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Press Release: World Biogas Expo 2024 to reflect the industry’s rapid growth on a global scale

Press release


World Biogas Expo 2024 to reflect the industry’s rapid growth on a global scale

In the UK, the sector is forecast to overtake nuclear by 2029

“Biogas… It’s Happening”, will be the overarching theme of this year’s World Biogas Expo taking place in Birmingham, UK, on 10-11 July 2024.  Organised by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), the event is the only trade show solely dedicated to the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas sector.  This year, it will bear testimony to the rapid growth of the industry as forecast by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its World Energy Outlook 2023 report*.

Biogas and biomethane is playing a growing and key role in sustainable energy with most leading forecasters seeing us as one of the fastest growing renewables,” says Chris Huhne, Chair of ADBA and former UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. “In the UK, we are poised to overtake nuclear during 2029 on current trends if we get continued support from government policy. Biogas delivers not only climate goals but also energy security.”

Key players in the AD and biogas sector will gather at the NEC Birmingham to hear about market trends and policy in the conference area and explore the busy exhibition where over 150 AD and biogas companies will showcase their products, services and innovations.

George Eustice

Headlining the speakers’ line-up of industry leaders in the Engine Room theatre will be Former Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK Government and Chair of the International Fugitive Emissions Abatement Association (IFEAA) George Eustice (pictured left).

He will be joined by senior representatives of major stakeholders within the sector, including the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the HSE Science and Research Centre, the Environment Agency, Food Chains, CCm Technologies, IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas GmbH, Borea, Alps Ecoscience, Organic Roots, Bioelectric, ANGI Energy Systems and many others. Debates will focus on how decarbonisation through AD can be rolled out through finance, transport, agriculture and other key sectors of the economy.

The Expo will also feature side events dedicated to on-farm AD and the integration of AD and biogas into decarbonisation strategies for municipalities in the UK.

Jo Tyndall

Co-located to the World Biogas Expo will the the World Biogas Summit – a global thought-leadership forum hosted by the World Biogas Association which this year will welcome Jo Tyndall, Director, Environment Directorate, OECD as the keynote speaker alongside other very high profile participants.

The World Biogas Summit and Expo represent an exceptional opportunity for people to come together and collectively identify the opportunities and challenges that we’ve got in delivering for the industry and the world”, explains Charlotte Morton OBE, WBA Chief Executive. “There is a huge amount to learn about the latest trends and technologies, what other companies are doing, what is happening in other countries, and this is a platform for a great exchange of ideas as well. #TogetherWeCan Mission Biogas: Mission Possible.”

The evening of 10th July will also be a time for celebration with the winners of this year’s AD and Biogas Industry Awards competition being revealed at a gala ceremony hosted by sustainability champion Chris Hines, former Sustainability Director of the Eden Project and Special Adviser to the UK Minister for the Environment Michael Meacher.

Chris Hines

Three unmissable events in one place over two days at a very exciting time for the AD and biogas sector!

Registration to the World Biogas Expo is free and can be completed at: www.biogastradeshow.com; www.world-biogas-summit.com


*between 8% and 22% / year by 2030. Source: IEA, World Energy Outlook 2023

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For further information, contact:

Jocelyne Bia, Senior Communications Consultant
e: Jbia@worldbiogasassociation.org; t: +44 (0)20 3176 0592


Notes to Editors

  • The World Biogas Expo was initially launched (under a different name) by ADBA in 2010 specifically for the UK, before WBA joined as co-organiser in 2017 and the event then became international.  Alongside the exhibition, experts from around the world discuss all aspects of the AD and biogas industry in the Engine Room theatre – with topics ranging from innovation in processes and technology, plant optimisation and digestate to net zero farming and carbon markets.
  • The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is the trade association for the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry. ADBA’s vision is to see the full potential of the UK AD industry realised so it can help the UK achieve its emissions targets and other policy goals, creating a truly circular economy. www.adbioresources.org


  • Launched at COP22 in Marrakesh in 2016, the World Biogas Association is the global trade association for the biogas, landfill gas and anaerobic digestion (AD) sectors, and is dedicated to facilitating the adoption of biogas globally. It believes that the global adoption of biogas technologies is a multi-faceted opportunity to produce clean, renewable energy while resolving global issues related to development, public health, and economic growth. worldbiogasassociation.org



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