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Green gas can help Scotland meet energy goals

Green gas can help Scotland meet energy goals

Green gas can make a key contribution to meeting the goals set out in Scotland’s first ever Energy Strategy, according to the UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD). Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “The Scottish Government has set itself ambitious but necessary targets for generating renewable […]

ADBA launches pioneering AD Certification Scheme at annual conference

ADBA launches pioneering AD Certification Scheme at annual conference

UK trade body the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) will today launch its pioneering AD Certification Scheme at the ADBA National Conference 2017 in London. The voluntary, industry-led scheme is designed to support operators of AD plants, including those based on farms, to improve their operational, environmental, and health and safety performance, in particular […]

ADBA calls for sector support from new Government

ADBA calls for sector support from new Government

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), has congratulated Prime Minister Theresa May on forming a new Government, but called for swift action to overcome uncertainty and assist the AD sector in boosting the economy, creating jobs and ensuring security of energy supply. AD is an environmentally friendly, cost-effective solution […]

Ecotricity submits rival Green Gas applications at Fracking sites

Ecotricity submits rival Green Gas applications at Fracking sites

Green energy firm Ecotricity is challenging the shale gas industry by submitting planning applications for rival Green Gas Mills on proposed fracking sites. The company has put in Green Gas Mill applications at two fracking sites in Lancashire: Preston New Road, rejected by Lancashire Council, but then approved by the government over the heads of […]

ADBA – Do food retailers hold the key to on-farm AD success?

ADBA – Do food retailers hold the key to on-farm AD success?

The move towards sustainable food retailing shows no sign of slowing down, with consumers more aware of environmental issues than ever before. Research from Globescan revealed that 92 per cent of shoppers think food companies should focus their efforts on securing the future sustainability of food, with two-thirds believing that farmers should be paid more […]

Launch of World Biogas Association

Launch of World Biogas Association

The World Biogas Association (WBA) has been launched at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 22 at Marrakesh, Morocco. Following the adoption by the United Nations of a shared vision for transforming lives by 2030 through the Sustainable Development Goals and the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate agreement between the 195 […]

Government proposes severe cuts to Anaerobic Digestion Feed-in Tariffs

Government proposes severe cuts to Anaerobic Digestion Feed-in Tariffs

The DECC has published a consultation document proposing major reductions in support for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) under the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme. Cuts would take effect from January 2017 and are anticipated to have a serious impact on the biogas industry, with the proposed changes likely to end many AD projects planned in the UK, […]

10% FIT capacity wasted

10% FIT capacity wasted

  New Ofgem figures – analysed by ADBA – have revealed that the Feed-in Tariff available for new AD plants could be even more heavily restricted than first thought. The new FIT scheme has quarterly ‘caps’ on maximum deployment for each technology, which are set at 5MW for anaerobic digestion. An application for a plant […]

AD Industry welcomes Spending Review support for green gas

AD Industry welcomes Spending Review support for green gas

  The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today unveiled plans in today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement announcement to extend the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) with additional funding for new projects until the end of this Parliament. The Government’s energy policy “reset” announced last week will see support for indigenous sources of gas prioritised, […]

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