With over 230 fires in the past year it is apparent that the waste industry has an ongoing problem with fires. . The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) has now formed a working group to review fire in the waste management & recycling industries. These fires and methods to reduce both the number of fires and related hazards were discussed at a meeting held in London on November 27th.
The REA has welcomed the governmentâ€™s commitment to review Feed-in Tariff for small scale biogas plants. The review gives the government an opportunity to save on-farm AD and unlock biogas benefits for rural economy. Energy Minister Greg Barker has confirmed that DECC will launch a review of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) for small scale anaerobic digestion (AD) in January. The AD industry has been calling for a review because the policy as currently designed will trigger a tariff reduction for small scale AD in April, even though hardly any plants have actually been built at this scale. This reduction, if left unchecked, would make small scale AD, including on farms, economically unviable.