REA welcomes publication of Government’s AD framework document

In response to the publication of the Government’s Anaerobic Digestion framework document, Gaynor Hartnell, Chief Executive of the REA said:

“This document signals that Government is serious about bringing forward a significant and varied contribution from biogas.  It is the perfect win-win technology, reducing the costs of waste disposal, developing the rural economy, delivering renewable energy in a variety of forms and replacing carbon-intensive mineral fertiliser.  The Renewable Energy Association looks forward to working with DEFRA and we expect many of the REA’s 650 member companies will populate the various working groups.

Anaerobic Digestion framework document published

Published on Wednesday 1 December 2010 at 12:01am

An anaerobic digestion framework document was today published by the Government that sets out the steps it believes are needed to increase energy from waste in England through anaerobic digestion (AD).  This document is an invitation to work with Government on the strategy and the deadline for expressing interest in participating is 12 December 2010.

AD has the potential to meet several major challenges by reducing greenhouse gases from manure and waste management, and producing renewable energy without causing significant adverse land-use change, as well as diverting waste from landfill.

The document is part of Defra’s Structural Reform Priority 3.1.V to ‘Set out steps to promote increased energy from waste through anaerobic digestion’, to be completed by end of November and this will then lead us to develop our priority of the Structural Reform Plan; to publish a detailed strategy to encourage anaerobic digestion measures.

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