What is AD? How does it work?

MetNet have produced a short film explaining what anaerobic digestion is and how it works.

MetNet (Marches Environmental Technology Network) is a business network that supports environmental businesses (or business looking to diversify into the sector ) across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire. E & J Solutions is a member of MetNet.

Wye & Usk Foundation Grassland Day

E & J Solutions are proud to be supporting the Wye & Usk Foundation’s Grassland Day this year.

Held at Tan House in Abbey Dore, Herefordshire on 11th July, the day will cover a host of different topics including:

  • water provision
  • sward improvement
  • nutrient use
  • pesticide use

E & J Solutions will have a stand at the event and John will also be giving a talk.

To find out more and book your place, please contact Herefordshire Rural Hub on 01432 870 033.

DECC announcement on RHI threatens small-scale AD

The Department for Energy & Climate Change 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.

Larger plants benefit from economies of scale which can make them efficient generators of renewable energy, but their costs may not justify support at current levels.

DECC has undertaken initial analysis of the evidence underpinning the tariff and has concluded that there may be a risk of overcompensation for large plants or sites with existing assets. This represents a value for money risk for the taxpayer.

It is vital that we get the level of support right so that the market can invest with confidence, RHI support is spent efficiently and the market can grow sustainably. DECC has therefore confirmed that it has initiated a review of the biomethane injection tariff.

As part of the review, DECC will be updating the cost and performance data underpinning the tariff to determine whether any changes are required. If it is concluded that changes are needed, DECC plans to consult on these in the summer.”