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European Commission recognises opportunity to cut carbon in food production through AD

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released a detailed report on the carbon footprint of food production, specifically recognising that anaerobic digestion on farms and food production sites can play a significant role in making food supply chains more sustainable. You can read the full report…

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Tags: Europe, European Commission, joint research centre, JRC, EBA, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle, on farm ad, digestate, R&D, Defra, renewable financial incentives, crop operators, food waste, farming, arable farming, livestock, fertilisers, Waste, onsite AD

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Urgent comments needed on future of permitting

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As those of you who attended our Regulatory Forum are aware, the process for revising the waste treatment BREF is well underway. Yesterday, we received a copy of the Austrian analysis of the questionnaires completed by waste treatment sites across Europe, including some UK AD sites. You can download a…

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Tags: BREF, permitting, environmental permitting, biofilters, European Commission, EU, EA, Matt Hindle, regulatory forum, food waste, food waste operators

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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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Circular economy package signals huge opportunity for resource management agenda

The European Commission has launched a 12 week public consultation on its proposed Circular Economy package, which aims to establish a competitive, resource-efficient economy. As one of the few circular economy technologies already functioning, anaerobic digestion (AD) will take a leading role in resource-efficient policy. Commenting on the technology’s…

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Tags: European Commission, EC, circular economy package, resource security, food waste, End of waste, PAS 110, digestate, consultation, phosphorus, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Article for Next Green Car: Time to hit the gas?

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Writing for Next Green Car earlier this month, ADBA's Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, noted that the use of biomethane as a vehicle fuel has grown significantly, with evidence from the Gas Vehicle Hub demonstrating that the number of UK gas refuelling points which supply biomethane content has risen with…

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Tags: next green car, Chris Huhne, biomethane, European Commission, gas vehicle hub, refuelling infrastructure, CNG, Sweden, germany, biomethane certification, cenex, coca-cola enterprises, bradford council, sainsbury’s, air pollution, diesel, public health england, uk ad & biogas 2015, adba editorial, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton

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What tariff should the AD Feed-In Tariff be? DECC cost data gathering

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ADBA has been asked by consultants working for DECC to gather data on the cost of generating electricity from anaerobic digestion for plants of 5 MWe and under. This is to inform DECC's review of the Feed-in Tariff, which is likely to take place following the election. DECC are…

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Tags: European Commission, DECC, Ollie More, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, FIT, renewable financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators

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EU ETS consultation - ADBA’s response submitted

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We have now submitted our response to the European Council’s call for evidence on changes to the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). The ETS was the first large greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme in the world, and remains the biggest – it was launched in 2005 to combat climate…

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Tags: European Commission, Europe, emissions, eu emission trading system, eu ets, consultation, will bushby, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane

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New carbon calculator guidance published

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Ofgem have published new guidance on using the Biomass and Biogas Carbon Calculator, following updates to the calculator itself which were released in February. You can find the new guidance here. There is now much more detailed information for plants which will use the calculator for RHI compliance, along with…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biomethane, financial incentives, renewable financial incentives, biomethane to grid, Feed-in-Tariff, European Commission, Ofgem, sustainability criteria, anaerobic digestion, biogas, calculator, Matt Hindle

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European End of Waste criteria delayed (again)

Proposals for Europe-wide End of Waste criteria appear to have been delayed by the Commission. This will provide welcome stability for UK operators who were concerned about the difficulty of meeting new criteria, which would have replaced PAS110. At very least, there will be longer to influence developments, and it…

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Tags: Europe, european end of waste, anaerobic digestion, PAS 110, PAS110, biogas, digestate, biofertiliser, Matt Hindle, European Commission

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Consultation deadlines

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Over the last few weeks I have blogged asking for help on several different consultations, we are fast approaching several of these deadlines so I thought it might be useful to consolidate all my requests into one small blog. Below are a list of the consulations with the views we…

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Tags: RHI, finance, Finance Forum, consultation, DECC, EA, land spreading, digestate, Environment Agency, European Commission, Europe, emissions, eu emission trading system, eu ets, will bushby, crop operators, workshop

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Changes to the EU Emission Trading System - We need your views

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The European Commission (EC) has launched a consultation on the revision of the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) Directive for the period after 2020. The EU ETS is the first and biggest international system for trading greenhouse gas emission allowances.  The consultation focuses on several issues regarding the implementation…

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Tags: European Commission, Europe, emissions, eu emission trading system, eu ets, consultation, will bushby

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EU research and development (R&D) funding - bio-sector free workshop

Horizon 2020 is the main European Commission funding programme supporting research and development in the EU. It is aimed not just as academia but also industry. Although significant amounts of funding are available, it can be a dauntingly-complex area to look at. The NNFCC are holding a free event on 28 January…

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Tags: R&D, Ollie More, European Commission

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End of Waste position paper submitted

The UK bodies have submitted a joint position paper on prospective European End of Waste proposals. This is available to download here, with thanks to the members who submitted comments. Defra is representing the UK at a technical meeting next week to discuss the Fertiliser Regulations, where End of Waste…

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Tags: food waste, Defra, European Commission, Europe, End of waste, Matt Hindle, food waste operators

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End of Waste: update from Europe

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Yesterday I attended a European Biogas Association workshop on digestate, focussing on the prospect of end of waste proposals. Along with REA, we spent the morning going through the current UK position in some detail with EBA board members. In the afternoon we had presentations from various commission officials on…

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Tags: Matt Hindle, European Commission, End of waste, digestate, food waste operators

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European policy update: renewable energy, end of waste and more

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Last week we spent two days at the European Biogas Association conference. We represented the UK industry in a number of discussions, and our notes on the sessions we attended are below.  (A quick note on terminology for those less familiar with Brussels - the European Commission is divided…

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Tags: Matt Hindle, European Commission, renewable financial incentives, digestate, End of waste, european biogas association, transport, biomethane, sustainability, crop operators, food waste operators

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