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Reflecting on 2018 and looking ahead to 2019

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2018 began with much expectation surrounding the reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), with the surprise general election of 2017 delaying the passing of the regulations by over a year. Thankfully, after a concerted effort from all corners of the industry, the reformed regulations came into effect on 22nd May 2018…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, Defra, Ofgem, rhi tariff guarantees, Renewable Heat Incentive, health and harmony, brexit, on-farm AD, spending review, thom koller

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New Ofgem guidance issued to support FIT closure

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Following the government response to the recent Feed-in Tariff consultation on the closure of the scheme on 31 March 2019, Ofgem has issued updated guidance. You can download the FIT Guidance for Renewable Installations (version 13) here. This provides an overview of the FIT scheme, its eligibility criteria and explains the process of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, feed-in tariff, FIT, beis, Ofgem, grace periods, thom koller

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BEIS takes first step on path to long-term heat decarbonisation

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As part of their work on the long-term decarbonisation of heat in buildings and industry, BEIS has been reviewing the available evidence base on different approaches that may be taken. They have today released a report on this evidence that provides an overview of the key issues arising from their…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, evidence review, decarbonisation, heat, heat decarbonisation, Renewable Heat Incentive, innovation, thom koller

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Resources and Waste Strategy: implications for AD and timetable for implementation

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As our previous blogs have detailed, today saw the release of Defra's Resources and Waste Strategy. Click here to read our press release and further comments. The Strategy marks the first major change to waste management in England in over a decade. This ambitious Strategy has been warmly received…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, food waste, Defra, resources and waste strategy, consultation, framework for greater consistency in household recycling in england, thom koller

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ADBA comments on Resources & Waste Strategy

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ADBA comments on Resources & Waste Strategy  New Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) commits to food waste collections by 2023 Document recognises importance of anaerobic digestion in recycling inedible food waste  Refreshed statutory food waste hierarchy also published  The Government has published its long-awaited Resources &…

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Government responds to FIT consultation & fails to act on replacement generating equipment

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During the summer the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consulted on the closure of the Feed-in Tariff and administrative measures. The government response to this consultation has today been published. You can access the full text of the response here. Government has considered the comments and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, FIT, feed-in tariff, fit closure, chp replacement, beis, emiliano lewis, thom koller

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PRESS RELEASE: ADBA welcomes commitment to separate food waste collections

Date: 18th December 2018 Embargo: Immediate ADBA welcomes commitment to separate food waste collections in Resources & Waste Strategy  New Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) commits to food waste collections by 2023 Document recognises importance of anaerobic digestion in recycling inedible food waste  Refreshed statutory food waste hierarchy also…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, member's press release, Charlotte Morton, consultation, Defra, beis, local authorities

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Scotland’s Just Transition Commission to support carbon neutral economy

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The first members of Scotland’s Just Transition Commission have been announced, alongside publication of the body’s remit. The Commission will look at how to maximise the social and economic opportunities offered by moving to a carbon neutral economy and will be chaired by Professor Jim Skea.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, Scotland, adba scottish national conference 2019, roseanna cunningham msp, just transition commission, decarbonisation, carbon neutral, thom koller

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Preparing for separate food waste collections

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At the ADBA National Conference this week, Investment Minister Graham Stuart MP dropped a strong hint that the forthcoming Resources & Waste Strategy will contain a provision mandating compulsory separate food waste collections in England. This has now been reported in The Times, seemingly confirming that our hard-fought campaign is…

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BEIS take first steps on future heat policy: biogas in off gas grid properties

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In March, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a call for evidence to seek views on how industry, government and consumers could work together to phase out the installation of high carbon fossil fuels from rural homes and businesses off the gas grid during the 2020s. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, heat network investment project, heat networks, beis, future frameworks for heat in buildings, ad chp, consultation, biopropane, off gas grid, thom koller

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AD operators face new permitting and emissions requirements – top tips for preparing for regulatory

With many sectors about to be affected by the Medium Combustion Plant Directive, Jess Allan (Principal Consultant at WYG and former Environment and Regulation Manager at the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association) asks whether the AD industry is ready and sets out three top tips for operators.   What is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, mcpd, medium combustion plant directive, jess allan, wyg, Environment Agency, air quality and emissions show, permitting, CHP, standard rules permits, emissions

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Growing the Bioeconomy: government issues bioeconomy strategy

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The government has today published its bioeconomy strategy, Growing the Bioeconomy, following consultation at the end of 2016. You can view the Strategy here. For reference you can download ADBA's submission here. According to the government, "The bioeconomy represents the economic potential of harnessing the power of bioscience, using renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, bioeconomy, bioeconomy strategy, beis, innovation, centre for anaerobic biotechnology and bioresources research, thom koller

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New applications for RHI Tariff Guarantee as BEIS confirm January 2019 biomethane tariff degression

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As we suggested in previous blogs, BEIS has now confirmed that on the 1st January 2019 a 15% degression for biomethane and large biogas plants will come into effect. Last Friday, BEIS released their latest Quarterly Forecasts for the Non-domestic RHI scheme, which also confirmed that there will be…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, beis, rhi tariff guarantees, Ofgem, thom koller

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Long-term heat decarbonisation: BEIS issue evidence review of bioenergy potential to 2050

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released a review of the main sources evidence which consider the costs, greenhouse gas emissions and potential for biomass to 2050 that could be used to supply and decarbonise heat. You can download this evidence review here: Bioenergy heat pathways to 2050:…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, market potential, beis, energy crops, straw, algae, crop residues, food waste, feedstocks, thom koller

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Business rates case studies - how much could you save?

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As we have discussed in previous blogs, business rates are now a real burden for the AD industry, with charges escalating year on year. In nearly all cases, the agricultural exemptions enjoyed by the farming community are simply not applicable to UK on-farm operators. Ratepayers in England have so far…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, business rates, thom koller, case studies, food waste

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