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2015 Feed-in Tariff consultation: sharing AD industry views

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As we look forward to the full Feed-in Tariff review next year, we will be looking to get as much engagement from members as possible. All members will continue to receive news through this blog, AD & Biogas News and our weekly emails, but I am also setting up an…

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Tags: DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, preliminary accreditation, renewable financial incentives, small scale AD, state aid

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Trade associations keep up pressure on small scale FIT

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Following the ministerial roundtable earlier this month, ADBA, NFU and REA have written to Greg Barker MP and Owen Paterson MP to keep up the pressure on support for the small scale sector. You can read a copy of the letter here. We are also expecting a lively debate on…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Greg Barker, Matt Hindle, Owen Paterson, small scale AD

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FIT and small scale AD: report from ministerial meeting

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Representatives from ADBA, REA, NFU and various member companies pushed the case for ministerial support for smaller scale AD when we met Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP and DECC Minister Greg Barker MP in early June. The roundtable meeting was convened following DECC’s decision not to review…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, farming, FIT, Greg Barker, Matt Hindle, Owen Paterson, small scale AD, small-scale

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DECC propose extending FIT support for community projects to 10MW

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DECC has this week announced proposals to expand FIT support to 10MW for community renewable energy projects, including AD. As part of this package of proposals, government is also consulting on widening the opportunity to combine FIT support with grants for community projects up to 5MW where grants covered ‘reasonable…

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Tags: Community AD, DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Jordan Marshall, small scale AD, state aid

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FIT delays and small scale AD

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At the end of last week we held preliminary discussions on the issues we will want to take up with ministers at June’s roundtable meeting with Greg Barker and Owen Paterson. Following the issues raised at our members’ meeting on 24 April, I pushed DECC and Defra officials on the…

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Tags: DECC, Defra, degression, farm, FIT, FIT degression, Matt Hindle, Ofgem, renewable financial incentives, small scale AD

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£400,000 WRAP loans now available to support on-farm AD projects

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WRAP’s £3m small scale on-farm AD fund has today been expanded to allow farmers to apply for a loan of up to £400,000 to build plants up to 250kW treating farm manures and slurries. This follows the launch of the first stage of the fund in October 2013, which allowed farmers…

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Tags: Jordan Marshall, Loan Fund, on-farm AD, small scale AD, Wrap

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DECC Announcement: No Consultation on Small Scale FIT

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We have today received very disappointing news from DECC, who have decided not to consult on changes to FIT to support smaller scale AD. This is despite the letter we received from Minister of State Greg Barker MP in November committing to a consultation. The full text of DECC’s…

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Tags: DECC, farming, FIT, Greg Barker, Matt Hindle, on-farm, renewable financial incentives, small scale AD

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Welcome to the small-scale AD issue of AD & Biogas News

One of the biggest benefits of anaerobic digestion (AD) is that its vast range of scales enables it to deliver multiple benefits to a host of differently sized businesses, from farms and food & drink companies, to utilities and institutions. With the number of UK plants increasing by 36% last year,…

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Tags: AD & Biogas News, Charlotte Morton, small scale AD

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FIT update: DECC publish pre-accreditation figures

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DECC yesterday published figures showing AD Feed-in-Tariff application numbers, both for full accreditations, but more importantly also for preliminary accreditation applications. As we outlined in mid-January, these high levels of preliminary accreditation (PA) applications mean that our original proposal to consolidate the degression triggers is no longer viable in order…

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Tags: DECC, degression, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, FIT degression, Jordan Marshall, on-farm AD, preliminary accreditation, small scale AD

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FIT update: consultation pushed to February

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As we first informed you in late November, DECC has committed to launching a consultation, including a tariff review, to address Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) degression for small scale (<500kW) AD projects. ADBA, along with other associations such as REA, NFU, CLA and RASE, welcomed the news which followed strong efforts…

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Tags: DECC, FIT degression, Jordan Marshall, on-farm AD, preliminary accreditation, small scale AD

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DECC announce January tariff review to tackle small-scale FIT degression

In very welcome news, DECC minister Greg Barker MP has informed us that they intend to launch a consultation in January to address Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) degression for small scale AD, which will include a tariff review. This is a huge step in the right direction, and addresses the key industry…

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Tags: CLA, DECC, degression, Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, Greg Barker, NFU, RASE, REA, small scale AD

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New FIT degression figures published

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New Feed in Tariff statistics were published on Friday, and the FIT deployment and degression section of the members’ area has now been updated. During October three 499kW AD plants were accredited to receive FITs, with no deployment above 500kW. This means that with two months to go in the…

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Tags: DECC, degression, financial incentives, FIT, Matt Hindle, small scale AD

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Agri Tech Strategy Recognises Technology Strengths and Export Markets

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The government’s first industrial strategy for Agricultural Technologies was published this week. It gives significant recognition to the important role that technology is already playing in farming, and what it can bring to farming businesses and the UK economy more widely going forward. In particular, the Agri-Tech strategy identifies…

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Tags: Agri Tech, BIS, climate smart farming, Defra, farming, funding, Matt Hindle, R&D, small scale AD

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Feed in Tariff and Small Scale AD: information submitted to government

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At our members’ meeting in April, one of the key topics we discussed was the impact of Feed in Tariff degression, especially at the smaller scale market. You can also read more about our response to this in the latest edition of AD & Biogas News (issue 17, p. 24). Since then,…

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Tags: DECC, Feed-in-Tariff, financial incentives, FIT, Matt Hindle, small scale AD

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PAS110 Progress Update

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WRAP has published a series of documents on possible revisions to PAS110, on which they have asked for comments by 5pm on Monday 26 March. This is not a consultation on a revised PAS110, but on the recommendations from three technical projects that will inform subsequent re-drafting of PAS110. An indicative…

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Tags: digestate, End of waste, farming, food waste, Matt Hindle, operators, PAS110, Pasteurisation, small scale AD, Wrap

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