The AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 shortlist has been revealed.
The awards, run by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), recognise achievements in biogas innovation, clever use of outputs, international knowledge exchange and collaboration, financing and more.
Originally launched by ADBA in 2010 for the UK market, the awards became international in 2017 with WBA joining as co-organiser and are increasingly seeing participation from overseas companies and projects as a result.
Charlotte Morton, ADBA's chief executive, said: "We're delighted to see finalists from Israel, Malaysia, Kenya and Thailand and South America alongside those from Europe and the UK in this year's shortlist.
"This is a testimony of the global growth of the biogas industry and we know there are many more projects and initiatives out there that deserve recognition.
"Thank you to all those who entered this year's competition and let's keep shouting about the great benefits that the AD technology offers around the world. Congratulations to our 2020 finalists and good luck for the final."
The winners will be announced on 8 October, 3-4.30pm (BST) in an online awards ceremony alongside The World Biogas Summit and Expo 2020. The finalists are as follows:
Health and Safety Award
Granville EcoPark, Stanley Kimuge
Best R&D Innovation Award
Azola S.A.S., BioBANG – How to get the max efficiency from straw and waste biomass, Energy & Waste, Huesker: HUESKER Flexcover Combi Plus, Integrated Ecosystem Solution (IES), Paddle Depacker Roadshow
Best Medium to Large Biogas Plant
Lanes Farm Energy, Amur AD Plant, Granville EcoPark, Icknield Gas, Concord Green Energy: Lepar Hilir Biogas Plant in Malaysia, Efficient Waste To Energy Digestion
Most Improved Plant
Ammongas, Amur: Walkers PepsiCo AD Plant in partnership with Amur, J V Energen LLP @ Rainbarrow Farm
Clever Use of Outputs
Azola S.A.S., Granville EcoPark, Integrated Ecosystem Solution, N2 Applied
AD Hero of the Year
Christine Parry, Craig Jamieson, Sachin Watarkar, SGN Commercial Services – Colin Small
Best Anaerobic Digestion/Biogas Support
Advantage Biogas Limited, Alpheus Environmental supporting Glenmorangie, Atlantic Pumps: SlurryPro Pumps Provide Significant Cost Savings for Viridor, Energy & Waste S.I, Granville Energy Supply, MC Technical Recruitment, Optimised Energy, SGN Commercial Services
International Knowledge Exchange & Collaboration
Course – Biogas: Fundamentals and Applications, DONG Renjie, Tampere AD Site: AD Sans Frontieres, The Metrology for Biomethane project
The Circular Economy Award
J F Temple & Son, Jerry Murphy: Cascading Fuel System, Rio Cuarto biogas plants – cooperation in integrated biogas and bioethanol production in Argentina, RPG Impact Project
Best Small Scale Biogas Plant
compactAD, Innovative Dairy Farm in Koudum (NL) goes Green With Microferm 100% Manure Digestion Plant, Modular system design and remote bio-process management – enabling decentralised biogas generation at scale in urban areas, Washfold Biogas Limited, WELTEC BIOPOWER Project ‘Agrigaz Vire’
Best Financing Award
Iona Environmental Infrastructure Limited Partnership, Privilege Finance