government’s 2012 bioenergy strategy suggested sustainably sourced bioenergy could contribute around 8-11% to the UK’s total primary energy demand by 2020. This scheme is aimed specifically at encouraging innovation in bioenergy production…

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Tags: bioenergy, DECC, innovation, R&D, wetlands

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