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Global UK biogas expo to showcase water industry AD performance

With one month to go to showtime, a record number of representatives from the water industry are expected at the upcoming UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham, touted as the "largest global trade show" dedicated solely to anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas.

According to the organisers, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), this year’s edition of the annual event now in its ninth year will feature the very latest in biogas technology.

Furthermore, the event presents the water industry with the perfect opportunity to achieve its goal of energy self-sufficiency – with products and systems to increase the generation of renewable energy.

Including the very latest in pumps, mixers, valves, tanks, flares instrumentation and much more, UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 is an international who’s who under one roof. It gives water companies and contractors a hands-on look at what would be best for new digesters and how existing sludge tanks can benefit from:

  • A boost in biogas yields
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Reduced carbon emissions
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Improved health and safety

There will also be over 100 speakers, including key personnel from Ofwat and heads of bioresources from UK water companies.

UK AD & World Biogas Expo is firmly established as a must in the calendar for all those in biogas seeking cleaner and more efficient renewable energy. But whilst we do of course continue to attract visitors from numerous sectors, it is very encouraging indeed to see such a healthy response from those in the water industry who want to get the very best from their biogas production and biosolids, said Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the ADBA.

No doubt the ADBA will as in previous years, launch its UK biogas and biomethane statistics and provide updates on UK current policy such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), biomethane and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligationfood waste and digestate as well as perhaps provide some insight into implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland – the Republic of Ireland biogas/biomethane trade flows. Also of particular interest will be the updates from C40 Cities and WBA’s recently launched “practical guide” for policymakers on food waste.

The event is expected to attract over 3 000 attendees and more than 200 exhibitors from around the world, a manageable event size compared to the recent IFAT in Munich.

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