A MOST PRODUCTIVE TIME FOR ATTENDEES AT EXPO 2019The five new dedicated theatres and opened-up show floor promoted both topic-focus and great interaction between visitors, speakers and exhibitors. Packed seminars, stunning displays, business deals and great networking offered a tremendous experience for all visitors at this year’s event.
Learning, sharing and discovering
The Engine Room (left) was continuously full, with operators gaining invaluable insights into the nuts and bolts of operating an AD Plant. The Future Farming theatre also proved extremely popular, providing advice on diversifying income and best on-farm AD practice, whilst there were also great sessions at the Circular Cities and Food Waste and Water theatres. CHN Industrial/New Holland Agriculture also received a lot of attention from visitors around their revolutionary methane -powered tractor (below).
GEN-C wins deals at the trade show
Gas engine support supplier Gen-C had a particularly productive time at UK AD and World Biogas Expo, securing two major deals for a 250kW CHP engine on Day 1 and a Motortech control panel featuring ComAp technology on Day 2.“The visitors didn’t stop coming creating a real buzz on our stand”, said GEN-C’s MD James Thompson. ” It was great to catch up with so many familiar faces, as well as make new contacts, but the icing on the cake for us was securing a major sale on each day.”Read their press release here.
“I have been to most of the ADBA shows and spent two days this year visiting old friends and new stands. The quality of the conversations I had this year was the best yet”.Dr Les Gornall, Process Consultant, PM PROjEN
BIOGAS TAKES ITS PLACE ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA
The role that biogas can play in addressing the climate emergency that we face was at the forefront of the debates at the inaugural World Biogas Summit. In his keynote address, Niclas Svenningsen (pictured), of UN Climate Change, the UNFCCC Secretariat, highlighted how biogas can help countries meet their Paris Agreement commitments: “There is a tremendous potential for biogas to be a significant building block in the climate and energy plans for the UK, EU and the world,” he said. “It has all the features of the next generation technology and is a win-win-win-win-win industry” – Read full press release.Presenting their latest report on Climate Mitigation and Land, Dr Joana Portugal-Pereira, Senior Scientist at the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change WGIII, also called for the biogas industry to engage with their research and submit scientific papers demonstrating the value of anaerobic digestion and biogas technology.
Insights from around the world
Over the two days of discussions, delegates heard case studies from all around the world showcasing industry successes in deploying game-changing solutions to energy generation, clean transport and food waste recycling, as well as a review of the market mechanisms needed to stimulate growth.
The World Biogas Summit saw the launch of the latest report from the World Biogas Association (WBA) on the Global Potential of Biogas. The report highlights the potential of AD to generate renewable energy, abate GHG emissions, recover organic nutrients and carbon for use on soil, and help meet climate change targets under the Paris Agreement.
photo: WBA President David Newman (left) and report author Dr Sarika Jain presented the report to Niclas Svenningsen of the UNFCCC Secretariat at the Summit
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2019!
Around 400 guests attended the glittering AD and Biogas Industry Awards ceremony at the Vox in Birmingham in the evening of 3rd July.Following incredible entertainment provided by mind-reader Alex Crow, host Andy Pag, BBC reporter and Eco-Adverturer, handed out the 21 Winners and Highly Commended prizes to companies and individuals from the UK but also France, Crete, Italy, Norway, India and Thailand.
ADBA CEO Charlotte Morton said: ” AD and biogas can make an unrivalled contribution to cutting global CO2 emissions and tackling the climate emergency. To make a real difference, we need an industry that is innovative, safe and effective. Congratulations to tonight’s Awards winners and highly commended organisations and individuals. They are the proof, alongside all those who entered this year’s competition, that we can be a world-beating sector. Our thanks go to them all”.
See the full list of winners and highly recommended here.