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Shortlist announced for UK global biogas awards

The UK and global AD industry have announced its shortlist of nominees for the AD & Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony 2019, that will take place on July 3 in Birmingham, UK in conjunction with the UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2019.

Winners at the 2018 AD & Biogas Industry Awards (photo courtesy Tom Horton).

Winners at the 2018 AD & Biogas Industry Awards. The 2019 applications closed on April 26 (photo courtesy Tom Horton).

The UK AD & World Biogas Expo and the awards ceremony is being jointly organised by the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA). Biogas (or ‘green gas’) is produced through anaerobic digestion (AD), a natural process that transforms organic wastes and purpose-grown crops into renewable heat and power, clean transport fuel, and nutrient-rich digestate biofertiliser.

According to the trade bodies, globally, anaerobic digestion and biogas have the potential to reduce global emissions by over 10 percent, give a GBP1 trillion (≈ EUR 1.12 trillion) boost to the green economy, and make a significant contribution to nine of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through delivering benefits such as waste management, improved air quality, and restoring degraded soils.

The 2019 awards nominees shortlist consists of some 40 companies or projects and include 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 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, said Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of ADBA

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

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, said David Newman, President of the WBA.

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