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AD’s £40m chance to solve global challenges

When it comes to global poverty reduction, the UK government is putting its money where its mouth is. As part of its commitment to spend 0.7% of UK GDP on global poverty reduction and other global challenges, the government has launched a call to research projects that can make a global…

Posted in: News for Members, R&D Updates

Tags: r&d funding, R&D, r&i hub, uk ad & biogas 2016

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Call for Papers: Research & Innovation Hub Deadline

Research & Innovation Hub: Call for Papers Deadline: 20th May, 1pm In just over a week, the Reasearch & Innovation (R&I) Hub will be closing for this years potential speakers. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to let the AD & Biogas industry know about your research.…

Posted in: News for Members, R&D Updates

Tags: R&D, digestate, food waste, UK AD & Biogas, r&i hub, emma thomas, research, innovation, call for papers

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Slides now available - Research and Innovation Forum

We have now published the slides from the presentations at our April Research and Innovation Forum, which was held at the University of York. See these here. A couple of my favourites are below, courtesy of Mike Mason and the Biological and Bioenergy Scientific Research Council (BBSRC):  

Posted in: R&D Updates

Tags: R&D, r&i forum, r&i forum 2016, adba r&i forum 2016

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Southampton University’s Free Research, Industry and Career Events

AD Net have been busy organisation two interesting events over the next few months. There is one is May, which brings together industry and academia, and one in July which focuses on research.  To have your digestate microbial profile analysed or to meet experts from industry and research, then…

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Tags: R&D, r&i, events, industry, researchers, research, emma thomas

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Research and Innovation Forum - closing for bookings Monday

Bookings for our sixth Research and Innovation (R&I) Forum will be closing on Monday 4 April at 6pm. We have an excellent line-up of speakers with over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles published between them. We're also delighted that so many operators have chosen to both speak at the event…

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Tags: r&i forum, adba r&i forum 2016, adba r&i forum, research and innovation forum, research and innovation forum 2016, biogas, anaerobic digestion, R&D

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AD industry experts gather for first Cost Competitiveness Task Force Workshop

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On Monday, we held our first workshop on improving the competitiveness of AD, in the context of falling wholesale energy prices and government tariff rates, and a continued lack of appropriate carbon emission pricing.  We brought together six of the leading experts in the industry, including operators, technology providers…

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Tags: ad cost competitiveness, cost competitiveness, cost competitiveness task force, Ollie More, R&D, digestate, anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste, food waste operators

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Research and Innovation (R&I) Forum - programme finalised

We've finalised the programme for our annual Research and Innovation (R&I) Forum to be held on 6-7 April in York. We've added some exciting features in the last week: How Thames Water are transforming their use of sludge to produce more biogas and the high quality…

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Tags: r&i forum, r&i, R&D, research and development, digestate

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New feature for Research and Innovation Forum: state-of-the-art lab visit

We've today updated our programme for this year's Research and Innovation (R&I) Forum with a visit to the laboratories of the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) in York. The R&I Forum will bring together the best of academia with the AD industry to discuss…

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Tags: R&D, r&i forum, r&i forum 2016, adba r&i forum 2016, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biorenewables development centre, food waste operators, crop operators

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Where can you find a 30% returns on investment (ROI)? Research and Innovation.

As in all industries, research and innovation (R&I) is essential to the long-term success of each business in the anaerobic digestion industry, as well as to the industry as a whole. Many businesses in the AD industry are in competition with one another. And as an industry we…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, food waste operators, R&D, crop operators, r&i forum, r&i, r&d forum 2016

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ADBA calls for £25m R&I funding from government to boost AD exports

As the Chancellor prepares his budget statement for Wednesday, the AD industry has called for him to recognise the global opportunity for UK companies and researchers in biogas, digestate and bioproducts. In a policy paper to the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), ADBA has called on government to…

Posted in: ADBA News, ADBA Press Release, Policy updates

Tags: press release, r&i, R&D, adba r&i forum 2016, budget, chancellor, funding, research, academia, market leader, bioprocessing, york, university of york, exports, innovation programme, power-to-methane, digestate, green gas, renewable energy, recycling, decarbonisation, manufacturing, Charlotte Morton, Derek Sivyer

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Impacts of trace element supplementation on anaerobic digestion performance

New research has been published showing that "Trace element supplementation improves the anaerobic digestion performance". In particular, "Fe, Ni, Co are the most desirable trace elements in the anaerobic digestion system". Knowledge of trace elements is clearly an area that all AD operators must have. Profitabilility depends on it. It…

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Tags: Malaysia, r&d dissemination, R&D

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Government to invest record £26 billion in science by 2021

The Government has announced that it will be investing £26.3 billion in science up to the year 2021. This is approximately £6bn per year. This funding is key to the long-term success of the AD sector, as research funding to AD researchers via bodies like the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, research councils, bbsrc, EPSRC, innovate uk

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Digestate phosphorus - £113k pa operational cost savings and income of £20k

Two research papers have been published on the extraction of phosphorus from digestate and use in agriculture. Phosphate rock is included in the EU list of ‘critical raw materials’ and is ranked 20th in an index of commodity price volatility, so is an important food security as…

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Tags: r&d dissemination, R&D, R&D forum, anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste, water sector, digestate, phosphates, phosphate, phosphorus

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Reducing the cost to biomethane producers of connecting to the National Transmission System

National Grid have been succesful in winning Ofgem funding to research how to "minimise the cost and time of connections to the National Transmission System (NTS), with particular focus on unconventional gas connections". The £5m project, called "Project CLoCC - Customer Low Cost Connections", will achieve this by …

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, RHI, Ofgem, national grid, R&D, research and innovation forum 2016, research and innovation forum, adba r&i forum, r&i forum 2016, r&i forum, r&i, biomethane

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Puregas Solutions

Purac Puregas: Today marked a significant milestone for Purac Puregas on their journey to become a total solutions provider in the field of Biogas Upgrading. The first membrane upgrading plant left their Kalmar based manufacturing facility this morning, bound for Rybjerg in northern Denmark.    The plant which…

Posted in: Members' press release

Tags: member's press release, biomethane, gas to grid, R&D, biogas upgrading, Purac Puregas, process optimisation, renewable energy, CNG

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