1-2 July NEC, Birmingham
The UK’s only dedicated anaerobic digestion and biogas trade show will be taking place in July 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham. Showcasing the latest AD technology and services from 250 exhibitors, the show will also feature a free two-day conference, free seminar sessions, an R&D Hub, one-to-one advice clinics, a biomethane vehicle area and more.
With 3,000 visitors from key sectors including transport, food and drink, farming, waste management, local authorities, utilities and more, UK AD & Biogas provides the perfect platform to network with the who’s who of the industry. Plus, 2015’s event will play host to our fourth UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards. Find out more at http://adbioresources.org/uk-ad-biogas-2015/
ADBA was established in 2009 as a not-for-profit organisation representing businesses in the anaerobic digestion sector, to help remove the barriers to growth currently faced by the industry and to promote the benefits of AD to the UK. We want to realise the potential of the AD industry, and allow this sector to deliver energy security and economic growth – in waste management, farming, transport and food processing, among others – while also combating climate change.
ADBA wants to ensure we can deliver all the benefits of AD. We work with industry, government, NGOs, media, professional bodies, the public, and our members to promote and develop AD, and to tackle AD issues across the UK. We particularly draw on the expertise of our members to allow us to deal with the latest issues, and anticipate and act on any potential problems or opportunities, before feeding directly into the policy-making process.
Demonstrating AD’s value
ADBA acts as a resource centre for all information relevant to the industry, ensuring politicians, the public and other key stakeholders understand and recognise the benefits AD can deliver.
ADBA works hard to shape government policy through working groups regularly attended by government agencies, such as the Environmental Agency, WRAP and the Health and Safety Executive, by highlighting issues, feeding into consultation responses, and helping to develop the industry through dialogue with government.
Building the marketplace
ADBA brings together the AD community, joining the key stakeholders in one association so they can trade, discuss and analyse the latest developments, and develop the practical tools to enable the industry to grow. We run trade shows, conferences and research and development forums, and offer vital industry tools, including AD Guides and Best Practice documents, with our unique experience and authority.
ADBA is working hard to ensure you can profit today, while protecting tomorrow.
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ADBA is working hard to create and develop a mature anaerobic digestion industry in the UK within the next decade. We have already achieved a number of major lobbying successes in the last three years, to advance the AD industry greatly.
Persuaded the government to commit to supporting a ‘huge increase in energy from waste through anaerobic digestion,’ which led to the AD Strategy and Action Plan to deliver that increase, and been appointed the leader on all 11 AD industry actions in the plan, giving ADBA members the greatest influence on the UK’s future AD industry
Created working groups, to discuss key issues, feed into government and help to deliver actons for the AD Strategy and Action Plan
Created operator groups to support our operator members as the industry grows, helping them deal with regulators and other issues
Published the Practical Guide to AD to provide the first complete introductory reference tool for those developing and operating anaerobic digestion facilities in the UK
Set up a Finance Forum to help remove barriers to funding AD projects by bringing together representatives from the main banks and venture capital community, and produced a guide to financial schemes available to the AD industry. We’ve also developed and published a Due Diligence template with WRAP to help to simplify the funding process
Worked with other stakeholders to produce a strong case to the government on the place of purpose grown crops in AD.
Helped to achieve a specific exemption for AD from the government’s plans to prevent Venture Capital trusts – one of few sources of finance for the industry – from investing in businesses which claim renewable energy incentives
Persuaded government to drop plans to make the Renewables Obligation unavailable to projects below 5 MW from April 2013
Grown to represent the largest number of companies involved in the AD and biogas industry, with members from a wide range of sectors and industries, including farming, local and national government, food and drink, water, transport, AD, biogas, construction, academia, waste management, finance, engineering and many more
Organised the first AD industry specific trade show in the UK showcasing AD technology, services and innovation alongside high level political discussion, and doubled its size in just one year, as well as organised twice-yearly research and development forums to bring industry and academia closer together and develop a 10-year R&D strategy for the AD industry
Supported the publication of an independent thinktank report into AD and how it could better be supported by government
Worked with partners to develop the Gas Vehicle Hub to support the development of gas vehicles as a market for biomethane
Worked with the Energy Networks Association to set up a biomethane roundtable to address remaining regulatory issues for injecting biomethane into the grid
Helped achieve greater recognition for the potential of AD from government, the Committee on Climate Change and other bodies
Worked closely with a member company to put pressure on Ofgem over their interpretation of a grid connection agreement for plants using Independent Connection Providers and applying for FIT pre-accreditation, resulting in a change of policy benefiting many other developers