Shortlist announced for global biogas awards

The UK and global AD industry has announced its nominees for the AD & Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony 2019, taking place 3 July in Birmingham, UK. 

Biogas is produced through anaerobic digestion (AD), a natural process that coverts organic wastes and purpose-grown crops into renewable heat and power, clean transport fuel, and nutrient-rich digestate biofertiliser.

Globally, anaerobic digestion and biogas have the potential to reduce global emissions by over 10%, give a £1 trillion (€1.1 trillion) boost to the green economy, and make a significant contribution to nine of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals through delivering benefits such as waste management, improved air quality, and restoring degraded soils.

The awards shortlist includes anaerobic digestion and biogas projects from India, Norway, Greece, Germany, Italy, Thailand, Japan, as well as entries from across the UK. This year’s ceremony will see the presentation of twelve different awards, including awards for AD Hero of the Year, Best Biogas Plant and Most Circular City Award.

The black-tie awards ceremony will take place on the first night of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2019, the world’s most exciting dedicated global biogas expo, which takes place on the 3rd and 4th July at the NEC in Birmingham.

The expo and awards ceremony are being jointly organised by the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA).  Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of ADBA said, “The quality of the shortlisted entries at this year’s AD & Biogas Industry Awards shows the vibrant and world-beating nature of the anaerobic digestion and biogas sector. We can contribute to a huge range of climate priorities, and help to grow the green economy both here and abroad, as demonstrated by the large number of exciting international entries. The awards are always a highlight of the UK AD & World Biogas Expo, and I am looking forward to another night of recognition for our biogas pioneers in 2019.”

David Newman, president of the WBA said, “It is fantastic to see examples of biogas innovation from around the world at this year’s AD & Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony. The night will highlight those who are making exciting contributions to the growth of biogas globally, and I am keen to see who clinches the international prizes this year – it promises to be another rewarding evening.”

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