Biogas News for 2014

An archive of Biogas News

  • Latest WRAP sector survey sees significant growth in AD

    The latest sector survey, in which the REA collaborated, was published on 11 December 2014 by WRAP.  It shows that Anaerobic digestion (AD) has grown significantly in the UK...

    Posted: 15 December, 2014

  • Autumn Statement has announced the end of tax-advantaged venture capital schemes

    The Autumn Statement, which announced the removal of EIS/VCT, has the following key statements: "1...

    Posted: 12 December, 2014

  • Biomethane Tariff review consultation is released

    DECC has this morning published the outcome of the biomethane tariff review consultation. We have prepared a brief summary in the attached note...

    Posted: 9 December, 2014

  • Biomethane Sustainability - Current GHG target to remain for the time being

    DECC has released a note (see also below) on biomethane sustainability and updated timings for biomass sustainability overall, in which they confirm that they will not include a conversion efficiency value or network losses in the life-cycle GHG savings for biomethane...

    Posted: 4 November, 2014

  • Minister Refuses request to extend pre-accreditation timescales

    It is extremely disappointing to receive a letter from the Minister, Amber Rudd, which says that Government does not intend to extend the FiTs pre-accreditation period...

    Posted: 18 September, 2014

  • Note on how the REACH, CLP and COMAH regulations apply to digestates

    This note clarifies whether REACH and CLP Regulations apply to digestates. With regard to COMAH dsicussions are still being held with HSE to clarify whether digestate falls under the scope of the regulations or not...

    Posted: 4 September, 2014

  • Voluntary Code of Practice for use of Crops in AD launched

    The Voluntary Code of Practice was launched on 3rd September at KWS premises at Thriplow.   Please find the Guide below...

    Posted: 3 September, 2014

  • Environment Agency allows out grade vegetables as non wastes for AD

    Changes to waste regulations will see more crop residues turned into biogas and fertiliser Biogas producers will no longer need to pay for permits or waste handling controls to use fruit and vegetable by-products in the anaerobic digestion (AD) process, the Environment Agency confirmed yester...

    Posted: 1 September, 2014

  • Biomethane Tariff Consultation - the Minister responds to the joint letter

    As reported on Wednesday, REA and ADBA wrote to Greg Barker outlining our concerns on the biomethane tariff consultation. We have received the reply today, and can be found below...

    Posted: 7 July, 2014

  • Control of major accident hazards in AD - Serveso 111

    A new EU directive, Seveso III, which deals with the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances, will be written into domestic legislation which will come into force on 1 June 2015...

    Posted: 1 July, 2014

  • Joint Letter written to Minister regarding Feed in Tariffs

    A joint letter, signed by REA, NFU and ADBA has been written to Greg Barker setting out the industry position regarding the review of Feed Tariffs, following on from the the Ministerial Round Table of 2nd June...

    Posted: 23 June, 2014

  • Biomethane Tariff Consultation

    DECC issued a consultation on Biomethane Tariffs on 30th May and reponses have to be in by Friday 27th .  See this link for the consultation documents. The REA draft response is attached below and it would be appreciated if member comments on this are sent to faaskov@r-e-a...

    Posted: 1 June, 2014

  • Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) & Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) retained for AD

    In a very welcome statement today the government has announced that the EIS and VCTs will still be available for Biogas plants which receive FiTs, RO and RHI...

    Posted: 19 May, 2014

  • PAS110 consultation completes

    The BSI consultation on the revised PAS110, sponsored by WRAP has finally been completed and the documents are now being prepared by a technical writer. The PAS110 will be available by June this year. Please contact Kiara Zennaro on kiara@r-e-a.net for more details.....

    Posted: 7 May, 2014

  • Certified Green Gas could heat 30,000 homes in 2015

    Eight biomethane projects committed to Green Gas Certification Scheme 400 million units of certified green gas forecast fo 2015 Barrow Green Gas (BGG), the trading name for Barrow Shipping Ltd, has secured commitment from eight biomethane producers for the purchase and sale of their green...

    Posted: 15 April, 2014

  • DECC has announced a review of RHI biomethane injection tariffs

    DECC issued the following statement today: "The biomethane injection tariff is to be reviewed following representations from industry that there is a risk of overcompensation for large biomethane to grid plants under the current Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) biomethane injection tariff...

    Posted: 28 February, 2014

  • Ofgem releases figures on Pre-accreditations & accreditations pending

    Ofgem have issued the "pending" applications for pre-accreditations, full accreditation and conversions from pre-accreditatins to full.   The website with the source Ofgem information can be accessed on this link...

    Posted: 19 February, 2014

  • New FiTs Tariffs from 1st April - correction to Ofgem Rate Table

    After checking the new FiTs tariffs in detail we noticed that, for those bands of non-PV renewable technologies where degression has been triggered, the annual RPI uplift of 2.7% did not appear to have been applied before the degression was applied...

    Posted: 13 February, 2014

  • New Feed in Tariffs effective from 1st April 2014 announced

    The new tariffs for AD effective 1st April 2014 have been announced. These are: Sub 250kWe - 12.13p KWe 250 - 499kWe - 11.22p KWe 500kWe & over - 9...

    Posted: 3 February, 2014

  • European Biogas Association

    Following the election of David Collins as Executive Director on the Board of the EBA on 4th January 2014, the slides from the AGM togehter with the programme and objectives are attached below...

    Posted: 22 January, 2014