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Environment Agency publishes updated Fire Prevention Plan guidance

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The Environment Agency (EA) has now published updated regulatory guidance to help reduce the risk and impact of fires at regulated waste sites. This guidance applies to all permitted sites in England that store combustible wastes, and includes those undertaking dry anaerobic digestion. You can view the latest version by…

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Tags: fire prevention plans, Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, biogas, dry AD

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AD industry unites to launch Best Practice Scheme at UK AD & Biogas 2016

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has today published three ‘checklists’ as the first step towards a comprehensive Best Practice Scheme for the for the anaerobic digestion sector. The scheme is an industry-led initiative, involving stakeholders from across the sector. The project aims to help the industry…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, member's press release, Matt Hindle, jess allan, Charlotte Morton, best practice, best practice scheme, Environment Agency

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Operators and Regulators have their say on AD best practice

PRESS RELEASE Date: 17 June 2016 Embargo: Immediate A consultation on improving standards for AD operations has closed this week, before ADBA’s Best Practice Scheme checklists are launched at UK AD & Biogas on 6 July. The project will help AD plants improve their environmental, health and safety and operational performance.…

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Tags: ADBA, best practice, best practice scheme, EA, Environment Agency, HSE, apha, Defra, jessica allan, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, regulation

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Important feedback from the Environment Agency at Regulatory Forum

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This week, we held our Spring Regulatory Forum, at which attendees heard the latest on the current regulatory issues facing the AD industry, as well as updates on ongoing policy issues and ADBA’s work developing the Best Practice Scheme. Thank you to Clarke Willmott for hosting this event…

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Tags: regulatory forum, Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, biogas, HSE, apha, jelf insurance brokers, best practice scheme

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Rural Planning Review: how to make planning AD-friendly?

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Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched a call for evidence on the Rural Planning Review.  The Review provides opportunity for members to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and allows…

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Tags: DCLG, Defra, planning, rural planning review, small scale AD, on-farm AD, permitted development, Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, crop operators

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Last chance to let DECC know your views on encouraging innovation

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Thank you to all ADBA members who got in touch to share their views on the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s Consultation on ensuring regulation encourages innovation. This consultation provides opportunity to inform UK government of the innovations and technological advancements being made in AD and…

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Tags: biomethane, renewable financial incentives, R&D, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, DECC, consultation, research and innovation r&i forum, research and development, cpi, innovate uk, bioresources, graphene, bioplastics, algae, energy storage, biogas heat, biogas, biochemical, Circular Economy, fifth carbon budget, Environment Agency

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Environment Agency questionnaire on biodiesel residues for AD

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Aqua Enviro and Eunomia, on behalf of the Environment Agency, are undertaking a project examining the range of wastes produced during biodiesel manufacture, and their suitability for ‘bio-treatment’ (including anaerobic digestion, composting, aerobic digestion and MBT).  At present the only relevant waste listed in Standard Rules permits…

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Tags: Aqua Enviro, Eunomia, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, biogas, anaerobic digestion, EA, biodiesel, glycerol, glycerine

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EA consults on financial impacts of proposed changes to landspreading and waste storage permits

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In early 2015, the Environment Agency (EA) undertook a consultation on proposed changes to several Standard Rules permits, including those that cover landspreading and digestate storage (SR2010 No 4, 5 and 6). In September, the EA published a summary of consultation responses, which you can view here. You can also read my blog which…

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Tags: landspreading, digestate, anaerobic digestion, Environment Agency, waste regulation, food waste operators, standard rules, jess allan

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Have your say on Secondary Containment guidance

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The EA have made clear at ADBA’s recent regulatory forum (see presentation by Viv Dennis) and in other meetings that they remain concerned about containment failure incidents in the AD industry. Our Training, Safety and Environment Management Working Group has been working on secondary containment guidance for the…

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Tags: ADBA, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Training and Safety, Environment Agency, permitting, secondary containment, best practice, jess allan, Matt Hindle, ciria, containment, environmental performance

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Regulatory Forum: Commission suggests PAS110 can be retained in end of waste proposals

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On Wednesday this week we held our Regulatory Forum, which provides members with an opportunity to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies on any developments in the regulation of the AD industry. Firstly, a big thank you to Walker Morris, who again hosted the event for us at their…

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Tags: regulatory forum, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, exemptions, food waste operators, best practice, anaerobic digestion, digestate, environmental performance

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Food waste meetings: regulation and environmental performance updates

Food waste policy and regulation was in focus this week. ADBA’s Food Waste Operators met in Birmingham on Wednesday, while Jess and I also represented members at DECC’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum (BRF). The BRF is a regular meeting between DECC, the EA and the waste trade…

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Tags: food waste, biowaste, EA, permitting, best practice, Environment Agency, Defra, jess allan, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, environmental permitting, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Ministerial letter: Cutting Red Tape Review on waste & energy sectors

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Following on from Jess' blog on the EA requesting feedback on waste expemption, Defra have launched a call for evidence for a Cutting Red Tape Review on the waste sector, earlier this week we received a letter from Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, and Rory…

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Tags: will bushby, Environment Agency, DECC, Defra, spending review, consultation

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New EA reports reveal environmental performance of AD

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The Environment Agency (EA) has published two reports this week which provide a summary of the environmental performance of industrial activities in England in 2014. The reports reveal both concerning and encouraging trends and statistics for the AD industry, which are discussed below. To view the Environment Agency reports in full,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, environmental performance, biogas, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, food waste operators, regulation, News for members, jess allan, regulatory forum

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Lake District Biogas – Sustainable Energy from Cumbrian Cheese

Clearfleau announces start of construction of UK’s first anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to convert bio-degradable cheese production residues into biogas for the gas grid Bracknell 1 July 2015:  Award-winning British company Clearfleau, leading UK-based provider of on-site AD-based treatment solutions for the food and beverage sector, has finished the…

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Tags: member's press release, lake district biogas, cumbria, cheese, Clearfleau, food and beverage, food and drink, first milk, FIT, RHI, residual sludge, biomethane, government, capital, green gas, national grid, whey permeate, phosphate, water framework directive, chemical oxygen demand, nitrates, craig chapman, chris gooderham, stewart mounsey, Environment Agency, tom northway, Derek Sivyer

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Updates from ADBA Regulatory Forum

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ADBA's latest Regulatory Forum took place in Leeds last Thursday, with forty ADBA members gathering to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies and discuss the implications of changing regulation. Robert Starr, from hosts Walker Morris, opened the day with a presentation on enforcement undertakings, and the role that…

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Tags: regulatory forum, ADBA events, digestate, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, COMAH, landspreading, IED, permitting, Defra, apha, HSE, health and safety, food waste, crop operators, food waste operators, European Commission

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