The Environment Agency has recently approached the trade associations to flag that some new feedstocks may become available to IVC and AD facilities as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak over the next few weeks.

For example, a number of trout farms are losing their market for wet fish and more significantly for the stocking or recreational fisheries.  They may need to dispose of these residues/wastes.

Also, you may have heard that some dairy farmers face disrupted milk collections and currently need to store, dispose of, or spread waste milk to land as a result of outcomes caused by COVID-19. This waste could potentially go to AD plants.  This was on the news recently. We have also heard there are potato waste arisings and there may be more in the future.

The scale of the issue is unclear as yet and we will find out more in due course, but to understand if these feedstocks can be directed to the AD industry we need your help to identify which plants could take this waste and how much.

In parallel, we are in discussions with Ofgem on how the procedures to approve new feedstocks at AD plants (e.g. the FMS protocol) can be made smoother and enable plants to take these wastes when they become available.

A key aim of our survey is to connect AD operators who have spare capacity with farmers and other food/drinks supply chain organisations with waste arisings.  Another important aim is to  identify areas where there is spare AD capacity so that we can assist Defra, the regulators and the industries with suitable biodegradable waste arisings to get them digested rather than undergo other types of recovery lower down the waste hierarchy.

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* 1. Plant address (please fill-in one survey per plant if you have a portfolio)

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* 2. Does the plant have spare capacity?

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* 3. Does your plant's permits allow you to process dairy waste (‘materials unsuitable for consumption or processing’: 02 05 01)?

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* 4. Would you be able to collect the milk from the farmer if needed?

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* 5. Does your plant's permit allow you to process fishing waste (animal tissue waste: 02 01 02)?

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* 6. Does your plant's permit allow you to process plant wastes from agriculture/horticulture, e.g. potato waste (‘plant tissue waste’: 02 01 03)?

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* 7. Does your plant's permit allow you to process plant wastes that arise during their preparation and processing in the food supply chain (‘materials unsuitable for consumption or processing’: 02 03 04)?

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* 8. Please leave your contact details if you wish us to connect you with companies that have waste arisings. (By providing your contact details you are giving your consent to ADBA and the REA to receive and keep this data for the duration of this co-ordination exercise. You are also giving your consent to provide these contact details and the site address to prospective suppliers of potentially relevant waste.)

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* 9. So you can be contacted by the relevant trade association, would you like ADBA, REA or both to follow up with you?

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* 10. Additional comments

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