The EU Fertilising Products Regulation was published on 25th June 2019, the JRC's report on STUBIAS materials is expected soon and modification of the REACH regulation that will exempt digestates from registration is expected to be published in summer 2019.
AHDB have published a article on measuring soil health using a broad range of indicators. They've developed a soil health scorecard as part of a case study looking at the application of 5 different organic treatments, including compost and digestate.
Zero Waste Scotland have published surveys of the organics recycling industry in Scotland. These cover composting and anaerobic digestion / biogas facilities and were carried out in 2018 using figures from 2017.
The Environment Agency has published a report on the state of soils in England and how they change over time. The report considers the current pressures on soil and the threats to future soil health to help people understand and manage them better.
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Calling all Anaerobic Digestion operators....... Organics Recycling Group is running a training course focused on the requirements of PAS 110, the AD Quality Protocol and the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS) Rules requirements. The course is targeted at the AD operatorÃ¯Â¿Â½s personnel who are involved in the implementation, establishment, maintenance and improvement of the quality management system. In addition, the course is also open to consultants who are assisting or interested in assisting operators to become certified under the BCS Scheme.
Timings:Registration 09:30 - 15:30 The course contents will include:
Intro, drivers, end of waste, importance of fit for purpose, intro to AD Quality Protocol.
The principles of PAS 110
Baseline minimum and customer requirements
Quality management system
Dealing with non-conforming batches
Hazard recognition and minimisation, setting critical control points and critical limits
Input materials and pasteurisation requirement
Sampling and lab analysis
What to do in the event of test failures
AD quality protocol
Storage, Labelling and dispatch
How the biofertiliser certification scheme works
Ã¯Â¿Â½BCS scheme rules
REA/ REAL Members - £195 + VAT Non REA/REAL Members - £250 + VAT